Five or Ten Wushu Classes at National Wushu Training Center (Up to 82% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Chinese martial arts class covers punches, high kicks, leaps, and even weapon-wielding

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. New clients only. Valid only for beginners empty-hand classes; not valid for weapons classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Traditional martial arts explore the equally ancient conflict of man against man, much like Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Man. Play out age-old themes with this voucher.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for five wushu classes (a $125 value)
  • $45 for ten wushu classes (a $250 value)

Wushu––a somewhat interchangeable term with kung fu––describes Chinese martial arts in general. While it was once practiced for war, today it largely consists of performance routines, incorporating the punches, kicks, grapples, and throws of traditional martial arts. Instructors focus primarily on Long Fist techniques in classes, teaching large circular motions with high kicks, low stances, and impressive jumps. See the schedule for class times.

National Wushu Training Center

Coach Eric Chen first began teaching kung fu at Penn State in 1973, where he started a campus group to celebrate the art. A mere year later, he found his small club's membership swelling in the wake of the Beijing Wushu Team's visit to the United States, where they performed for the president. The event also inspired him to continue his martial arts studies, so he headed to the Chinese Wushu Research Institute in Boston to study with the masters there. After a decade of intense training, he gained the opportunity to help put on a wushu exhibition for the opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics. Using the LA venue his team used for rehearsal, he opened his first school, the National Wushu Training Center, in 1986. Today, Coach Eric splits his time between Los Angeles and Beijing, lending his prodigious martial arts talents to the film industries in both cities. His filmography includes such credits as Kung Fu Panda, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Transporter.

Meanwhile, one of Coach Eric's disciples, Coach Matthew Osborne, runs things in the LA training center. Coach Matthew focuses on wushu's traditional, respected four-year black belt program, instilling into students the tenets of basic self defense, weapon forms, and empty-hand styles such as Long Fist. Defined by long, sweeping full-body extensions, high kicks, and low-to-the-ground stances, Long Fist requires strength, agility, and intense flexibility. He teaches students many compulsory forms of the Long Fist discipline, giving all students a common set of moves from which to begin before they start to diversify, specialize, or run along the tops of cubicles.

Customer Reviews

Great class and instructor!
Jaclyn W. · May 1, 2017
Super stoked! The coach is awesome, I'm really glad I sprung for the 10 sessions, very much looking forward to it!
Davin · August 5, 2013
Teacher was very knowledgeable and patient. Can't wait for the next class!
Rosanna H. · September 15, 2014

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