SPECIALTY CLASS SCHEDULE
Updated August 14, 2017

TAI CHI, CHI KUNG, PA KUA, HSING YIE,, SELF-DEFENSE, and more

Class Descriptions

Tai Chi is an ancient art that combines slow movements with special breathing techniques to manage stress, and increase strength, balance and flexibility. Using the Lee Family Tai Chi form, this practice results in a mental and physical revitalization--a calming and an increased awareness--and improvement in spirit, mind, and body, including the core postural muscles. Tai Chi has been endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation as a way to relieve pain and achieve greater mobility. Tai Chi II students will learn more advanced breathing techniques, achieve greater body control and balance, and learn to target the bodies vital organs for improved health. Open to non-martial arts students, but counts toward Black Belt rank advancement.

Chi Kung (Qigong) is an meditative exercise system developed in China that focuses on cultivating one's "lifeforce" energies for health and well-being. Chi Kung comes from the Chinese words "Chi" meaning "Energy," and "Kung," meaning "work" or "practice." Chi Kung practice develops the mind, body and internal "Chi" through special techniques to regulate the breath, special postures to regulate the body, and quiet concentration to regulate the mind and one's awareness. Da Mo's 18 position form is introduced in this class.

Pa-Kua Chang/Shadow Boxing is one of the three main internal branches of Chinese martial arts, integrating the mind, body and spirit. The Pa-Kua form is comprised of eight sections of various continuous circling postures based on the movements of the snake, dragon, bird, lion, monkey, and bear.  Pa-Kua is excellent for improving footwork, agility, quickness, focus, balance, power and applications for sparring, as well as generation and circulation of ones chi, or life force. For Central Shaolin martial arts students and counts toward Black Belt rank advancement.

Sparring: Improve your sparring skills while learning new techniques, strategies, and control. Gain the awareness and knowledge that can be best achieved with the experience of a dedicated class.. A great way to prepare for the 2009 tournament competition in March. Approved hand and foot sparring safety gear is required. Equipment will be available for order at first class meeting if needed. For Central Shaolin martial arts students and counts toward Black Belt rank advancement.

Tai Chi Sword (Chien) form, like Tai Chi Chuan, consists of linked, slow movements integrating body, breath, and mind. It includes coordinating footwork, vision, the empthy hand and the sword while relaxed and maintaining both physical and mental stability. In time, Chi energy circulation and well-being are enhanced. Information on acquiring a practice sword will be given by the instructor at the first class meeting. Open to non-martial arts students, but counts toward Black Belt rank advancement.

Hsing Yie Chuan (Form-Mind-Intention Fist) is a martial arts discipline designed to generate explosive physical power, razor sharp mental focus, and over-all fitness and health. Usually reserved for advanced level Black Belts, Grandmaster Hiang Kwang Thè has developed an effective and accessible program for both non-martial artists and martial arts beginners to take advantage of Hsing Yie's potent attributes. Open to non-martial arts students, but counts toward Black Belt rank advancement.

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Specialty classes generally meet once a week for 1 hour and run 12 or 8 weeks. The 12 week fee is $75 for Y-members and $116 for non-members. 8 weeks sessions are $50/$77. Additional family members receive a 25% discount from their normal fee. Students repeating Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Pa Kua, & Iron Fan specialty classes receive a 50% discount from their normal fee. (The family member discount applies only to first-time students for specialty classes.)


FALL 2017 Specialty Class schedule


Beaumont Centre Family Y: 3251 Beaumont Centre Cr., 859-219-9622

HSING YIE CHUAN
Open to non-martial arts students
(NEW) Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., Beginner, Starts September 11, 2017, 7 weeks

TAI CHI
Open to non-martial arts students
TBA

TAI CHI SWORD
Open to non-martial arts students
TBA

CHI KUNG
Open to non-martial arts students
TBA

Whitaker Family at Hamburg Y: 2681Old Rosebud Rd., 859-543-9622

TAI CHI/CHI KUNG COMBO
Open to non-martial arts students
(NEW) Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Beginner, Starts September 4, 2017, 8 weeks

TAI CHI
Open to non-martial arts students
(NEW) Thursdays, 7-8:00 p.m., Beginner, Starts September 9, 2017, 12 weeks


High Street: 239 E. High St., 859-254-9622

TAI CHI
Open to non-martial arts students
(NEW ) Beginner, Wednesdays, 7-8:00 p.m., Starts October 4, 2017, 12 weeks

CHI KUNG
Open to non-martial arts students
TBA