We offer classes in Traditional Kung Fu, Sanshou - Chinese Free Fighting, Fitness Conditioning, Qigong, Meditation, Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Yoga.
Kung Fu has taught me many things, so much that I forget sometimes that most people don’t have the benefits of martial arts training. In this current political climate it is important to have these lessons. Humility, compassion, bravery and discipline. We live our lives humbly, helping those that we can (as well as ourselves) doing what needs to be done through willpower and perseverance. Kung Fu taught me how to do this, not just that these words are important attributes, but actually trained me properly to utilize these skills. Come and try a Kung Fu class, put in the work, put in the time and it will change your life for the better. It will save you from despair, build you up and give you the ability to face anything life throws your way.
As winter approaches and the rain has begun, I feel it’s important to remind my students and clients about the importance of eating well and exercising regularly. Not allowing the darkness and dreariness to overwhelm you is a struggle many Vancouverites face every winter. There are clear links to seasonal depression and lack of exercise and poor diets. Push yourself to eat clean and workout. Do tai chi. Kick some pads. Do some burpees. You’ll feel much better afterwords, believe me.
As I have always been involved in fitness and martial arts I have to remind myself that others are different and that I should clarify why it is such an important part of my life. Training my body to work efficiently was ingrained in me as a boy when I first began studying martial arts. It’s important to me that I can perform almost any physical exercise regardless of my age or situation. I want to be able to count on myself. Can I go up stairs without breathing heavy? Can I defend myself in a self defense situation? Can I hike up a mountain? Swim in the Ocean? Move through an urban environment easily and without difficulty? These are things that I feel are essential to JUST being a regular human being. Not exceptional. Not an athlete. Not superman. Just simply the norm, the status quo. We as humans have lowered the bar on our physical expectation in the modern era of couch surfing and fast food. Martial arts and fitness is the best way in my opinion to raise your own bar. Martial arts will make you faster, stronger, more vital. It will also make you feel better about yourself in so many ways. Don’t rely on someone else to carry your bags. Don’t rely on someone else to protect you in a bad situation. Don’t rely on someone else to fix your brain. Try martial arts, any martial art! You’ll become better, believe me.