GOLDEN TIGER SCHOOL OF KUNG FU
A STUDENT LEARNING HUNG GAR AT GOLDEN TIGER CAN EXPECT:
- Two and a half hours of traditional Kung Fu class, twice per week
- Increased physical strength and stamina
- Better health through exercise and an awareness of good nutrition
- A deeper understanding of their bodies capabilities, balance, grace, fluidity, flexibility and hand-eye coordination
- The ability to defend oneself with expertise, male or female, while maintaining respect for life during a confrontation
WHAT SEPARATES GOLDEN TIGER FROM OTHER MARTIAL ART SCHOOLS:
- A full hour of workout with every class, which builds muscles, core strength and flexibility. Another hour and a half of instruction in traditional Kung Fu and self-defense
- Sparring, which builds stamina and allows you to apply the techniques you’ve learned practically
- Every class is taught a set curriculum by a qualified teacher
- Genuine caring and encouragement by Si-Gung and the other instructors for students to progress and excel in their training
The course material is vast and varied, from basic kicks, punches and blocks, to jump-up spinning kicks and flying kicks. From weapons systems and animal styles to the 5 elements, sticky hands system, grappling and internal Qi development. For the mind and spirit, studies include the history of Martial Arts, as well as Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Zen philosophy.
Please note that our Kung Fu is traditional with traditional training involved. A student must have a mind-set that understands reaching expertise takes hard work. You must be willing to put in the required effort to get the desired results. Real life is not a video game!
LINEAR AND CIRCULAR MOTIONS
The linear method is one of two major movements in Kung Fu. It is executed in a straight, piston-like motion. Advocates of this method maintain that since a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, the blocking and attacking techniques patterned after it are the most effective. The second major movement is the circular motion. Those who favour this method maintain that circular movements are not only smoother but are in greater harmony with the flow of Chi.
Although the Tiger and crane school blends the two movements, the emphasis is on the circular motions. Most blocking techniques, for instance, follow an arc or circular pattern, enabling the hands to move more smoothly. A counterattack, on the other hand, can be executed with either a straight or curved pattern, depending on the position of the opponent.
A skilled Kung Fu practitioner is able to circle his hands freely and continuously in all directions. The circular patterns are large or small, full or semi-circles, arcs or figure 8’s. Each point of a circle is the beginning of another circle, and the circles can be reduced to a mere pinpoint. What sometimes appears to be a straight line is actually a circle. Once a student understand and perfects the circle motion techniques, he will be able to divert any attack. Rather than attempting to stop an attacking force with force, he will be able to change the direction of his opponent’s force and take advantage of his opponent’s momentum.