Sifu Slaughter’s Chinese Martial Arts
Traditional martial arts, Tai Chi, and self-defense made relevant to the demands and stress of today’s world and each individual’s needs and goals.
Tai Chi for Health and Wellness
Gentle exercise in a calm environment – the beginning of wellness that comes with a settled mind free from the stress of the day. Take care of your body, at every age, at every stage of your life through this millennia-old discipline that is simple to learn, but takes a lifetime to master. Tai Chi – the hidden art of self-defense whose health benefits have been revealed by modern medicine – can help you increase your flexibility, stability, and concentration, and can help to reduce stress. For all ages, all fitness and skill levels.
Kung Fu for Adults & Teens
Strength to know your own body and mind. Confidence to walk away from bad situations. An ancient art that will teach you more about yourself than you ever thought you could know. Begin at the beginning and enjoy the journey. More than just a fitness regimen, more than learning fighting skills, Kung Fu brings harmony of mind and body that strengthens the entire human being. For all ages, all fitness and skill levels.
Self Defense for All Ages
The average person in a threatening situation faced by a bad person who intends harm – freezes. “What do I do?” fills the mind, and the body waits for an answer. Don’t wait for an answer. Don’t freeze. Training in self-defense helps the mind and body to respond automatically to defend against an attack, without delay in those first critical moments. None of us ever want to be in that situation, but knowing how to respond – to protect yourself and your loved ones – could make all the difference. For all ages, all fitness and skill levels.
Martial Arts for Kids
Learning martial arts at an early age helps children develop confidence in all areas of their lives, as they find that they are capable of more than they imagined, and that hard work pays off. Sifu Slaughter’s school instills young students with a strong sense of self-worth, respect for themselves and for others, and – most important from the kid’s point of view – that practice can be fun! Through creative self- defense drills and interactive practice sessions, young students develop coordination and control, with a healthy dose of exercise on the side!
Student Spotlight: Mary Lou Ferraro
Mary Lou Ferraro, age 72, has been studying under Sifu Slaughter and practicing Kung Fu and Tia Chi for the past 23 years. A former surgical ICU nurse at the veterans hospital, Ms. Ferraro displays amazing energy, flexibility and power in Kung Fu classes each week, not only keeping up with, but often outshining, her much younger classmates. Ms. Ferraro holds a level two black belt in kung fu and will be testing for level 3 in early 2019. Ms. Ferraro also practices Tai Chi for increased balance and flexibility, and has taught both Kung Fu and Tai Chi.