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. Throughout the course of their training, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in all the classical areas of traditional Kung Fu, including empty hand forms, basic weapons training, self-defense techniques, supervised and controlled sparring, chi kung, and meditation.
Learning traditional Shaolin techniques and applications develops our students’ balance, coordination, problem solving ability, self control, memory, and gives them an accurate understanding of the mechanics and movement of their own bodies. In order to provide a well balanced study of Chinese martial arts, the youth training program also teaches students the internal Shaolin practices of chi kung and meditation, supplies them with the cultural and historical background of the art, and instructs them on the proper pronunciation and meaning of all the techniques and terms in Mandarin Chinese.