We’ve just uploaded a new video featuring the talents of Shifu Kevin Sears and Shi Xiong Thomas Johnson, with the invaluable assistance of Anton Kuchman, human punching bag. This video contains sections of both weapons and empty handed forms, San Da, and Taiji. Enjoy! (Click the title link above to view the video)
San Da means “Free-Strike” and is an ancient event traditionally practiced at the temples of Shaolin, Wudang, and Omei. It was a full contact, free-form exercise used to test and improve a student’s application of martial techniques, as well as hardening the their minds and bodies to combat. San Da specializes in short to mid-range… Continue reading.
Join Shifu Kevin Sears on Tuesday April 12th at the Maryville University Health Fair. The health fair will be held from 10:30am – 2:00pm at the Donius University Center Quadrangle. Shifu Sears will be demonstrating several Jiu Long Pai Kung Fu sets throughout the course of the event as well as allowing attendees the opportunity… Continue reading.
The Nine Dragon Academy will be celebrating the Lunar New Year on February 12th 2011 from 1pm – 6pm at the Apex Training Center. We will have a potluck lunch and an Eye Opening Ceremony for the newest member of the Nine Dragon Academy, the lion Yao Zi. Afterwards we will relax and watch kung fu… Continue reading.
The self-defense approach of many modern day martial arts schools is simply impractical, leaving dedicated students without the proper tools to defend themselves. In response to this, the Nine Dragon Academy has developed a program of training to build beginning students’ abilities to protect themselves, and to give experienced students the final pieces they need… Continue reading.