One-on-one private lessons provide personalized training that allow for specific questions to be answered and develop individual goals.
Private lessons are scheduled on week nights and Saturdays.
GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE
Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 AM
The fees for Chinese Kempo lessons are:
$100 per month for 2 – 1/2 hour Private lessons each month plus Group classes.
$100 per month for 4 – 1/2 hour Private Lessons and no Group classes.
$130 per month for 4, ½ hour Private lessons plus Group classes.
$80 per month for just Group classes.
Fee for Extra Private Lessons: $25 or $50 for an hour.
Group Classes: $15
Tai Chi classes are taught privately: $25 for a ½ hour or $50 for an hour.
Family or Group rates are available.
There are no contracts and no testing fees.
The style of martial arts we teach is a blend of Chinese Kenpo and Ryukyu Kempo along with some “things that work” borrowed from other systems.
It utilizes practical and efficient moves to stop an attack by using your hands, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, feet, footwork and body motions. You will also learn to target pressure points and vital areas. In addition you will learn to apply simple joint locks and grappling techniques along with weapons training for well rounded self-defense knowledge and ability.
Kempo teaches self defense and self control through three primary methods: Self Defense Techniques, Kata or Form and Drills. We learn to defend against any attack such as punches, shoves, grabs, tackles, kicks, weapons or multiple assailants.
Unlike sport fighting systems, Kempo doesn’t use high kicks, spin kicks or flying kicks which are an impressive skill but are not practical in real life situations. Imagine being attacked as you step out of a door or as you’re walking between parked cars. For the average person, attempting an acrobatic kick in such a situation would be impractical. Kempo kicks are typically aimed at pressure points on the legs to destroy an attacker’s balance and structure.
In addition to private lessons, Group classes are part of the core Kempo program available to students at no extra cost.
SELF PROTECTION CLASSES
These classes are designed for men, women or children who want to learn how to protect themselves but do not have the time or desire to commit to formal Martial Arts training They are private lessons or you can study with a group of friends or family. The lessons can be taught in 1, 2, 3 or as many sessions you feel are necessary to develop a level of confidence you are comfortable with.
We use the term “self protection” instead of “self defense” because the term self defense implies that you let the assailant attack first. But since most people who will attack you will be bigger, stronger or more than one, having the mindset of letting the attacker get the first shot could be deadly.
In the class we will be teaching natural, simple but effective ways of dealing with an attack utilizing your hands, elbows, knees and feet to various vital targets and pressure points along with simple joint maneuvers.
We will also be working on the techniques in a scenario based method, picking out certain situations you might be concerned about or a situation you may have experienced and then figuring out a way to effectively deal with it.
After you have developed a few skills we will practice them on the “Fist Suit” which is a fully padded head to toe. This allows you to try out the moves you have learned on a simulated attacker without the risk of injury.
Other points that will be covered are awareness and trusting your intuition.
TAI CHI CHUAN
What is Tai Chi Chuan?
Tai Chi Chuan is a “soft style” martial art that is characterized by a series of slow, graceful movements done in a highly conscious way so that the practitioner may feel their physical, energetic, mental and spiritual qualities being brought into a state of harmony. Among the martial arts there are two basic types; the hard styles also known as external and the soft styles known as internal. Examples of the external martial arts are Karate and Kung Fu. Examples of the internal martial arts are Hsing I, Bagua and Tai Chi Chuan. Tai Chi emphasizes proper body mechanics and structure to enhance relaxation. It is a form of meditation or what has been called “moving meditation.” Unlike the external martial arts Tai Chi is characterized by soft, slow, flowing movements that emphasize internal energy rather than muscular strength.
Here at Quest we practice the Yang Style Long Form. In addition we train in various forms of Qi gong, Push Hands and application of the movements for Self Defense.
Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan:
“Scientific studies have shown that Tai Chi practice works magic on health, improving conditions such as, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and other chronic illnesses. In addition, it improves balance, helps prevents falls, improves posture and builds up immunity to disease. And if that’s not all, Tai Chi practice can improve mental illness, depression and stress.”