Gallery of our Kung Fu and Martial Arts Training

Take a look at martial arts training in Calgary.

You can get an view into the day to day training at the Science of Kung Fu. We train everything from weapons to self defense and have a lot of fun doing it.

Roller Bar methods are an integral tool for internal kung-fu training. Aside from very important forearm conditioning and muscle building, there is a deeper benefit that comes into the practitioner's realm when undergoing continuous roller bar training. Through concomitant employment of the six points of power with the four main forces of ging when training this methodology, the end result known as the unstoppable punch will be generated. The practitioner who harbours the unstoppable punch is no doubt a formidable life force to be reckon with. There are two methods in roller bar training. The simple method operates in a linear fashion while the more in-depth method works in a circular fashion akin to what is known as a microcosmic orbit. The circular method is demonstrated in the accompanying sequence of photographs. Traditionally, the roller bar is made of bamboo and filled with a large volume of rice. A simple pipe loaded with shot will also generate positive and negative resistance required for this internal training.

Butterfly Punches, performed in repetition, provide an excellent fitness benefit for athletes from all disciplines who are interested in strengthening their respective trapezius, pectoral, abdominal, lateral oblique, and anterior deltoid muscle groups. This elementary, long-armed martial arts technique employs the six points of power to deliver lightning fast punches from chamber. Repetitious exercise of butterfly punches increases stamina in the upper body to equip the practitioner with the capability of sustaining and maintaining a protective guard during sparring matches and also self-defense when in life-threatening situations. The use of weights during training of this strike in repetition increases the fitness benefit for the given athlete.

Leg Squats, performed in repetition, provide an excellent fitness benefit for athletes who are aspiring to strengthen their quadricep and hamstring muscle groups. When combined with Arm Extensions, this exercise becomes an all encompassing exercise as the trapezius, pectoral, anterior deltoids, and even core muscles are now in play. For the purpose of martial arts training, strengthening of the lower body in this exercise increases the power and speed of one's kicking potential and in turn, propels the development of extremely important spring force required for quickly closing ground on your opponent. The upper body exercise employed in the arm extensions increases the speed and power of punches and also blocks/deflections. The use of weights during training of this exercise in repetition allows increased benefit for the given athlete.

Waiting Tiger strikes, performed in repetition, provide an excellent fitness benefit for athletic types who are aspiring to strengthen their trapezius, deltoid, and latissimus dorsi muscle groups. The advanced martial value of this strike resides in its trajectory as it allows the practitioner, after adjusting his centerline, to deliver a closed fist over top of a straight punch from his/her opponent. This strike can also be utilized in a simpler application after a practitioner has parried a straight punch from his opponent, leaving him/her closed off (trapped) or opened up (exposed), and subsequently vulnerable to the delivery of this devastating punch. Phoenix eyes and tiger claws can be substituted for close fists in this strike. The stance used for martial application and fitness benefit of this strike is a tiger (firm but relaxed) stance. The use of weights during training of this strike in repetition allows increased benefit for the given athlete.


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