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Description of Programs
Our Kung Fu program is designed to increase the physical health, confidence and discipline of our students, both children and adults alike. We are focused on developing a sense of safety, self-defense skills, and personal satisfaction in every student.
As a whole, physical health has declined in our society, and daily life has become more violent and dangerous. Our program will address both of these issues by giving the students the tools they need to avoid conflicts and violence, while building the confidence and ability to handle conflict when it cannot be avoided. Kung Fu gives students a means of physical training that will greatly improve cardiovascular health and muscular strength, in addition to increasing flexibility, balance, and coordination. All of this will make them healthier and help prevent injuries.
Our Lohan Qigong (pronounced – Chi Kung) program is aimed at helping students become healthier from the inside out, and/ or help them maintain a healthy body, by teaching them exercises that work the mechanical features of the body (i.e. muscles, bones, joints, etc.), and also the internal systems of the body (i.e. respiratory, lymphatic, nervous, etc.).
Lohan Qigong is a traditional Chinese exercise which weaves together movements, breathing, self-massage, and meditation into a gentle art and complete system of health maintenance. Qigong can be practiced by the elderly or infirm for its specific therapeutic and rehabilitative properties. It can also be practiced by athletes and martial artists from all styles to complement their training
Our program will not only teach the students of the school, but will reach out to those in the community who have suffered injuries, or have mental and/or physical disabilities and are in need of rehabilitation. We will accomplish this through direct connections with independent doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, adult day-cares and others. We currently provide a class every Tuesday morning for the program participants of the Valley Adult Day Health Care Center.
The Demonstration team is open to all students who wish to participate in special events and/or competition, and further explore all aspects of Choy Lee Fut. This team will be able to train any element (including weapons, dummies, forms, and contact fighting) they are interested in and that suits their physical aptitudes. The best part about Choy Lee Fut is there is something for everyone! Training for fighting and competition will help students boost confidence in demonstration and large public settings, enhance assertiveness, and encourage group relational skills. Not only will it improve the student’s knowledge of different fighting concepts and their own personal strengths, but it helps to perpetuate the art. Those who wish to fight will focus the skills specifically necessary to enter and win in the ring or cage. The training will be more intense and difficult than the regular self-defense geared classes. To fight in the ring or cage for several minutes and several rounds takes a higher level of cardiovascular endurance and physical conditioning than is required to defend oneself in the street.
The Lion Dancing program is focused on teaching students the history, fundamentals and ceremonial demonstrations of the “Lion Dance”. This program teaches students about Chinese culture, how it relates to martial arts, and how the “Lion” came to be the symbol of strength, courage and luck it is today.
The lion dance is one of China’s most distinctive cultural arts. Often performed by kung fu schools, it brings with it good fortune, prosperity, and longevity. Lion dancing promotes important skills in the Choy Lee Fut student. The cogent steps of the lion are based upon Choy Lee Fut’s powerful horse stances, and the lion’s expression and life energy are a reflection of the student’s command of their own internal energy. In addition to physical skills, the lion dance teaches fundamental Chinese cultural ideologies including Buddhism and Feng Shui, which were taught to Choy Lee Fut Founder Chan Heung by his final mentor Choy Fook.
Our school will provide lion dance service to the community for birthdays, business openings, weddings, and other events.
Our Feng Shui program focuses on the importance of understanding the “energies” that surround us in our environment. Students will learn how understanding these energies allow us to create a harmonious and balanced environment.
This program will be taught within the kung fu and qigong classes, privately upon request.
We also provide a consultation service to the public so that everyone can benefit from Feng Shui in both their homes and businesses.
The health and well-being of all our students is important to us. For this reason, we offer information and teaching on traditional Chinese medical theories and proper nutrition to help them become aware of how to maintain their health, properly recuperate from illness or injury, and live life to its fullest. We also attempt to provide our students with a consistent environment that fosters the teachings and principles of compassion for all living things, ethical and moral behavior and actions, and the focus and intent necessary to accomplish all life’s goals
Children’s Kung Fu Program
Children are also encouraged to join the demonstration team to further challenge themselves, extend the benefits of training, and inspire involvement in their community.
Code of Conduct for Choy Lee Fut
These codes are written by our founder Chan Heung in his original manuscript and have been translated.
1) Practice Choy Lee Fut everyday and do not forsake its way without reason.
2) You should practice not only to improve your skill and body, but also to develop a good and patient heart. Never use your skills to commit injustice or injury to others.
3) You must pay utmost respect to your teachers and seniors.
4) Show respect for your fellow classmates through trust, friendship and honesty. Do not bully them in any way.
5) You are not to fight against your Choy Lee Fut brothers. To prevent this, in times of trouble we use the tiger claw action as a sign that we are Choy Lee Fut practitioners.
6) Do not drink alcohol and eat meat in excessive amounts. Alcohol takes away one's sense of control and meat slows down the body. Therefore, the two taken excessively can damage your body and spirit.
7) When practicing Choy Lee Fut, do not show others your skills without consideration, as it may cause trouble for yourself and others. If you judge a person to be of a good nature, then you may pass on your knowledge.
8) Never misuse your skills on others or put yourself above them, as it only causes trouble. Practice kung fu to build a strong foundation for your body. Practice everyday and do not forsake its way.
9) All of the above are rules that the Founder wishes us to follow. Therefore, to disobey them is to go against his wishes.
10) If you cannot abide by these rules, you may leave. If you break them, then it is up to your Sifu's discretion to assess your status within the school.
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1034 N. Fulton St.
Fresno CA, 93728 (Tower District)
1034 N. Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93728
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