Trying Martial Arts For The First Time

Trying Martial Arts For The First Time

What To Expect In My First Adults Class?

Trying martial arts for the first time can be nerve racking. Most people see kung fu as high flying kicks, kung fu suits, moves with long names and a kung fu teacher who is old, wise and bearded!

That is typically not true, especially here at Kung Fu Bromley. We strive to make martial arts achievable and comfortable for everyone and anyone! 

 

Did You Know?

The generic term ‘kung fu’ refers to the chinese martial arts or martial arts that originated in China. However, the original meaning for the term ‘kung fu’ is not just martial arts or self-defence but any discipline or skill that is achieved through hard work and practice. For example, you can achieve kung fu in reading or knitting or dancing. 

The martial art that we teach is a form of kung fu called Wing Tsun, more commonly known as Wing Chun. It is taught to millions of people worldwide and is well known for being easily applied by people who are smaller or weaker than their attacker, which is common most of the time! We have a variety of training methods to teach you our martial art that you will be introduced to in your first classes. 

Here’s what to expect in your first class that lasts 90 minutes:

  1. Before the class, we will ask you to fill out a form on our tablet so we can get to know a little bit more about you and how we can teach you to your individual needs. Whether you are looking to learn self-defence, increase your confidence or meet new people and start a hobby. It is also very important for us to know if you have an injury or a health condition. 

  2. The first part of the class will be a warmup that changes weekly. It varies from light exercises, to pad work, from group exercises to various drills to build fitness and warm your body up and get you ready for training.  

  3. We will then practice the first empty hand form in the Wing Tsun system called the Siu Nim Tau. Form training is one of many kung fu training methods to teach you the basic movements and hand shapes of our martial art. The Siu Nim Tau is also a great way to stretch and control your breathing, build a structure and improve co-ordination.

  4. The majority of the class after the forms will be learning self-defence movements and techniques working through our structured student grade syllabus. Most training is done in partners split into groups depending on your student grade so each group can be taught to their appropriate level so you won’t feel out of your depth!

  5. To end the class there will be a pad drill which is a great way to relieve any stress, build your fitness and learn to strike properly, the key to self-defence!

After the class has finished, a member of the team will sit down with you, find out how you found the class and also discuss our packages we can offer you to become a member and train up to three times per week. 

I hope you found this helpful and we look forward to hearing from you very soon! 

SiHing Henry smiley

 

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