Kids/Family Kung Fu
KUNG FU FOR THE FAMILY
Train together – Grow together
MANTIS KUNG FU ACADEMY believes that children and family are of the utmost importance and the future in maintaining the pure form of our SOUTHERN PRAYING MANTIS MARTIAL ART.
We encourage you to come along and give it a go to experience the many benefits you will gain by training as a family, especially for your children.
You will see instant improvements in their PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, preparing them for the ever testing journey through schooling, teenage and adult years.
You will enjoy watching their concentration expand, self confidence grow, DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT for others resonate, as their coordination and movement is amplified.
The interaction of working as a family unit and with others in a team environment is one major key to creating the individual to BECOME A LEADER within.
Sifu and his instructors pride themselves on delivering these benefits to your family in a safe, friendly and controlled atmosphere.
Refer to Services page for more information on our Mantis
ANTI-BULLYING PROGRAMS and visit our LION DANCING page to learn how your children can become involved in another fun, family activity.
We enjoy seeing family members grow together in both life skills and relationships.
Structured Anti Bullying Resilience Program
Manage, Acknowledge, Negotiate, Tolerate, Identify, Safety
For Students of any ages,
The M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program has been established by Sifu Matthew Hansen, from the Black Mantis Kung Fu Academy Preying Mantis Martial Art, as a means of addressing the increasing problem of Bullying.
The M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program under the expert guidance of Sifu Matthew Hansen is aimed at providing a level of support to schools, victims of bullying and the children at most risk – the bullies themselves.
M.A.N.T.I.S – Manage, Acknowledge, Negotiate, Tolerate, Identify, Safety contains the values that are central to the study of the Mantis Kung Fu Academy Preying Mantis Martial Arts – Honesty, kindness, generosity and respect for your elders, parents, teachers and self. The M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program provides children with the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves from bullying.
This program helps children accept that their freedom does not include being harmed by their peers or conversely, a right to harm others. An important aspect of the M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program is the belief that the bullies are the children most at risk.
As a result, the M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program is sensitive to the needs of children and effective in providing the skills necessary to combat bullying behaviour.
What is M.A.N.T.I.S?
M = Manage
Children learn to manage any situation by recognising the triggers that foster bullying behaviours. Children also learn what techniques are required to diffuse bullying situations.
A = Acknowledge
Children learn that they need to acknowledge their emotions. They learn that certain emotions are negative and accept that the negative energy can be turned into positive energy.
N = Negotiate
Negotiation strategies provide children with options. Children will learn ways to diffuse and de-escalate possible harmful situations, whilst maintaining control.
T = Tolerate
By learning tolerance, children accept that people act, look and engage in ways that are different to their own.
I = Identify
Children will identify situations that are possibly dangerous. Verbal and physical indicators are identified which enable children to accept when he/she needs to enact the skills learnt in the M.A.N.T.I.S Resilience Program.
S = Safety
Understanding safety and safe practises is essential to the M.A.N.T.I.S Anti-Bullying Resilience Program. Children will learn how to identify danger and techniques that will allow them to maintain and secure their safety.
To educate students about bullying behaviours through the promotion of the cultural, historical and social benefits of the Dong Gong Chow Gar Tong Long Shaolin Wushu – Preying Mantis style of Kung Fu by
Recognising bullying behaviour triggers
Learning techniques that diffuse unsafe situations
Understanding negative emotions
Learning the benefits of self-control
Understanding personal and individual differences
Teaching the components outlined within the M.A.N.T.I.S. program
To educate students about bullying behaviours through the promotion of the cultural, historical and social benefits of the Dong Gong Chow Gar Tong Long Shaolin Wushu – Praying Mantis style of Kung Fu by
- Train the essential elements of the Dong Gong Chow Gar Tong Long Shaolin Wushu – Praying Mantis style of Kung Fu to develop power, strength, and constructive, levels of focus;
- Maintain, a healthy body and strong thought process through the development of internal power or (Chi Gung);
- Learn traditional techniques, forms and training drills or (Jongs), that develop gross motor skills;
- Attain a Certificate of Completion from Sifu Matthew Hansen 4th Degree Master;
- Learn the history of Dong Gong Chow Gar Tong Long Shaolin Wushu – Praying Mantis style of Kung Fu;
- Consolidate and enhance the benefits of respecting rules, personal choice and individual difference.