Students of the Sinking Moon School of Kung Fu can expect to learn theory, mechanics, application, and ethics of fighting. While our focus is on Chinese Kung Fu, we teach a variety of techniques from other styles, including Aikido, Karate, Ninjitsu, Judo/Jujitsu, Tai Chi, Boxing/Kickboxing, Wrestling, and Jeet Kune Do.
Our classes are divided into the following phases. Some classes deviate slightly from this paradigm in order to focus on special curricula (e.g. when a visiting instructor is present), but, in general, each class tends to follow this pattern.
Our lessons in Kung Fu consist of several subjects which make up our curriculum. In a single class, a lesson may cover several of these topics, or it may cover a single topic in more depth. A brief description of the different topic categories is below.
In addition to class attendance, students are expected to spend time conditioning themselves outside of class. As students progress further in the ranks, this requirement becomes more crucial to success. While each student may require a different amount of time for different concepts, students should strive to practice 2 hours per week outside of class for every hour of class in which they participate.
The following is a list of items each student should practice on their own, outside of class: