Programs & Class Schedules
Our Programs & Classes
Students and enthusiasts of Kung Fu have many reasons for their interest in this and other martial art styles. Some are drawn to the physical fitness and weight-loss aspects of training. Others seek to add discipline and self control to their lives. While still others are concerned about safety and self-defense.
Whether you are interested in our programs for mental or physical well being, Bob Yoder's Kung Fu & Kickboxing Academy offers a number of programs that will fit your developmental needs and your busy schedule as well.
We are now able to schedule private lessons 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Perfect for those who work 2nd & 3rd shifts.
Group Classes $40 a month 2 classes a week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7pm to 8pm.
Group Classes $60 a month 4 classes a week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7pm to 8pm.
Children's Classes $20 a month. Every Saturday 1pm till to 2pm.
Iron Fist / Iron Palm / Iron Body Classes $20 a session. Available by appointment.
Cardio Kickboxing Classes $20 a session. Available by appointment.
iKickbox Fitness Group Classes Available! For more information please Click Here.
Tibetan Yoga Classes $20 a session. Available by appointment.
Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Qigong) Classes $20 a session. Available by appointment.
We also offer private classes for $20 per session. You get to set your own schedule 24/7 one hour class. Again this is for one on one instruction for $20 per session and you can schedule whatever days and hours work best for you. Of course these classes are scheduled on a first paid first serve basis.
If you ever have a family member who wants to join they receive our family discount of $10 off a month per family member.
For a limited time we now offering a special rate of $99 for an entire immediate family.
Women's Self-Defense Classes (Contact us for more information)
Bar-Safe program for Bouncers and club security personnel. If you would like to learn tactical control techniques to protect yourself, your patrons and your business from liability, contact us to schedule a session. $20 per person with a minimum of 5 people.
Private Seminars to Private Groups i.e. Realtors, Police Departments, Security Companies, Women's Groups, Civic Groups. $20 per person with a minimum of 5 people.
FREE seminars for Churches, Hospitals, Veterans Organizations, and other non-profit companies(Contact us for more information)
We offer Pay As You Go, Term, and Ongoing. (Contact us for more information)
In this day and age I believe that every person both young and old should,
Have some sort of basic self defense because you will never know when you may be confronted by an attacker,
It may very well be a person trying to grab your handbag, or your wallet, or wanting to assault/attack you for
Know reason, and this is where I will teach you how to deal with a situation correctly. There are generally,
Two ways an attracter will attack, from the front grabbing your wrists, shoulders, neck, and your hair. Also from behind grabbing your wrists, shoulders, neck, and your hair. Just a few simple steps we will show you how to correctly defend,
Yourself in any situation. Having self defense know how will give piece of mind to go where ever you like and,
Do what ever you want, and NOT having any worry in the back of your mind. This is called SELF CONFIDENCE.
Here I offer a personal
Either in the comfort of your own home or the gym. Or even just to start off with road walking and build from there.
I also offer group personal training as well for sports teams, businesses, social groups ect.
(1) Find something which genuinely inspires you, it might be a particular activity or a reason.
(2) Set realistic targets- benchmarks will help you to keep going, but don't expect to be a size ten in two months, if your a size sixteen now.
(3) Give yourself rewards-treats will keep you going.
(4) Get support- having back-up when things get tough helps keep you on track
(5) Think positively-celebrate what you have achieved and don't dwell on what’s gone wrong.
I will help you achieve your goal, in a professional, friendly manor.
You can contact me by phone 614-649-5971 to book a consultation and for more information.
What is Taiji?
Taiji (Tai Chi) is one of the major internal styles contained in Wushu. It was originally created as a martial art and the movements of Taiji contain martial applications. It utilizes the ancient philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Element theories for its foundation and to establish its training principles. The experience of hundreds of years has shown that practicing Taiji can improve ones health, reduce tension, and cure a number of diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, stomach ailments, heart problems and nervousness. The same techniques that were capable of developing internal Qi for martial arts combat, also proved to be effective as life prolonging, healing, and rejuvenating exercises. Today, Taiji is best known by the millions of participants around the world for its health benefits.
There are many different styles of Taiji and a great number of Taiji Fist and weapon routines. However, the few major styles that have been recognized both in China and internationally are Yang, Chen, Sun and Wu style Taiji. Our school offers standard Taiji fist and weapon routines, as well as major traditional and competition routines such as Yang, Sun, Chen and Wu style. We also teach and explain the applications of Taiji movements, introducing and training Taiji Push Hands techniques such as the eight basic techniques, standard Push Hands routines, Free Push Hands etc.
