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A fun workout for kids of all ages, with training tips for students, parents, and teachers.
Kung Fu for Kids is an instructional program that teaches children the basics of traditional Kung Fu in a fun and exciting way. It starts with a simple, follow-along workout that introduces calisthenics and the basic stances, blocks, punches and kicks of the YMAA kids curriculum. It ends with a short cool-down routine to help children improve their balance, breathing, and mental focus.
This video features Ben Warner, who has been a children's instructor since 2001, and several students of varying levels from the YMAA Boston class. Nicholas Yang, the President of YMAA, makes corrections while students demonstrate.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming makes a cameo appearance explaining the meaning of the Shaolin sun-and-moon greeting.
A detail section is also included with more advanced students demonstrating the techniques in greater detail for refined study.
Later sections offer Training Tips for older students, parents, and teachers, including:
- Safety precautions to follow when practicing Kung Fu. - Benefits and purpose of Kung Fu training for Kids. - Appropriate time and place to use what has been learned.
The discipline and focus achieved through training Kung Fu extends to many other aspects of everyday activities in life, including academics, sports, music, and literature.
SPECIAL FEATURES: Easy follow-along workout - Cartoon Segways starring Shing (star) - Interviews with Teachers and Parents About the Benefits of Kung Fu for Kids
It takes a combination of talent, patience and understanding to get children to enjoy working hard and Ben Warner has all of these traits in abundance. His ability to inspire children of all ages, from all different backgrounds, to want to push themselves to new levels is unlike any I've seen. --Mathea Levine , Children's book author, I'm Lucy
As an instructor of the YMAA children s program, Ben Warner has found several keys to classroom success - a solid foundation of basics; understanding the age and maturity of his students; realistic expectations of behavior and performance; high-energy activities; and parental involvement. In his conversations with parents, Ben has learned that one of the main reasons they enroll their children in martial arts is the hope to develop their child s focus and discipline. Quality martial arts will always emphasize the development of the mind and spirit as much as the body. --Dan DeLomba, editor YMAA News
I teach Kung Fu and Tai Chi this DVD is very well done thank youPublished 3 months ago by victoria Roller
It was better than I expected. There are a lot of exercises and techniques to learn. I was pleasantly surprised. My son enjoys it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Gonsalves
Bought this for my 8 year old. He's home schooled & I wanted to make sure he stays physically active during the cold winter months. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bethany
I chose this rating because this instructional video is good basics for children whom are beginning their martial arts journey. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Joshua Richardson
This show some basics and some ideas of how to present this to kids. A kid will probably get board of it after watching it a few times. Read morePublished on July 26, 2013 by Til Jai