Classes

We offer classes for every level. Whether this is your first martial arts class or you have been practicing for decades we have something for you. We offer a free week of unlimited classes so please come and try out any classes that interest you!

 

Detailed Schedule

Shaolin Kung Fu

Lower Belt Kung Fu

Tuesdays
6pm – 7:30pm

Thursdays
7:30pm – 9pm

Saturdays
12pm - 1:30pm

These adult focused classes are perfect for all students that are looking for an introduction into Shaolin Kung Fu. Material is divided into four belt levels (white, yellow, blue, and green) with each level building on the previous level and includes elements of Northern and Southern Fist, animal styles, and introduces weapons work with staff, short stick, and nunchucks. The main focus of the class is on proper stances, footwork, and other fundamentals that form the foundation for further training. This class is perfect for someone searching for a good workout and who wants to have fun and learn at the same time.

Brown Belt Kung Fu

Tuesdays
6pm – 7:30pm

Thursdays
7:30pm – 9pm

Saturdays
11am - 12pm

Brown belt is for students that have successfully tested through the four lower belt levels. In these classes we focus on continuing to develop the skills from the lower belt material while introducing new material and focusing more on individual styles. Each month focuses on a different form and the annual rotation includes tiger, bird, and crane animal styles, northern and southern fist, and training with double and single ended staffs, broadswords, kwan dao and sai. This annual rotation is used to help each student improve their skills and provide a supportive training environment to help every student learn to recognize and adapt their own strengths and weaknesses.

Black Belt Kung Fu

Wednesdays
7:30pm – 9pm

Saturdays
9am – 11am

Black belt is for students that have successfully tested through the three brown belt levels. In these classes we focus on developing each individual by growing their strengths and addressing their weaknesses. The material builds on all of the previous material along with the introduction of spear and straight sword. These classes also include more contact sparring and training in three separate internal styles.

Youth Classes (age 8-12)

Sundays
9:30am – 11am

The Youth Training Program brings a creative and fun approach to teaching traditional Kung Fu skills to a younger generation. Our goal is to guide students in developing into excellent martial artists and healthy and happy individuals. It is our hope that the training we provide will help our students to become centered, confident, and socially aware agents for positive change in their communities.

The Youth Training Program is open to students ages 8 to 12 and is taught by Chris Coleman. The training program is designed for students of all levels and abilities and will take them from the foundational basics all the way through more advanced levels and techniques.

Sparring Class

Sundays
11am – 12:30pm

This class focuses on developing the ability to apply techniques with another person in a cooperative environment. There is light to no contact in this class with the goal of working on footwork and making sure everyone is having a good time. The class is restricted to students that have obtained a yellow belt or higher. A protective mouth piece is required and shin pads and groin cup are recommended.

 

Tai Chi

Yang Style - 24 Posture Form

Sundays
12:30pm – 2pm

The Yang Style 24 Posture Form is one of the most popular Tai Chi forms. This form is a simplified version of the traditional Yang 108 posture form. It was created in 1956 by the Chinese Sport Committee to the material more accessible. Tai Chi can be practiced meditatively or as Tai Chi Chuan with martial intent. In this class instructor Myk Olsen balances equal parts meditative and martial application. This class teaches students the foundational Tai Chi principles and is perfect for beginners. More experienced students will have the opportunity to keep improving on their Tai Chi principles and fundamentals in this class.

Yang Style - 24 Posture Form with Staff

Mondays
6pm – 7:30pm

Instructor Myk Olsen has added a staff to the Yang Style 24 posture form. The form is the same but has some modifications to incorporate the addition of a weapon. Tai Chi can be practiced meditatively or as Tai Chi Chuan with martial intent. In this class Myk balances equal parts meditative and martial applications throughout the form. This class is great for students that already know the Yang Style 24 Posture Form. New students that are up for a mental challenge and are willing to put in some extra time will also enjoy this class.

Students are welcome to bring their own staffs. There are extra practice weapons available at the school.

Yang Style - 32 Posture Straight Sword and Push-Hands

Mondays
7:30pm – 9pm

Instructor Myk Olsen teaches the 32 Step Yang Style Straight Sword and Push-Hands. The first 60 minutes of this class are dedicated to the 32 Step Yang straight sword form. This straight sword form is the foundation of Yang Tai Chi Chuan Straight sword (jian) work. It is a difficult form to learn as it relies heavily on precision and unending motion. This form exemplifies the delicacy inherent in the Yang style and gives light to the ferocity hidden beneath that delicacy. The last 30 minutes of the class are dedicated to Push-Hands and to martial applications within all of the Yang style forms. Since both the straight sword and Push-Hands rely on Tai Chi experience, it is preferable that students for this class have some Tai Chi experience.

Students are welcome to bring their own wooden or metal swords. There are extra swords available to borrow at the school. Do not bring any sharpened swords.

Sun Style

Tuedays, Fridays
9:30am – 11am

Sun Lu Tang developed his Tai Chi form after extensive study of Ba Gua and Xing Yi and in many ways it is a distillation of the principles and techniques of these arts. Extremely practical in approach and application, this style focuses on thoughtful control of minimal movements and prioritizes proper weight distribution and body alignment. It is well suited to smaller, lighter individuals and does not presuppose or seek to develop exceptional strength or physical speed. Previous Tai Chi or martial arts experience is not required, though the pace and complexity of the material may at first seem advanced to beginners.

Chen Style

Wednesdays
6pm – 7:30pm

Fridays
7:30am – 9am

Our Chen Taijiquan classes are open to all student levels, no previous experience needed. Chen Taiji/Tai Chi is widely regarded as the oldest “family style” of Tai Chi. Chen style focuses on physical and mental development through the fundamental practice of Chan Si Jin (silk reeling), a series of circular spiraling exercises designed to increase structural awareness and body alignment.

Our Chen classes include standing meditation practices, silk reeling practice, form practice and two person exercises to increase awareness of the martial techniques contained in the Chen forms.

 

Specialties

Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Thursdays
6pm – 7:30pm

Sundays
8am – 9:30am

You are invited to come train in a fun, open environment where you are guaranteed to sweat! These group classes focus on the fundamental principles of praying mantis kung fu, a traditional Chinese martial art founded in the seventeenth century by Wong Long, a student of Shaolin Kung Fu.

These classes train the mantis fighting principals through various high-intensity interval training (HIIT) drills, two-person focus drills, bag workouts, controlled sparring, contact sparring (lei tai), open hand sparring, mantis sticky hands, and more! Students can optionally train for and attend local, national and international martial arts tournaments to demonstrate their skills and self-defense abilities.

Beginner and experienced martial artists welcome. Adults only.

Kali Fundamentals

Tuesdays
7:30pm – 9pm

The Kali class at Many Roads draws from the Martial Concepts blend of Filipino Martial Arts. This class primarily focuses on the 12 areas of Kali, with emphasis on use of the single stick or sword, double stick/sword, single dagger, stick/sword and dagger, and empty hand applications. Each weapon combination reinforces skills and body mechanics that serve in the other areas, as well. We'll learn attacks, defenses, disarms, throws, joint locks, and grappling techniques from armed and unarmed perspectives. This class is good for beginners and advanced students alike, anyone who's interested in learning with an open mind.

Students will need a pair of rattan sticks; some are available to borrow. (For safety purposes, no other woods as they are more prone to splintering and breaking).