Kung-Fu classes are taught focusing on the over all development of the student. At the basic level great focus is put upon the fundamentals. In this class students will develop stances, punches, and kicks, breath control, and basic self defense techniques they can readily use in a short period of time. Students later learn to combine more advanced techniques together at will for fighting as well as various fighting styles.
Private and semi-private classes are offered, Thursday and Saturday (2 hr and 1 hr classes offered).
Hung Kuen is a graceful and powerful style of Kung Fu based on five animals: Dragon, Tiger, Leopard, Crane, and Snake.
Classes are two hours long, and are designed to provide a comprehensive approach to all aspects of Hung Kuen.
An example of a standard class structure:
Traditional stances and hand/leg techniques;
Partnered applications of hand/leg techniques;
For senior students, instruction in traditional Shaolin weapons (monkey staff, broadsword, halberd, spear, knives, etc.) becomes a key portion of the curriculum as well.
Master Karl Pettersen is an accredited Master of Hung Kuen Kung Fu, 6th Degree Black Belt, and the Head Black Belt Instructor for the club. Karl studied Hung Kuen under the auspices of Hung Kuen Shaolin Kung Fu UK through Master Ang and his team of instructors, and over time became a qualified instructor.
Class begins with a group warm-up and stretching, then moves to conditioning with kung fu basics: blocking, striking, kicking, jumping, turning, and stance work.
After warm-up, students learn forms (classical routines of Eagle Claw and northern kung fu techniques), self defense, and sparring. Weapons training plays a large role as well. Students get instruction in staff, short stick, sword, saber, three-section staff, spear, double-headed spear, kwan do (halberd), chain, hook swords, and daggers. Each weapon has a different purpose in self defense as well as in body conditioning. Higher level students focus on fighting, advanced techniques, and gymnastics.
The Northern Eagle Claw system includes 25 fist forms, more than 25 weapon forms, over 25 partner (two-men or three-men) sets and the essence of the system, the 108 locking hand techniques.
There are five major styles of Tai Chi: Chen, Yang, Wu/Hao, Wu, and Sun. Ying Jow Pai offers instruction in the Wu style. The main form consists of 108 movements practiced in a slow, relaxed fashion.
Classes are open to all ages. Current students range from 6 — 75 years of age.
We offer adult classes, WT Fit class, private lessons, and of course kids and youth classes.
All new students will be placed on a six-month probation period and must demonstrate their diligence during those first six months of training before offically being accepted. Proper attitude, diligent effort, and good attendance is a requirement in order to be accepted and remain a student.
The classes are conducted in both a formal and non-formal style, whereby the students are given directed instruction for large segments of each session, as well as time allowed for personal training at one's own pace. This can involve solo training, such as working on forms or individual skills and working with a partner on specific drills to enhance overall skills and attributes.
|1 month (no contract)||150|
Wing Chun Regular Classes:
Focus IV: Chi Sao — This class is entirely dedicated to practicing all forms of Chi Sao. Students explore both soft and hard styles, sticking hands, Chi Gerk, Blindfolded Chi Sao, as well as combinations and counters.
Sifu Thierry Rémion — He has been involved in martial arts for over forty years, starting with Judo at the age of 11 and later Yang Style Tai Chi. He has studied and practiced Wing Chun for over twenty years under Master Yip “Terence” Chick Pui as well as Grandmaster Ip Chun both in New York and Hong Kong. He is a 3rd Generation Ip Man Wing Chun Practitioner, and a 2nd Generation Ip Chun Wing Chun disciple. For the past 17 years he had been an instructor at the Yip Pui Martial Arts Center (YPMAC), where in 2013 shortly before retiring Master Yip appointed him Daï Siheng (Senior Instructor), becoming the only one authorized by him to administer all tests and sign certificates at the Center. Sifu Rémion also studied Chin Na and Qi Gong with Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming and in 1998 become certified in the Chin Na System at the YMAA. Sifu Rémion is a permanent member of both the Wing Chun Ip Chun Academy (WCICA), and the Ving Tsun Athletic Association (VTAA).
Sifu Ken Lo — 7th Generation Master of Wu Mei Pai Sifu Lo began his martial arts training in 1963 studying with such noted masters as Sensei Iguchi, 6th Dan Judo, 5th Dan karate, all-Asian Judo champion, 1961 & 1962; Sensei Kanakogi, 6th Dan judo, 5th Dan karate, All Asian Judo Champion, 1963 & 1964; and Sensei Tadashi Nakamura, 5th Degree black belt in Kyokushinkai karate.
Sifu Lo is an active member of the Chinese martial arts community, and has sat on the Executive Board of the National Council of Chinese Martial Arts, and on the National Internal Styles Rules Committee of the AAU Chinese Martial Arts Division. Sifu Lo has been the National Vice Chairman, Northeast Regional Director and the Metropolitan Association Chinese Martial Arts Chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union. Sifu Lo is a National Advisor to the USA Wu Shu Kung Fu Federation. He is a respected member of the North American Chinese Martial Arts Federation, the Eastern United States Kung Fu Federation, and the Tai Chi Association of New York.
Our students come from all walks of life including artists, stunt professionals, business executives, musicians, college students, actors, teachers, police officers, moms & dads and everything in between.
Private lessons can be scheduled one-on-one or for small group (semi-private) instruction.
Instructor — SiFu Dean MacLeod. He has trained in such systems as Goju-Ryu karate, Yamanni Ryu Bo-Jutsu (Okinawan weaponry), Muso Shinden-Ryu Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), Yang style T'ai Chi Ch'uan, and alternate lineages of Wing Chun. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he worked extensively as a bouncer and security professional, serving high profile clientele such as President Bill Clinton, Ozzy Osbourne, Olympic skater Katarina Witt, etc.
SiFu Dean is also a certified personal trainer specializing in functional strength training, and has 5 years of experience in the industry. In 2007, SiFu Dean began learning WingTsun under the International WingTsun Association. He has learning from some of the finest WingTsun instructors in the world, including Grandmaster Leung Ting, SiFu Carson Lau, SiFu Alex Richter, and SiFu Haw Kuo.
Riverside Tai Chi teaches all three of the internal Chinese Kung Fu styles. Tai Chi, Hsing-I and Bagua to men and women and is one of the only schools that teaches the internal styles to kids.
|1 month (1 style / 1 class per week)||80|
|1 month (2 styles / 2 classes per week)||150|
|1 month (3 styles / 3 classes per week)||220|
Chief Instructor David Kaplan has been teaching children, adults and seniors.
The class format consists of a warm up, ”breath work” which is gentle breathing combined with movement and finally instruction and practice of simple forms. During the training the participant will learn a series of basic fundamental movements as well as a short to medium length series of pre-arranged choreographed movements. Small group only, maximum 5 participants. All skill levels and ages welcome.