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Wah Lum Program Descriptions

Program Descriptions for Adults

Adult Kung Fu

Kung fu is for everyone! There is no age limitation as kung fu is ideal for any individual to keep in shape both physically as well as mentally.


The system taught here is the Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis style of kung fu. A skillful martial artist, Lee Kwan Shan combined his family style “Tam Tui” (a style which emphasizes strong leg movements) with the Wah Lum Praying Mantis to form a well rounded and effective system.


Basic Exercises
All students will learn basic exercises that will help to improve your overall physical condition. Within weeks, students will feel a definite improvement in their well being.

Self Defense
An obvious benefit of martial arts is the ability to defend oneself from physical aggression. Many practical and effective self defense techniques are taught. Again, improvement in speed, strength, skill and reflex will be evident after several months of intensive training in self defense techniques.

Hand Forms
Hand forms are based on the Northern Chinese long fist forms which are strong, fast and long in reach with the influence of the deadly mantis hook hand. Hand forms are essential for building strength, speed, stamina and precision.

A characteristic feature of Chinese kung fu is the use of many weapons and this style incorporates the use of several different types of weapons. Weapons are taught after the student has learnt basic exercises and forms.

Sparring is an optional part of the curriculum. A student will strive to develop their fighting capabilities at the same time developing endurance, strength, body conditioning, speed and reaction time. Students are permitted to join sparring after their first test.

Overall Benefits
• Health
• Patience
• Flexibility
• Strength and Stamina
• Discipline
• Coordination
• Self-awareness and Confidence

Students will benefit from the strengthening of body and mind that results from participating in kung fu classes. Kung fu is also an ideal exercise program for those who are interested in maintaining or losing weight.


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