This new class will be held in our classroom at The Summit on Fridays at 4:30 to 5:30.
About the Kung Fu Kids Classes with Zhang Yi
Kung fu not only teaches kids discipline but also self-defense and good habits. The skills of Kung Fu increase your child’s co-ordination, confidence, flexibility and strength. The benefits of learning as a child can last a life time. Classes will be taught in a friendly and controlled atmosphere and are perfect for both boys and girls.
Zhang Yi was selected to study Traditional Chinese Kung Fu when he was 7 years old. He spent 4 years training at the Shanghai Wushu (Chinese Kung Fu) Academy before being chosen to join the prestigious Shanghai Sports Institute. Training at the Institute was intense - 8 hours a day, 6 days a week for over 10 years.
At an early age Zhang Yi took part in national competitions and has subsequently competed and performed at home and abroad, representing China and Shanghai on numerous occasions. He has won many different awards for Tai Chi, Ba Gua, Chang Quan (Shaolin fist), Sword and Spear. In addition he is also highly expert in several other styles of Wu Shu including Nan Quan (Southern Fist), Broad Sword and Staff.
Having attained such a high level at a young age, Zhang Yi, at 36 years old, has already been teaching Wu Shu for 19 years. During that time he has taught many different students from all sorts of nationalities’, (such as Japanese, British, American, Spanish, French and Australian) ages and abilities.
Zhang Yi is an inspiring teacher who combines a friendly, down to earth personality with a passion and dedication to the skill, discipline and spirit of Wu Shu.