Youth Kung Fu
- Juniors/Beginners: Tue 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Fri 6:15pm – 7:30pm
- Teens/Intermediate: Tue 6:30pm – 7:45pm, Fri 6:15pm – 7:30pm
WL Chenery Middle School in Belmont, MA
Please direct inquiries to Lexington Chinese School
Kung Fu is more than just kicks, punches, and earning belts.
It helps students develop self-confidence, awareness, and respect for one’s community and environment.
Early stages of training focus on building a foundation in stances, kicks, hand forms, sequences (forms), padwork, speed, and reaction. Each of the basics have advanced levels and eventually lead to weapons practice including: staff, saber, sword, and more.
When appropriate, students will be encouraged to demonstrate their physical and intellectual understanding of the material by testing within our youth program and the YMAA Shaolin Kung Fu curriculum.
Taijiquan (Tai Chi)
Pushing Hands: ON HOLD
Mondays, 7pm – 8:15pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am – 9:45am
Saturdays, 9am – 10:15am
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) is an internal style martial art based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang.
Although practiced primarily for its health benefits, Taijiquan’s foundation lies in its martial roots.
Intro to Taijiquan Topics:
Students begin with fundamentals before having the option to explore applications in Yang-Style Taijiquan (楊氏太極拳). As a soft style, Taijiquan emphasizes relaxed muscles to allow for better Qi flow. With improved Qi flow and a concentrated mind, practitioners learn to sense, neutralize, and redirect an opponent’s force.
Pushing Hands teaches students to develop sensitivity and neutralization skills through various drills – Centering, Single & Double Pushing Hands, Peng Lu Ji An, Taiji Symbol (Yin Yang Symbol), and more.
Teen/Adult Kung Fu
Mondays, 5:30pm – 7pm
Wednesdays, 6pm – 7:30pm
Saturdays, 9:30am – 10:30am
Students begin by building a foundation in stances, kicks, hand forms, and barehand sequences (forms). Partner practice includes matching sequences, reaction, Qin Na (joint locks/control), and take downs.
Students are highly encouraged to test through the YMAA system. After the first level, students begin learning weapons including staff, saber, short rods, sword, and eventually spear.
Long Fist is a northern style which specializes in mid to long-ranged fighting techniques. Excelling in the use of the legs while only using the hands to block, parry, and set up for kicking, Long Fist requires the lower half of it’s practitioner’s body to be strong, flexible, and agile.
White Crane is a Southern style that excels in short to mid-ranged combat. White Crane is a Soft-Hard style, meaning it places equal emphasis on internal and external training.
Online Live Classes
Youth Kung Fu
437 Cherry St, Newton