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CURRICULUM

The curriculum of Temple Kung Fu is divided into three levels: Beginner - focusing on Hsing I Ch'uan, Intermediate - Focusing on Baguazhang, and Advanced - Focusing on Tai Chi Ch'uan. Beyond these three, master-level training presents a life-long learning opportunity for the serious student.

BEGINNER LEVEL

(White Sash)

In this stage of training, your primary focus is on Hsing I Ch'uan. You will learn:

Theory:

  • Five Element Theory

  • Fundamentals of Hsing I Chuan

 

Five Element Forms:

  • Pi Chuan - Splitting Fist

  • Beng Chuan - Smashing Fist

  • Zuan Chuan - Drilling Fist

  • Pao Chuan - Pounding Fist

  • Heng Chuan - Crossing Fist

Animal Forms:

  • Long Xing - Dragon Form

  • Hu Xing - Tiger Form

  • Hou Xing - Monkey Form

  • Ma Xing - Horse Form

  • Tuo Xing - Water Lizard Form

  • Ji Xing - Chicken Form

  • Yao Xing - Sparrow Form

  • Yan Xing - Swallow Form

  • Shi Xing - Snake Form

  • Tai Xing - Great Bird Form

  • Ying Xing - Eagle Form

  • Xiong Xing - Bear Form

Additional Training:
  • 5 Elements Linking Form

  • 12 Animals Linking Form

  • Practical Self Defense Applications

Approximate Time in Training: 6 Months

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

(Blue Sash)

In the intermediate level of your training, you shift your focus to Baguazhang - 8 Trigrams Palm. You will learn:

Theory:

  • Fundamentals of the I Ching

  • The 8 Trigrams

  • The 8 Palms of Baguazhang

 

Technique:

  • Bagua Circle Walking

  • Single and Double Palm Changes

Forms:

  • 8 Animal Baquazhang

  • Dong Haichuan style Baguazhang

  • Dragon Style Baguazhang

Qigong (energy work):

  • Basic Qigong

  • Advanced Qigong

  • Golden Bell Qigong

 

Additional Training:

  • Herbal Medicine

  • Massage

  • Tien Hsu

 

Approximate Time: 2 years.

ADVANCED LEVEL

(Black Sash)

In the Advanced Level of training, you will learn the powerful, yet graceful art of Tai Chi Ch'uan - Grand Ultimate Fist

Theory:

  • Yin / Yang

  • Energy and Qi

Technique:

  • To Be Like Water

  • Relaxation

  • Energy Joining

  • Pushing Hands

Forms:

  • Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

  • Tai Yu Sword

  • Sun Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

  • Sun Style Tai Chi Sword

  • Tai Chi Broadsword

  • Chen Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

  • Wu Style Tai Chi Ch'uan

Energy Work (Qigong):

  • The Microcosmic Orbit

  • Fusion of the 5 Elements

  • Iron Shirt Qigong

Approximate Time: 3 years.

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MASTER TRAINING

(Red Sash)

With over 100 forms and 70 classical Kung Fu weapons, Temple Kung Fu offers a lifetime of training for the serious student. Even a journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step.

START YOUR JOURNEY AND PAY NOTHING FOR 6 MONTHS

Are you ready to begin the most rewarding journey of your life?

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