AIMA JUNIOR KUNG-FU
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Junior Kung Fu
Junior Animal Style Kung-Fu
The Kids Animal Style Kung-Fu consists of the Tiger, Crane, Eagle and Dragon. There are 3 Levels which relate to 3 different age groups.
Level 1 = 3 - 6 yrs old group
Level 2 = 7 - 10 yrs old group
Level 3 = 11 - 14 yrs old group
If a junior starts at 3 years old and then they progress through their level, in this case, level 1, it will take them roughly three to four years before they move to level 2 and then an additional four years to progress to level 3 and so on. At 15 years of age, we allow the juniors to join our Adult Kung Fu Black Sash curriculum.
The curriculums are different, however, the training they receive will enhance their ability to understand and perform optimally in the Black Sash curriculum.
The Juniors Animal Style Kung-Fu not only teaches the animal forms but also its applications in the 3rd level, while also teaching them self-defence they also split the training into a sparring practice to keep them up with their combative sports skills.
The Junior animal style kung fu stems from part of our Adult Masters Curriculum, the 5 Animal Strategy Kung-Fu, this Kung-Fu curriculum consists of the base 5 animals of which Sifu Aldo has drawn from to create the Junior animal style curriculum. This system is unique to AIMA. We have chosen 4 animals for our kids animal kung fu because of their functionality, poise, strength and characteristics.
We have chosen these specific animals to establish strong foundations for when they advance to the Adult classes as well as an interesting practice including proper posture and aligned movements that create proper body mechanics lending to better coordination and efficiency in movement. It also enhances their mind and body integration and functionality, poise and strength. Apart from this, the specific animals have their own strengths and benefits.
Powerful Circular movements, with an ability to seize and control an opponent. Its character is fierce and will stop at nothing.
Moves light and quickly able to avoid confronting situations, it has incredible balance, with long, whipping movements. It portrays the character of a Noble with sophistication and elegance,
The Eagle is a combination of the base animals of Bird and Tiger, it has the quick, long whipping movements of the Bird the and powerful, circular movements and amazing seizing ability of the Tiger. It is also graceful and sophisticated like the bird and fierce like the Tiger.
The dragon on the other hand is a combination of all the five base animals, it is a mythical animal which is why it can carry the 5 base animals as one. It has the magical qualities of the Monkey, the large heavy qualities of the Bear, it can fly like a bird and has claws and teeth like a tiger and resembles a deer with horns. Obviously these are not the practical traits we use to demonstrate the Dragons applications, here we draw upon the adult 5 Base animals such as Bird, Monkey, Tiger, Bear and Deer.
The Junior Kung-Fu students will learn each of these 4 animals in each age group level through designated patterns and applications according to each level.
The Kids weapons program was developed to help each child gain increased motor skills, co-ordination, control and energy flow.
Each weapon is an extension of the body and requires intense concentration and the ability to link the mind and body with the weapon or task at hand.
All weapons classes are conducted with the utmost importance on safety and any misbehaving will not be tolerated and the child may be asked to leave this class if they do not comply with the rules.