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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
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 2 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 13 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 21 months ago by Til Jai
My 6 1/2 year old just started Kung Fu classes about a month ago and loves it. Since it is only twice a week I wanted to give him a chance to work on his skills while he is at... Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by Tara H.
My kids school had them doing 30 min a day of extra moving a night for homework. I got this dvd for them as something to "move" to on rainy days when they couldn't go outside and... Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Heather Logan
- It is just the right blend of martial art training as well as personal growth for my 5 yr old daughter.
- She looks forward to doing this every day. Read more