Classes at AKFD
Classes at AKFD emphasize one-on-one instruction and training with partners. A typical class will consist of 10 minutes or so of stretching, warmup, and exercises which cultivate flexibility, proper posture, breathing, and expression of power in technique. After that, students are paired off with each other for partner drills and various training drills for the remainder of class. In some cases, multiple students may be put into a group for multiple opponent scenarios. When required, pads, mats, and protective gear are used. The class atmosphere is one of serious focus, but also support, encouragement, comraderie, and fun. As members of a wider Kung Fu family, we seek to not only cultivate our own Kung Fu skills, but those of our peers as well.
At AKFB, the art of Wing Chun Kuen is taught for practical close range combat and self-defense, utilizing an extensive arsenal of natural weapons, including: punches, kicks, elbows, knees, shoulders, palms, chops, trapping, grabbing, hooking, throwing, joint locking, ground fighting, defense against unarmed and armed attackers, in both single and multiple opponent situations. In addition, we teach empty-hand forms (solo practice techniques) and usage of traditional Chinese weapons. We utilize a structured curriculum and proven training methods that transition a student from structured technique to functional fighting ability. The goal is to replace instinctive human reactions with sophisticated, deadly, reflexes.
We also seek to cultivate the other physical and mental benefits of Kung Fu training, including health, balance, posture, well-being, focus, respect for others, etiquette, and responsibility. We believe that as martial artists, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our communities, our families, and to defend those who cannot defend themselves. We also teach about the rich history of Kung Fu, and how it is inseparably intertwined with the history and culture of China itself.