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Great Grandmaster Liu Yun-Qiao

Great Grandmaster Liu Yun Qiao

Founder of Wu-Tan and master of styles such as Bajiquan, Piguazhang and Baguazhang.
Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Grandmaster Kurt Wong

Our instructor's shifu teaches traditional guoshu in the city of Anchorage, Alaska.
Sifu Paolo Castaneda

Shifu Paolo Castaneda

Wu-Tan's proud tradition was brought to Oslo by Shifu Paolo Castaneda, head instructor at Oslo Wu-Tan.

Children Class

Oslo Wu-Tan is club practicing traditional Chinese martial arts. Keywords for our club are respect, discipline and hard work.
New beginners in the children’s class will first learn how to use their bodies; the martial aspect is introduced gradually. As our members grow older they become able to reach a more mature understanding of their training, the applications, and the physical benefits.
It is important to us that the kids understand they are allowed to defend themselves but at the same time not to abuse their new-found skills.

In the children’s class the kids are taught the basic skills within Chinese martial arts; stances/positions, punches, kicks and footwork. In addition, children are taught the Tan Tui form from the ChangQuan (Long Fist) style.
Martial arts forms, generally speaking, consist of different movements put together in a certain order. Forms training will help them to develop their attention span and their ability to focus on the task at hand. Attention to details, patience, and perseverance are among the skills cultivated by forms training.

We in Oslo Wu-Tan strive to cultivate a motivating and educative atmosphere and achieve this though a warm atmosphere of comradeship where our members are allowed to grow together. We apply a pedagogical approach to our training of play and active learning, combining both an intellectual and physical knowledge in our teaching approach. To promote the children’s development, to overcome shyness and to help build a sense of achievement, the classes often end with a performance or showing to the rest of the class of what they have learned and trained.