Martial Arts for Kids
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Martial Arts for Kids

Your child will learn the fundamentals of martial arts. Philosophy, protocals, self defense, and anti-bullying
4.8 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,263 students enrolled
Created by Phil Weaver
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will be able to defend against a punch
  • By the end of the course you will understand the body mechanics of creating power
  • You will develop balance and coordination
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  • No materials are necessary however the student may find a punching bag useful. A large pillow will suffice.

This is an introductory martial arts course. The course teaches fundamentals of martial arts training as well as principles, philosophies, and formalities.

This course contains videos which teach each of these principles as well as classes in which the student will learn their practical application. Also included are videos which demonstrate how the technique is done in a real life application.

You will learn fundamentals of self defense, proper body motion and alignment, and more.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a beginning level course. No prior knowledge is necessary
  • This course is for parents who want their children to understand the fundamentals of martial arts
  • This course is for parents who want their children to be able to defend themselves
  • This course is for parents who want to bully proof their children
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Salutes and Formalities
3 Lectures 14:22

This lesson covers the informal salute used in Shou' Shu' Kung Fu. Also called the greeting salute.

This salute is a formality used by students and teachers to not only greet one another but also to signify mutual respect among practitioners and the Quan (school) in which lessons are taught.

The lesson explains how to do the salute and also it's usage.

Preview 06:04

This lesson covers the formal salute. Also called the opening salute.

This salute is used at the beginning and end of each lesson. It conveys a meaning which should be thoughtfully considered at each meeting.

It's secondary purpose is to provide a short ritual in which the student clears the mind and prepares for training. Mentally shedding the stress of the day so that one may give absolute concentration while training.

The Formal Salute

Student Handbook
23 pages
Belts and Uniforms
1 Lecture 10:05
Tying the Belt
Basic Stances
3 Lectures 24:47

The hard bow is a forward facing stance. This stance has many uses however it's predominant use is for forward linear power. Shifu Liz explains:

  • Proper form in the hard bow
  • How to generate power with the hard bow
  • Uses of the hard bow
Preview 05:37

The square horse is a training stance rather than an application stance. It is useful for training but unlike other stances it has very little practical application. The stance is used as a training tool. This tool allows students to practice hand motions without the complication of footwork. Practice is done in the square horse and then that practice is unified with the footwork,

Square Horse

The fighting stance, also called the heel toe stance, is the basic defensive stance. This stance allows the practitioner to maintain an efficient defensive position. this position covers all vital areas and leaves no opening for the opponent. It is a fundamental position for efficient defense.

Fighting Horse
Class - Locking Elbow
4 Lectures 01:45:22

The first class in the technique Locking Elbow A.

This technique is a defense against a straight punch. It can be done on either side to defend against a straight left or right punch.

The technique also teaches basic principles of Shou' Shu'. These include

  • Shift of Centerline
  • Floating Foot
  • Bone Alignment
  • Hip Turn
  • Drive
  • Centerline

These principles form the foundation of learning and develop the natural body motion that is Shou' Shu'

Locking Elbow - Class One

The second class on the locking elbow technique

Locking Elbow - Class Two

The third class on locking elbow.

Locking Elbow - Class Three

The technique done at fighting speed on an opponent. This is to give a visual demonstration of how the technique will actually be done in a real life situation.

Fast on an Opponent Facing Right
Practice by the Numbers
2 Lectures 00:18

Slow motion demonstration of the technique. This is an easy way to see the whole technique and understand how it works on an opponent.

By the Numbers Facing Right

Slow motion demonstration of the technique facing left

By the Numbers Facing Left
2 Lectures 01:25

Technique done at fighting speed on an opponent facing left

Fast on an Opponent Facing Left

Child Safety
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
Phil Weaver
4.8 Average rating
11 Reviews
1,263 Students
1 Course
Professional Martial Arts Teachers

Phil and Liz Weaver have been teaching the ancient art of Shou' Shu' kung fu professionally for nearly 20 years. Over this time frame they have developed teaching systems specifically designed to lead students efficiently through the complexities of this ancient art.

Through doing so they have revived one of the last of the ancient martial arts. An art thought by many to have been lost to history but had been preserved among a small handful of practitioners.

Realizing the many benefits of martial arts training they founded the Sheng Chi Foundation. A non-profit foundation who's mission is not only to preserve the art but also bring it to under served populations so that they may benefit from it's practice. These populations include at-risk youth, soldiers suffering from PTSD, those recovering from addictions, and those generally trying to overcome adversity and lead a better life.

Phil and Liz have run a professional martial arts school since 1995. They teach on a daily basis and have developed methodologies to help people not only with learning the martial art but also in developing the characteristics that lead to success in training and in life.

They are pioneers in developing online martial arts training programs and developed the first online martial arts MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).