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By challenging children and encouraging them to improve their strength, balance, technique, and discipline, we help them grow with a quiet confidence that remains with them their whole lives. Shaolin Kung Fu offers kids this challenge like no other discipline or sport, and provides a healthy outlet for the pressures and stresses that they too experience each day.

Classes are comprised of children ages 6 through 15, and are upbeat, fun, and have a family atmosphere to them. Through the hard work they accomplish together in class, they learn the value of camaraderie, support, and encouragement. And in the process, students are exposed to ancient practices, traditions, and philosophies that have driven the Shaolin culture
for centuries.



(open to all teen and youth students from age 6-17)

Our Teen and Youth program is a unique program that cultivates discipline and dedication in class, that is applicable to their outside lives, helping them to excel in many parts of their lives. It is a place where they learn to enhance themselves, not through competition with others, but through a steady self-refinement process.  The will learn that the greatest reward is knowing you put forth your best efforts.

This is a wonderful group of instructors. My husband was on temporary assignment to the United Nations and our son, Marco, is a very active 6 year old. He began his lessons at the YMCA with Shimu Arlene. Firm yet fair, she was an excellent teacher and mentor to him. We moved his lessons to the Training Center when we found out that it was closer to our hotel. At the center he also received extra attention from the assistant instructors to bring him up to the level of the class. He has enjoyed the hard physical work. More importantly, his focus and self-discipline have improved. He also is more polite and shows respect for others outside of the kung fu classroom. After only four months of classes, this was an incredible bonus for us! We have just returned to Italy and Marco misses his Kung Fu classes more than any other experience in New York. The Shaolin Kung Fu Training Center is about the whole person, mind and body. I highly recommend it whether you are in New York for a short time or a life time!

Cate Risi

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