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Why do martial arts?
People do martial arts for various reasons. Some people train in the arts to learn to fight, others for self defence, fitness, confidence or simply because they have a passion for what they practice. It’s up to you to decide what you want to do.
Why do kungfu?
Kungfu was and is the original martial art. It gives you a vast array of principles and techniques to work with. To become good in anything, you need to have foundations. In true Kungfu manner, you learn not only foundations at Southern Crane Kungfu, but you also learn why you do foundation work. This leads you on to using Kungfu in everyday life.
Kungfu teaches you to better yourself in whatever you do.
Why this style?
This style of kungfu is based on White Crane, but there is also a Tiger element involved in this style, so it is called Tiger Crane Combination. We use the style and grace of the crane and the power of the tiger, which gives the practitioner all the fighting ranges. This style teaches the practitioner Kungfu, Tai Chi, Chin Na, ground work, weapons and a host of other techniques; everything you can want from martial arts.
Why train with this club?
What this club has to offer is a friendly atmosphere run very professionally by experienced instructors. At Southern Crane Kungfu we hold regular gradings, enter competitions and tournaments, nand attend ational and international camps and seminars.
We are a well established club with many links to other styles. We have links with other crane styles, tiger boxing, dog boxing and Taichi styles.
Can anyone train in this style?
Yes, anyone of any physical or mental ability and of any age can train in this style of martial arts, either in hard (Kungfu) or soft (Shuang Yang) style according to personal abilities and preferences. We currently cater for four to 76 year olds, but anyone outside of those figures is more than welcome to join in!
Both absolute beginners and those with experience in martial arts are welcome and catered for. Your level of fitness is also not a problem, as you will get fit by attending classes.
Why should I become a member of Southern Crane Kungfu?
By becoming a member of this club, you are entitled to attend sparring classes, go to members only specialist courses on Tuesdays and Sundays, start learning weapons, attend day, weekend and week-long master classes and camps in the UK and China, enter tournaments, and grade in your patterns to progress in your martial art attainment levels.
What is Shuang Yang?
Shuang Yang is the soft style side of Southern Crane Kungfu, also known as Tai Chi. Shuang Yang is the form of tai chi that is specific to this style of Kungfu. It is a single pattern consisting of 66 set principles of a Tai Chi form.
Shuang Yang or Tai Chi is a martial art, not a meditative form of relaxation as it has become thought of in many gyms and martial art clubs in the Western world today. It requires much thought and practice, and is incredibly rewarding for practitioners of all ages and abilities. Learn more about Shuang Yang.
What is sparring about?
You do not have to attend sparring lessons, but it is encouraged as the practitioner gains a practical insight into Kungfu. Sparring lessons are not always about fighting each other; sparring lessons teach the practitioner how to use their patterns and what they have learnt in class, plus more. Additionally, sparring lessons include weapons training, from swords to staffs.
Are kids classes available?
Yes, they are. We run one class per week specifically for children from around four years old up to the age of around 11. Students are taught the principles of Kungfu, focusing on strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and self discipline, rather than combat. As the young students progress, they are moved into the adults classes. The timetables are available here.
Is private tuition available?
Private one on one or small group classes are available, held at a venue of your choice. These classes can help to advance students that are focusing on a particular area of interest in their study of martial arts, or to work out a problem they feel they have in their training. Students approaching a grading or tournament may also find these classes of importance. They are also useful for people wishing to increase their fitness with a personal training work out.