Wushu – Competition Training – LONGFIST

A Longfist class (or “chang quan” — which is basically modernized amalgamation of re-interpeted movements from various Shaolin styles) is in many ways the adolescent equivalent of Tong Zi Gong (for small children), and is offered daily from 7pm to 8pm, Tues – Sun. This class teaches the modern competition routines (standardized by the Chinese government) and focuses on improving the student’s speed, flexibility, agility and ability to score competition points.

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Warm up, cardiovascular, stretching, and strength-training exercises are taught in order to improve skill, stamina, strength, flexibility and overall health. All classes start with warm up and stretching exercises. Beginning students are taught a strong foundation in Chinese martial arts and exercises that will assist them throughout each development of training. Overall, Modern wushu is akin to a type of performance dance that incoporates martial arts styled movements.

The majority of Longfist classes focus on perfecting performance forms for self-improvement and competition. These forms are typically a series of newly choreographed movements that together form a performance set. Forms improve coordination, concentration, cardiovascular stamina, physical strength, and grace. They encompass a wide spectrum of different types of movements.