Little Mantis Curriculum
LM 15 – Kung Fu Panda
- Yi-Bei, Sow, and Hoy Ma, Kung Fu Bow
- Elbow To Toe
- Straight Leg Kicking
- Duck Walking
- Crab Walking
- Monkey Walking
- Frog Jumping
- Panda Bear Crawl
- Golden Chicken March
LM 14 – Kung Fu Monkey
- Bai Fut Sow
- Iron Bridge
- Side To Side
- Forward Bend
- Straight Punching
- Locking Hands Basic Form
- Power position
- One Leg Jumping (both sides)
- Side step
- Log Roll (both directions)
LM 13 – Kung Fu Tiger
- Side Punching
- Cut Eyebrow Kicking
- 8 Basic Horses: #1-4 (English)
- 8 Chain Punch Basic Form
- Side Roll
- Bird-Dog Holds
LM 12 – Kung Fu Dragon
- Grab Side Punch
- 8 Basic Horse Stances : #1-8 (RIGHT fwd/bkwd)
- Basic Punches: #1-4
- Egg Rolls
- Kneeling walk
- Tiger Crawl
PW 11 – Kung Fu Mantis
- Yi-Bei, Kung Fu Bow with footwork
- 8 Basic Horse Stances : #1-8 (both sides fwd/bkwd in Chinese/English)
- Front Roll
- Scorpion Walking
- Backward Running
- What is the meaning of the word Sifu?
Answer: Instructor, teacher.
- What is the meaning of the word Si-Jye and SiHing? Answer: Older kung fu sister and brother
- What is the meaning of Kung Fu?
Answer: Hard Work
- What is the name of your kung fu style?
Wah Lum Kung Fu
- What is the name of the Grandmaster?
Grandmaster P. Chan
- What are the characters on the altar?
Middle: Foh Gee Do Jun (Control)
Right side: Jeen Jo, Jeen See, Jeen Gaau Do (Respect Grand Master, Respect Sifu, Respect Teachings)
Left side: Hok Yan, Hok Yi, Hok Kung Fu (Learn Kindness, Learn Fellowship, Learn Hard Work)
Top: Wah Lum Pai (Wah Lum System)
- Why do we bow to the altar?
Answer: To pay respect to past masters that taught Wah Lum Kung Fu
- What does Yi-Bei, Sow, and Hoy Ma mean? Answer: Start , Finish, Open Stance
- Name 1 of each: Sifu – Si-Jye – Si-Hing. Answer: Based on child’s response
- Count to 10 in Chinese: yat, yee, samm, sei, umm, luk, chut, baat, gau, sap
- 8 Basic Stances: Riding Horse Stance (HS), Hill Climbing HS, Lady HS, Cat HS, 7 Star HS, Crushed HS, Kneeling HS, Butterfly HS
- 8 Basic Stances: Sei Ping ma, Dang saan ma, lui gee ma, dio ling ma, chat sing ma, baai ma, gwai ma, woo dip ma
- Why do you study kung fu? Answer: Based on child’s response
- Why do we do bai fut sow? To get our legs strong, focus, and breathe better
To keep your Child learning and progressing, we require a periodical evaluation. The test will consist of a verbal portion of simple questions as well as a physical demonstration of the movements and basics in their level. This gives a Sifu one on one time with your Peewee, and allows them to ensure they are progressing.
All Children are different, so a Sifu will decide when a Child should test, but listed below is a basic timeline. Testing is $15, payable prior to the test date. Upon passing, your Child will receive a certificate during one of the classes. Please keep in mind that the testing schedule below is an ‘estimated’ timeline. Several factors determine testing: attendance, age, ability, etc.
Estimated TESTING TIMELINE pending your child’s age.
PW 15 – Panda Level: Within 3 months
PW 14 – Monkey Level: Within 5 months
PW 13 – Tiger Level: Within 7 months
PW 12 – Dragon Level: Within 1 years
PW 11 – Mantis Level: Within 1-3 years
On a rare occasion we have children that may be ready to move to our kids class earlier than 8. This will be determined by Sifu Mimi Chan.