Why learn Tai Chi (Taiji)? Who Should take this class?
- Best for people who are over 16 years of age.
- Suitable for people who may be in weak health as well as good health
- For people who wish to improve their health, fitness level, ability to focus, balance, flexibility, coordination, stamina, strength, body posture, power, and endurance.
- Taiji emphasizes a calm and peaceful mind. The practice of Taiji stimulates the central nervous system, helps to lower blood pressure, relieves stress, strengthens the immune system, enhances elimination of wastes and the circulation of blood, and channels the flow of Chi through the body's meridians.
What will I learn?
- Standard Taiji for beginners and intermediates including Taiji Fist and Taiji Sword; major traditional and competition style such as Yang Style, Wu Style, Sun Style and Chen Style. Each style may have many routines.
- Yang Style instruction includes: 10 Form, 24 Form, Traditional 108 Form
- Sun Style instruction includes: 72 Form, 93 Form
- Chen Style instruction includes: 18 Form, Laojia Yilu, 56 Form
- Each style has a variety of weapons. You can learn Taiji Sword, Taiji Fan, Taiji Broad Sword, Taiji Double Broadswords
- As Taiji is a martial art, we also teach and explain the applications of Taiji movements; introducing and training Taiji Push Hands techniques such as the eight basic techniques of Peng(ward off), Lu(roll back), Ji(press), An(push), Cai(pluck), Lie(split), Zhou(elbow), Kao(body striking), standard Push Hands routines, and Free Push Hands. Students will also learn how to use Taiji techniques to neutralize opponents, how to use the 'soft' to conquer the 'hard/strong', how to use an opponent's strength against him, how to redirect his strength against him, how to use minimal force to move a powerful attack, and many other techniques.
What is Qigong?
alternative spellings: Chi Kung, Chi Gung
Qigong translates as the study or work of “Qi,” (chi) or “life energy,” and dates back 5,000 – 7,000 years. Originally named “pushing and pulling” or Dao-Yin, Qigong is the deep study of the relationships that exist within all of life. The early study gave rise to the discovery of and laid the foundation for an entire system of Chinese medicine & philosophy. Of primary significance was the intuitive detection of the meridians, the internal energy ‘highways’ of our bodies, their relationship to the internal organs of the body, and the entire unified relationship to general health and longevity. Through the millennia, many thousands of systems evolved to explore and cultivate these initial discoveries, each with breathing, meditation, philosophy and movement at their core. Qigong remains the root energy practice that underpins all Chinese martial, meditative and health systems and the feeling of the practice: slow and meditative, can be found through many internationally recognized systems of health and well-being.
Qigong practice naturally integrates and enhances the functions of our body and mind. The internal organs, the immune and endocrine systems, the musculo-skeletal systems, cardiac fitness, blood and energy flow, among others, are all supported and healed. The scientific benefits of Qigong have been studied in China for decades and the positive findings are now coming under equally positive scrutiny in Europe and the West. Qigong is a key to unlock many things: health, intuition, self-reliance. With Qigong, people of all ages and fitness levels may find peace, joy and a sense of profound connection.
Tibetan yoga is a complete yoga system which promotes union between mind, body and spirit. 5 simple yet dynamic exercises take Only Few Hours To Learn & 15 To 20 Minutes To Practice Daily.
Tibetan Yoga comprises of 5 simple, yet dynamic yogic exercises called 5 Tibetan Rites, meditation, praanayam and positive thinking.
The Five Tibetan Rites is a yoga routine based on a ritual of exercises done by the Tibetan Lamas, which helped them to live very long and healthy life and to stay ever young. (They were developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet. In 1930 a retired British army officer, who learnt these from the Lamas, brought them to the west). They are now practiced around the world and are said to prevent aging. The entire routine can be completed in less than 20 minutes. An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity.
They balance the 7 chakras & regulate the hormonal output. They effect our digestive system, cardio vascular system, nervous system and respiratory system.
These low profile yogic secrets of the Lamas will unearth all the energies and an awesome power lying dormant within you, aligning it with the cosmic energy to give you the best of both mind & body.
