Kung Fu Classes in Westchester NY
The first step is to find the best martial art for you. This section provides information for Westchester residents. Our facility, however, only provides instruction in the martial arts of Aikido through Aikido Westchester NY and Tai Chi through Still Mind Tai Chi Westchester. We are located on the outskirts of White Plains with a separate parking facility to make travel from Yonkers, New Rochelle and the Bronx convenient.
Kung Fu is the original of the martial arts with a focus on striking. In terms of complexity, Shaolin Kung Fu may be seen as the PhD of the striking martial arts, with tremendous diversity in physical movements both circular and linear. Karate is comparatively simpler and much more linear. Classes in Westchester may include basic exercises and forms with an eye towards application and possibly competition. Kung Fu is similar to Karate and Tae Kwon do in the emphasis on external (hard) power and instruction on destructive technique early followed by control. Kung Fu also uses a number of weapons as an extension of empty handed practice. As an ancient form, many styles of Kung Fu have developed, including long & short range, Northern & Southern styles, and more modern systems such as Wing Chun. Exercise is often aerobic. Tai Chi and QiGong (Chi Gung) are often practiced in combination with Kung Fu for health benefits.
Bruce Lee's Kung Fu
In Westchester County, Shaolin Kung Fu referrals are available White Plains. Other Kung Fu styles are available in Somers, White Plains, New Rochelle, and Yonkers.