Why should children learn Wing Tsun?
Martial arts and particularly Kung Fu offers children important lessons, skills and disciplines your child will carry with them for life.
Wing Tsun is not just about self-defence, it’s so much more than that. Training in a martial art that teaches a person to develop within them selves as well as outwardly gives major balance to a person’s character and abilities to deal with life’s struggles.
It will help them understand themselves better, understand others, and learn to be patient and observant to those around them.
What will they learn?
Your child will learn awareness, how to think and where to go in an emergency, to memories streets and numbers of loved ones as well as physical & Practical self-defence.
Defend against grabs
Defend against pushes and pulls
Defend against being lifted up
Defence against strikes
Defend against kicks
Defence from the Ground
Weapons defence (approach is subject to age group)
Main weak targets in a serious situation
When and where do we use Wing Tsun
Where to go and who to speak to they are alone
In our classes we help the children gain confidence but combined with respect. Confidence comes as a side affect through martial arts training. As they learn new moves, gain skill and new abilities and are tested on them they see and feel more confidence to handle difficult situations and express them selves freely and respectfully.
Your child will build confidence through the grading’s, they will earn new badges and learn to goal set and achieve their set goals.
Confidence will shine through in their school work, their ability to communicate with others, express how they are feeling or manage a difficult situations such as a bully or and argument.
Your child will learn valuable leadership skills from a beginner all the way up to advanced. The children will learn to work together in groups as well as encouraged to stand up individually. This is a fundamental dynamic of a Kung Fu class. They are together, like a family but they are also individuals. This group dynamic teaches children to thrive in both areas, and to have the ability to depend on themselves and support others.
As the children develop through the grades, the advanced students are taught to help the other children, and take part in leading warm ups alongside the teachers.
Characteristics of a martial artist:
At every single class we quiz the students on these qualities. So they know how to behave and conduct themselves in and out of class.
The key characteristics of a martial artist that learning Wing Tsun will instil in your child are:
The Five Virtues of the Phoenix are also taught for them to focus on through each stage of development:
(DE) 德 – VIRTUE & KNOWLEDGE
(YI) 義 – HONESTY & CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS
(LI) 禮 – GOOD ETIQUETTE, MANNORS & COURTESY
(REN) 仁 – KIND-HEARTEDNESS & HUMANITY
(XIN) -信 – INTEGRITY, TRUSWORTHINESS & THE ABILITY TO KEEP ONES WORD
Training a Martial Art is physically challenging, and it does improve health and stamina quite substantially. But it also has other major benefits. Through training weekly your child will develop:
Automatic Reflex Response