What we offer at AFC716 isn’t just Tai Chi and Kung Fu instruction. It is more than that, hence our logo fo Kung Fu, Tai Chi & More. All of it is about physical fitness, and more importantly it’s about living a healthy life. In fact, everything taught here has the underlying motive of helping people be healthier.
An internally balanced human being will see the absolute necessity of health in their lives. Without their health, they struggle to live to their fullest each day. With good health they no longer have to just survive, but are free to expand into what they want to do.
What do I mean when I speak of an internally balanced human being? I am referring to a person who is aware of their emotional, mental, or spiritual leanings. I am referring to when this person works to balance those leanings & tendencies.
What we offer at AFC716 helps build our health. Our bodies need to move, they need to be exercised. As Kate likes to say “A body in motion, stays in motion.” This is the beginning for some.
People see Tai Chi as a slow moving exercise that is not only easy on our ankles, knees and backs, but helps restore the body. This practice is also helpful in focusing the mind. It helps keep it fresh and active throughout our life.
The Kung Fu is a much more vigorous exercise. It is what people think of when we say “martial art”. Yes it teaches how to defend ourselves, but it also teaches respect and care for ourselves & others. With a more vigorous exercise it strengthens the body in order to succeed at learning it.
Our Kung Fu Blitz program is our physical fitness class, which is based on traditional kung fu strengthening exercises. It’s simple, quick, and can provide a good workout for anyone from beginners to those who are physically fit. The trick is to have the determination to keep at it.
When strengthening the body, we strengthen its organs, tissues & immune systems. This keeps the body healthy and helps it avoid getting sick as much.
The point of all this is to show “briefly” that all these classes focus on health of our bodies, and more. It’s meant to introduce the fact that the body, mind and spirit are so intertwined that they cannot be separated. Whether we’re aware of it or not, this is true. The great thing about the value of what we teach is that it has always been this way. These programs have, for hundreds of years, intertwined in the health of the body, mind and spirit.
Shifu Daniel Cimino