The Kwoon will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will re-open on Saturday with Qi Gong at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, and then Testing from 11:00 AM until finished.
Testing will be on November 25th, at 11:00 AM.
All students who wish to test must be registered by Monday, November 20th.
Self Defense Seminar
Meng's 31st Anniversary
Members who wish to attend must register and pay the Headquarters office.
Members who plan to attend must also let our office know that they are going as there is prerequisite material that must be covered before attending.
The Richmond Kwoon will be closed for this event.
Children's Leadership Elite Students will begin learning the Shaolin Staff!The Shaolin monks have practiced the hand and staff forms for thousands of years. Centuries ago it would be common place for Shaolin staffs to be custom made for the individual. When monks traveled, they did not like to carry weapons, but a good staff is also a good tool to move obstacles on the way, jump across a stream, or to use as a cane when one is tired. The staff is the most popular and is considered the chief weapon of Shaolin. Many of its movements take advantage of its qualities, like the fact that it can be held from any of its parts and used in all directions. This allows the practitioner to dominate a wider range and make stronger blows, due to the force it obtains when used in certain ways. The staff’s flexibility is another important factor, since it obtains some additional strength as it is waved towards a target. It also enables the practitioner to swiftly attack from different directions. There is a saying "it leaves the temple a staff and comes back a spear".
Some of the fundamental aims of the staff are to increase the force, speed and distance delivered in a strike. The user's movement, technique and skill will be determine the power and effectiveness behind any long-range extensive strike or crush. In addition, it is used for joint locks to immobilize or subdue an adversary.The staff is a weapon that can also be used for defense, it can be used to perform a dodge or to block an attack. Other martial arts techniques, such as blocks and kicks, may also be combined with the staff.Please see the office to purchase a staff in order to begin your training!
Meng’s of Richmond is proud to announce that Mr. Holthouse has been accepted into the Children's Leadership Program!!!
Students must be invited into the Leadership Program. In order to be invited, a student must work hard at home, in school, and at the Kwoon. They must strive to be focused, and ready to learn when class is in session. Mr. Holthouse has demonstrated his dedication, and as such we welcome him to the next steps of his individual and personal Kung Fu journey.
Meng's Martial Arts of Richmond Celebration Dinner with Grand Master Benny Meng. Baat Jaam Dao International Certification.