Running Tiger Shoalin Kenpo Karate builds a progressive pathway to total mind-body fitness, regardless of age, ability, or athleticism. Free from contracts, attendance demands, or down-payments, our classes explore Shaolin Kenpo Karate in a wholistic, practice-friendly approach, offering a journey to a martial art that is truly accessible to all.
Knowledge and Accuracy
Shaolin Kenpo Karate is known best for it’s focus on self defense against multiple attackers. When Shaolin Kenpo defenses are examined more closely, we learn about the use of leverage throughout the body, gently and measurably increasing internal circulation and chi. Repetitive work refines our understanding of Shaolin Kenpo as both a martial art and a practice to enhance overall wellness.
Shaolin Kenpo builds strength, speed and agility throughout body and mind by practicing various foundation-building exercises and dances (kata). Great for legs and hips, as well as core, this work mirrors some of the best benefits of yoga. These moves are then repeated at various speeds to create an effective, self-guided workout on your path to becoming stronger and more fit.
Shaolin Kenpo utilizes a practice technique called dynamic tension in which muscle groups are tensed while moving from one position to another. Like weight-lifting, dynamic tension goes a long way toward helping the body burn fat, but without the risk of overloading the muscle. Further encouraging self-guided workouts, practicing dynamic tension is a great way to improve muscle tone, at your own pace, while honing your foundation as a Kenpo practitioner.
Successful self-defense relies heavily on reacting very quickly in any given situation. From the outset, Shaolin Kenpo Karate teaches self defense techniques and strategies that are rooted in speed. When we exercise speed in Shaolin Kenpo, we can quickly see the cardiovascular benefits of the art. It also become very clear why and how the art is enormously effective in real life self-defense situations.
Running Tiger Academy offers a Kenpo Fitness class Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. This is a beginners class and is ideally suited for those who are beginning a weight loss journey, recovering from an injury or illness or simply want to enter the practice of a martial art gradually. Make no mistake, this class will challenge, but it won't intimidate. Join us!