Classes Ages 11-14: Junior Program
Our Junior Program is specifically designed for young adults, ages 11 to 14.
The Junior Program is divided into three skill levels, all training on different days of the week. See the Junior Schedule below. This division helps to ensure that our students learn alongside other students at their level and the high instructor-to-student ratio ensures that students receive the support they require to excel.
The age-specific curriculum lays the foundation to learn kung-fu, emphasizing values such as respect, discipline and hard work. As students progress through the Junior Program, they experience the benefits of their hard work, such as achieving their next rank, improved listening skills resulting in higher grades, and building friendships with others.
|Mon||NOV. I||Beginner / Red Sash||6:15pm – 7:15pm|
|Tue||NOV. II||Yellow / Orange Sash||6:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Green / Blue / Brown Sash||5:45pm – 6:45pm|
|Thu||NOV. I||Beginner / Red Sash||6:15pm – 7:15pm|
|Fri||NOV. II||Yellow / Orange Sash||6:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Green / Blue / Brown Sash||11:30am – 12:30pm|
Experience the benefits of this ancient martial art and our expert instruction!
Junior Student’s Corner
Fu-For-You Articles & Important News
Last newsletter, I focused on the Tiger. The Dragon is the counterpoint to the Tiger in Kung Fu symbolism: the Yang to the Tiger’s Yin.
It’s not just the Tiger’s brute strength that makes it a significant symbol in the martial arts.
January’s Physical Theme was Aerobic Exercise, while February’s was Anaerobic Exercise. What, you perhaps found yourself wondering, is the difference?
Let’s look at the benefits of flexibility training, specifically for kids your age.
Believe that you can do something, picture yourself doing it and you’re much more likely to be successful.
You hear more and more these days about the importance of setting goals. Not just to wish for something, but to explicitly create a goal and a plan to achieve it. An article I read talked about the importance of goals being SMART.
Your Commitment to martial arts is important and how it will pay off. Here’s how!
One thing to be mindful of is not falling into the trap of thinking “my martial art is better than yours.” It is important to be respectful of all other martial art forms and their practitioners. I thought it might be interesting to compare some of the styles that developed as a result.
Junior Students Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 12:30pm
Hopefully as Junior students at the WKFA you’ve come to realize there are benefits to training Kung Fu beyond learning fun new things like Forms, kicking sequences and blocks. You should also have noticed an increase in your cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility and strength. While we encourage you to train all aspects of Kung Fu outside of class, it’s important to be careful—especially when it comes to strength training.