About Jade Forest Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Cohasset, MA
At Jade Forest Kung Fu & Tai Chi, we offer core curriculums in the Praying Mantis and Bak Sil Lum styles of Kung Fu. Our programs also include traditional Yang Style Tai Chi and the rarer internal Liu Ho Ba Fa system. We are proud to provide separate classes for all ages and abilities, from Pee Wee’s to Adults. Our school is a tight-knit community, and we strive to make everyone feel like part of the family.
Programs at Jade Forest Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Cohasset, MA
Our PW’s class is fun, first and foremost, and secondly about personal organization. The kids at this age are absolutely certain they are young masters-in-the-making… after all, the world revolves around them. This class caters to the shorter attention span of 4 and 5 yr olds. We cover a range of very basic skill activities in a short enough time span that the kids never get bored. Sifu Loupos is very animated with the PW’s and this tends to keep them excited about coming back to class week after week.
6 – 9 yr olds are developmentally more inclined to interact with the world around them. As compared to the Pee Wee’s class, the Kids get a little more exposure to the technical aspects of Kung Fu with basic skills such as kicking, blocking, simple floor drills, and so on. We encourage a balance of teamwork and individual autonomy. Once the kids have been in class for a requisite period (usually 3 months) they are eligible to acquire safety gear and participate in the monthly sparring class where they learn how to actually apply their skills in a closely supervised sparring format. Teamwork and good sportsmanship take precedence over winning.
10- 12 yr olds are ready to take on the world. And before they do it’s important that they learn how to fit into it. This class emphasizes more technique and memorization work than the Kids classes. The Juniors are held to a higher standard of personal accountability as regards both performance and behavior. Developing parameters, such as learning to distinguish between times when socializing with their classmates is okay, versus when they need to get down to work, sets a model for future growth. At this level the students begin to ascend the hierarchy of the various Kung Fu skills and techniques.
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