RIVER TECH MARTIAL ARTS
Mondays, 1:30–2:40 pm. starting January 3rd at
River Tech Elementary, 1687 E Horsehaven AvePost Falls
River Tech Martial Arts is a Christian self-defense club in Post Falls for children, ages 9–17 years old. We practice Wing Chun, the style practiced by Bruce Lee and Ip Man, and HEMA, medieval-style longsword fencing. Our instructor has several years of experience practicing and teaching Wing Chun. January 3rd-March 21st, 10 classes, $84. Contact: email@example.com
“Every child—boy & girl—should be able to defend themselves.”
Starts: January 3rd
You do not need to be a student at River Tech K-12 to join our Martial Arts class. The class is open to the community.
Wing Chun is the style practiced by Bruce Lee and Ip Man. Fun fact: It is the only combat style to have been invented by a woman. Wing Chun does not require special strength or agility to be effective. HEMA stands for Historical European Martial Arts and emphasises medieval longsword fencing. January 3rd-March 22nd, 10 classes, $84. Mondays 1:30-2:40 pm.
Who should join martial arts?
While we do not have "auditions", we ask parents to be honest about whether their child:
(1) interest (only enroll children who want to learn martial arts)
(2) focus (martial arts practice lasts 70 minutes.
You are welcome to try once to see if your child likes it. Mondays 1:30-2:30 pm.
What is a practice like?
Emphasis on comradery and fighting skill.
Wear regular sports/gym wear. We warm up with forms, exercises, kicks, strikes, and floor movement. Then Dan divides the children into four levels (as in our other tracks).
Level 1 is for beginners with no experience in martial arts. To progress to level 2, the student must demonstrate an ability to concentrate and not goof around. (Equivalent of white belt).
Level 2 is for students who are able to stay focused, and learn foundational and essential Wing Chun & HEMA concepts and techniques. (Equivalent of yellow & orange belts).
Level 3 is for students who are mature enough to spar responsibly with other students with little guidance. This is also the level of increased intensity in sparring and strength training. (Equivalent of green & blue belts).
Level 4 is for students whom Dan deems skilled and mature enough to help instruct other students. The best way to learn is to teach others. (Equivalent of brown & black belts).
Why learn Wing Chun & HEMA?
One of the most effective self-defense systems in the world.
Wing Chun is one of the most effective street self-defense systems in the world, teaching speed and power in a very small amount of space. This style can be learned by male or female from a very young age, but more impressively, can still be practiced with the same passion during later life and retirement years. Wing Chun enjoys the unique position of being the only martial art system in the world to be invented by a woman. Beginners will find explanations simple, direct, useful, and useable from the start, not only from a self-defense point of view but also through increased leg strength, general fitness, and internal health.
Some celebrities that practice Wing Chun—besides Bruce Lee and Ip Man—are Jackie Chan, Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale, Nicholas Cage, and Michelle Yeoh.
HEMA is learning to fence with medieval-style longswords. This gives you the ability to fight with weapons, as once you know how to use a sword, you can easily switch it out with other items such as a chair or an umrella.
How to enroll in martial arts?
(1) Fill in the form below. Opens August 16th.
(2) Optional (for communication, updates, and info): Join our Facebook-group.
(3) Show up to your first practice at River Tech Elementary, 1687 E Horsehaven Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 on Septembet 14th.