Over the past few years Cambridge Kung Fu have provided a number of free self defence workshops for Scout groups in and around Cambridge. And we would like to do even more, not just for Scouts, but for any local Community Groups. If you are involved in a Community Group that recognises the importance of self defence awareness skills please get in touch
Streatham Scout Troop
Our most recent workshop was in May 2012 for the Streatham Scout Troop. In this workshop we began by loosening up and learned the importance of working to utilise our body parts as a team rather than a group of individuals, and the power that comes from achieving this. We played a fun martial arts game that trains hand, eye coordination, general movement skills and awareness. The Scouts, including both boys and girls, then learned some basic tactics for breaking an adults grip, an important skill for parents who want to optimise their children's chances of escaping if an adult should grab hold of them for any reason. We finished with a little chat about how running away is the ultimate self defence technique, but how this requires excellent fitness to achieve, and so we discussed the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and exercising regularly to make this an option.
In July 2012 we ran a Kung Fu session for Centre 33. Centre 33 is a long-standing charity, supporting young people up to the age of 25 in Cambridgeshire, through a range of free and confidential services. The Kung Fu session was a slef defence class for young people who are carers for a family member. Find out more about Centre 33 by visiting their website.
Colours of Dance
In September 2012 Cambridge Kung Fu collaborated with Colours of Dance, a local dance school, to offer a party to their members and other children in the local community. We ran two Kung Fu sessions (one for an younger group and one for an older group of children). Find out more about Colours of Dance by visiting their website.