The club at Harrogate
Harrogate Lau Gar is part of the British Kung Fu Association. We follow the syllabus as laid out by Master Yau and the BKFA. You can decide to become a member of the Club and start to earn your Sashes and who knows.. one day you could be a Black Sash!
The Harrogate Kung Fu club is a fun and friendly place to train. Most weeks you will have four high grade Black Sash teachers on hand to help you learn Lan Gar Kung Fu.
The grading system follows: White, Blue, Orange, Green, Yellow, Purple, Brown and Black Sashes. Each grade requires the student learns a series of hand and kick techniques, a Form and some walking moves. As your abilities increase, then the requirement for each grading increases too.
The Martial Art is good for beginners who are looking for a challenge of the mind and body with the Syllabus helping to improve your coordination, flexibility and skill. Being strong or muscular is not really important to Kung Fu and is often a disadvantage.
We start each lesson warming up with a Traditional Chinese game called Jianze; its like a keepie-uppie game – great for coordination and great fun!
What do I need to start?
All you need is to be keen to learn! You just need to bring yourself, preferably dressed in comfortable loose-fitting clothes and some active footwear – low profile trainers / converse-style shoes are ideal.