What Our Members Have to Say
John Matty - My first lesson was fantastic! What a work out, I have been compelled for years to do this, but I wanted the real thing. I'm very serious about obtaining my black-belt and as many levels as possible. My first lesson in Wexford feels equal to a 4 mile hike at McConnell Mills, 18 mile bike ride at Moraine Park and a 30 minute weight training session. I have been a trainer in the past and never got what I got from a 45 minute lesson at Rothrock’s Kung Fu studio! Fantastic!
Lucia Sanchez - AWARENESS OF BODY & MIND FOR BETTER CONCENTRATION. I began taking Kung Fu classes because a co-worker of mine constantly spoke about how awesome Kung Fu is. Frankly I became so tired of her speaking about it that I decided I needed to see what all the fun was about. It only took one beginner basics class for me to become hooked. I've been attending classes regularly and enjoying every one of them. This is a physical and mental challenge all wrapped up in one; it's a good thing.
Amy Popies - It's been a about 2 months now since I initially signed up and I love it! The Kung Fu Fit classes have been a great experience so far. Not only is it a good workout, it's a fun and interactive learning environment. All of the instructors have been extremely supportive during class and never once made me feel like I don't belong. I have already noticed improvements in myself and it is a great feeling to see/feel that progress. I look forward to my classes as my "me" time to improve myself and also to clear my head.
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 private sessions and can be scheduled at any time convenient for you.
Do I have to be in shape to start?
No! This is a common misconception. Our beginner program gradually gets you back into shape, improves your flexibility, muscle tone, strength, balance, and improves focus and discipline. As these areas improve, the more advanced training will challenge you to improve yourself even more. You’ll never get bored.
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 I expect when I come in for a visit?
You'll be greeted by my friendly staff, who will give you a tour of the Academy. You will never feel intimidated and you'll feel right at home... Guaranteed.
Am I 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 50 years, we never had anyone get hurt from the training program.
I’ve never done this before. Am I going to be able to do Kung Fu?
Yes! Many people that have got started felt the same way as you. As I mentioned earlier, we start everyone with beginner classes. These beginner classes are designed, so people that have never done anything before can easily learn the techniques. You don’t have to be coordinated or need special flexibility. It’s not like the movies that you might have seen. You can easily follow along as you have a fantastic workout.
What does it mean to Have my Mind Work Better?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to be stronger willed? Do you want to find better ways to overcome the obstacles in your life? Kung Fu will help you develop a stronger and more focused 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 while adults prefer a healthy workout geared towards improving muscle tone and flexibility as they learn self-defense. You’ll be in class with other adults your own age.
Are there testing fees?
No. We have no hidden testing fees or association fees.
How many times can I come a week?
You can come 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 needs. That's why we recommend a Trial Course first to get started. Not only does it provide you with an easy way to take Kung Fu for a Test Drive, but also allows us to look at your balance, strength, and flexibility. 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 get started?
You can get started with one of our Trial Programs. That is the best option for most beginners.