Some 1500 years ago in the Hunan province of China, Shao'lin monks wanted to live in isolation, pursuing the peaceful teachings of Buddha. In order to protect their freedom in a land filled with violence, they developed a powerful system of self-preservation. This system was based on the avoidance of conflict and the cultivation of mind, body, and spirit. Today Kung Fu continues to fill a need in western society to combat stress and strengthen personal health and character.
Come try this ancient martial art based exercise system that cultivates strength, flexibility and physical well being. All fitness levels can benefit from this total body workout. Learn techniques and forms used by the Shao 'Lin monks for physical conditioning and self defense. Experience this well rounded discipline which strengthens, improves balance and coordination, and harmonizes mind, body and spirit!
John Scott Marrone is certified Gao Shou by the American Center for Chinese Studies. He has studied with Sifu Gary Renza and is a 4th generation disciple of the late Great Grand Master Chang Tung Sheng). Scott has over fifteen years of martial arts experience with training in Northern and Southern Shao 'Lin Chuan, Ba Gua Zhang, Chi’Na, Chinese Kenpo, and various weapons. He has taught Kung Fu and self-defense for ten years in the New York area.
Scott enjoys sharing his expertise with all ages and is developing a self-defense class for school districts in New York. This workshop will be open to faculty and students and encompass basic Kung Fu drills and self defense techniques.