Quantum children's classes are designed for children ages 6-12, although some six year olds will have difficulty with the program, and some twelve year olds may be better suited for the adult program. Kids classes are taught by teachers who like working with kids and understand how to balance fun with hard work. Quantum kids teachers are always open to talking to parents about their child's needs. We focus on each child as a unique person with their own unique abilities.
The program taught to the kids is Tae Kwon Do. TKD comes from Korea and emphasizes high kicks and intense energy. Kids learn jumping and aerial kicks that are fun, exciting and challenging to learn. Quantum does not teach a tournament based martial art, but rather teaches that the only true competition is the one inside yourself. Short and long term goals are provided as well as encouragement to work hard at home and school. There are plenty of adult role models of all shapes, sizes and gender that any child can identify with. Class sizes are small and give an enormous amount of attention to the individual to help promote excellence. Our focus is to provide children with an opportunity to excel on a physical level and allow them the chance to understand how that applies to achieving strength and balance on a mental or emotional level.Kids general classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are open to all belt levels.
This class is a must for beginners, and a staple for intermediate and advanced students. In this class, all of the White Belt rudimentary techniques are broken down to their barest element. Movement is fully defined, and fundamental ideas of blocking, kicking and striking are explored, working the mechanics of each technique to improve balance, power and focus.
Nearly the entire drill segment of class is spent in traditional stances to help the students build strength and become more aware of their posture as well as their relationship with the ground. This is easily the most difficult class of the week. This class begins with an hour of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill making this the most taxing class to go to. It is highly recommended that students make it to one Basics' class a week.
These 1 hour and 15 minute class is designed for your busy life. It starts with 30 minutes of stretching and calisthenics and continues with 45 minutes of drills. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, and partnered drills. No experience necessary and you get your warm up, work out and cool down in less than 90 minutes! This is a great place to start.
General class is open to all students and starts with 45 minutes of stretching and calisthenics, followed by 45 minutes of drill. In this class the students are drilled on techniques specific to their belt level. Exercises include combination, target, and partnered drills which emphasize foot work and timing.
Advanced Classes are focused on the more complex concepts of Quantum Martial Arts. In these classes the advanced student will be introduced to Soft Boxing and root drills as well as the concept of movement without fear. Attendance to these classes is by invitation only.
Dr. Karri Meleo teaches the Qigong form The Hands of the 18 Luohan on Tuesday nights. This ancient form originated at the Shaolin Temple and formed the framework for the the art of Kung Fu. The form may be practiced in part or in whole as a supplement to many types of athletic activities. It also offers those that practice, the benefits of body, breath and energy movement that are the heart of Qigong practice.
Dr. Meleo is certified to teach this form by Sifu Kimberly Ivy of Embrace the Moon in Seattle and has been practicing for ten years. She was drawn to this form as she always felt better after working this beautiful set of moments.
Guests are welcome to try a class at no charge. Various packages are available for ongoing classes. Sliding scale is available in keeping with Quantum's commitment to making training accessible for all.
This form is suitable for all ages although generally appeals most to those 12 and above. Parents of Quantum kids are welcome to attend. Modifications are available for those with physical challenges and/or rehabbing an injury.
Come enjoy the benefits of Qigong
Students participate in free form, continuous sparring exercises with other students. Where the focus in Basics and General classes is on the concepts, the focus during Sparring is on the application and integration of those concepts.
Sparring is open to High White Belts and above. Each belt level is given a new set of challenges. The strike zone for Yellow Belts is from the chin to the navel, and strikes to the back are prohibited. Yellow Belts focus on keeping a distance and using fully extended long-range techniques to fight with. Green Belts have an expanded strike zone that includes legs, groin, head and back. Green Belts are also allowed to practice standing grappling and takedowns and learn to fight from a tight trapping distance. Blue Belts are allowed to start practicing groundwork, traps, pins and holds, and learn to fight from a tight grappling distance. Red Belts are free to fight from any distance and learn to apply all concepts they have been exposed to.
The class consists of 5 to 15 minutes rounds and runs an hour long on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Chi Sau in the Quantum Style is borrowed from Wing Chun and mixed with Push Hands from Tai Chi. It has also been modified to work well with the kicks from TKD and as a lead in for grappling taken from Judo and Hapkido. Softer than in most systems, our Chi Sau is not just an exercise but has many practical applications. Mostly about straight lines and trapping exercises, this class is open to Green Belts and above.
Judo and Hapkido are where we get most of our basics in grappling, but there is also a heavy Aikido influence as well as Pankration and western style wrestling. Open to Green Belts and above this class teaches basic wristlocks, arm bars weaves, locks. Pins, holds, throws, sweeps and groundwork. Ranging from the concept of grappling to practical application this class gives the practitioner a place to become comfortable with the generally uncomfortable grappling distance.
Open classes are open to all students. They are format-free classes where the student can work on anything in his or her curriculum under the guidance of a senior student.
Advanced Forms Classes are for students to work on the advanced forms of the Quantum style. They are only open to students wearing blue, red and black belts
During our 7 week beginner's series this 1 hour accessible class is just for you! The entire class will be focused on the white belt curriculum to ensure you get everything you need. This class will include core building exercises, stretching, kicks and punches. You'll leave invigorated!