The ability to karate chop through wood is a good skill to have if you’re going for your black belt or ever have to fight your way out of a lumberyard. Strike a cord with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for 10 adult or children’s Kung-Fu classes (a $200 value)
- $45 for 20 adult or children’s Kung-Fu classes and a uniform (a $460 value)
Kung-Fu classes cover techniques based on a five-animal system, which styles its movements after those of the dragon, crane, snake, tiger, and leopard. Classes are divided by age group and experience level. Click here for a class schedule.
Rik Kellerman's Ten Tigers Kung-Fu Academy
At Rik Kellerman's Ten Tigers Kung-Fu Academy, history is headmaster. The instructors practice authentic Chinese kung-fu, using techniques based on centuries-old guidelines. The academy's preferred style, Siu Lum Hung Kuen, uses movements inspired by five animals: the dragon, the snake, the leopard, the crane, and the tiger. Together, these maneuvers display both grace and power, much like a Supreme Court justice who knows ballet.
The staff teaches students of all ages how to channel the tenets of kung-fu for self-defense. That said, classes focus less on fighting and more on cultivating a sense of family. Encouragement and camaraderie underlie every lesson, whether you're learning how to engage in hand-to-hand combat or how to wield classical weaponry. Classes at Ten Tigers are also a cultural experience—in addition to sparring moves, they might cover meditation, Chinese herbal medicine, or costumed Lion Dancing choreography.