373 E Main St
1456 BERLIN TPKE
20 N Plains Industrial Rd Ste 9
99 UNION ST
35 Thorpe Ave Ste 104
After your Introductory Course you’ll sit down with an Instructor who will design a program to meet your goals and your budget. Your investment is in your personal, physical, and mental development!
We have a very flexible schedule for all levels, Monday through Saturday. Our weekday classes run from late afternoon children’s classes to evening adult classes. Classes are divided by age and skill level.
No, you don’t. Our Introductory course and Beginner’s class will ease you into the discipline of training and the initial exercises. Regardless of your fitness level, once you begin training you’ll start getting in shape and feeling immediate, positive results.
At our Academy we have students from ages 4 to 74 training in their respective classes. Regardless of your age, the training will make you feel great. It’s an excellent way to improve your overall health, not to mention the benefit of learning how to protect yourself.
Not at all. You’ll find our classes to be fun, exciting and rewarding. Our instructors will guide you through our step by step curriculum of belt levels and help you achieve your personal goals.
No, You don’t. Getting started in our classes is the best way to begin losing the weight. As you continue your training, maintaining your ideal weight will be much easier.
Yes, Because of the demands of the training, students develop better skills of focus, concentration, and discipline, which help them tremendously in their academics as well as in their extra-curricular activities.
Yes. Our classes have many women learning self-defense and achieving personal fitness goals. Half of our Senior Instructors are women. Many of the self-defense techniques are especially great for women as they rely on speed and accuracy as opposed to brute force. And kicking is one of the most efficient ways to tone muscles.
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We teach a style of Kung Fu called Choy Lay Fut. A well-known style from southern China, Choy Lay Fut is known for practicality. It contains a wide variety of self-defense and fighting techniques, including strikes with all parts of the body, lots of kicks as well as joint locks and takedowns. It is known as a complete martial art because all techniques are used, as well as weapons. See A Few Words About Us
Kung Fu is from China, Karate is from Japan, and Taekwondo is from Korea. While all are excellent Asian martial arts, Kung Fu is arguably far older than the other styles. It is less widely taught in the United States, since the Chinese wanted to keep it secret from Westerners until Bruce Lee helped open up Kung Fu to the world. However, Kung Fu is the martial art we associate with movies! See A Few Words About Us
While they are usually small, each class is taught by at least two Senior Instructors as well as one or two additional Assistant Instructors. Our student-to-teacher ratio is second to none!
Students typically train twice a week, but some more and some less. Our Tiger Team, the youngest students, learn real martial arts, but in an age-appropriate curriculum. Our Juniors learn most of what the adults learn, but again in an age-appropriate manner. All students learn discipline and respect, have fun, and, with time, become excellent martial artists. We will design a program that best suits your needs.
Yes. Intermediate students learn the staff, and more advanced students learn broadsword, spear, as well as more exotic weapons such as fan, double butterfly knives, 3-section staff, etc.
Our kickboxing workout provides all the benefits of cardio kickboxing, but it is taught by instructors who will teach you practical self-defense and effective kicks and punches.
Kung Fu is an excellent workout for all parts of the body. You will develop core strength, flexibility, coordination, and cardiovascular endurance. You will also engage your mind and spirit in a way that few exercise programs can match.
Ages 4 to 74, in classes divided by age and skill level. Age is no barrier.
Yes. In addition to fitness, and mental and emotional development, Kung Fu is all about practical self-defense. But we believe that self-defense is much more than techniques: it is an attitude which comes from confidence.
We do competitions, both in-house and international tournaments. Competition is not required, but we believe it can provide motivation and challenge, as well as teaching sportsmanship and improving self-confidence.