Tibetan Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit, & is based on Buddhism. The Godly Tibetan Lamas believe in living each moment to the fullest, i.e. to be consciously and totally present in every moment. These Lamas lived for 100 years and more but looked & felt like they were 50 years old. Their secret of eternal youth & vitality was a set of 5 simple yogic exercises called the ‘5 Rites ‘which were developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet.
In 1930 they were brought to the west by a retired British army officer, Corl. Bredford. who lived with the Lamas & practiced the 5 Rites for 3 years and returned looking many years younger. His friend, Peter Kelder, recorded the experiences of Bredford in a book called “The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth”. Millions of people started doing the 5 Rites with amazing experiences of regaining youth, vitality, & of being cured of depression, arthritis, backache, diabetes, & digestive, respiratory, & heart problems.
The Five Tibetan Rites is a yoga routine based on a ritual of exercises done by the Tibetan Lamas , which helped them to live very long and healthy life and to stay ever young& vibrant. They are simple yet highly energizing exercises which anyone of any age can do very easily. An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity.
They were brought to the west early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them from Lamas and practiced them in a Tibetan lamasery. He himself became many years younger.
They are practiced around the world and very effective to prevent aging.
The Five Tibetans take a minimum of daily time and effort but can dramatically increase physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Even newcomers to yoga will experience the Five Tibetans' liberating effect on the innate energetic power of the human body and mind. Regular practice of these exercises relieves muscular tension and nervous stress, improves respiration and digestion, benefits the cardiovascular system and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. The Five Tibetans can be a powerful vehicle not only for enlivening the senses but also for generating and harnessing vital energy for self transformation.
The entire routine can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
HOW DO “ 5 RITES ” WORK
The 5 Rites attract the universal energy into our body; balancing the 7 Chakras which promote the free flow of prana (chi energy) revitalizing our body & mind.
They activate endocrine glands regulating the hormonal output. 5 Rites work on the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems of our body.
The results reported by participants who did Tibetan yoga for just 15 days were as follows:
- Feeling very energetic & youthful so can work better & longer time without tiring.
- Concentration & memory improved.
- Felt relaxed and better able to cope with stress.
- Digestion & quality of sleep improved.
- Relief from backache, spondylitis, & arthritis.
- Weight, Blood pressure and diabetics brought under control.
- Great sense of well-being & overall fitness – no more depression.
Benefits of performing the rites
The Five Tibetan Rites have curative powers and that some of the benefits of regular daily practice include:
- Relief from joint pain and arthritis
- Relief from back pain & spondelitis
- Improved memory
- Improved vision
- Hair growth
- Weight loss
- Increase in physical strength, energy, endurance and vigor
- Improved physical and mental health
- Increased sense of well-being
- Sound sleep
- Relief from migraine headaches.
- Rejuvenation and looking & feeling younger.
- Vigor and vitality improves sex life.
Potential Benefits of the Five Rites :looking much younger; sleeping soundly; waking up feeling refreshed and energetic; release from serious medical problems including difficulties with spines; relief from problems with joints; release from pain; better memory; arthritis relief; weight loss; improved vision; youthing instead of aging; greatly improved physical strength, endurance and vigor; improved emotional and mental health; enhanced sense of well being and harmony; and very high overall energy.
For thousands of years, medical practitioners have maintained that the body has seven principal energy centers which correspond to the seven endocrine glands, also known as chakras. Chakras are essentially energies within spinning vortexes. As a vortex is increased, the life force becomes stronger and more directed.
Recent medical research has uncovered convincing evidence that the aging process is hormone-regulated. The five ancient Tibetan rites are said to normalize hormonal imbalances in the body, thereby holding the key to lasting youth, health, and vitality. The rites stimulate the energy system in the body, wake up the chakras, and get energy moving from your core outward to your extremities. The theory behind the rites is that your kundalini (spiritual energy) is stored and lies at the base of your spine and that these rites access that energy in a very efficient, fast, and safe way.
Some call these rites isometric exercises. Although they are helpful in stretching muscles and joints and improving muscle tone, this is not their primary purpose. The vortexes spin fast when we are young but as we age or if we are very stressed and don’t exercise, then these vortexes slow down. Slow & abnormal vortexes produces abnormal health, deterioration, and old age. The 5 Rites normalize the speed of the spinning vortexes by keeping them spinning at the same rate and working in harmony.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions about our programs or would like to know about other programs that may not be listed here.