Master Manuel Marquez has worked with kids programs here in the Southbay from Middle, Junior & High schools, Junior Blind Foundation, after school programs, Parks & Recreation Centers.
Classes start from 6 years old to 12 years old in the Junior Monks classes.
The complete total body cardiovascular workout program (mind – body – spirit) for kids martial arts training, self-defense, health, fitness, physical therapy and redevelopment! The premise of all martial arts and self-defense system that has been taught for hundreds of years is the guideline to fighting principles. Why? Because the movements they teach such as forms, blocks, punching from the hips, rotation of the fist, stances, sparring, tournaments with rules bear no resemblance to what people actually do on the streets in real life situations.
While other martial arts despite their different names have much of the same curriculum such as forms, sparring, stances, blocks and so forth and they also look alike except for the way they execute their movements. This will enable you to have a better chance to protect yourself in a real bad situation. It takes a while to learn these skills but we start the kids off with some good basics for hand-to-hand combat.
Kung Fu is a rather fluid Chinese martial art that places a focus on balancing as well as strength training. It is a wonderful art for kids who may need some additional help in terms of developing proper balance. Kung Fu is a great physical activity for kids to release a good deal of energy and have fun while doing it. It winds up being more like an high impact class for the kids which is need for the development of the organs & mind.
The Chinese arts are known for teaching practitioners not just how to defend themselves, but also how to protect their attacker. This requires a lot of joint locks, throws, and turning movements that allows you to use your opponent’s momentum against them. Hard & Soft techniques that are not used with brute force but finesse and body movements.
It is a way of learning that winds up being safer for kids to learn since the risk of injury is low compared to other martial arts. Kung Fu also does well at teaching kids how to properly fall down without hurting themselves. It is something that can translate into keeping your kids safe in other sports and physical activities.
Kung Fu is a martial art that teaches children a vast number of life skills. Like with other martial arts, it instills a good level of discipline by having kids learn how to properly listen to their instructors, dedicate themselves to learning all the moves, and more. It also teaches kids that their size really doesn’t matter; you can take down a bigger opponent as long as you use your mind as well as your body. As this martial art involves grappling, throws, swepts, joint locks, uprooting this helps to be sure your child seems ready to handle such close contact.