Licensed I Liq Chuan Instructor

Tempe, AZ

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How does your service stand out?

Experience! Falling Leaves Kung Fu Chief Instructor Ashe has trained directly under one of the worlds foremost Tai Chi - Kung Fu masters, Sam FS Chin for the last eight years and has become a disciple and lineage holder of Master Chin's family art of I Liq Chuan. In addition to extensive testing and personal certification by Master Chin, Ashe also has tournament level experience applying I Liq Chuan under pressure. That means you can come to class knowing your getting in depth instruction in an authentic, robust style of Chinese martial arts. Whether you're a complete beginner just getting into martial arts for the first time, or you have experience in another martial art and are looking to deepen your practice through Tai Chi and Zen, we might be just what you're looking for!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The chance to share something really wonderful and something that I'm passionate about with other people.
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Location

Tempe, AZ 85281

Years in business

12

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • Tyler G. Oct 27, 2015
    A very well knowledged instructor. Takes his time explaining thing's. And makes sure no one is left behind.
  • Benjamin G. Mar 2, 2015
    Martial Arts Training
    Verified Review
    In a short amount time I feel that Ive already learned a great deal. Ive felt welcomed from the start and am sure Ive found a great teacher.
  • Eric C. Sep 29, 2014
    Every time Ashe Higgs comes to work with our group, we all feel that we have gained so much! His sense of everyone he works with is very personal; we all receive the instructions we need! I am very much looking forward to working with him again!
  • Ken F. Aug 28, 2014
    Awesome experience overall! Ashe is a great teacher. Very knowledgeable and willing to share information. The I Liq Chuan training curriculum is the best I've come across in many years of exploring martial arts training systems. Strongly recommend!
  • Rudy F. Jul 31, 2014
    Martial Arts Training
    Verified Review
    Truly a hidden gem in the heart of Tempe! From novice to veterans in Martial arts both internal and physical or external I Liq Chuan practice is a magnificent experiential journey in awareness of self and in the tactile sense giving a new meaning to balance allowing far more precise use of both the mental and physical. Ashe is an incredibly experienced Sifu both in time and experience in applying I Liq Chuan in full contact competition. I will be a student of I Liq Chuan indefinitely!
  • Dwainia T. Dec 21, 2013
    Ashe is a great compassionate, caring, skillfully disciplined Teacher. His gentleness is his strength. Thank you Ashe for sharing your knowledge with the world.
  • Luther B. Dec 21, 2013
    Verified Review
    Training an internal martial art can be difficult. It can take years and sometimes decades of work before you feel that you have made any progress. Ashe is able to shed light on difficult concepts and drill down to what needs to be looked into. Because of Ashe and the worldwide I Liq Chuan community I have been able to make good progress in my training both on and off the mats. Training in I Liq Chuan is highly recommended, training with Ashe is the most direct path to success.
  • Tom M. Dec 20, 2013
    Sifu Higgs is a great teacher. I have found nothing else like I Liq Chuan in my life. Understand that I Liq Chuan is a form of Kung Fu that focuses on both the internal and external areas of martial art. So you get the "spiritual" and tai chi like principles along with learning how to fight. That being said, this martial art is not taught like any other art I have ever done, and it may be seem strange, but if you stick with it you will be unstoppable, and Ashe is one of the best to teach you.
  • Eric J. Mar 10, 2013
    As one friend put it to me awhile ago “pearls before swine”. This is how I would describe I Liq Chuan. This internal martial art is what I feel embodies the “secrets” of martial power and strength. It is unlike any other martial art I have experienced and I have experienced a lot ranging from combatives to aikido, to jujutsu to judo. This martial art helps one to focus on what’s going on inside you: proper mental state, structure, balance, relaxation and much, much more. The curriculum is simple, but has so much depth to it. It’s fantastic for health and self-defense. Sifu Ashe Higgs is a talented instructor and friend who I find to be very, very skilled, patient and generous with his knowledge. He is one of the best I Liq Chuan instructors in the system and is a personal disciple of Sam Chin, another fantastic teacher. If you want to experience a martial art that goes beyond kata and accumulating techniques, that expands your mind and martial abilities – this art is one to explore.
  • Carlos M. Mar 10, 2011
    I joined Ashe's class a couple of months ago. Never practiced a martial art before, and I'm enjoying the sessions very much: I feel more aware of what my body and mind can do, I feel motivated and stronger, plus the group is respectful and enthusiastic. It's great to exercise outside. I'm glad I joined.
  • Ashley C. Mar 6, 2011
    Falling Leaves Kung Fu is great! I Liq Chuan has opened some new doors I never thought I would find, combining Tai Chi and Martial Arts and Zen Philosophy among many other things. Ashe is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and upbeat. This art helps me be more conscious and present and learn to use my body as nature intended. I am so grateful to have found this practice and group to help me continue to learn to balance the physical, mental, and emotional/spiritual aspects. We partner train, we meditate, we move, there are so many layers in this system! In the end, it comes down to awareness. We do not train drills over and over, we train how to feel ourselves, to be conscious.
  • Glenn R. Mar 6, 2011
    You Should Take This Class. I have had many years and a wide variety of martial arts training in the past. I believe that this class is the best martial arts class I have ever done. The system itself is by far the best and most comprehensive systems I have ever done. It incorporates both internal and external martial arts with a comprehensive philosophy that allows one to explore the martial art to great depths and gives one a chance to grow both martially and philosophically through a greater understanding of the world. Sifu Ashe is excellent at both explaining the many difficult concepts and demonstrating them in ways to allow you to fully grasp the importance of the concept. The best thing about Ashe, is that he's not afraid to show that he too is continually learning his martial art. It really makes for a cooperative learning experience that is unparalleled. This feeling of cooperative extends to the entire group and class and everyone that trains at Falling Leaves Kung Fu are friendly and in no way out to injure or out to prove how tough they are. It is truly a great environment. I hope that this review is helpful and, hopefully, we will see out training with us at some point.