Lung Chuan Fa
Update: 05/19/15 9:30pm via Webmaster Mark S.R.
Fairfax County Rec Center may be taking a day off from training.... but not us !!!!
- Come join us this Saturday, the 23rd of May for an intensive Basic Staff Form Workshop from 10am – 12 noon
- This will be a great (and fun!) practice/review session, especially for those in the 11am class
- $10 per student, we’ll meet outside of the RECenter. Should be cool and nice out! Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
For those Black Sashes (and others by invitation) in the Saturday 8am, 9am, and Thursday 8pm classes, there will be a workshop on Shuiai Jiao & Tai Chi Throwing using the Tai Chi/Kung Fu circle
- 8am to 10am, Saturday, the 23rd of May
- $10 – head gear/mouthguard/kung fu or judo jacket if you have one.
- Don't forget..... Wong 2015 Kung Fu Tournament is June 20th.:
This is a great local tournament held at Trinity University in D.C.
Visit www.wongpeople.com for more information !!!!
- Eric S.F. demonstrating how to penetrate an attack!
- Extremely helpful in a street fight with the Hulk!
- Way to keep the neighborhhod safe!
- Remember, strong root, strong waist, strong technique !!!
- WOW!! Terrific day for the 11th Annual Students' Friends & Families Demo!! Thank you all for your dedication and demonstrations!! Very Exciting!!
- Spring Session 2015 Information:
March 21 - First Saturday class
March 28 - NO CLASSES - Spring Break starts
April 4 - NO CLASSES - Spring Break ends (yes, that means two Saturdays off classes)
April 11 thru May 16 - no holidays, classes ON
May 23 - NO CLASSES, Memorial Day weekend
May 30 thru June 13 - no holidays (tentative Sash Testing on June 13)
March 26 - First Thursday class
April 2 - NO CLASSES - Spring Break continues
April 9 thru June 4 - no holidays, classes ON, (tentative Sash Testing on June 4)
- Please remember no transitioning between classes without Shifu's permission.
Kung Fu Lung Ch'uan Fa is a system of martial arts rooted in Shaolin and White Dragon Kung Fu, as well as Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan. New students of Lung Ch’uan Fa (Dragon’s Fist Style) Kung Fu are taught basic self-defense and physical exercise training. The basic curriculum includes empty hand form sets, long and short fist punching and footwork techniques, stepping drills, and short and long range kicking techniques. Training self-reliance and independence is fostered while progressing from White Sash through Brown Sash, at which point the student is then teamed with other Black Sash candidates to undergo a rigorous 1-2 year Warrior-Scholar program to culminate with Black Sash testing. The advanced curriculum includes short range dragon fist techniques, evasive and counter attacking strategies, trapping skills, joint-locking, kuiai jiaou and tai chi ch’uan throwing techniques. Classical weapons, including the long staff, short sticks, broadsword, straight sword, and spear, among some other eclectic weapons, are taught during the basic and advanced curriculum. - See "Kung Fu" Classes page for more curriculum information.
After reaching the green sash level, students engage in sparring matches with body protection for application of technique as training for both continuous sparring and basic self-defense applications. In addition, training is offered for full-contact Lei Tai platform fighting for more motivated students who strive for more vigorous combative training. Further, ground fighting as well as specialty classes and challenge courses (Warrior weekends) are offered to supplement the group martial arts classes.
Tai Chi New students of the Yang Style Tai Chi Ch’uan classes focus on basic health-oriented Qigong and Tai Chi postures with gradual emphasis on learning and following the 64 movement Empty Hand form. As the student gradually entertains independent practice and can demonstrate alignment principles and progresses to training self-reliance, the straight sword is introduced. Gradually, the student also learns the broadsword, staff/spear, fan sets, and 2-person staff/spear set are available. Push hands curriculum includes single/double stationary exercises, then progressing to TaLu and moving step exercises, and the 2-man Tai Chi combat set is added. In addition, training is offered for full-contact Lei Tai platform fighting for more motivated students who strive for more vigorous combative training. Specialty classes and challenge courses are offered to supplement the group classes. - See "Tai Chi & Qi Gong" Classes page for more curriculum information.
MMA, Grappling & Combatives All students are recommended to augment their upright fighting skills with grappling, ground fighting classes, and practical self-defense/combatives classes that include fighting up from the ground. A Grappling class is offered to Kung Fu & Tai Chi and other students to bridge the gap between upright and ground fighting. See "Grappling & Combatives" classes page for more information. Specialty classes including "control & compliance" seminars and "weapon's retention" workshops are included for those interested in attaining skill sets outside of combat sports. MMA Group classes Saturdays at 7am!!
- In all curriculums, the students are encouraged to train regularly outside of class, participate regularly in class demonstrations and functions, and compete in local and regional tournaments when possible. As their skills and understanding increase, the students are also encouraged to utilize and improve leadership skills by assisting junior students, or leading group drills under supervision. Some students are asked to lead the group classes as part of their leadership training, and occasionally students move forward to teach their own classes. Some students are offered opportunities to assist at Force Protection Seminars through the F.I.E.R.C.E. Teacher Training (TM) program.
Shi-Fu Doug Moffett, 9th Higher Level Black Sash