Nothing captures a child's imagination like the animal forms, athleticism and legendary bravery of a Shaolin warrior! This magic is available for your child in our Kung Fu For Kids program.
Martial arts has always been an excellent way for children to develop the skills they will need to handle many of life's difficult situations. While acquiring these skills, your children will develop increased confidence, self-discipline and respect for themselves and those around them.
Our Kung Fu For Kids program offers some of the best Kung Fu training in Chicago. It is taught with proper mental concentration, discipline and stamina reinforced. We firmly encourage the children to perform to their individual best. We teach them the rewards that come with a task well done and the satisfaction that comes with putting forward their best effort.
As they progress, situations in which the children might be required to defend themselves are discussed and played out. They have the opportunity to learn how to deal with these situations in a sound, safe and realistic way.
In addition, our program has the added authenticity that only a Shaolin instructor trained at the Shaolin Temple can bring to it.
Age groups are split up as follows:
PEE WEE DRAGONS 3 - 4 yrs old LITTLE TIGERS 5 - 6 yrs old SHAOLIN WARRIORS
7 -12 yrs old
Our program follows a colored sash ranking system with children moving up to the next sash level between 6-8 months depending on attendance. The children are expected to earn their next sash and they wear these proudly knowing they truly worked for them.
We attend a few competitions a year, but these are not mandatory and children participate if they want to.
Our program emphasizes building self-confidence and the skills to defend oneself in a variety of situations both physically and emotionally. Our desire is to instill in children the ability to deal with life's challenges without teaching them to be overly aggressive. The proper time and situations in which to use these skills are constantly being taught and reinforced.
Chinese martial arts are based in the integration of hard and soft elements, the "yin and yang" of life, and we take this philosophy to heart as we bring the children up to black sash level.
We have instructors trained at the original Shaolin Temple teaching in our classes on a weekly basis.