"Although we train to be warriors, we are not a school of fighters, but individuals developing the confidence and skill to resolve problems without physical conflict."
Our Adult Program offers an astounding amount of knowledge to those who seek it, encompassing practical self defense techniques, philosophy and fitness.
SELF DEFENSE TECHINQUES
WUTANG MOUNTAIN KUNG FU
Wutang Kung Fu focuses on trapping your opponent. With names like Hawk, Tiger Springs from Den and Dragon, these techniques are remarkable sources for learning and mastering crucial self defense principles. The techniques are very short and extremely effective for personal protection.
SHAOLIN KUNG FU
Shaolin forms are another aspect of our training. Forms, fighting techniques linked together in a kind of fighter's dance, help to develop muscle memory, hand-eye coordination and focus. Some of these forms date back almost 1000 years.
CHIN-NA (JOINT LOCKS & MANIPULATION)
Chin-Na is the study of how to control your opponent using joint locks to limit mobility. Chin-Na also teaches how to attack pressure points and other sensitive parts of the body with strikes, grabs and other techniques.
Chinese Chin-Na is the root of the Japanese arts of Jujitsu and Aikido, and practitioners use the study of Chin-Na to increase understanding of the theory and principles of their own arts.
CHI SAO (STICKY HAND KUNG FU)
There are many names for this training and hundreds of styles employ it in their programs. It's a wonderful art where opponents play for superior position and find the perfect opportunity to push (or attack) your opponent.
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
We are a school not only of body, but of mind and spirit. Philosophy, which is neither incongruent nor conflicting with anyone's personal religion, is crucial for balanced training. It helps align the student with the self and brings clarity of purpose. Individuals who are philosophically oriented are more likely to handle conflict peacefully and confidently.
More important than how to kick and punch is when to use physical force and what level of force to use. Not all attacks are kill moves. Learn how to use your skill for different purposes and how to avoid conflict in the first place.
FUN & SAFETY
FUN IN KUNG FU?
Even the monks in the Chinese temples had fun. And so must we. Our school offers a safe, appropriate and friendly atmosphere in which to learn this exciting art. The Academy is a member's exclusive facility and requires application approval. This ensures that the training environment is comfortable for everyone.
DON'T PULL A MUSCLE!
In today's lifestyle, many people can't risk hardcore martial arts training and injury. Our style accommodates all fitness levels because of the emphasis on health and body mechanics. Like many of our long-time students, we want you to train with us for years and decades.
Tai chi is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art. In tai chi, each movement flows into the next.
COMBAT TAI CHI / PUSH HANDS
Learn how the traditional, seemingly tranquil movements of T'ai Chi Ch'uan can be used effectively for close-contact fighting. The Mandarin term "t'ai chi ch'uan" literally translates as "supreme ultimate fist."
T'ai Chi Sword, staff, wind and fire wheels, cane and rope are just a few of the weapons presented in our curriculum.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Throughout the year, we offer seminars such as the the Spring Festival and specialized workshops for Fighting, Chi Kung, Forms and more.
Academy of Kung Fu is a Family Martial Arts School - Proudly Serving Tarzana California since 1996.