Martial Arts Classes

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Nate’s Martial Arts Class Schedule:

Qi Gong 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Taijiquan 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Long Fist 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tai Chi for Health 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Qi Gong 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Taijiquan 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Long Fist 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fees: [Monthly]

Tai Chi for Health: $25

Qi Gong: $30

Taijiquan or Longfist: $55

Any Two Styles: $70

Any Three Styles: $85



Long Fist = Shao Lin & Emperor’s Long Fist combined.

Shao Lin Quan [Kung Fu]

Also known as Kung Fu, Shao Lin Quan means “Young Forest Boxing / Fist” and is an external system of martial arts that was brought to China from India by a monk named Damo in 527 AD. This system was used by the monks of the Shao Lin temple to keep their bodies strong enough to meditate for long hours without their bodies failing. This system focuses on a strong body and well developed coordination to execute its techniques quickly with focus and power. It is primarily based on a set of forms that have been passed down from the Shao Lin temple but also incorporates a wide variety of techniques that include Chin Na [to seize and control, a form of joint locks] and Shuai Jiao [a throwing art] as well as ground fighting and many other aspects. This system focuses on using all five element movements so it contains circular and linear motions in a myriad of combinations. This system is also considered to be the foundation necessary for mastery of the other internal systems that are taught, the saying goes that “one must enter through the gates of Shao Lin.”

Emperor’s Long Fist

This system was started by Emperor Chao Kun Yin, the founder of the Song Dynasty, in 960 AD. Chao Kun Yin collected information on all the major systems around and formulated his system based on experiences from a variety of teachers, this system contains elements of Shao Lin Quan, Taiji Quan, Xing I Quan, and Ba Gua Zhang. However, it predates all of the above mentioned systems except Shao Lin Quan. This system incorporates many types of movements based on the five elements, eight original energies, as well as animal forms. It utilizes both external and internal methods of self development but is primarily an internal system.

Qi Gong

Qi means breath, life force, vital force, or energy. Gong means work or effort. This together means energy work or vital force work. This is also often referred to as breathing exercises. These exercises are slow and done with an emphasis on mental focus and concentration. The primary system of Qi Gong practiced here at the Old Mountain Kung Fu is called I Quan or Intention Fist and is a derivative of Xing I Quan or Form and Will [Intention] Boxing / Fist that was parred down to focus on the intent rather than the physical motions. Though I Quan is the primary system of Qi Gong done at the Old Mountain Kung Fu there are others incorporated from the studies of Sifu Novgrod.

Taiji Quan [Tai Chi Chuan]

Taiji Quan means grand ultimate fist or boxing and is a system of movements and principles designed to maximize the flow of qi or energy through the body and create a smooth even flow. The system practiced here at Old Mountain Kung Fu is a Yang family system passed down through Yang Chen Fu’s uncle Yang Ban Hou. It is generally considered to be a little more martial minded than the standard Yang family forms and utilizes a form that is sixty-four moves long. This system focuses on soft movements with proper body alignment and correct body mechanics allowing for the maximum release of energy from each move. The moves are done slowly with lots of focus and with attention to each part of the body at all times.


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