Madison County Kung Fu school focuses on ‘beautiful art physically’

Winford Hunter

ALTON — Do you want to understand the fashion of Kung Fu you see in the films? Then glimpse to the Milton Schoolhouse in Alton, where the Iron Dragon Hung Kuen, a Southern Shaolin Kung Fu college, retains classes in this ancient, disciplined and typically lovely martial art.

“The main fashion we teach is Hung Gar Kuen and that translates literally into ‘Hung clan fist’ or ‘Hung household fist,’” explained Sifu Wayne Choose, Iron Dragon’s owner and instructor. “It’s Shaolin Kung Fu just like you see in the motion pictures.”

Choose is a immediate disciple of Grand Grasp Chiu Chi Ling, who has been in far more than 80 films which includes the very well-recognized 2004 movie “Kung Fu Hustle,” and has starred in many videos with global Kung Fu star Jackie Chan.

“The design we educate is characterised by potent, small stances and a majority of hand strategies,” Choose explained. “We imitate 5 animals, the tiger, crane, leopard, snake and dragon.

“We also observe a lot of weaponry,” he stated. “There are 18 weapons in the classical Chinese arsenal, and we do all of them.”

Iron Dragon learners also learn the conventional Chinese Lion Dance that is employed at weddings, company openings and other events to generate absent undesirable luck and usher in good luck to the viewer. Iron Dragon has four of the dance lions that are utilised throughout classes.

Choose explained that standard Kung Fu is a willpower, so Iron Dragon is not activity-oriented. It is a accurate martial artwork, he said, so they really do not just educate the combating they also instruct the background relevant to the model and its Buddhist philosophy.

“Our design and style is pretty great for self protection and self-assurance,” Judge mentioned. “It’s a attractive art bodily if you just view it.”

Most Iron Dragon students are teenage or more mature since the design and style getting taught is pretty bodily demanding, but Judge tailors instruction for all age stages, which includes kids.

“Here in the Midwest I like to contact it Tae Kwon Do region which is what absolutely everyone is familiar with,” Judge explained. “I have a good deal of people today from that occur in, consider a class, and virtually invariably they are like, ‘This is tricky!’ It does call for a ton of self-discipline but that can be taught and gained by means of practicing the style.”

Judge has been educating Southern Shaolin Kung Fu for 25 many years and has been practicing the martial artwork for a lot longer than that. All those intrigued in getting the a course can view one in action or check out one particular out at no charge, and there are no contracts so folks aren’t “stuck” in one thing they choose isn’t for them. Just don’t hope to earn a belt in this Kung Fu college.

“Traditional Chinese variations don’t really use a belt program. I glance at that as a indicator of vanity,” Decide said. “Our class is divided into a sort of hierarchy, far more like a spouse and children. You know what ability level you’re at. I know what talent amount you are at. So who else needs to know?”

Iron Dragon is located in the Milton Schoolhouse at 1320 Milton Road in Alton. Classes are held there on Mondays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Choose also retains outdoor classes at midday on Sundays in a St. Louis locale, ordinarily Forest Park. Stop by the Iron Dragon Hung Gar Kuen Fb web page for more details. 

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