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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE UNTIL I AM ABLE TO DEFEND MYSELF?
“The best defence is no defence”. That is, the best defence is to avoid physical confrontation.
Self-defence is a paradox. In just a short time you can be taught a series of techniques that might seem like you can use in real physical confrontation, but in reality you won’t.
Along with not knowing the techniques well enough, you probably won’t have the presence of mind to use them.
Even if you realise which technique you need to execute on the attacker, if you panic, your mind and body will not function correctly, which is why we train.
By coming to class regularly, you slowly get better and better at the techniques while you gain confidence.
This is the key to self-defence. You do more than just develop the knowledge of self-defence.
Self-defence is not taught overnight. It is a process that requires dedication and training.
Knowledge can be gained quickly (of fighting). Skill can only be gained by practice and proper guidance.
WHAT OTHER REGULAR EXERCISE DO I NEED IN ADDITION TO KUNG FU?
Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu is very complete forms of physical fitness. They are anaerobic (developing muscle tone) and aerobic (strengthening the cardiovascular system); they increase your speed, balance and coordination.
Because you are literally using every part of your body from your head down to your toes, taking lessons two times a week and doing 20 minutes per day is all the exercise an average person needs to do.
However many students do supplement their training with other forms of exercise. The aim of Kung Fu is to build “Chi” which is internal strength, the true source of power.
WILL MY TRAINING IN KUNG FU REALLY HAVE AN EFFECT ON MY LIFE OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL?
This all depends on your attitude. Only you know what the elements in your life are that you care to change.
The honest truth is that Kung Fu can be the most significant thing that you do for yourself… if you let it.
It builds you up if you are low, makes you modest if you are not, teaches you focus if you are scattered, allows you to relax if too serious.
It can do all of these things, or it can do none of these things. You determine just how much you want out of your training and we are here to give you the guidance.
I AM NOT REALLY FIT, WILL I BE ABLE TO KEEP UP?
Kung Fu bring with it their own fitness level, so even if you are really fit from another form of sport or exercise, you will find a new level of fitness from training in Kung Fu. Alternatively if you’re not very fit you will find your fitness builds gradually as Kung Fu is self paced.