I am teaching private lessons to very motivated individuals in Kung Fu, Hsing Yi, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Muay Thai. Private Lessons are the fastest way to progress in any of these art forms.
The Kung Fu I teach is Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu and not the more modern "Wushu". The Kung Fu taught dates long before the Communist takeover of China with its origins in Buddhist and Taoist health practices designed thousands of years ago. Wushu, with its spectacular acrobatics, is a recent innovation and one that is not primarily concerned with the generation of chi' for health or with developing fighting skills.
At the moment, there are no regularly scheduled classes.
The following art forms are available to continuing students for private instruction study:
- Northern Shaolin Kung Fu: the most athletic, graceful, and physically demanding of the Kung Fu styles
- Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan: the greatest of exercises for chi' development and the cultivation of power
- Muay Thai Kick-Boxing: explosive Thai kickboxing and wrestling for unmatched street fighting skills
- Hsing Yi Ch'uan Kung Fu : the oldest and most powerful style of Internal Kung Fu for intenal body training
- Hatha Yoga: real traditional Hatha Yoga and meditation for mind power and energetic development
Don't put off your health and
personal development forever.
"The Buddhist notion of diligence is to delight in positive deeds. Its opposite, called le lo in Tibetan, has three aspects. Le lo is usually translated as "laziness," though only its first aspect refers to laziness as we usually understand it. The first aspect is not doing something because of indolence, even though we know that it is good and ought to be done.
The second aspect is faintheartedness. This comes about when we underestimate our qualities and abilities, thinking, "I'm so incompetent and weak. It would be good to do that, but I could never accomplish it." Not having the confidence of thinking, "I can do it," we end up doing nothing.
The third aspect refers to being very busy and seeming diligent, but wasting time and energy on meaningless activities that will not accomplish anything in the long run. When we do many things for no real purpose, we fail to focus on what is truly worthwhile and our path has no clear direction. When we refrain from these three aspects of laziness, we are diligent."
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, "Daring Steps Toward Fearlessness: The Three Vehicles of Buddhism"
revised by His Holiness,
the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
May all beings everywhere,
Plagued by sufferings of body and mind,
Obtain an ocean of happiness and joy
By virtue of my merits.
May no living creature suffer,
Commit evil or ever fall ill.
May no one be afraid or belittled,
With a mind weighed down by depression.
May the blind see forms,
And the deaf hear sounds.
May those whose bodies are worn with toil
Be restored on finding repose.
May the naked find clothing,
The hungry find food.
May the thirsty find water
And delicious drinks.
May the poor find wealth,
Those weak with sorrow find joy.
May the forlorn find hope,
Constant happiness and prosperity.
May there be timely rains
And bountiful harvests.
May all medicines be effective
And wholesome prayers bear fruit.
May all who are sick and ill
Quickly be freed from their ailments.
Whatever diseases there are in the world,
May they never occur again.
May the frightened cease to be afraid
And those bound be freed.
May the powerless find power
And may people think of benefiting each other.