Chinese Martial Arts — External Style Program “Wushu Kung Fu”
Chinese martial arts, or Wushu, emphasizes stances, footwork, and hand forms in the disciplines such as Nan Quan, Chang Quan, & Shaolin Quan. Flexibility, strength, focus, and self-confidence are basic goals of the external program. We offer classes by age groups: Lil Dragons (ages 4 – 7 yrs), Tigers (ages 7 – 12 yrs), Eagles (ages 12 – 18), & Adult (ages 18+).
Starting June, 2016, PNMAA offers a Wushu Belt Program for serious Wushu students seeking in-depth pure Chinese Martial Arts! Students will be provided with longer class times for more in-depth instruction and a mandatory Wushu Gymnastics class (or a one-hour additional Wushu class for adults only) in order to assist students in learning modern Wushu’s acrobatic techniques correctly from a highly trained Gymnastics coach. There are 9 possible belts and the program may take 10 years average to complete (3 days/week training). Chinese Martial Arts Weapon instruction is also part of the curriculum!
Chinese Martial Arts — Internal Style Program “Taichi” and “Qigong”
The relaxing “meditation in motion” Taichi class is a low impact way of learning a martial arts style that has profound health, balance, strength & endurance benefits. Practiced in China for thousands of years, Taichi emphasizes breathing, relaxation, and quieting the mind. Once the practitioner has learned the basic structure, foot and hand forms, then the journey truly continues with the exploration of the different families of Taichi as well as introduction to Taichi weapons (straight sword and fan). Open to adults ages 18+.
Qigong is the self-cultivation of intrinsic energy (Qi) and emphasizes fluid movements, breathing, and visualization. This class is a great way to reduce stress through breath and movement and quieting the mind. Practitioners will be introduced to Qigong basics (stances, body posture, movement and breath).
Self-Defense Basics Program
Facets of both the internal and external style programs are incorporated into PNMAA’s basic self-defense class(es). Focus on soft tissue targets and combinations of movements are also emphasized. Besides weekly classes, be sure to check the Self-Defense tab for information on mini workshops and Free classes!
*** This class is also great to schedule for a one-time birthday party! Call PNMAA for more information! ***
Gymnastics Tumbling for Kids and Adults Program
Gymnastics Tumbling classes for kids ages 4 and up and for adults are offered at PNMAA! Our gymnastics tumbling coach has over 10 years coaching experience, has over 20 years of gymnastics experience, is safety certified, is a National Champion on Double Mini (Trampoline & Tumbling discipline) and is well-known in Skagit and Snohomish Counties for successful gymnastics instruction. Private or small group instruction is also available.
Parkour Tumbling Basics for Kids Program
Our Parkour Tumbling Basics programs for kids ages 4 to 16 years old emphasizes flexibility, strength conditioning, safe tumbling, and endurance all in a safe environment inside PNMAA using gymnastics equipment. If you have a child that has a seemingly endless amount of energy and who loves to run, jump and tumble, this is the program for them!
*** Call PNMAA for Parkour Birthday Parties! Instruction is included!!! ***
Flexibility and Conditioning Program
PNMAA is offering a Flexibility and Conditioning Privates or Small Group Classes. Open for ages 12 and up, our program is an excellent addition to your fitness program whether it is Cross Fit, Yoga, Martial Arts, Cheer Leading, Dance, Gymnastics, well, as you can see, the possibilities are endless! Please contact PNMAA for more info to schedule a private or small group class.