In this blog series, we will post reminders of what the students worked on during the previous week. This gives you or your child ideas for how to practice at home between classes. If you need extra help on any movements or sections of the form, talk to your instructor about adding a Virtual Membership to your current membership to unlock videos that break down every section of your form and every technique! Last week was the start of our Winter Quarter, and with the new quarter comes new forms!

Lil’ Dragons:  Lil’ Dragons students warmed up with a run through the woods. They focused on the techniques, Inside Block and Leopard Jab! To help with their Inside Block parents can slowly reach toward students’ faces as if they were trying to grab them. Students should raise their right hand to their ear and swing their hand in front of their face pushing attackers’ hands away!  Keep practicing your Leopard form and be ready to show off your Inside Block!

BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students warmed up with a review of their fighting stances. They learned section one of their fighting form. Students also reviewed the basic strikes from the section. Make sure to practice your Jab+Cross combinations to be ready for class!

Teen and Adult Basic: This week students began class with a basic endurance workout. Students focused on learning section one of their form. They also reviewed some of their basic blocks.

Kids BBC Program: Kids BBC students started class with a basic endurance workout. Students learned techniques and combinations that will be apart of their Chang Quan form. Students got to practice some of their foundational techniques!

Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students started off class with a basic endurance workout. They began learning section one of their new Chang Quan form. They also practiced style-specific techniques like wheel arms and other complicated movements.

Foundation Weapons: Students in the Foundation section of weapons started off by reviewing the anatomy of the staff. The focus was on practicing basic strikes and blocks to prepare students for the form. Students should practice section one of their form as well as their basic techniques.

Advanced Weapons: Advanced weapon students warmed up with a review of the anatomy of a broadsword. Advanced weapon students began learning section one of their form. Students should practice section one of their new form at least 5 times before their next class.