SRKF Teen/Adult Programs
Confidence and strength do not come from what you can do, they come from overcoming challenges and limitations you once thought were insurmountable. Silent River Kung Fu’s Teen/Adult programs provide a supportive and safe environment in which to challenge you and coach you to success.
Silent River Kung Fu offers a variety of programs for teens and adults. In addition to our traditional Kung Fu curriculum, we offer classes in self defence, traditional weapons, sparring, fitness, tai chi, and kickboxing.
Traditional Kung Fu
People who begin studying and practicing kung fu usually start noticing the benefits after as little as a few weeks. From a physical standpoint, the training improves the body's cardiovascular condition, tones the muscles, refines coordination, and promotes better body metabolism. Mentally, the training builds self-esteem, improves concentration, promotes calmness, and provides a proven system for managing stress.
I Ho Chuan
Complete martial artists apply mastery to all aspects of their lives. Choices are made every second of every day that propel one closer to mastery or further down the path of mediocrity. Participants who successfully complete our I Ho Chuan program learn a process to develop mastery and the strategies to maintain its relevance.
Silent River Kung Fu’s I Ho Chuan program is based upon Master Tom Callos’ Ultimate Black Belt Test and is limited to twenty participants each year. Details of the I Ho Chuan and its curriculum can be found here.
Tai Chi, or "Grand Ultimate Fist" is at the core of all kung fu systems. Through the study of the postures of the Yang style Tai Chi form, students develop a strong sense of awareness of themselves and the world around them.
With Silent River Kung Fu's exclusive Tai Chi program, students can learn four unique forms - Li, I, Jen, and Chih of the Yang style. Through these forms students learn how to centre their bodies while aligning their skeleton and internal organs for maximum benefit and health.
While appearing passive and gentle, Tai Chi is a great workout with many health benefits, both physical and mental.
Chinese Lion/Dragon Dance
Kung fu schools judge themselves on the quality of their lion dance. The traditional lion dance and dragon dance allows the students to learn the important cultural significances of the dance while the rigours of the dance help reinforce their strength, stamina, and overall conditioning.
Silent River Kung Fu can be seen performing their Chinese Lion Dance and Dragon Dance throughout the year for special events in our community.