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Norman Smith
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cierra K.
Verified review

I have been learning kung fu under Sigung at the Northern Shaolin Academy for about 9 years and it has been the most amazing experience. He is very wise in his teachings and extremely gifted. He strives for the best and he achieves so by never giving up. He is constantly wanting to learn more (on top of his already vast martial knowledge) and teach what he learns to others. His school has become a second home to me and my fellow sifus and students are family. Sigung is a fantastic master and furthermore, a great man. Recommend 100%

Action Reality Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jon S.
Verified review

I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric R.
Verified review

Sifu Dale runs a top-notch school; I say this from 32 years of experience in karate, kung fu, aikido, MMA, and sword. If all you want is cardio and one-steps, look elsewhere; if you want serious training for serious results, leaern from the guy who has taught empty-hand to FBI agents and Navy SEALS.

Personal Training by Jim
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Steve A.
    Verified review

    Jim is awesome at encouraging me to work out hard. He believes in my ability to push that last rep or run that last mile so much that I start believing it too! Most of the time he’s right and I’m amazed at what I can accomplish. On those few occasions when we’re both wrong and I don’t finish my workout, he never makes me feel like a failure. He’s taught me something huge. Instead of saying “I can’t” say “not yet”! If you’re going to invest your time and money to hire a trainer, I highly recommend this guy. Also, if you’re interested in martial arts let him know. He’s got a lot of experience in MMA and Kung Fu and can incorporate that knowledge in your workout. He’s given me some valuable lessons that I now take wherever I go!

    Grant's Kung Fu Academy
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Wardell H.
    Verified review

    Sifu Grant has the background,knowledge, and real world experience to impart practical self defense strategies and techniques to you and your family. My entire family attends Grant's Kung Fu Academy since June 2011. My six year old attends the kids class, my 12 year old attends the Juniors class, and my wife and I attend the adult class. Sifu has the patience and temperament to teach children appropriate martial arts techniques while instilling discipline and respect for parents, classmates and peers. In the adult class he focuses more on practical real world self defense techniques along with fitness and conditioning. This is NOT just some belt factory. His school has a friendly open atmosphere and he is very personable and open. We attended other martial arts schools in the area before and have found that Grant's is by far the best fit for us. I highly recommend the school and Sifu Grant personally.

    • 23 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Dr. Joseph D.
    Verified review

    Awesome teacher and trainer. Knowledgeable and very experienced. Personable, patient and ethical. I've been training with him in Kung Fu since 2000.

    Warrior Wisdom Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    Rich S.
    Verified review

    I began with Sifu Feld in January 7th, 2012. I started after learning about Kung Fu and trying to learn from text and videos. This won't work. My challenge was that I started at 60 years old and wanted to work out for health reasons. I had challenges of balancing from an illness 20 years ago. Sifu from day one from the very first Pak Sao felt where I was and what i needed to learn. Each is tasked with their individual needs. He's knowledge extends all that I have ever encountered and continually builds as I have known him over the years. If I was weak in my stance he gave me specific exercises geared to myself to assist in my development. When you overcome a personal goal you raise to a new level and get to see your next obstacle(s) unknown to you before. Sifu is right there with the next guidance for you to personally develop. My only challenges have been personal from an age point of view (some health that I am overcoming and to which he provided guidance that worked on that as well ), a distance point of view in that I travel 1 1/2 hours each way for classes getting home during the week around midnight and spending most of my Saturday's in class. I can't comment to how Sifu can be any better as he has given us the intricate details of the Wing Chung Kung Fu system and tweaks us continually as we grow into our own Kung Fu. He as guided me personally with another style that relates to our Kung Fu style to assist me with my balance mentioned earlier. We discuss spiritual elements that I study and read and we share so many deep thoughts on various topics. He's my Library resource that I cherish and proud to have a membership. It took a long time to find him since I live so far away but the trip means nothing to the experience one encounters in his presence. Like Utube or Texts you have to be hands on with this and he is one who's energy exudes from him when you touch hands or play Pak Sao and Chi Sao or when you learn your proper execution of Jin Choi to develop towards your Long Pole training. Thank you Sifu Feld for sharing continually and allowing us to experience your growth as we seek to compliment and bring our growth even greater than yours if possible to thank you. A wonderful person and being and proud to call my friend as well.

    Shaolin Kung Fu Institute
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Benedictus P.
      Verified review

      I have been training with the school for 10 years now. The training I received proved practical and devastatingly effective when I deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2009. I devote time and effort to learn techniques of the art, make adjustments from feedback from my instructors and further refine my form. In real world situation where there are no rules, no referee, no weight classes,and no protective gear, the training I received prepared me with a set of skills to defend myself effectively. Sifu McCoy displays his kung fu skills, both physically and mentally, to the highest degree of refinement, a reflection of his over 4 decades of training under (grand)masters. He passes on his knowledge through a well-trained staff with lots of personal attention, and a fully equipped training hall. Highly recommended!!!

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Sean O.
      Verified review

      Very knowledgeable and patient

      Mytaichi
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 21 years in business
      Kenny L.
      Verified review

      Ever since I started practicing MyTaiChi, my health has significantly improved. I shed unnecessary weight off my body, does not catch a cold as often, waking up with vigor and energy instead of feeling tired, etc. Bottom line is that I have gained an awareness about myself that I just didn't know existed.

      • 28 years in business
      About

      I have verification of my knowledge on the premises at all times. I have fought in tournaments all over the country and have ranked "#1" Internationally. I have also been one of the only Kung Fu practitioners to put together and fight on "Team U.S.A.", also ranking #1! My school is a fighting school. I teach my students how to fight to protect themselves! We are highly respected for our fighting!

      About

      I teach the Hung Gar style kung fu that was past down to me from my Master Rommie Revell. It involves forms, weapons, sparring, self-defense techniques conditioning and traditional weight training.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Tien Sha Pai is a Northern Kung Fu style that provides the benefits of agility, correct body alignment, and strength. Learn the fundamentals of a traditional and powerful martial art and how you can use it to improve coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Through an intense but fun workout, you will learn 10 basic stretching exercises, kicks, punches, and stances. You will feel more energetic and gain confidence as you learn self-defense. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing, and bring water, a towel, and your enthusiasm.

      About

      I am a master teacher in the art of taoist tai chi kung and also energy facilitator who assists clients in the area of pain relief and self-empowerment. I guide of all night meditative vision quest for self-enlightenment. I am also an angelic wing maker.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      I specialize on weight loss, self-defense programs, personal enrichment seminars and depression alleviating tactics. Sometimes, I find that just a simple telephone conversation helps look forward to getting started.

      • 16 years in business
      About

      Hello, my name is Sifu Cliff Kupper. I'm a 4th-generation kung fu master on the Ip Man Lineage. I have been a martial artist for the last 30+ years. I hold powerful internal and external classes, and I'm also available for a private training. I'm lucky to have many things about me and some of what I do online. Please look me up on Google or other search engines. contact me for Wing Chun Kung Fu

      • 23 years in business
      About

      We are the only traditional and authentic Chinese Kung fu school in the area!

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