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Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, WUXIA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well. Click here to view our Weekly Class Schedule.

Junior Wuxia Kung Fu (ages 8-13)
Wuxia Kung Fu for Kids (ages 8-13)

Our Wuxia Kung Fu for Kids program is a goal-oriented self-defense program that also provides Kids with a safe, supervised social outlet.

In addition to a fun and physically challenging curriculum, our program offers mental stimulation and a support structure that can help children develop structure and discipline amongst their peers

Benefits of Kung Fu

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Teaches respect

Self Defense

Introductory Special

To find out if our Wuxia Kung Fu for Kids is the right program for your child, we offer a Free Trial Class. To schedule your Introductory Special Trial Program, call 978-340-1059 today!

To observe a Kung Fu class please call 978-340-1059


Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Teens and Adults
Ving Tsun (pronounced 'wing-chun') is a complete system of self-defense which works for everyone regardless of size, strength, gender or athleticism.

The goal of Ving Tsun is to teach practical self-defense in the shortest amount of time possible. Its techniques are based on positioning, leverage and simple physics, allowing the student to borrow the opponent's strength and turn it against them.

Ving Tsun is practiced by close to 1 million practitioners world-wide in over 64 countries. In Europe, nearly 75% of the military special forces and anti-terrorist units either teach Ving Tsun or incorporate it into their close-quarter battle (CQB) training programs.

The modern system of Ving Tsun is a systematic training method which allows the student to learn quickly. This training method is unique to Ving Tsun and brings students to a real level of self-defense skill in a short period of time.

Our Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Adults program is a goal-oriented self-defense program that provides Adults with a social outlet and a high energy Kung Fu experience.

In addition to a fun and physically challenging curriculum, our program offers mental stimulation and a support structure that can help adults better manage everyday stresses.

Benefits of Ving Tsun

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills

To observe a Ving Tsun class please call 978-340-1059


Modern Arnis for Teens and Adults
Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino fighting arts founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. The term Modern Arnis was used to describe his style of Filipino martial arts. It is derived principally from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo (machete) and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak Eskrima, with influences from other Filipino and Japanese martial arts.

This class focuses on weapon reaction, grip strength conditioning, principles, techniques and counterattacks. In addition, we also cover empty-hand self-defense (striking, locking, throwing, etc.) as well as the trademark single and double stick techniques of the Filipino martial arts. Other aspects of the art include espada y daga (sword and dagger fighting), sinawali (double stick weaving patterns), and tapi-tapi (locking drills with the stick). In addition to partner drills, Modern Arnis includes the use of anyo (kata), solo forms both with and without the stick. Emphasis is placed on fitting the art in with a student's previous training ("the art within your art"), smoothly reacting to changing situations in the fight ("the flow"), and countering the opponent's attempt to counter strikes directed at him ("tapi-tapi"). Practitioners are called arnisadors or Modern Arnis players.

In addition to its Filipino influences, elements of Judo, Shotokan Karate, and Wally Jay's Small Circle Jujutsu appear in the system.


Qinna (Chin Na)
Qinna (Chin Na) is the set of joint lock techniques used in the Chinese martial arts to control or lock an opponent's joints or muscles/tendons so he cannot move, thus neutralizing the opponent's fighting ability. Qinna Shu ( shù meaning "technique") literally translates as lock catch technique. Some schools simply use the word na ("hold") to describe the techniques. Qinna features both standing and ground-based grappling techniques.

Some Chinese martial arts instructors focus more on their qinna techniques than others. This is one of the many reasons why the qinna of one school may differ from that of another. All martial arts contain qinna techniques in some degree. The southern Chinese martial arts have more developed qinna techniques than northern Chinese martial systems. The southern martial arts have much more prevalent reliance on hand techniques which causes the practitioner to be in closer range to their opponent. There are over 700 qinna traditional techniques found in all martial arts.

