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.