The benefits of
Martial Arts are endless; the martial arts are a vehicle for
physical, mental, personal, and emotional development.
One of the benefits of learning Martial Arts is the fact that
it is progressive. Students experience a marked and measured
improvement as each month passes. A staged syllabus can be
highly rewarding. There are eight sashes to the black sash:
White, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, Purple, Brown, Black. The Gradings last from 1 to 5 hours. A student could strive to
become a black sash within 6-7 years. KB Kung Fu and UMAI
endeavour to keep standards very high. Experience the
unprecedented high for yourself.
training improves self esteem, confidence and
self-discipline. It stimulates the mind and develops inner
strength; an excellent way to release (by shouting, punching
and kicking out) stress.
The training improves endurance, strength, muscle tone,
coordination, balance and flexibility - consistently
challenging the body.
Originally, the martial arts were created in order to preserve
life through self defence. Nowadays, people come from a
variety of backgrounds, all with their own reasons for wanting
to train. Some want to learn how to defend themselves, some
wish to improve fitness, some enjoy the competitive aspect of
the tournaments, whilst others just want to have fun.
Not only does
Kung Fu provide all of the above but KB Kung Fu also has a
great sociable feel for those interested in making new
friends. All the venues are conveniently located, within
walking distance of friendly bars.
friendships and several relationships have been formed through
training and sweating together. The social aspect is highly
recommended as it encourages attendance and commitment.
students have developed competent skills, tournaments can be
entered. Competing can be exceptionally rewarding and
satisfying; it is such a challenging experience. There are two
styles of tournaments in existence which KB Kung Fu students
can enter - 'points' and 'continuous'. Though full contact
tournaments exist, semi-contact is much preferred as the
safest and most enjoyable. KB Kung Fu's lessons are not full
KB Kung Fu
students are encouraged to compete. Just entering a
competition is an achievement in itself; it is a new-found
experience, something to learn from and cherish. Even if a
trophy is not taken home, overcoming the fear and anxiety to
take part leaves an overwhelming feeling of self worth and
achievement. Winning is all of the aforementioned - yet the
intensity and delight is multiplied by 1,000,000.
is totally voluntary until students wish to progress through
the higher sashes. For those not interested in competing, the
first few grades are an alternative means of measuring a
student's performance. Here are some comments from KB Squad
introduction of the KB Champions League is excellent.
Providing us with healthy competition helps us to focus and
push to excel. I NEVER thought I would want to compete...but
I'm a true addict now. WHAT a buzz!" Helen Simmons
again for the support yesterday, it was a real buzz getting my
As always, I love being part of
the squad - we're a proper team and we bring a certain class
to the tournament; respectful, professional and our clean
technique shines." Daniel Sanderman
"Thanks for yesterday, was
really cool to go and watch everyone both our guys and other
schools in all disciplines.
experience was amazing.
I was also so proud to be part
of your school which seemed to be the most supportive,
controlled and well mannered there!" Sarah Attle
"Had to write after today's
brilliant competition. Had a lot of fun, but more than
anything walked away feeling so proud to be a member of your
school - it was really nice to know that I belonged to a
school which has respect at its heart and such a great ethos,
and to feel part of such a great team. It was fantastic to be
able to cheer everyone on, and to be part of the whole
experience. I also really appreciated your calming advice both
before and at the competition. Its made me determined to train
even harder. Can't say enough how much we all value you!
Thanks!" John Masters