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Throughout my life I played all sorts of sports and practiced 4 different types of Martial Arts. Safe to say I considered myself to be athletic. However, just before moving to Florida I let myself get out of shape pretty badly. After working with various personal trainers, attending different Martial Arts training gyms and doing my own workouts, I felt as if I had plateaued and was getting nowhere. I would push myself to my limits (or so I thought) and still nothing. I knew Steve from previously working with him (in an office setting). Just in conversation one day, I spoke to him about how I felt that no matter what I tried I was not seeing any more results. He offered to be my workout partner and see what we could accomplish. âWOW!!!â is all I could say to the results. Steveâs attention to the details and the motivation he provided pushed me beyond those limits I thought I had. Needless to say, I am back in âfightingâ shape thanks to the help that Steve provided me. Iâm 5â7â 178 pounds of strong, lean, fast twitch muscle. Iâm not a bulky guy but my strength, cardio and overall stamina are through the roof. Steve, if you are reading this, you are not just a trainer and friend, but a mentor as well, âTHANK YOUâ!
EJ Diaz has helped me a lot, training me in fitness and martial arts. He is extremely knowledgeable in the areas that he is instructing. He cares about all of his students and treats everyone with respect. He takes an interest in the lives of his students. I have learned so much training with him and I would not train anywhere else. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn a lot and be challenged. He is a great instructor and I have so much respect for him. Kevin Durkin
They offer great group classes, boxing, and real rider. This is the best gym I have ever been apart of. It feels like an extension of my family.
There are very few people out there I would trust more in any of these specialties than Dale Dugas. His knowledge and passion for the martial arts, as well as the downstream TCM applications, has been long standing and proven time and time again. I use Dale as a MA resource, as well as for his herbal formulas and training products, and have nothing but 100% success rate and satisfaction in my dealings with him. If you're considering doing anything in these areas, please, for your own benefit, call Dale and talk to him. He is a rare resource, always makes himself available, and is guaranteed to shoot you straight. Plain and simple, this is your guy.
I have been studying Martial arts at Sifu Och Wing Chun for about a year now and can sincerely say it has not been a year wasted. The instructors and Sifu himself always make themselves available for questions, corrections, and encouragement. I have noticed my skills and confidence grow with each passing month and continue to look forward to the journey as I myself hope to one day become a Sifu in my own right. Love this school and everyone in it
Such an inspiring story of transformation. The passion of his studies are apparent and he passes on the wisdom of the arts he trains in. Not just a tutorial experience. Don't kid yourself either, QiGong will give you that BURN too.
I've known Pete for years and he's always been passionate about a healthy lifestyle. He gives his all when training people and has So Much experience in fitness, nutrition, and martial arts. I would highly recommend training with him if you want a coach that is committed to your success. You WILL see results with him!
Shihan Q is a excellent instructor. His way of teaching discipline to his students and the proper technique In a all around karate background is phenomenal.
I am pleased to comment on Jack Harris as a Tai Chi instructor. I studied with Jack in two one hour sessions each week for one year at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health & Wellness in Nashville, TN. This was my first introduction to Tai Chi. Jack is very knowledgeable about the various forms of Tai Chi, as well as other martial arts. Our sessions were focused on the needs of persons in their sixties or older or with special health issues. We used the 24 Form Simplied version. Jack noted that Tai Chi had three elements that he tried to address equally: health, martial, and art. As for health, he stressed that we should only do what our bodies were comfortable doing; he made each person in the class at ease with his or her level of activity. As for the martial aspects, he pointed out the martial arts origin of each of the tai chi forms, not for us to learn the martial arts, but rather so that we might better understand the correct body movements. I found this not only interesting, but also helpful in learning the forms. The arts were incorporated into the grace he helped us development in the movement of our hands and arms and the rest of the body. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have studied with Jack. He is reliable, has a good sense of humor, and is sensitive to the physical and psychological needs of each person in the group.
Exactly what I was looking for and the staff is wonderful.....
This school is all about authentic martial arts training. My whole family takes lessons now. Instruction is provided by the school founder, Grandmaster Jun, a 9th degree black belt. Highly recommend this school for everyone of all ages.
Learning a lot from wonderful and professional people! Exceeded my expectations. Very friendly environment
Personalized "One on One" Training
Martial arts instruction in modern and traditional karate, Tai Chi, weapons (open style weapons, katana jitsu, and padded weapons) and self-defense. We also offer advanced black belt training into the master's levels. Rank from other styles/systems is honored. I have 48 years of experience in martial arts and My wife, Ms. Linda, has15 years of experience in Tai Chi. I am a certified 10th degree black belt Soke Grand Master and Hall of Fame inductee.
About the teacher, Shifu Michael Haley: Michael Haley began his martial arts training in Buffalo, NY, USA in 1981 at the age of 14. He first learned Hong Jia from Master Ting Fong Wong of Hong Kong. After training in this style for five years, he began studying Okinawan Go Ju Ryu karate under 2nd Dan Les Heri in 1986. After four years, he obtained his black belt in this style and for the next several years, he fought in ISKA full-contact tournaments as well as tough-man and form competitions. In 1991, he switched interests back into the Chinese martial arts, after attending a seminar from Shyun Kwon Long (James Sun). He then began to train in 8-Step Praying Mantis under Shifu Dean Economos in Buffalo, NY. In 1995, Shifu Haley had the rare opportunity to move to San Francisco, California, USA to continue studying 8-Step Praying Mantis and Wu Style Taiji Quan directly under Shifu Shyun Kwon Long, who certified and ranked him as Shifu and was given the name Di Long (earth dragon) and became a 7th-generation disciple student under the great Grandmaster Chiang Hui Long. In 1996, while living in San Francisco, he met world-famous Qi Gong master, Yan Chu Feng, and began learning a high-level medical Qi Gong, Jin Gon Tzu Li Gong (projecting qi skill) and became her first American tudi (student). Yen Chu Fan later moved from San Francisco, California, USA to live with Shifu Haley and now resides in Buffalo, New York, USA. Shifu Haley teaches traditional and authentic Ba Bu Tang Lang Quan, 8-Step Praying Mantis and Wu style Taiji Quan, Jin Gon Tzu Li Gong (projecting qi skill) and iron palm at his school, "Kung Fu USA." He has taught seminars and performed demonstrations in New York, New Jersey, California and Florida. He has also taught Taiji for the continuing education programs at Sweet Home School District in Amherst, NY. For further information, please call us, visit our websites or stop in today.
I give 110% to my clients ,I go above and beyond to help them in their journey for a life change!
I believe in not seeing a person act. If I see acting then I know its not working.
We offer instruction in kung fu, tai chi, self-defense, qi gong and other traditional Chinese martial arts to the Great Tampa Bay area of Florida. Our school has been established since 1981 and is internationally recognized for its curriculum and instructors. We have classes for men, women and children, and we offer both group and private classes. Beginner classes start weekly and class size is limited to 20 students. You can choose classes in the following disciplines: - Shaolin Kung Fu - Tai Chi - XIng Yi Quan - Qi Gong - Self-Defense - Baji Quan and more All classes are taught in a professional setting with highly qualified instructors.
Gracie Tampa is a premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) school specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, and self-defense. Our classes are open for all ages!
Self-defense self-awareness self-discipline learn to defend yourself and family members from any threats..
I offer a variety of services, ranging from personal training to meet your goals, self defense classes and mixed martial arts. All ages are welcome! Please contact for additional information and certifications.