Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. (55 minutes)
Saint Paul Ballet, Studio 2
655 Fairview Avenue North, Saint Paul
$65/month or with punch card
Shaolin Kenpo is widely-recognized as an effective self-defense art while at the same time honoring a long-standing martial arts tradition. It is among the most popular martial arts on the west coast. Students begin by learning Kenpo techniques and forms, practicing skills with instructors and each other. Shaolin Kenpo trains foundation, speed, power and accuracy through conditioning drills, fluid sets and forms, and partner exercises. Class moves through a series of elements designed to build strength, balance and mental acuity. Studying a martial art also establishes personal safety and stress management skills.
In this class, you will learn the traditional art of working Shaolin Kenpo Karate, along with Qigong and meditation elements that embody a well-rounded martial art.
Sifu Robyn is certified by the Brian Grant Foundation in Exercise for Parkinson's. This class is specifically designed for people who have degenerative nerve diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis or other conditions affecting the nervous system. Helpers and partners are welcome free of charge.
Students may chose to follow the black belt track in this class. Achieving Black Belt requires dedication, patience, and practice. Many experience deeply personal change while training for a Black Belt. Not only does it promote physical change, it can change thought processes, coping mechanisms and self-perception. The black belt track designed for this class accommodates people of all abilities.
New students are welcome to join this Kenpo class at any time. Movements are broken down into easy-to-follow segments, and the guided practice will provide all the cues you need to progress. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely.
Saint Paul Ballet has installed state-of-the-art HVAC which circulates all of the air in the studio 5 times per hour. However, Shaolin Kenpo and Qigong is an exercise of deep breath work, high intensity training and meditation. The deeper your breath, the more you benefit. Additionally, students work closely with partners, and social distancing is generally not possible. That's why we require all participants to be vaccinated. These parameters may change along with the impact of COVID variants. Learn more about COVID policies.