Martial arts training is NOT just for children or superior athletes. Learning traditional kung fu provides adults and teens with an exceptional opportunity to improve fitness, develop and enhance physical and mental control, and reduce stress, as well as gain practical self-defense skills.
Students move at their own pace through a diverse curriculum learning traditional empty hand and weapons forms, pratical applications of techniques, and proper conditioning in a safe, professional environment. Individualized instruction within the group class setting provides students with the most efficient and productive learning environment making Wah Lum Kung Fu an excellent choice for both men and women with a broad range of fitness goals.
Classes include stretching for flexibility, endurance drills for stamina, and weight bearing exercises for strength. Forms training improves concentration and focus by intergrating mind and body as one learns to "move with meaning", using proper energy and intention. Practical self defense and control are learned through structured drills and instruction in the proper application of martial technique, appropriate to the ability level of each student.
Kung Fu, the literal translation which is "hard work", provides the willing student with a unique opportunity for self examination and improvement unincumbered by the distration of an overly competetive environment.
Furthering the development of physical, mental, and emotional,
Health - Control - Confidence
is a natural result of Wah Lum Kung Fu training.
Kung Fu has always been more than a martial art for me. It has been a way of approaching life with thoughtfulness, flexibility, endurance, and patience. When I discovered Wah Lum Kung Fu of Concord two and a half years ago I was happy to find that the school fulfilled all these aspects, plus of course, the fantastic spirit of friendship and close attention we each get from our Sifu. It’s been a joy being part of the school and I’m looking forward to more hard work and fun as I continue to progress as a student at Wah Lum Kung Fu of Concord.
- Yaron (adult student)
Kung Fu has enriched me physically, mentally, and emotionally. Not only did Kung Fu strengthen my body, it also allowed me to develop my mind in new and exciting ways. Most importantly, I feel more relaxed and comfortable in my own body than before. Thanks!
- Jesse (teen student)
I came back to Wah Lum in my late 50's, after a 20-year hiatus. I wasn't sure if I could cut it, so I eased back in with Tai Chi classes, and before long switched over to the Adult Kung Fu program. I'm happy to report that my early training did not desert me, and the challenging workouts are doing wonders for my strength and flexibility, as well as my cardiovascular health.
- David (adult student)