White Crane Kung Fu
What do you learn? Self-defense, increased strength, improved balance and flexibility – Our training program consists of Chi Gung Studies, Nei Gung Studies and traditional form studies (sets of exercises that are progressively more intricate), and partnered application training, (learning how to defend yourself against punches, kicks, grabs, chokes, etc. )
Stress Management and more – You will learn how to manage stress and cultivate a higher level of personal energy through a discipline that positively affects your entire personality even your diet. The exercise methods employed follow two traditional forms of instruction, “Chi Gung” and Nei Gung. (Nei Gung derives its benefits of strengthening the body through the isometric tension of structured polarity. Chi Gung’s benefits are more subtle and oriented to the focus of breath expansion and contraction). “Chi Gung” exercises are often a microcosm of lightness or flow of movement while Nei Gung develops a coordinated blast of power from a developed full body utilization of body intelligence and polarity. Through both strength and flexibility are enriched. They are often referred to as Chinese yoga or cardio exercises, but the breathing and the focus make both unique. These exercises are both classified as having the benefits of a neurogenesis brain stimulation. They are active forms of meditation. In short, they provide the dynamics for brain cell development through the discovery of inner peace. Kids and even adults become wiser.
Increase vitality, Health, and Longevity – You will learn how to manage certain physiological factors that will increase your vitality, maintain good health and increase longevity. Some of these factors are 1) muscle mass 2) strength 3) basal metabolic rate 4) body muscle to fat percentage 5) aerobic capacity and 6) bone density. Other factors you will manage with the assistance of your physician are 7) blood pressure 8) cholesterol (HDL) level and 9) blood-sugar tolerance. *
Patience comes from Mindful Relaxation.
Pictured below is Sarah D. Pollet tweaking her entire nervous system in a single spinal Nei Gung or Chinese yoga exercise.
Pictured below is a photo of Laura in a Houston form competition.
Adults, Children, and Teenagers
Group classes are one and a half -hours in length. At our main studio in Baton Rouge adults -teenagers and younger children are separated into different classes. Our focus is on traditional form training that is exciting, yet safe and enjoyable to do. Form training can be safer than other recreational activities such as basketball, baseball, football, soccer and aerobics. Kung Fu is certainly more mentally stimulating, and valuable to learn. More importantly, it develops personal safety and self- defense skills that other exercise programs do not.
* Evans Ph.D., W., Irwin H. Resenberg M.D. and Jacqueline Thompson, Biomarkers – The 10 Keys to Prolonging Vitality, Simon & Schuster, 1992 – Since the mid 1980’s aging research has be conducted at prestigious institutions throughout the U.S. in particular at he USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.