Pat Rice
Director and Instructor

Owen Sargent
and
Brandon Floyd

Shenandoah Wushu
Instructors

CHINESE EXERCISE AND HEALTH CLASSES
For Adults, Teens, and Children

A Yang Chengfu Center of the International
Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan Association
706 S. Loudoun St.
Winchester, VA 22601
School Phone:
540-247-2283
Home/Office:
540-667-7595
atocrice@shentaijiwushu.com

Wushu


WUSHU KUNG FU
BOTH TERMS REFER TO MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS

   Wushu is taught for body development and reaction skills.
   Wushu translates to English as “martial art” or “war art” and is the real definition of Chinese Martial Arts. Kung Fu
means ”work and time” and has been used to describe Wushu because of the time and work needed to achieve superior skill.
   This program is suitable for children, teens, and young adults.

WHY CHOOSE WUSHU?
   Wushu is very exciting to watch fun to learn, and challenging to practice. Wushu training helps develop strength,
speed coordination, concentraion, and flexibility.
   Students are also taught how to cooperate, how to make friends and avoid making enemies, how to resolve conflict in
a positive way, and how to channel aggression into a healthy outlet. Students learn the skills necessary for survival in
our current society: self-defense, self-control, and self-respect.
   The program is beneficial to all young people-from the outgoing child who wishes to become the next martial arts superstar to the quiet youth who needs more self-confidence. Students learn the physical and mental tools that help them succeed in life and achieve their dreams.

SHENANDOAH WUSHU
   The wushu program's main purpose is to promote the sport of wushu through physical conditioning, self defense
techniques, and traditional training methods, while focusing also on teaching the moral character building that is
inherent in martial arts. Our aim is to create better students, better citizens, and most importantly, better communities.

WUSHU TRAINING PROGRAM
   Training places major emphasis on basic techniques, self-defense, and two-person work. Barehand forms and
weapons routines are a series of movements representative of the wide range of skills necessary for self-defense.
   Styles include northern longfist (changquan), southern (nanquan), baijiquan, and preying mantis.

   Basics
      • fundamental stances
      • hand techniques
      • kicking techniques

  Weapons
      • broadsword, Northern and Southern
      • staff, Northern and Southern
      • advanced: spear, straight sword, flexible weapons, others

  Progression of belt levels in
      • empty-hand forms
      • simple self-defense techniques
      • intermediate and advanced techniques
      • two-person sets

Sparring is a type of training appropriate to advanced students. The instructor makes the decision as to when a
student is sufficiently prepared for sparring. Students are expected to be respectful of each others and of the
instructor at all times. Partner work and training in reaction skills represent an opportunity to learn, not a chance to
show off. Skill development and safety for students are our primary considerations.

RANKING/BELT TESTING
  The purpose of belt testing is to ensure that students accomplish certain goals in their training.

WUSHU CLASS SCHEDULE AND FEES
  Mondays and Wednesdays
  6:00-6:50 Level One: Little Tigers
        Ages 6-9, white and yellow belts
        $50/month for once a week,
        $75 twice a week

  7:00-8:00 Level Two:
        Ages 10-18, intermediate belts, adults
        $50/month for once a week,
        $75 for twice a week

  As students enroll and progress, the instructors will have the authority to assign or re-assign them to the
appropriate age or skill level group.

REGISTRATION
  New students are accepted any time. To register, arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of any class. Minimum age 5.
  Students under the age of 18 are required to have written parental permission to enroll or to participate in one free class.
Parents are encouraged to observe classes.
  Registration fee: $25.00 includes FREE school t-shirt.

UNIFORM
  Black sweat pants or athletic wear, white athletic socks, white athletic shoes, school t-shirt.
  One FREE school T-shirt with registration.


Wushu


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