Seattle Kung Fu and Tai Chi Association
Two styles of Kung Fu, Hung Gar Kuen and Tai Chi Chuan, are offered at the Seattle Kung Fu Club. Both styles are available to men, women and children of all ages. Students are taught individually.
Hung Gar Kuen
This “hard” or external style Kung Fu features powerful blocks, punches and kicks. Students undergo intensive physical training to develop speed, balance and power. Hung Ga is a highly efficient self-defense system and a superior method of body building.
All students begin their training with repetitions of basic exercises for strength, conditioning and coordination. Students learn hand forms, weapon forms, two-person forms and sparring.
Students of Hung Ga achieve strength, concentration, confidence and self-discipline.
Tai Chi Chuan
This “soft” or internal style Kung Fu involves slow ballet-like movements to develop speed and agility necessary to turn opponents’ energy against themselves. Tai Chi is a unique and dynamic method of non-strenuous conditioning.
All students begin their training with a set of 18 exercises for strength and flexibility. This is followed by the 20 minute hand form which is taught move by move. The curriculum also includes weapon forms and pushing-hands.
The emphasis is on relaxation, breathing and concentration. Students of Tai Chi achieve calmness, greater concentration, agility and patience.