Qinna can generally be categorized (in Chinese) as:

"Fen jin" or "zhua jin" (dividing the muscle/tendon, grabbing the muscle/tendon). Fen means "to divide", zhua is "to grab" and jin means "tendon, muscle, sinew". They refer to techniques which tear apart an opponent's muscles or tendons.

"Cuo gu" (misplacing the bone). Cuo means "wrong, disorder" and gu means "bone". Cuo gu therefore refer to techniques which put bones in wrong positions and is usually applied specifically to joints.

"Bi qi" (sealing the breath). Bi means "to close, seal or shut" and qi, or more specifically kong qi, meaning "air". "Bi qi" is the technique of preventing the opponent from inhaling. This differs from mere strangulation in that it may be applied not only to the windpipe directly but also to muscles surrounding the lungs, supposedly to shock the system into a contraction which impairs breathing.

"Dian mai" or "dian xue" (sealing the vein/artery or acupressure cavity). Similar to the Cantonese dim mak, these are the technique of sealing or striking blood vessels and chi points.

"Rou dao" or "rou shu dao" (soft techniques) which generally refers to the techniques deemed safe for sparring and/or training purposes.

Qin means to capture or lock, na means to grab or hold, and while those actions are very often executed in that order, the actions can be performed distinctly in training and self-defense: a trap isn't always followed by a lock or break, and a lock or break is not necessarily set up by a trap.


Sanshou Kickboxing for Teens and Adults
Sanshou Kickboxing for Teens and Adults

This is an invitation only class that emphasizes sparring for active members. Our Sanshou kickboxing for Teens and Adults program is a goal-oriented sparring program that also provides individuals with a safe, and fun social outlet. In addition to a fun and physically challenging curriculum, our program offers mental stimulation and a support structure that can help folks to better manage everyday stresses.

Sanshou is included in the Shaolin class times to ensure a realistic approach to form and application of the traditional art.

Sanshou (aka sanda; “unsanctioned fighting”) is a Chinese martial art that arose in 1924 because of the superior close-quarters-combat skills of the Japanese soldiers over their inadequate Russian counterparts during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). The new Soviet power developed intense hand-to-hand combat training methods for its military, resulting in the effective art of sambo. This strategic mindset resonated with the Chinese Nationalist government. In 1924, it built the Whampoa Military Academy in Canton to create the combat sport of sanshou, which combined traditional Chinese kung fu with modern training methods and sports medicine.

Sanshou combines full-contact kickboxing, which include close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.

Sanshou is not a style but a form of military training that has evolved into a combat sport. In addition to self-defense applications, sanshou philosophy dictates that by participating in combat sports, one can attain good health, fitness and well-being.

The martial competitive aspect of sanshou evolved from lei tai: ancient Chinese martial duels that were fought on raised stages. Originating during the Song dynasty (960-1279 B.C.), tournament winners would win coveted positions as the emperor’s bodyguard or as a martial arts instructor to the Imperial army. Today, they win money, fame and belts.

Benefits of Sanshou Kung Fu

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Teaches respect

Self Defense


Submission Wrestling for Teens and Adults
Submission Wrestling / No Gi BJJ for Teens and Adults

This is an invitation only class that emphasizes ground fighting and Submission Wrestling / No Gi BJJ for active members. Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as no-gi is a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. The term "submission wrestling" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a gi, or "combat kimono", of the sort often worn with belts that establish rank by color, though some may use the loose trousers of such a uniform, without the jacket.

The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from folk wrestling (Catch wrestling a.k.a. catch-as-catch-can), Judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, jujutsu (of the traditional form),Shuai Jiao, and Sambo.

Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, and others. They are also known for using submission techniques normally banned in other arts or competitions such as heel hooks, toe holds, wrist and finger locks.

Submission Wrestling promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.

Submission Wrestling training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training.

Benefits of Submission Wrestling / No Gi BJJ

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills


Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.

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