New Generation Masters Program
The question we ask when considering who might be a valid candidate for specialised masters training is:
"Who can we see being a Master of Phoenix Arts?"
The aim of this program is to develop the individual strengths of each individual student participating in the program. This program is for those students who want to have more do to with the martial arts, who want more time focused on them and their training and who are prepared to listen and learn. Not to mention advance at their level and pace.
This program is preparing the selected students to becoming the next generation of Masters.
The New Generation program is made of many progression levels that a student has the chance to make their way through. It is a program that realises that Phoenix Arts is much more than just kicking, punching or jumping around. It holds a great deal of other disciplines within as well which students are encouraged to work on.
We understand that there is a life outside of martial arts and even though considerable time and effort are needed to achieve the desired results it is here to enhance and enrich your life. Students do not have to take up martial arts full time, 4hrs a day training etc, and do it as a full time career. They do have to put in the required time to reach the intended markers. As you go through your training keep in mind that you can be both a Doctor / Vet / Lawyer / Business owner / Nurse / Police officer / Wait staff or any other career choice and still be / become a Master of Phoenix Arts.
Attitude and Effort over perceived results
A brief overview:
To be accepted into this program three things must happen.
- A student must be invited
- A student must want to be in it
- A student must pass the acceptance test
The acceptance test for those currently in the Little Monkeys program is a minimum of:
Completion of the Little Monkeys first stage program and successful attainment of White Belt.
Demonstration of listening skills
Demonstration of representative qualities
Handstand on wall for 1 min
Sitting in kneeling position for half an hour
What does the student get when accepted into this program?
The short answer is, "A lot!"
One of the things that they will receive is regular extra training outside of normal class times that focuses on the Masters' subjects.They are invited to pick up to two subjects of their own choosing as well that they would like to either specialise in or become more proficient in.
A list of some, but not all and in no particular order, of the subjects that will be covered:
- Strike science
- Lengthening and strengthening
- The three weapons of the Griffon program: Staff / Sword / Fan
- Water and Air snake
- Grappling and wrestling (ground work)
- Form work
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology
- Basic Resonance Therapy
- Basic Coaching/PT training
- 2 person work
- Training partner for James
- Preparation for Red sash and above
- Preparation for Black belt and above via the Black belt class