Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Art with a spiritual dimension, stemming from concentration and discipline. From the family of striking arts, it incorporates the movements and fighting styles of five separate animals: the Tiger, Leopard, Dragon, Crane and Snake. Each animal form of the Ng Ying Kune (Five Animal Forms) system has its own strategy of combat and focuses on specific developmental aspects of the body and mind.
The term Kung Fu denotes ‘mastery through effort’ or ‘hard worker’ and is used to describe any and all who work hard to achieve a mastery over an art and themselves. The proper name for the art of Kung Fu is Chuan Fa or way of the fist. Historically, Kung Fu, is first and foremost used for health, getting you into shape and helping you stay fit and yet a by-product of the art is self defence.
The art of Kung Fu is taught through a series of exercises, patterns, and two person fighting drills which help develop your natural fighting prowess. These drills are meant to increase your health without injuring you, so they are taught with respect and courtesy pushing you toward your potential.
INSTRUCTOR/SIFU, S. MITCHELL HARROW
KUNG FU • KOBUDO • TAI CHI