Knoxville Shaolin Kung Fu
Styles Taught: Kung Fu, Hsing-I (XingYi), Pa Kua (BaGua) and Tai Chi (TaiJi)
Knoxville Shaolin Kung Fu offers a broad-based family of Chinese martial arts derived from hundreds of years of tradition and study passed down over generations. Classes in the Knoxville Martial Arts Center and Seymour, TN offer self-defense instruction for adults and children. Main features of the style include conditioning, timing, versatility, high-efficiency techniques, covering and creating distance, and core leverage (using your and your opponent’s balance and weight to advantage).
Our specific teaching style combines conditioning, self-discipline, and energetic fun. We sweat hard and laugh a lot while we learn. Some specifics include:
Chin Na: Self-defense methods from the ancient Chinese art of holding and releasing.
Forms: Sequences of movements which increase dexterity, flexibility and endurance, and contain a variety of fighting techniques.
Animal forms: The aspect that sets Kung Fu apart from other arts. Techniques based on the actions and behaviors of animals such as Tiger, Crane, Praying Mantis, Monkey, Snake, and Dragon.
Weapon forms: Some traditional Chinese weapon forms taught include Staff, Short Stick, Broadsword, Straight Sword, Spear, Chain Whip and Kwang Tao.
Our art’s core curriculum is original Shaolin Temple material that passed through martial arts schools in Indonesia, and then to the United States in the 1960s. Knoxville Shaolin Kung Fu is part of the Mullins Shaolin group of schools, under Master Garry Mullins, who started studying the system in the early 1970s.
For information on classes please contact David Livesay at 865-765-2261 or James McKinney at 865-659-3911