Our Classes & Youth Programs
Below is our extensive list of Martial Arts classes and youth programs. Click on each name to learn more.
All our youngest students, ages 4-6, want to be Dragon Tots. Dragon Drills focus on character-building as well as fitness, fun and self-defense. Children learn to enjoy paying attention, doing what they are asked to and being active. And Dragon Life Skills allow the instructor to explain about good manners, focus, self-respect and self-discipline, so that even the littlest students can turn these traditional kung-fu values into success and happiness in their daily lives.
Youth, 7 to 12 year olds, begin their Quest to Be the Best by developing the Life Success Skills of a classic kung-fu student. These positive values include respect for self and others, concentration and the will to work hard to achieve worthwhile goals. Then, starting with learning how to take a strong stance, challenging and exciting classes teach perfect punching and on-balance kicking. By also working on stretching, better conditioning, physical coordination and timing, students learn high-speed action forms whose graceful power are the essence of traditional Chinese boxing.
Adult Kung-Fu develops the flexibility and core strength needed to progress quickly from balanced stances to Chinese-style strikes with hands and feet and other body parts. High-energy classes teach fast, fluid action forms that demonstrate in motion Wu-Shu’s arsenal of extraordinary fighting techniques. History proves the best shape you can get in comes from practicing the dangerous beauty and split-second timing of great traditional kung-fu.
KUNG-FU WEAPONS (Adult & Youth)
Kung-Fu Weapons teaches the expert handling of unique old-school sharp-edged or impact Chinese weapons – long, short, hard and lesser-known flexible multi-sectional weapons unlike anything ever seen in the West. The Chinese say: “You become your weapon.” Fascinating in themselves, weapons training also develops an ability to adapt and use any handy object for emergency self-defense.
SPARRING (Adult, Youth & Dragon Tots)
Sparring practices light-to-no-contact fighting in a safely-controlled setting. By sharpening their empty-hand skills, students acquire enough confidence in themselves and Wu-Shu self-defense techniques to win tournament prizes – or to stand up to real-life encounters.
WEAPONS SPARRING (Adult & Youth)
Weapons Sparring allows students wearing state-of-the-art protective gear to experience how it feels to use padded weapons. The fast-paced action is always safe but almost as exciting as real combat.
SELF-DEFENSE: CHIN-NA/GRAPPLING (Adult)
Chin-Na is the no-hitting art of pressure points, balance and joint manipulation used to counter and control an opponent without ever punching or kicking. Since special knowledge, not raw strength, is what’s important, this science of how to break-away and escape is also especially appropriate for women caught up in real-life street situations.
TAI CHI FORM (Adult)
“Tai Chi” means “supreme ultimate,” and practicing it uses little or no muscular power. Instead, easy-to-learn tai chi seeks to develop and train “chi,” the human body’s life-force. An old Asian saying goes, “If you study Tai Chi, you will have the flexibility of a child, the strength of a lumberjack and the wisdom of a sage.” This ancient, fascinating art is the most relaxing and meditative physical exercise in the world. Yet, when used by experts, tai chi overcomes opponents by “fighting without fighting.”
TAI CHI WEAPONS (Adult)
This continuation of the Tai Chi experience uses the light, deft manipulation of classic weapons, especially the sword and the staff, not so much to harm opponents as to express and perfect students’ progress in controlling their chi energy.
TAI CHI PUSH HANDS (Adult)
Called “Tui Shou,” Push Hands is a one-on-one game whose no-impact fun also helps teach Tai Chi’s close-in martial applications. One gentle Tai Chi push, correctly placed, can send the biggest football player helplessly staggering backward, arms wheeling, struggling for balance. So this class makes a good fighter a better fighter.
SHAOLIN KICKBOXING (Adult)
Experience the Training Centers’ famous high-energy exercise and conditioning class. Martial arts done at a cardio pace is the world’s best and fastest total-body workout – and the most fun. Gain strength, toning, flexibility and championship endurance; lose weight and the blues. Exhilarating!
Don’t know which class is best for you? Take QUICK START (adult, youth & Dragon Tots). Quick Start is a no-pressure opportunity for you to try out all the different programs we offer there, to meet our world-class instructors and experience first-hand the energy, fitness, self-confidence and sheer fun of SHAOLIN WU-SHU.
AFTER-SCHOOL KUNG-FU PROGRAM
THE DENNIS BROWN SHAOLIN WU-SHU TRAINING CENTER AFTER-SCHOOL KUNG-FU PROGRAM – “We’re Training Tomorrow’s Leaders”
Monday through Friday we provide transportation from school to the Training Center. Here is the area’s most productive activity for your child’s after-school hours – a proven combination of discipline and courtesy, confidence-building and character development, all based on kung-fu training for better coordination, strength and flexibility.
Certified Black Belt Instructors lead fast-paced workouts designed to keep your child busy, motivated and happy. We teach the ABC’s of Conflict Avoidance and Life Success Skills based on traditional kung-fu values of politeness, attention, achievement and consideration for others. Designated homework time and awards of academic-achievment patches encourage your child to excell in school assignments. And regular belt testing and promotions create pride in accomplishment and excellence in the martial arts.
Sign Up TODAY!
Download and complete this form to sign up today and receive a free Kung-Fu uniform. Call or visit the Training Center nearest you. Family discounts available.
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
Sitting around the house is no fun. This summer your child can be out doing something new and exciting every day – and never even notice learning self-discipline, self-confidence and physical fitness. Just pack a lunch and a healthy snack for your child and feel completely confident our experienced personnel will safely take it from there.
The good times start with students receiving a free uniform and t-shirt, so they can get fit and focused in our famous high-energy kung-fu classes. Trophies and Certificates of Completion will be given out at the Summer Intramural Competition. But more than just a great way to learn world-class martial arts, your Summer Enrichment child will be excited looking forward to so much more…
Here comes happy days full of gymnastics, Discovery Zone, museums, movies, Splash Park/Six Flags, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Medieval Times, Baltimore Aquarium, bowling, basketball, miniature golf and even a Spirit of Washington Cruise on the Potomac River. Register your child today and receive a discount for additional family members who also want to have the time of their lives!