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Students and enthusiasts of martial arts have many reasons for their interest in the martial arts. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.

Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, WUXIA MARTIAL ARTS CENTER offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well. Click here to view our Weekly Class Schedule.

 

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Ving Tsun Kung Fu
Ving Tsun (pronounced 'wing-chun') is a complete system of self-defense which works for everyone regardless of size, strength, gender or athleticism.  Classical Ving Tsun teaches students the theory, concepts, and artisitic aspects of the style.  Practical (Competitive) Ving Tsun teaches students how to use Ving Tsun under pressure in all ranges of sparring, and develops conditioning, fighting spirit, and athleticism.

The goal of Ving Tsun is to teach practical self-defense in the shortest amount of time possible. Its techniques are based on positioning, leverage and simple physics, allowing the student to borrow the opponent's strength and turn it against them.

Ving Tsun is practiced by close to 1 million practitioners world-wide in over 64 countries. In Europe, nearly 75% of the military special forces and anti-terrorist units either teach Ving Tsun or incorporate it into their close-quarter battle (CQB) training programs.

The modern system of Ving Tsun is a systematic training method which allows the student to learn quickly. This training method is unique to Ving Tsun and brings students to a real level of self-defense skill in a short period of time.

Our Ving Tsun Kung Fu for Adults program is a goal-oriented self-defense program that provides Adults with a social outlet and a high energy Kung Fu experience.

In addition to a fun and physically challenging curriculum, our program offers mental stimulation and a support structure that can help adults better manage everyday stresses.

 

Benefits of Ving Tsun

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills

To observe a Ving Tsun class please call 978-340-1059

 

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Yang Style Taijiquan

Tai chi (Chinese: 太極; pinyin: Tàijí), short for T'ai chi ch'üan or Tàijí quán (太極拳), is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training, its health benefits and meditation. The term taiji is a Chinese cosmological concept for the flux of yin and yang, and 'quan' means fist. So, etymologically, Taijiquan is a fist system based on the dynamic relationship between polarities (Yin and Yang). Taijiquan is often seen as only a health related art, but it is in fact first and foremost a martial art. It is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons: competitive wrestling in the format of pushing hands (tui shou), demonstration competitions and achieving greater longevity. As a result, a multitude of training forms exist, both traditional and modern, which correspond to those aims with differing emphasis. Some training forms of tai chi are especially known for being practiced with relatively slow movements, but ultimately leading to fast explosive movements used for martial skills.

Today, Tai Chi has spread worldwide. Most modern styles of Tai Chi trace their development to at least one of the five traditional schools: Chen, Yang, Wu (Hao), Wu and Sun. All of the former, in turn, trace their historical origins to Chen Village.  Here at Wuxia Martial Arts we study Yang Style Taijiquan under Master Shifu Yang Jwing-Ming who traces his roots back to Yang Cheng Fu.

Tai chi training involves five elements, taolu (solo hand and weapons routines/forms), neigong and qigong (breathing, movement and awareness exercises and meditation), tuishou (response drills) and sanshou (self defence techniques). While tai chi is typified by some for its slow movements, many styles (including the three most popular: Yang, Wu and Chen) have secondary forms with faster pace. Our school teaches partner exercises known as tuishou ("pushing hands"), and martial applications of the postures of different forms (taolu).

The study of Taijiquan primarily involves three aspects:

  • Health: An unhealthy or otherwise uncomfortable person may find it difficult to meditate to a state of calmness or to use tai chi as a martial art. Taijiquan's health training, therefore, concentrates on relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind. For those focused on Taijiquan's martial application, good physical fitness is an important step towards effective self-defense.
  • Meditation: The focus and calmness cultivated by the meditative aspect of tai chi is seen as necessary in maintaining optimum health (in the sense of relieving stress and maintaining homeostasis) and in application of the form as a soft style martial art.
  • Martial art: The ability to use Taijiquan as a form of self-defense in combat is the test of a student's understanding of the art. Taijiquan is the study of appropriate change in response to outside forces, the study of yielding and sticking to an incoming attack rather than attempting to meet it with opposing force. The use of Taijiquan as a martial art is quite challenging and requires a great deal of training.

 

Benefits of Taijiquan

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills

To observe a Taijiquan class please call 978-340-1059


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Modern Arnis   
Modern Arnis is the system of Filipino fighting arts founded by Remy Presas as a self-defense system. His goal was to create an injury-free training method as well as an effective self-defense system in order to preserve the older Arnis systems. The term Modern Arnis was used to describe his style of Filipino martial arts. It is derived principally from the traditional Presas family style of the Bolo (machete) and the stick-dueling art of Balintawak Eskrima, with influences from other Filipino and Japanese martial arts.

This class focuses on weapon reaction, grip strength conditioning, principles, techniques and counterattacks. In addition, we also cover empty-hand self-defense (striking, locking, throwing, etc.) as well as the trademark single and double stick techniques of the Filipino martial arts. Other aspects of the art include espada y daga (sword and dagger fighting), sinawali (double stick weaving patterns), and tapi-tapi (locking drills with the stick). In addition to partner drills, Modern Arnis includes the use of anyo (kata), solo forms both with and without the stick. Emphasis is placed on fitting the art in with a student's previous training ("the art within your art"), smoothly reacting to changing situations in the fight ("the flow"), and countering the opponent's attempt to counter strikes directed at him ("tapi-tapi"). Practitioners are called arnisadors or Modern Arnis players.

In addition to its Filipino influences, elements of Judo, Shotokan Karate, and Wally Jay's Small Circle Jujutsu appear in the system.

