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The Chinese characters for the art of kung fu literally translate to "skill through hard work" or "devotion". It does not mean martial arts or fighting skill.
Here's the story...
Shaolin is a place. It is an ancient Buddhist temple high in the mountains of China.
This temple is located within a forest, so when it was first built, the builder gave this temple it's name. "Shaolin". The term Shaolin literally translates to "young forest"
Let me explain...
The people who chose to live here could be either Buddhist and Taoists. They were a class of Chinese society called monks. The monks of Shaolin Temple however, were not just regular monks they were warrior monks. These warrior monks were masters of the martial art of kung fu.
Now, fighting monks, may seem a bit strange to people in Western society, because when you think of religious people like priests you don't visualize them as warriors.
But, for people living in ancient China, it was quite common for people to practice self defense, after all, one could not simply call the police if they were attacked.
Let me be a bit more specific…
For most of its long history, China was virtually a lawless land. There were many tribes of marauding bandits that roamed the countryside looking for easy targets to seize.
The Shaolin temple had many halls and grounds that would make it a perfect target for theses outlaws. Thus out of this very basic need for self protection did this class warrior monks arise. Self defense was the motivator that led these pacifists to start learning martial arts.
These men and women dedicated their lives to a grueling regimen of martial arts training in hopes of reaching the highest levels of inner knowledge.
They would train for up to 8 hours per day in the martial arts of kung fu, chin na, shuai chiao, and tai chi chuan in addition to farming, meditating and studying the scripture of Buddhism and Taoism.
Shaolin Kung Fu became famous. First within China itself and now the entire world.
Today, the word Shaolin can be used as an umbrella tern that covers all martial arts that have come out of the Shaolin temple over the past few centuries. Styles like Wing Chun, Hung Gar and Choy Lee Fut all trace their origins to the famed temple.
The philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu is to always strive to refine and perfect your skill.
Our philosophy is that anything worth learning is worth learning well. The amount you put into it is what you will get out of it. I believes that only through hard work and dedication can you achieve your goals in life.
How will training in the martial art of kung fu benefit you? Well, martial arts give you a chance to channel your energies into movement. By concentrating on developing your martial arts skill, men, women and children alike, can learn to focus longer, concentrate more and start to attain their full potential.
Self discipline and focus are intrinsic to learning the martial art of kung fu. Learning the power of self discipline enables you to accomplish anything you set your mind to.
What's prevented you from enrolling in a martial arts school in the past? Was it because you saw martial arts as very intimidating? Or perhaps it's the fear that you would look foolish in front of others?
Well, here at our school we specialize in teaching beginners. The class environment at the school is only encouraging and never discouraging. Instructors are always patient and always progress students at their own pace. Classes are challenging, but like anything else in life, it takes hard work and perseverance to succeed.
"Benefits of training in Kung Fu:"
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada.
The positive impact that martial arts training had on my life was remarkable.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004, and made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. We want students to get fit and build up their self confidence the life transforming experience that is martial arts.
We have 2 children. Our daughter is 22 years old and is a Black belt. Her name is Kaitlyn Kawada and she trains at the school daily. Our son is just 14 years old and trains in all of the classes as well.
All of our students get very personalized martial arts instruction and one on one attention. The atmosphere at our martial arts school is both fun AND work oriented.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
Question: Is there a particular style of Shaolin that you teach?
Answer: The name of the particular martial arts style taught at our school is Shaolin Fut Ga Kuen. This literally translates to young forest Buddhist family fist or "The martial arts style of the monks of Shaolin Temple."
During the Ching Dynasty in China, there were many dissident and malcontents that were very interested in overthrowing the central government of China. In the eyes of many, China was being ruled by foreigners. The people to the North of China were called Manchurians. The Manchus were ethnically different from the majority of the people of China who were called Han. Many of the dissidents that desired the overthrow of this foreign government, were experts at different schools of kung fu.
These kung fu martial arts masters had devised their own systems of fighting from their personal experiences and battles. Each had their school of fighting named after their surname. For example if John Smith had devised a particular school or style the school or style would then be named after him (Smith Ga Kuen) or Smith family kung fu school. Many of these rebels and kung fu martial arts masters found themselves living within the walls of the Shaolin Temple at one time or another. They taught their school of kung fu martial arts to the Shaolin temple warrior monks who lived there, in exchange for hiding out from the Ching government officials.
