Jow Ga Kung Fu 周家拳
Jow Ga Kung Fu (周家拳) is a traditional Southern Chinese martial arts named after its family. Jow Lung (1891-1919) founded the style along with his brothers Jow Hip, Jow Biu, Jow Hoy, and Jow Tin. Their Kung Fu was developed from the three systems of Hung Ga, Choy Ga, and Northern Shaolin. Jow Ga has the head of Hung and the tail of Choy (Hung Tao Choy Mei) meaning it incorporates the mighty muscular movements of Hung Ga, the swift footwork of Choy Ga, and also the kicking of Northern Shaolin. It is a very effective form of self-defense with emphasis on simultaneous attack and defense against multiple opponents. This style also includes the animal techniques of the leopard, dragon, tiger, crane, snake, and uses both hard and soft techniques. USJGMA training includes strength building, conditioning, flexibility, open hand and weapons forms, applications, self defense, and sparring. We emphasize both the physical and the mental aspects of martial arts training and allow students to progress at their own pace in a safe, family-friendly environment.
Tai Chi 太極拳
Tai Chi is an “internal” martial art and is practiced for its great health benefits and ability to teach great coordination and breath control. When practiced at full speed and full power, Tai Chi is also very effective as a self defense martial art. Tai Chi adheres to the traditional principles of mixing Yin (soft, slow) with Yang (hard, fast). This style requires fitness, precise technique, controlled breathing, and manipulation of the Dan Tian (energy center). Tai Chi not only focuses on slow movements of attack and defense, but demands unification of external movement with internal energy and Chi.
Lion Dance 舞狮
The Lion dance is a symbol of auspiciousness to commemorate important events such as Chinese New Year, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and grand openings. The lion chases away any negative energy with the drums and cymbals allowing a fresh start. Its powerful presence scares away evil spirits and brings good luck and strength. Contact us to schedule a Traditional Chinese Lion Dance for your special occasion.