Your training begins with a short meditation to clear your mind of the thoughts and worries of the day. We then focus on warming up the body. Many traditional stretching exercises are used to gain increased flexibility and tendon strength. Strength and Endurance training comes next. We focus on drills to increase your speed, power and technique.
Each class you get applications training. This is where we take the techniques you are learning and develop them towards real world defense and fight situations. We finish up class with intense form training. This is where you learn to move and think like a kung fu fighter! Your stances get lower. Your body faster, stronger and more flexible. Your mind clear and quick to react.
Shyun Style Tai Chi
Through Tai Chi you learn to build and control your internal energy. We start class with any number of cleansing Chi Kung meditations. We warm up the body with traditional stretches. You learn to focus, coordinating your movements to your breathing. Gain an incredible ability to sense the weight shifts in your body as you transition from one stance to the next. Learn the single movements that eventually make up the entire Health Set.
Children's Kung Fu
Our Children's Class program is designed to give kids the cardiovascular and strength workout they need. In a fun, safe environment, our kids learn the mental and physical discipline that gives them a head start in life! And they learn KUNG FU! What kid doesn't want that! The emphasis in the class is on teaching forms and techniques gradually, with belt(actually sash) levels signifying their achievement!
Monday and Wednesday: Kids Kung Fu 4:30-5:30 Open Mat/Conditioning: 5:30-6:30 Beginner Kung Fu: 6:30-8:00
Tuesday and Thursday: Tai Chi: 5:30-6:30 Advanced Kung Fu (Invite only): 6:30-8:30
Saturday: Tai Chi: 10:00-11:00 All Levels Kung Fu: 11:00-12:30
Friday and Sunday: Closed for Private Lessons
Drop-In: Kung Fu $10 - Tai Chi $5 Monthly Membership options as low as $60 per month for adults and $40 for kids. Uniform required for adults and kids kung fu
At Your Own Pace
Eight Step Preying Mantis now has a place to call home here in Albuquerque. Classes are available for Preying Mantis Kung Fu, Shyun Style Tai Chi, and Martial Arts Conditioning. If you are interested, contact Sifu Nic or just come on down to our new school.