Its history first starts in the early 17th century. Shaolin Fut Ga kung fu originated as a fusion of the 5 most powerful and efficient kung fu schools of the time.
Early on in its history, one monk at the Shaolin temple was fortunate enough to learn kung fu martial arts from fighters that had mastered the 5 most popular schools at the time which were called Lau Ga, Li Ga, Mok Ga, Hung Ga, and Choy Ga.
This Shaolin master realized the value of incorporating different schools or styles together and took only the best techniques of each school and discarded all kung fu martial arts techniques he thought were useless or ineffective.
This became Shaolin Fut Ga Kuen kung fu or Monk Family Fist. Which was the main form or style of the famous Shaolin Temple.
Question: Can I come in and either observe or try a class?
Answer: Yes, of course. You are welcome to observe or try a class. Please contact us to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Question: What do I wear for my trial lesson?
Answer: Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Our students are not allowed to have footwear on when training on our mats. However, when they do step off our mats footwear is required. Also, we recommend you bringing a water bottle.
Question: When are the adult classes?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. You can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: What if I'm too old or not in shape for martial arts training?
Answer: You're never too old to start martial arts. We have people start at all ages and at different fitness levels. Don't worry about not being in shape. Enrolling in martial arts will help you get in shape. Here at our school you work at your own pace and set your own goals. We are here to help you in reaching your own personal goals.
Question: Can I enroll in martial arts even if I have no experience and not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! You don't need to have any experience to start. Enrolling in martial arts teaches you not just self defense, but it also teaches you to be coordinated, flexible, agile, and strong. Each time you come to class you will improve and develop these qualities. People who already have these qualities grow them even more.
Question: When can I enroll?
Answer: Our program is on-going and you can start at anytime.
Question: How often should I attend class?
Answer: We do understand that everyone's schedule is different. We offer 4 programs to choose from. You are able to choose attending classes once a week, twice a week, 4 times a week, and unlimited. The choice is up to you.
Question: Do I need my own equipment gear?
Answer: If you are on a trial program, you are able to borrow our equipment. However, when enrolling in our regular program students are required to have their own equipment gears. Equipment are purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any testing fees?
Answer: Yes, testing fees are $55 per student. Testing are held twice a year in April and October. Black belt testing fee is $100.
Question: How much does class cost?
Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: Will I get hurt training in martial arts?
Answer: Martial arts (like any other sport) has its various risks and dangers. However, we always try to be safe and do what we can to prevent injuries.
"What people are saying about our school"
"After my first class I was hooked on kung fu."
"I'm someone that has always had an interest in kung fu and martial arts but I was always too busy or lazy or scared to try a class at a kung fu school.
"Finally I made an effort to try my first class. After my first class I was hooked on kung fu. It felt good like something I needed. Kung Fu has helped me in many ways. It has helped me improve my balance, agility, strength and speed. Even more, it has increased my mental focus and clarity as well as sharpened my reflexes. One of the things I really like about this style of kung fu is the efficiency of movement.
I'm someone that has always had an interest in kung fu and martial arts but I was always too busy or lazy or scared to try a class at a kung fu school.
Every move sets up the next. The thing I like about this school is that it is a very good learning environment. Instructor Kevin is a very good teacher. He explains things in a very detailed, step by step way that makes learning easy. Not only does he teach us correct technique in forms and application (fighting) but, very importantly, he explains and tells you why. There is a reason for every hand and foot position,and technique. Basically what it comes down to is that Shaolin Fut Ga Kuen is a very effective fighting style that anyone without any previous martial arts training will find easy to learn from a teacher as good as Instructor Kevin."
"I can’t was a phrase that I had gotten used to saying about my life. "
When I first stepped into the Kung Fu Academy, I didn’t know that it would change my life. I didn’t plan on joining but they had a special where when my 2 kids joined i could train for free.
I decided to give Martial Arts a try for myself. I don’t remember much from my first class, but after that first class I was hooked.
I can’t was a phrase that I had gotten used to saying about my life.
But as i started to progress and see results of my constant practice, that phrase changed to it's challenging but I can do this.
Now, martial arts influences countless aspects of my daily life. I feel confident. I feel pride.
Martial arts has given me more confidence to try new things, more perseverance when times are difficult, and more discipline to strive at the most important things in my life.