Classes & Workshops
Martial Arts Programs for
All Ages & Abilities
Here at the Denver Shaolin Kung Fu Tai Chi Institute, we pride ourselves on teaching the best in traditional and contemporary Chinese Martial Arts (CMA). All of our instructors have trained in China, Korea, and across the US. We bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the South Denver Metro area. We teach traditional Shaolin (Shaolinquan), Tai Chi (Taijiquan), and Wushu (Changquan) for the Aurora, Parker, and Centennial communities.
Our aim is to help everyone, from young to old, to be more healthy, confident, and to have an overall improved sense of wellness. For our younger students, that involves improving self-discipline, building a strong work ethic, and gaining an understanding of oneself and one’s capabilities. For our adult students, we focus on building overall health, helping to achieve weight loss, improving general fitness, and teaching the basics of self-defense.
Shaolinquan (Shaolin Temple Kung Fu) is a dynamic martial art created over 1500 years ago. Created by the monk Damo, it is still practiced and taught at the Shaolin Temple in China. The Shaolin Temple, and Shaolin Kung Fu, are considered the birthplace and progenitor of all Asian Martial Arts. Shaolin Kung Fu is a full body style, and is quick, powerful, and smooth, combining hard and soft elements. Shaolinquan comprises numerous hand and weapon forms, as well as Qi (Chi) exercises, such as Yi Jin Jing, Ba Duan Jin, and more.
Chang-Quan (Long Fist) is our youth program. Traditionally in America, Chang-Quan is called Wushu (literally meaning Martial Arts). Chang-Quan is the standardized Martial Art style throughout China, and is taught to young people all over the country. Chang-Quan starts out simple, but quickly grows into a challenging sport for both the body and mind. This challenge and growth help keep practitioners active, fit, and mentally agile. Throughout our program, the students will learn discipline, self-reliance, as well as the importance of assisting and supporting their fellow students.
Tai Chi is not only the most popular Martial Art in the world, it is also the most popular form of exercise in the world, practiced by men, women, boys, and girls of all ages. Our school teaches Yang style Taijiquan, the most popular and widely practiced style of Tai Chi. This style of Taiji is generally very soft in nature, with emphasis on teaching the body to be soft (SONG), or relaxed. However, we also teach the martial applications behind these soft movements. Tai Chi postures are generally easy to learn and, when properly practiced, are not stressful on the body or joints, but achieving perfection takes diligent and thorough practice.