Women’s Only Classes
Women of all abilities are welcome to attend our Women’s Only Class!
Train in Privacy
Out of public view, women train in a welcoming, safe, and active learning environment. For your added comfort and privacy, Academy doors are locked during this class time. Classes are taught and assisted by experienced female instructors.
Progress at Your Own Pace
Participants learn the WKFA Shaolin Five Animal Kung-Fu curriculum, which includes self-defence, kung-fu techniques, and kung-fu forms. Over time, women progress through the curriculum at your own pace and ability, developing flexibility, fitness, focus, confidence, and skill.
Pre-School Children Welcome
Pre-school children are welcome to come and watch on the sidelines or play in the waiting room. Mothers are welcome to tend to your children as needed.
Whether you wish to train once a week in the Women’s Only Program, or in addition to the WKFA Adult Mixed Program, women of all abilities are welcome to attend this Women’s Only class!
Please join us on Friday mornings: doors open at 9:45am and doors are locked while class is conducted.
See the Schedule below.
Fees for this program are included in the current Adult Mixed Program pricing. For women attending only the Women’s Only Program, we offer once-per-week three-month memberships.
If you wish to come and try a class for free, or have further questions, please contact the Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy. You are most welcome to join us!
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Adult Student's Corner
Fu-For-You Articles & Important News
Regular breaks are the very thing your body needs to continue to progress, and more importantly, prevent injury, sickness, and burnout.
Calling all Adult Novice II students!
Goal setting takes some thought and planning. There are three steps that will help you set realistic goals you can achieve.
Being rough and tough martial arts warriors does not give us a license to disregard physical cleanliness. Developing and maintaining good personal hygiene is one of the foundations of self-respect, no matter how you spend your time. It also says a lot about your respect for others at the Academy!
My last article identified that different types of flexibility are achieved through different types of stretching. This article provides examples of the different types of stretches and outlines how to use them to increase flexibility and range of motion.
We all know that being successful in Kung Fu is about more than just physical strength and agility — your mind plays a key part in your performance.
Flexibility is needed to perform everyday activities with relative ease…things like getting out of bed, lifting children, or sweeping the floor. Better flexibility improves athletic performance and can decrease risk of injuries by helping your joints move through their full range of motion and enabling your muscles to work effectively.
Self-reflection drives your “current” self to grow into your “ideal” self—the martial artist you aspire to be.
You need to train smarter, not harder sometimes, until you are physically able to continue. As we advance in physical age, our technique changes again as we can no longer move as fast, dip as low, or move as smooth. Sometimes, we have to train through injury.
The mental theme in August was Motivation. It’s timely given that the lazy hazy days of summer are wrapping up and we are heading into the action-packed season of autumn with the usual higher levels of activity associated with back to school, and a return to a more stringent routine. I think it’s safe to say that most people experience a slow down or some absences in their training over the summer months, given vacation time and the opportunity to take advantage of other seasonal activities in lieu of time in class. So, how do we regain and maintain our pre-summer momentum as the summer comes to a close? Here are some thoughts….