In today’s martial art industry – and I call it an industry because it has become a huge business – many people are concerned with learning everything under the sun including “the kitchen sink.” They are asking what the latest craze is in martial arts today and are merely floating from trend to trend. Unfortunately, people have basically passed over Kung Fu because it’s not commercial enough for the general public to latch onto. In stark contrast, another ancient exercise form, yoga, has become very mainstream because someone found a way to market it. Kung Fu also has many benefits for the mind, body and spirit, but no one has found a way to market it commercially. Kung Fu is the best kept secret in the martial arts industry.
It’s not only because of its lack of commercial appeal that Kung Fu has been kept a secret; many of the Chinese immigrants that came to this country didn’t want to teach it to outsiders for fear that it would be used against them. An ancient culture kept this art form secret for many centuries, and not because it wasn’t good enough, but rather because it was so good that they didn’t want to give it away freely to just anyone. You had to earn it, honor it and respect it. There are reasons why it was kept secret and why monastic orders and scholarly warriors have practiced the art of Kung Fu for centuries. The art of Kung Fu goes far beyond a system of fighting, but rather is a method and pathway to self-growth and empowerment.
Training in our Kung Fu takes you to a whole new level of yourself. If you get involved with us and practice Kung Fu with us, it’s impossible for you not to become better as a person overall. The training touches every aspect of your life. You become more productive at work, you develop better relationships with family and loved ones, you gain focus and energy and feel less stress throughout the day. It doesn’t matter how strong or how fast you are, or how well you punch and kick. All you have to do is come and partake and you’re going to grow. This is the hidden secret of Kung Fu.