Great for adults, teens, or kids, Martial Arts training keeps one healthy and clear-minded. Nowadays people are so pampered and sensitive, they quit or cancel everything when it gets tough. This is a lack of self-respect, and crowd-mindedness. We don't teach that! We are all individuals and need to remind everyone that this is what this country was founded on. In the birthplace of Chinese Martial Arts, many people who were referred to as Heros, stood up against corruption and even laid down their lives to fight for what's right. Not the other way around.
Do you know what kung fu is?
Kung Fu is what you get from doing something correctly repeatedly until a skill is developed. Not the same skill as everyone else, but your OWN skill. This is something that even long-time practitioners don't even know.
Yes, most people refer to the Chinese Martial Arts as Kung Fu, and that is correct. But NOT ALL of them. Wushu is the word used in China to cover all of their arts, but Kung Fu is refering to great skill from practicing wushu. There are a lot of 'Government Issued' and watered-down arts that when mastered, the practitioner only has skill in doing the splits or somersaults. That's what I refer to as 'circus skills.'
Yet, there are still classical styles that have survived and made it to the West, and these arts are now in the hands of non-Chinese. But with the lack of knowledge of the purpose of attaining true skill, the narritive is going in the wrong direction. This is causing these real styles to lose their reputation as being something you can do to stay healthy, still the mind, and possibly achieve the skill that not even money can buy.
We train outdoors, indoors, during all four seasons. Kung fu training does not belong in a salon or spa environment. (including yoga studios) So if you are looking to find out more about the different arts we practice, contact us.
What Style Of King Fu Do We Practice?
I began my training in the Shaolin based Art of Choy Lee Fut & Qigong, under the master Fred Spencer (1944-2012) at the age of 13, in 1985. I was his student for 14 years. I also studied with his teacher(s) Doc Fai Wong, and Ng, Fu Hang. (Ng in the Great, great Grandson of the Founder of Choy Lee Fut) I spent the last two years of learning this style with Grandmaster Ng in Los Angeles.
I also practiced a little Longfist, Southern Mantis, and Wing Chun with local teachers here in Fresno and Los Angeles.
In 1999 I met my Tai Chi Chuan, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Chuan, and Qigong teacher; Grandmaster Wang Shi-Qing. I also studied Qigong from a student of Zhou, Ting Jue. A few years ago my Best Friend and Teacher Wayne Carisi (1960-2021) shared his art of Buddha Hand Wing Chun wit me and I keep that flame alive as well. He was a student of Grandmaster Santo Barba-Lace who passed in 2020. I practice most of these arts (the ones I practiced for a long time) and am now sharing them with those who can handle real training.
Classes now forming. For $100/Month, I will have classes that students can attend during their respective times. Those dates are coming in the next few weeks from this writing. Students have the choice to pay $15 Drop-ins instead of the Monthly fee, so they can come when they can.
I have requirements for practicing with me. There are several things that will make you not able to even meet me. Racism (all races), Talkers (people who just want to talk about what they used to do), and shoppers to name a few. If I DO accept you, visitors are not allowed. The only visitors allowed are parents (no other children allowed unless they are training.)
So if you feel like you qualify, and like what you read, go ahead and contact me. Thank you!
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