San Shou Kuan takes its inspiration from Northern Shaolin Kung Fu. The back bone to San Shou Kuan are our traditional classes. These combine 2 x 1 hour sessions with the prime objective of the class being to develop the students self confidence, fitness and practical skill set as that they master the basic movements, based upon a solid Martial Art coaching foundation by Black Belt instructors.
Each class begins and ends with a bow. They involve a comprehensive warm up, followed by a section of progressive stretching then drill in the fundamental techniques. These techniques include kicking, punching, stances, blocking and self defence applications. The techniques are performed by the whole class with the movements becoming more demanding. In addition to these core basics each class incorporates a bespoke module of techniques, eg jab cross combinations on pads, hooks, uppercuts, kicks to legs, countering kicks to legs etc Enabling each class to stretch you in a different area from the previous section.
In the second hour, the students will also go through the forms (patterns) and progressive grading syllabus that lead to promotion through the coloured belts towards Black Belt. Students are encouraged to take part in free sparring which is their chance to start applying what they learn. Can you call yourself a swimmer if you never get in the water?
Those wishing to take part in sanctioned fighting tournaments there are specialist conditioning and sparring skills competition classes.
For the younger members there are specially designed classes