Wushu

An external style of the Chinese martial arts composed of performance routines known as taolu 套路 and self-defense techniques known as sanda 散打. Wushu emphasizes detail, speed, power, and agility. Each taolu simulates self-defense techniques as well incorporating acrobatic tmovements that enhance the spectacle of the routine. All students begin by learning the basic movements, followed by taolu that progress in complexity and difficulty as they advance. More advanced routines include the use of demonstration weapons. Some contact involved.

PROGRAMS

Little Eagles 1: Beginner class specific for children ages 5-11 years old with little to no experience in wushu or martial arts.

  • The 5 fundamental stances
  • Basic kicks and punches
  • Basic combination movements
  • Beginner Longfist

Little Eagles 2: Intermediate to Advanced class specific for children ages 5-11 years old who have gained experience and adequately completed all criteria of Little Eagles 1.

  • The 5 fundamental stances
  • Basic kicks and punches
  • Basic jumps
  • Basic combination movements
  • Longfist
  • Staff 1
  • Broadsword 1

Copper Eagle: Beginner students ages 11+ typically with little to no experience in wushu or martial arts.

  • The 5 fundamental stances
  • Basic kicks and punches
  • Basic jumps (cartwheel, jumpkick, tornado kick)
  • Basic combination movements
  • Longfist 1
  • Staff 1
  • Broadsword 1

Silver Eagle: Intermediate students ages 11+ who have gained experience and adequately completed all criteria of Copper Eagle.

  • Additional stances
  • Intermediate jumps
  • Intermediate combination movements
  • Longfist 2
  • Staff 2
  • Straightsword 1
  • Spear 1

Gold Eagle: Upper Intermediate students ages 11+ who have adequately completed all criteria of Silver Eagle.

  • All Basics
  • Advanced jumps
  • Advanced combination movements
  • Longfist 3
  • Straightsword 2
  • Spear 2

Elite Eagles: Advanced students Ages 15+

  • All Basics
  • Advanced jumps
  • Advanced combination movements
  • Competition Level Longfist
  • Competition Level Weapon
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