Hello AMAI Family!

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 onto your current membership to unlock videos that break down every section of your form and every technique! As our Fall Quarter contiues make sure to practice each new section of your forms and practice your endurance as much as you can!

Lil’ Dragons:  Lil’ Dragons students warmed up with a series of partner workouts. They focused on the techniques Snap Kick and Palm Strike! To help with their Snap kick parents can swing a pillow side to side at students waist height. Students should kick straight forward fast enough to hit the target before it moves out of range! Keep practicing your Chang Quan form and be ready to show off your Snap Kick!

BASIC Program: Kids BASIC students warmed up with an endurance workout. They learned section two of their Five Stances Form. Students also also reviewed their Bow Stances, Horse Stances and their Crane Stances!

Teen and Adult Basic students began class with an endurance workout. Students learned section 2 of their Five Stances Form and combined it with section 1. They also took some time to review their Drop Stances, Crane Stances and Bow Stances.

Kids BBC Program: Kids BBC students started class with an endurance workout. Students practiced section 1 of their Leopard form. They also section 2 of the form as well as their self defenses for the section. At the end students had the oppertunity to practice their self defenses with their instructors!

Adult/Teen BBC Program: This week, the Adult and Teen BBC students started off class with an endurance workout. They reviewed section one of their Leopard form focusing on stylistic details and real world application. They also worked on using their Leopard Hand Tools in various ways.

Foundation Weapons: Students in the Foundation section of weapons started off with a review of the anatomy of a broadsword as well as their wraps and reverse wraps. The focus was on building confidence with the first section of their form. Students should continue to practice the first section of their forms as well as their basic techniques

Advanced Weapons: Advanced weapon students warmed up with safety rules and an anatomy lesson on their straight swords. Advanced weapon students learned section 2 of their form. Students should practice the first half of their form to build confidence and flow through the sections.