Kung Fu Zone is a traditional martial arts school based in Shoreditch, London. We are very close to Islington, Hackney and the City of London. We teach two complimentary systems of Kung Fu that are believed to have originated from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple. The Tiger Crane Combination Kung Fu system and the White Crane Soft Style Tai Chi System known as Shuang Yang. Both of these systems that we teach are from the lineage of Master Ang Lian Huat who taught these systems in Singapore after fleeing China.
In addition to this, we teach a full system of Qi Gong known as the Damo Qi Gong Form. This is believed to be the original set of exercises that was taught by the Buddhist Monk Damo (Bodhidharma) to the Shaolin Monks, which they later developed into the first style of Kung Fu.
The Benefits of Training
The Tiger is strong and courageous and this element of the training emphasises strengthening the practitioners bones, joints and tendons. You will develop strong dynamic rooted stances and core strength to match. This strength will allow you to deliver multiple long and short range strikes to devastating effect.
The Crane is graceful and agile and this element of the training emphasises evading and yielding. You will learn how the soft overcomes the hard and how to cultivate internal power. The Crane is famous for its fast footwork and for using its beak for pressure point striking.
Our syllabus creates a well rounded practitioner who is proficient in the soft and hard principles of Kung Fu. This will then translate into every aspect of your day to day life making you a well rounded and successful person.