Students at Manitou Center are trained in a system that promotes health and longevity as well as becoming proficient in a highly effective system of self defense. Students start by learning Kung Fu forms (sets) and techniques that open and stretch the body as well as condition the muscles, bones and cardiovascular system. Students learn to use their body to generate power through relaxation and fluidity rather that stiff muscular force. Students learn the about working to train themselves as an integrated, whole individual. This includes focusing not only on moving our bodies, but also on simultaneously engaging our minds!
Emphasis is placed upon students working together as as a community rather than attempting to out compete one another…we strive to create a learning community. As a community, our main goals are to develop ourselves holistically in a manner that supports sustainable wellness for all as individuals and as responsible members of a martial arts family. Martial arts techniques and life practices are a mechanism by which we aim to accomplish this goal.
In this positive learning environment, youth develop:
- Positive Attitude
- Collaboration/group work skills
- Martial arts skills appropriate to age/ability
- Non-violent conflict resolution skills
Come by and check out what our youth kung fu programming at Manitou Center can do for you!