Summer Camp 2019
East Cloud Kungfu will be hosting a day camp for 2 separate weeks during the summer open to children ages 6 and up!
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Week 1: June 17-21
Week 2: July 15-19
Before Care: 8-9 am
Camp Hours: 9am-3 pm
After Care: 3-4:30 pm
Before / After Camp Care: $8 / hour
Late pick-up fee: $10 / 15 minutes
The fighting styles employed by the show’s characters are derived from Chinese martial arts, for which the film-makers employed Sifu Kisu of the Harmonious Fist Chinese Athletic Association as a consultant. Each fighting style is unique to the “benders” who use them or characters who are aligned to a certain element. For example, practitioners of “waterbending” use movements influenced by T’ai chi and focused on alignment, body structure, breath, and visualization. Hung Gar was the inspiration for practitioners of “earthbending“, and was chosen for its firmly rooted stances and powerful strikes as a representation of the solidity of earth. Northern Shaolin, which uses strong arm and leg movements, was chosen to represent “firebending“. Ba Gua, which uses dynamic circular movements and quick directional changes, was used for “airbending“. The Chu Gar Southern Praying Mantis style can be seen practiced by the earthbender Toph , who develops a unique fighting style as a result of her blindness. Asian cinema influenced the presentation of these martial-art bending moves.
[Source : Wikipedia]