Colorado Shao-Lin Martial Arts
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Kids Shao Lin Classes

 Children are the future. That is true in every day life as well as in Shao Lin.

The Shao Lin Temples were famous throughout China for taking in young children and training them to become great Shao Lin Monks.

At Fort Collins Chinese Shao Lin our goal is to teach the Shao Lin art to new generations as it had been taught at the Original Shao Lin Temples in China for over 1,500 years.

With a bloodcurdling cry, your 6-year-old leaps into the air in a karate kick, raising your hair and blood pressure simultaneously, but before you panic and pad the walls, try channeling this urge into a Shao Lin Class.
Activities like kung fu are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids..

A typical hour long class begins and ends with a bow to the teacher, or master. After a warm-up, students practice the art's particular skills, which may include kicks, punches, and blocks. Each requires concentration and strict attention.

Progress is often marked by the belt system, which takes the beginner from a white belt through a variety of colors until black. Testing for each new level is a good exercise in setting and achieving goals.

Experts say it's the respect kids learn, whether from bowing or standing still and waiting for the next command that can be the most important benefit; It often carries over into school, helping to improve behavior and even grades, according to recent research.

"Six is usually a good age to start classes," says Mimi Johnson, M.D., a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness and by that time a child should have enough muscle control to punch and turn properly and safely, essential to getting a real kick out of the 
martial arts

Classes will be conducted for the summer months on Wednesdays. from 4 PM to 5 PM

Age ranges from 5 to 11 years old. Our hope is to eventually have the kids join in the adult classes as they progress through Shao Lin.

To Start classes, have your child wear some loose fitting clothing they can move around well in.

For more information please contact us @ 720-210-7104

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