Aims and outcomes
The aims of the Youth Wing Chun classes are identical to the Adult classes. The sessions are designed to increase confidence and build self esteem. Young people are taught simple yet effective skills to help avoid or deal with physical aggression. Students who attend regularly will develop their skills and an ability to protect themselves. However the physical techniques are only one of many aspects and benefits in practising this art form. Other benefits include; developing patience, increasing attention span, teaching co-operation, improving health. These are only a few benefits but the practice of this art leads to a safer, happier and more successful life.
The Wing Chun sessions are designed to successfully support young people who regularly take part, to achieve the outcomes of the ECM paper. Through regular attendance some young people will go on to achieve all five positive outcomes.
The Every Child Matters (ECM) Paper published by the Government http://www.dcsf.gov.uk identified the five outcomes that are most important to children and young people:
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
Youth Sessions / who can learn?
Anyone between the ages of 14-18 years who is committed to learning. We do have some limited places for students as young as 7 years old who attend sessions with one or both parents/guardians.
Young people can achieve a number of accreditations including; the Introduction to the Art of Wing Chun Award, a Junior Assistant Coaching Award, and an ASDAN Award.