Kung fu, like an entry-level job, teaches discipline, multitasking and effective hole punching. Develop life skills with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 20 martial-arts classes at Chung's Arts Academy in Markham (a $400 value).
Leading classes in both self-defense and performance choreography, master Calvin Chung enlightens budding martial artists by teaching confidence, respect, and discipline infused with Chinese culture and tradition. Wing chun kung fu, a southern style of martial arts, emphasizes short, explosive movements, useful in close quarters and when establishing elbow boundaries in office cubicles. Hand-to-hand skirmish techniques are dished out in San shou and street survival, educating students on emergency self-preservation techniques should they be attacked or wander through an angry bee gang.
Incorporating elaborate costuming and colourful headgear, the lion dance retells stories of the mythical lion, which is magical, lucky, and has a crush on Leo the MGM mascot. Performance choreography is the basis for most action movies and stage combat, displaying impressive spin kicks in the context of a story. Having trained since 1993, Chung was one of the founding members of the performance choreography team Team Dim Sum. Like a second chance at burnt oatmeal, classes are offered in the evenings Monday–Saturday.
700 Denison St.
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