Our traditional kung-fu classes are rooted in Northern Shaolin My Jhong Law Horn.
My Jhong Law Horn (Mizong Luohan) is an external style, with distinct internal influences. It draws on many aspects of the external Northern Shaolin Long Fist style, and the internal styles T'ai Chi Ch'uan , Pa Kua Chang and Hsing I Ch'uan, with which it is often taught in modern times. It is characterized by deceptive hand movements, intricate footwork, varied kicks, and high leaps. In execution, the style changes very quickly.
The emphasis on flexibility in Northern Shaolin styles is a guiding principle of Mizong, and this is evident in the versatility of its attacks and the extent to which it integrates the concepts of many internal styles. An increased emphasis on mobility often comes at the price of power, but Mizong compensates for this by providing a means for the dynamic generation of power. Mizong's unique fa jing (discharging of force) comes from the combination of the internal corkscrew power seen in Chen style Tai Chi Chuan and the external snapping power of Shaolin Long Fist. The result is the efficient generation of force through the dynamic motion of multiple elements of the body, the mastery of which gives a Mizong practitioner the capability of generating force quickly and flexibly from any distance.
This system was presided over by Grandmaster Yeh Yu Teng in the twentieth century until his death in 1962 at the age of 70. A number of his students, among them Master Chi-Hung Marr, and Master Johnny Lee emigrated to the North America and have continued to teach this system in locations around the U.S. and Canada.
We offer classes to the following age groups:
Teeny Tigers (3-6 years old) - This class focuses on the FUNdementals of martial arts and concentrates on the basic skill sets such as kicking, punching, blocking, jumping, balance, etc... This program is designed to set a solid foundation for your children to progress through our martial arts system.
Tiny Tigers (7-12 years old) - Our Tiny Tigers class is where our students begin to dive into the traditional martial arts training. They continue to develop discipline, strength, mobility, flexibility. They learn traditional empty hand forms as well as weapons. Part of the curriculum will cover sport martial arts as well applicable self defense and light contact sparring.
Tigers (13-18 years old) & Adults (18+ years old) - Our teens and adult classes will cover much of the same curriculum as our Tigers class but at a more in-depth level. Currently these two age groups are combined in one class.