EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 11TH!
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
Qi Gong/Tai Chi - Will now begin at 7:45 PM and share the mat with the adult class.
Children Intermediate to Advanced Students (yellow/white and up) - Will be from 6:00 PM to 6:50 PM
Children's Leadership Elite will be moved to 6:50 PM
There will no longer be adult leadership classes on wednesday.
Sparring class will remain at 8:40 PM.
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.