At Beyond Kung Fu, not only do we teach fitness and self-defence skills, we also teach the inner-games of self-esteem, success, and joy as a foundation for greater academic, social and behavioural excellence. There are many advanced teaching and learning techniques that are utilized by all of our teachers. These techniques can accelerate a student’s learning beyond any perceived limitations that they may have had.Our system of Martial Arts combines Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic learning which can accelerate a child’s performance far beyond present day results. The Beyond Kung Fu programs are designed to bring maximum results in the areas of Mind, Body and Emotions.
Beyond Kung Fu programs work hand in hand with a child’s school work, providing improved self-discipline, self-confidence, mental alertness, and goal setting skills.
Young people are taught that through dedication and remaining focused, all worthwhile goals in life are possible. Parents have attributed their child’s improved school grades as a direct result of our program; improved achievement, motivation, and self-confidence come as a direct result of our training.
Proper use of Skills
It is constantly stressed to all of our students that martial arts skills give a physical advantage over others, and never to use these skills offensively, but only for self-defense. In fact, we find that as students become more confident in their physical skills they actually become more courteous and kind to other people.
Home & School
Students are encouraged to foster caring relationships at home. The foundation of martial arts training is respect for others. Whether at home, school or in the community students learn to give themselves to their tasks wholeheartedly and with a positive attitude, for this is the foundation for true success in life.
To be sure that each student is developing mentally as well as physically, they are educated about the virtues of the Martial Arts as a complement to their physical training. Unfortunately, much of what a child learns as they are growing up is what ‘not to do’. Our program focuses on what ‘to do’. Each month we teach a different attribute of success with a discussion in class. Some of the topics discussed in classes are:
Self – Esteem: Self-esteem is how an individual feels about them self; the inner self-talk that each of us engages in daily. Before you will protect yourself against a negative influence you must see yourself as valuable.
Gratitude: To nurture appreciation of those around you and your position in life is a skill of the enlightened, enabling rapid growth in an individual.
Helpfulness: Being helpful promotes healthy self-esteem in both the giver and the receiver. Our students experience this first hand by participating in our community development projects.
Confidence: Confidence is powerful communication to others through voice and body language. To be successful in life you must present yourself in a way that earns the respect of others.
Goal Setting/Focus: The mind is a powerful tool when it know what it is working toward. We teach that you can achieve any goal that you set for yourself – but you must decide clearly what the goal is, and then remain focused on that outcome.
Self-Discipline/Perseverance: Perseverance is what kicks in after the enthusiasm of your original commitment has run out. You must learn to rekindle your energy and press through any obstacles, whether physical or mental, to attain your goals.
These, and other topics, are an important part of the Beyond Kung Fu Curriculum.
Please Note: These are just a sample of the many topics that will be discussed in classes. We incorporate stories, discussions and role-playing to allow students to experience first hand the benefits of these positive attributes.