Learning Kung fu with Ollie Smith
MONDAYS and THURSDAYS 7:30pm - 9:00pm
These kung fu classes are located in Bath and would suit people with a keen interest in traditional kung fu. There is an emphasis on upgrading one's skill rather than on gradings and tests, so you will not find a belt reward system. We do expect people to buy the school t-shirt and not to wear the clothes or uniform of another martial art club when attending.
Kung fu styles taught are Hebei Xingyi, Gao Bagua, and parts of the Chen Pan Ling Taiji form. All of the kung fu syles are taught over one month. We also focus some of the time in lesson to fighting application (optional) and will wear fighting gear such as gloves, head guards and body armour. The kung fu sparring is reasonably light and usually has an experimental approach to testing some very old fighting techniques.
Whilst we'd like to keep the lessons open to everyone it is best that you are reasonably fit and flexible with a degree of good coordination. If this is not the case then you can arrange for some 1 on 1 kung fu tuition. The 1 on 1 kung fu lessons will teach you everything you need to get up to speed and ready for the group class.
During the lessons you will learn Gao style Bagua, Hebei Xingyi and Chen Pan Ling Taiji (not all at the same time), all from the Taiwan Yizong line of Kung Fu. Bagua usually takes priority due to the amount of content and complexity, Xingyi would be next and then Taiji. A complete system of Baguazhang and Xingyiquan are taught with elements of Taijiquan thrown into the mix.
Video Subscription is coming
We know that not everyone can commit to a direct debit or live close enough to Bath to be able to join in with the lessons, so for those people that are interested what is being taught we hope to eventually offer them the opportunity to buy affordable tutorials on everything we teach. These videos will be shared via a drip-feed to all of our basic subscribers, regular and super subscribers. Meaning you could get one, two or four videos per month.
How much do kung fu lessons cost?
Tuition membership is set at £56 per month and works out at less than £7 per lesson. We collect tuition via GoCardLess, a truly magnificent company and we love them forever and ever for the convenience they provide, so no cash on the day, arrange the direct debit and join in (cancel any time).
Kung Fu Class location
19A MONMOUTH PLACE,
Members to receive videos
Those dedicated soles who sign up and attend the regular kung fu lessons in Bath will receive the drip feed videos as a matter of course (lucky bastards).