1397 E Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611
Explore Kung Fu
Explore Kung Fu is the most convenient way to learn authentic, rare styles of Chinese martial arts. We offer traditional curriculum in a practical, methodical and easy to follow video program.
- No need to leave your home
- Get your lessons anywhere – Web – Tablet – Mobile
- Save up to 75% compared to the price of lessons at “brick and mortar” studios.
- Authentic training in a variety of styles.
We teach several traditional systems of Chinese Martial Arts; Northern Praying Mantis, Northern Shaolin, MiZong LuoHan Quan, Jing Wu Men, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan and Yang Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi). We are fortunate to be able to offer the complete systems including two-person training, weapons training, Qi development training, Taiji (Tai Chi) pushing hands and Taiji martial applications.
Real World Applications
Eight Step, Seven Star, Six Harmony
Long Fist, MizongLuohan
Short Form, Long Form, Qigong
Steffan de Graffenried
Adam Mizner Shifu Adam Mizner teaches Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, in the tradition of Huang Sheng Shyan and Yang ShouHou. Adam has also dedicated many years to the in depth study of Daoism, western Hermetics and the Buddha dhamma, and is a senior lay student of Ajahn Jumnien in the Thai Forest tradition of Read more about Shifu Adam Mizner[…]
by Wu Yu Xiang – Translation Steffan de Graffenried 敷 覆者，运气于己身，敷布彼劲之上，使不得动也。 To Spread (Fu) – Utilize the Qi in your body, spread it over the opponent’s Jin so that he cannot move. 蓋 盖者，以气盖彼来处也。 To Cover (Gai) – Utilize Qi to cover the point of the opponent’s incoming attack. 對 对者，以气对彼来处，认定准头而去也。 To Confront (Dui) – Read more about 4 Word Secret Formula (四字秘訣 武禹襄)[…]
太極指明法 The Method of Achieving Perfect Clarity in Tai Chi: 用勁不對，不用力不對，綿而有剛對，丢不對，頂不對，不丢不頂對，沾不對，不沾不對，不即不離對，浮不對，重不對，輕靈鬆沈對，胆大不對，胆小不對，胆要壯而心要細對，打人不對，不打人不對，將敵治心服對。 Using energy [Jin] is not correct; Not using strength [Li] is not correct; To be soft but hard is correct. Leaning away is not correct; Butting in is not correct; Not leaning away and not butting in is correct. Sticking is not Read more about The Method of Achieving Perfect Clarity in Tai Chi:[…]
by Wang Zongyue (王宗岳) Taiji [The Grand Terminus] comes from Wuji [Formless Void] and is the mother of yin and yang. In motion Taiji separates; in stillness yin and yang unite and return to Wuji. It is not excessive or deficient; it follows a bending and adheres to an extension. When the opponent is hard Read more about Treatise of Taijiquan[…]
Shifu Jamie Hooper Shifu Jamie Hooper began his martial arts career in 1971 after seeing Bruce Lee in what was released in the US as “The Chinese Connection” (we now know that the labels were accidentally switched at the factory with “Fists of Fury”). In 1971 North Alabama offered little in the way of martial Read more about Shifu Jamie Hooper[…]
Grandmaster Tony Yang 楊曉東 Xiao Dong (Tony) Yang was born and raised in Taiwan. He has been studying martial arts for over 40 years. His specialties include Bajiquan, Northern Praying Mantis, Taijiquan, Xing Yi Quan, and Baguazhang. He began studying at age 6 under the instruction of his uncle, a martial arts master. He learned Read more about Grandmaster Tony Yang[…]
About Kung Fu Training Ji Ben Gong 基本功 – Fundamental Exercises and Training Methods These basic exercises are fundamental to all styles or martial arts. The basics include the movements of shoulder, arm, waist, leg and hand as well as footwork, jumps, leaps and balancing. Stances, stepping, power generation, sensitivity, conditioning, sticking and trapping, Read more about Kung Fu Training[…]
Steffan de Graffenried Steffan de Graffenried was born in Decatur, Alabama in 1964. He began his martial arts training shortly after seeing the first episode of Kung Fu the TV series in 1972 at the age of 8. Because there were no Kung Fu studios in the area he opted to learn the only Read more about Steffan de Graffenried[…]