What Our Members Have to Say
Stacy - Master R. Hello! My daughters, Farah and Fiona, are really enjoying their classes. Mr. Lauffenburger is respectful and commands their respect and attention. Fiona asked me after her last class “How long can I take Kung Fu?” I said “As long as you want! Until you’re as good as Mr. L!” And she said “I want to take Kung Fu until I am BETTER than Mr. L!” She is LOVING the structure and sense of accomplishment. We live 30 minutes away and still manage to come 3 times a week. Thank you!
Rich Wilson - Master R. “Low self-esteem and lack of interest in general was causing my son, Michael, problems that as a parent, seriously worried me. All this changed after taking Kung Fu classes at Rothrock’s Kung Fu & Tai Chi Studio. He has a good overall feeling about himself and his grades skyrocketed.” -Rich Wilson
Alyssa - Both children attend the academy in the Southside. I am very thankful for the teachers and their patience when it comes to my children. I can see a change in their behavior already. At first, I was concerned about adding an additional expense to our household, but I truly feel that every dollar I have spent has been well worth it. I have no complaints at all. I just wish they had the shoes that fit my younger son, but I know he will grow into the smallest size.
What is the schedule for Classes?
We have a variety of class times to suit everyone's needs. We will cover the regular class schedule when you come in for your Trial Course. The Trial Course are one-on-one sessions and can be scheduled at any time convenient for you and your child.
How do you work with children in classes?
Children classes develop 4 skills: social, intellectual, physical, and emotional. Each one of these skills are essential in your child’s development to becoming a leader in life. The classes are broken down into these 4 areas through the physical techniques, leadership, respect for others in the class, and daily chats.
How long have you been in business?
Since 1972. Master Rothrock started training in 1968 in Karate. Later, he was introduced to the ancient arts of Kung Fu & Tai Chi... and has been training for over 50 years. His teacher Grandmaster Leung Shum is retired and Master Rothrock still travels to New York to visit with him. He is one of only 5 disciples in the United States that have Mastered both Eagle Claw Kung Fu System and Yang and Wu Tai Chi.
What does professional instructors mean?
A professional instructor is someone that has chosen to make their career as a Kung Fu & Tai Chi instructor. That's their full-time occupation and have 10 to 30 years of experience. That means that they are specifically trained to teach and take pride in helping you achieve your goals. Many schools use part-time help or volunteers, who are not specifically trained to teach martial arts.
What Can my child expect on the first visit?
You'll be greeted by my friendly staff, who will give you a tour of the Academy. We will then explain to your child and yourself what we expect from them in the first class. In the first class, we will focus your child to pay attention and develop their listening skills. As well as, learning basic respect on addressing others.
Am I or my Child going to get hurt?
No! We have a safe and modern training environment. It's not like what you might have seen in the movies. In over 40 years, we never had anyone get hurt from the training program.
Will my child become aggressive?
It's amazing how often we might hear parents state that. In every case, the reverse is true. Kung Fu does not make children more violent, it makes them less violent. By practicing martial arts, children become more confident. Therefore, they are less likely to become a target for bullying. On top of that, as a child develops a stronger self-image, he or she is less likely to feel the need to prove him or herself.
What does the 3 rules of concentration mean?
Concentration is the ability to focus on a task. You’ve probably heard of the wondering mind. This is where someone starts something and a few minutes later they forget and move on to something else. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are 3 areas that need to be developed (we are not born with concentration): the eyes, the body, and the mind.
Are Classes Separated by Age?
Yes. All our classes are separated by level and age. Every age group has its own needs. Children need help with discipline and concentration. Your child will not be in class with adults where they would feel intimidated or out of place. They’ll be with other kids and having fun.
Are there testing fees?
No. We have no hidden testing fees or association fees.
How many times a week can I bring my child in for class?
You can bring your child in as often as you want. However, we recommend for Beginners to start with two 30-minute classes a week.
What is the Cost of the Classes?
We offer a variety of options based on your child’s needs. That's why we recommend a Trial Course first to get started. Not only does it provide you with an easy way for your child to try the classes, but also allows us to look at your child’s discipline, focus and maturity. Then based on our 50 years of experience we can make some specific recommendations. To get the most up-to-date prices, we suggest you visit the Academy.
How can I or my Child get started?
You can get started with one of our Trial Programs. That is the best option for most beginners.