Our Famous, Master Tat-Mauwong. Ranked by ‘inside kung fu magazine” as one of the ‘top 100 most influential martial artists of the 20th century’ ranked in the ‘black belt hall of fame’ ‘man of the year’, ‘kung fu artist of the year’, ‘instructor of the year’ november 13th proclaimed by san francisco & mayor willie brown to be ‘master tat-mau wong day’
He spent many years under the great instruction of the late GrandMaster Lee Koon Hung. There he assisted Master Lee at his Choy Lay Fut School, as well as teaching both Kung Fu & Judo to hundreds of his own students at a Hong Kong association and at the Hong Kong University. Master Wong was also part of the Hong Kong full- Contact and performance team. The performance team included GrandMaster Lee Koon Hung and Master Shek Kin (‘Mr Han’ from the Bruce Lee movie Enter the Dragon). Together they traveled to France, Seattle, New York, Boston, and San Francisco, USA, between the years of 1972 and 1982 and wowed the crowds with their unique style & skill. It was as one of Southeast Asia’s most formidable full-contact fighters and forms champion that Master Wong was most recognized. However, it wasn’y until after moving to the United States in 1983 and opening up the first Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy in San Francisco that his reputation & influence grew internationally.
Brazil and Chile, Master Wong’s Academies have become a center for thousands of people of all ages to get in shape, learn self-defense, and benefit physically & mentally through the art of Kung Fu.
He also serves as President of the Pan American Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Federation. And in August 2008, Master Wong was elected as the USA Team Head Coach for the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008, held in conjunction with the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing.
Traditional means hard training, discipline, and authentic Kung Fu as passed on to us by our masters. It means that you earn your skills through repetition over time, and you advance by merit. It means that we follow Kung Fu traditions of non-violence, respect, and physical/mental improvement. It means that you will be getting a workout in each class, to improve your strength, speed, flexibility, and endurance. But it also means fun, exciting classes taught by patient instructors. We want you to enjoy your training; it’s the Tat Wong way! Kung Fu, the oldest of the martial arts, is the basis of Karate and Taekwondo. We teach kickboxing, self-defense and intricate, practical forms to kids and adults. There’s something for everyone, children, teens, and adults, beginners and Black Belts.
Kindness, Integrity, Wisdom, and Bravery. The meaning and values behind these four powerful characters is the Academy’s underlying philosophy. Kung Fu is not just kicking and punching: it is a commitment to improving oneself in all aspects. It is these four characters that give inspiration to students and instructors alike, as daily reminders of our purpose. Our Student Creed, in which we promise to use our skills only in self-defense, is also a promise to try to develop our discipline in order to bring out the best in ourselves and others. We believe in effort, which, combined with time, produces Kung Fu, a literal meaning of which is “hard work.”
This approach allows students to gain the most out of learning the ancient and extremely effective art of Kung Fu while building the underlying spirit of the true martial artist. Learning self-defense, getting in shape, and gaining confidence are the most immediate and real benefits in studying at Tat Wong Kung Fu Academy. Learning to apply the Kung Fu spirit and philosophy in all aspects of life is the greatest benefit. In our children’s classes, we help your kids focus their efforts to succeed in everything they do, and to learn the discipline necessary for life’s challenges. Our adult and teen classes challenge the student to improve themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, and provide opportunities for challenge and leadership, while getting into great physical shape and relieving the stress of daily life. Kung Fu embraces all aspects of martial arts training: self-defense, physical conditioning, intense focus, grappling and takedowns and all manner of striking. If you’ve taken Karate, Taekwondo, Kenpo, or kickboxing, you will find that Kung Fu enhances and deepens your knowledge, refining it while you learn about power and speed and the relaxed “flow” typical of the Chinese martial arts.
Our style of Kung Fu is Choy Lay Fut, a complete martial art in which ancient traditions blend with practical self-defense and fighting techniques. Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu is both broad and deep, whether with hands and feet or the classical 18 weapons of Kung Fu, its fighting philosophy is not limited to one style, but is fierce, flexible, and varied.
One of its descriptive nicknames is “northern feet and southern hands,” referring to its wide array of kicks and strikes. A style known for practicality more than flash, it combines fierce hand and foot techniques with grappling and takedowns. Bruce Lee said that it is best style for defending against more than one attacker. Unlike so many modern schools, which teach an incomplete mishmash of techniques, with instructors claiming expertise in multiple styles (because they’ve mastered none), we stay with Choy Lay Fut because it is time- and combat-tested, broad, deep, and complex.