Basic self defense training is tailored to the individual's background and may include: Tai Chi, Qigong, Hsing Yi, Northern Shaolin, Praying Mantis, weight training and/or weapons.
One can use forms, or train without them. Many methods are practiced with realistic drills for strength, power, quickness and overall effectiveness. This practicing does not rely on the opponent doing an expected counter, like most Karate and Kung Fu fight training. Blocks and attacks are adaptable for all possible counter moves.
Fighting techniques have used to win in formal competition matches and been tested on the street.
Instructor Greg Hayes has been training in Martial Arts training since 1971. From 1980-87 in the San Francisco/ Bay Area of California, under Grandmaster Wong Jack Man of San Francisco; studying Hsing Yi, Praying Mantis, Tai Chi, Lui Ho, Lohan, push hands and Northern Shaolin.
Sifu Wong Jack Man's lineage goes back to when the Ching soldier burned the Shaolin Temple in the 1700s. Master Greg Hayes has been teadching since 1991.
Staff, sword, Nunchakas( two piece, and three piece); are also taught.
Tai Chi and Qigong will aid in balance, and tapping into your own internal energy; which is much stronger than just muscles. This helps you use full body power, so you can defeat someone who is larger and has more muscles. Choose between Five move and 101 move forms or moves that fit your style.
Tai Chi page (click on for more info)
Qigong page (click on for more info)
If you would like to include formal sets, you can choose your focus the Kung fu of Hsing Yi, or Shaolin;
Hsing Yi page (click on for more info)
Northern Shaolin page (click on for more info)
The internal enables one to use a block as a strike, and a strike as a block. These are called covers, or dynamic strike-blocks. Successive moves build on each other, and can be done in a few inches; without the need to load up on every move, unlike in boxing or karate.
Martial benefits of the internal(click here)
Strength training with ancient classical methods that have origins inside and outside traditional martial arts. The wrist martial stretches aid in fast arm movements that can slide through blocks, and attacks.
See the book
Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout
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Telephone Pole is bowed in the middle with hand strike. Click below.
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Martial moving on ice, click below.
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