Benefits of Modern Arnis

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases Weapon Skills

Self Defense Skills

To observe a Modern Arnis class please call 978-340-1059

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 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Submission Wrestling

This class emphasizes BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) ground fighting and Submission Wrestling / No Gi BJJ for active members. Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as no-gi is a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission through the use of submission holds. The term "submission wrestling" usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a gi, or "combat kimono", of the sort often worn with belts that establish rank by color, though some may use the loose trousers of such a uniform, without the jacket.

The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from folk wrestling (Catch wrestling a.k.a. catch-as-catch-can), Judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, jujutsu (of the traditional form),Shuai Jiao, and Sambo.

Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, catch wrestling, and others. They are also known for using submission techniques normally banned in other arts or competitions such as heel hooks, toe holds, wrist and finger locks.

BJJ / Submission Wrestling promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique, taking the fight to the ground – most notably by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person.

BJJ / Submission Wrestling training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense. Sparring (commonly referred to as "rolling") and live drilling play a major role in training.

Benefits of Submission Wrestling / No Gi BJJ

Fitness

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills

To observe a BJJ class please call 978-340-1059

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Sanshou Kickboxing for Ving Tsun / Taijiquan

 (Sanshou), also known as Sanda  (Sanda)Chinese boxing or Chinese kickboxing, is a Chinese self-defense system and combat sport.  Our Sanshou Kickboxing program incorporates concepts and techniques from our Ving Tsun and Taijiquan programs and helps our students to learn how to spar properly and safely.  Sanshou is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the study and practices of traditional Kung fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and in some competitions, even elbow and knee strikes.

 Sanshou is not seen as a style itself, but rather is considered as just one of the two components of Chinese martial arts training and is often taught alongside Taolu (forms) training.   Sanshou involves techniques from any other fighting style depending on the teacher's mode of instruction.

A modern fighting method, sport, and applicable component of Kung Fu influenced by traditional Chinese Boxing, of which takedowns & throws are legal in competition, as well as all other sorts of striking (use of arms & legs). Chinese wrestling methods called Shuai Jiao and other Chinese grappling techniques such as Chin Na. It has all the combat aspects of Kung Fu.

Sanda appears much like Kickboxing but includes many more grappling techniques. Sanda fighting competitions are often held alongside taolu or form competitions. Sanda represents the modern development of Lei Tai contests, but with rules in place to reduce the chance of serious injury. Many Chinese martial art schools teach or work within the rule sets of Sanda, working to incorporate the movements, characteristics, and theory of their style.

Chinese martial artists also compete in non-Chinese or mixed combat sports, including boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Sanda is practiced in tournaments and is normally held alongside taolu events in wushu competition. For safety reasons, some techniques from the self-defense form such as elbow strikes, chokes, and joint locks, are not allowed during tournaments. Competitors can win by knockout or points which are earned by landing strikes to the body or head, throwing an opponent, or when competition is held on a raised lei tai platform, pushing them off the platform. Fighters are only allowed to clinch for a few seconds.

Benefits of Sanshou Kickboxing

Fitness

Develops coordination & awareness

Builds strength & speed

Builds self-confidence

Increases endurance

Self Defense Skills

To observe a Sanshou Kickboxing class please call 978-340-1059

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Chin Na / Shuai Jiao

This style is integrated into our 5 main styles (The 5 Venoms AKA - Ving Tsun, Taijiquan, Modern Arnis, Sanshou Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Chin Na also focuses on joint locks and traditional Chinese Qinna (Chin Na), the set of joint lock techniques used in the Chinese martial arts to control or lock an opponent's joints or muscles/tendons so he cannot move, thus neutralizing the opponent's fighting ability. Qinna Shu ( shù meaning "technique") literally translates as lock catch technique. Some schools simply use the word na ("hold") to describe the techniques. Qinna features both standing and ground-based grappling techniques.  Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) is taught in conjunction with Chin Na.

Some Chinese martial arts instructors focus more on their qinna techniques than others. This is one of the many reasons why the qinna of one school may differ from that of another. All martial arts contain qinna techniques in some degree. The southern Chinese martial arts have more developed qinna techniques than northern Chinese martial systems. The southern martial arts have much more prevalent reliance on hand techniques which causes the practitioner to be in closer range to their opponent. There are over 700 qinna traditional techniques found in all martial arts.

Qinna can generally be categorized (in Chinese) as:

"Fen jin" or "zhua jin" (dividing the muscle/tendon, grabbing the muscle/tendon). Fen means "to divide", zhua is "to grab" and jin means "tendon, muscle, sinew". They refer to techniques which tear apart an opponent's muscles or tendons.

"Cuo gu" (misplacing the bone). Cuo means "wrong, disorder" and gu means "bone". Cuo gu therefore refer to techniques which put bones in wrong positions and is usually applied specifically to joints.

"Bi qi" (sealing the breath). Bi means "to close, seal or shut" and qi, or more specifically kong qi, meaning "air". "Bi qi" is the technique of preventing the opponent from inhaling. This differs from mere strangulation in that it may be applied not only to the windpipe directly but also to muscles surrounding the lungs, supposedly to shock the system into a contraction which impairs breathing.

"Dian mai" or "dian xue" (sealing the vein/artery or acupressure cavity). Similar to the Cantonese dim mak, these are the technique of sealing or striking blood vessels and chi points.

"Rou dao" or "rou shu dao" (soft techniques) which generally refers to the techniques deemed safe for sparring and/or training purposes.

Qin means to capture or lock, na means to grab or hold, and while those actions are very often executed in that order, the actions can be performed distinctly in training and self-defense: a trap isn't always followed by a lock or break, and a lock or break is not necessarily set up by a trap.

Benefits of Chin Na

Functionality for all styles

Develops coordination

Builds strength

Builds self-confidence

Increases Restraint Skills

Self Defense Skills

 

 

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