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Taekwondo at Ultimate Champions Taekwondo in Washington Heights Ultimate Champions Taekwondo in Washington Heights

Instructor — Master Jason Jung, UCTA Certified.

Programs:

  • Little Tigers ages 3-5;
  • Childrens ages 6-11;
  • Family Class (all ages).

Fight Team (Sparring Team):

  • Developmental Athletes (6 to 9);
  • Youth Athletes (10 to 11);
  • Cadet Athletes (12 to 14);
  • Jr. Athletes (15 to 17);
  • Sr. Athletes (17 & Up).
638 West 174th Street
New York City, NY 10033
212-740-5425
  • 175th Street (700 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 168th Street (1700 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 168th Street (1800 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
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2018.04.20
Iaido at Ken-Zen Institute Ken-Zen Institute

Chief Instructor — Pam Parker (Iaido Renshi, 7-Dan).

54 Thomas Street
New York City, NY
212-406-9104
  • Chambers Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1000 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Franklin Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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  • young men
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  • men
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2018.02.16
Kendo at Ken-Zen Institute Ken-Zen Institute

Chief Instructor — Daniel T. Ebihara (Kendo Kyoshi, 7-Dan).

54 Thomas Street
New York City, NY
212-406-9104
  • Chambers Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (1000 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Franklin Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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  • young men
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  • men
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2018.02.16
Japanese Jiu-Jitsu at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street
New York City, NY
212-807-7336
  • Sixth Avenue (200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.02.16
Kendo at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street
New York City, NY 10003
212-807-7336
  • Sixth Avenue (200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.02.16
Karate at Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club Iaido Jiu Jitsu Kendo Club
110 #2 West 14th Street
New York City, NY
212-807-7336
  • Sixth Avenue (200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (500 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street (700 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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2018.02.16
Iaido at Byakkokan Dojo Byakkokan Dojo 1 Photo

Class is broken down in 3 aspects:

  • Kata is the practice of basics and forms;
  • Tameshigiri (or test cutting), in Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu, is to test the cutting ability of the sword, gain experience in striking a solid object and improve timing, distance, angle and grip;
  • Gekken is free play or sparring. We use foam swords, but although they do use foam, they are not flexy or soft. They have a dense center and can do some damage and understand gekken is not for everyone.

Head teacher — Sang Kim sensei (6th Dan Renshi - Toyama Ryu ZNTIR, 6th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 4th Dan - Seizan Kai).

Assistant instructors:

  • Henry Kim — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Seizan Kai;
  • Dan Park — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Seizan Kai, 3th Dan - Kendo;
  • Kyle Kim — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3nd Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Zach Biesanz — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation, 2nd dan - Aikido;
  • Kevin Raz — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 3th Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Charles Choi — 3th Dan - ZNTIR, 2nd Dan - US Battodo Federation;
  • Ron Duponte.
4 West 18th Street
New York City, NY
000-000-0000
  • 14th Street (1000 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (1200 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Sixth Avenue (1200 ft) BMT Canarsie
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  • men
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2018.02.16
Iaido & Jodo at Sword Class NYC in Harlem Sword Class NYC in Harlem

Instructors:

  • Sensei Raab Rashi;
  • Sara Tunick.
1944 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10035
646-580-9532
  • 125th Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 125th Street (1500 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 116th Street (2500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.04.20
Kendo & Longsword at Sword Class NYC in Harlem Sword Class NYC in Harlem

Instructors:

  • Christophe Salet – Head Kendo Instructor, AUSKF 4th Dan. He began his study of Kendo in Paris, under the tutelage of Thao Sensei and Durant Sensei. This dojo was affiliated with the Shodokan Dojo in Tokyo, which allowed him to learn from Okada Morimasa Sensei, 8th Dan, head instructor at the Shodokan and at Nittai Dai Gakku (Tokyo sports university);
  • Tristan Zukowski – Head Longsword Instructor, New York Historical Fencing Association (NYHFA). In July 2013, Tristan defended his title as Cutting Champion at Longpoint (having also taken 1st Place the previous year), and took 3rd Place in the Longsword Triathlon;
  • Damion Digrazzia — Head Instructor, Striking Eagles (US National Team);

  • Steve Viani — Assistant Instructor, HEMA;

  • Tim Kaufman — Instructor, HEMA: Sword & Buckler;

  • Toby Hall — Assistant Instructor, HEMA;

  • Tanya Smith — Head Instructor, Kids & Youth Classes.

Programs:

  • Kendo;
  • Longsword;
  • Teen Kendo — Our teen kendo class focuses on an energetic and fun workout while strictly adhering to the tenants and traditions of kendo;
  • Teen Longsword — ages 13-17. Students will learn basics of longsword, and do supervised sparring;
  • Light Saber Fitness —  Kids & youth ages 5-12 will learn a combination of techniques from the longsword and kendo curriculums and the movies using light sabers.
1944 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10035
646-580-9532
  • 125th Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 125th Street (1500 ft) IRT Lenox Av
  • 116th Street (2500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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  • young men
  • young women
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2018.04.20
Kendo at New York City Kendo Club New York City Kendo Club 1 Photo

Kataoka Sensei is the teacher for all classes.

The beginner/basic class is for participants of all levels.

351 East 74th Street
New York City, NY 11206
212-288-6743, 347-683-1074
  • 77th Street (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 68th Street – Hunter College (2400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (3400 ft) IND 63rd St
Sport class for
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  • men
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2018.02.17
Iaido at New York City Kendo Club New York City Kendo Club 1 Photo
351 East 74th Street
New York City, NY 11206
212-288-6743, 347-683-1074
  • 77th Street (1900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 68th Street – Hunter College (2400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (3400 ft) IND 63rd St
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.17
Kendo at New York Kenshinkai Kendo New York Kenshinkai Kendo 1 Photo

All instructors are members of All US Kendo Federation and All Eastern US Kendo Federation:

  • Joshua Caroll Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Koichiro Sudo Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Kevin Yong Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Junko Inoue-Winters Sensei, Kendo 6 dan;
  • Madoka Wakaiki Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Shinichiro Fukui Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Donhun Lee Sensei, Kendo 5 dan;
  • Yoichiro Tsunoda Sensei, Kendo 5 dan.
500 8th Avenue
New York City, NY
917-626-5918
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Times Square – 42nd Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.02.17
Fencing at New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Upper West Side New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Upper West Side

At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (NAFA), we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions.

NAFA offers classes for children of all ages. We also organize fencing birthday parties, school programs, and camps.

Weekly group fencing classes are the core of our program.  The group format fosters cohesion among club members, teaches good sportsmanship, and helps develop key social skills.

Programs:

  • Junior — program for students ages 13 to 18 up offers a two-hour class integrating intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence;
  • Youth — fencers aged 9 to 12 are ready to commit to an hour (Beginner) or two-hour long (Advanced) group class emphasizing the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport;
  • FIT Kids (Fencers In Training) — 6 to 8 year old beginning swordsmen engage in an hour-long class that uses the building blocks of competitive fencing to emphasize the importance of working together. First through third graders engage in games and exercises that focus on the development of hand-eye coordination, general fitness, and body movement. While playing with swords.
302 West 91st Street
New York City, NY 10024
212-662-3362
  • 96th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (1300 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (3000 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.04.22
Fencing at New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Lower East Side New Amsterdam Fencing Academy - Lower East Side

At New Amsterdam Fencing Academy (NAFA), we stress the four complimentary elements in training a fencer: Group work (footwork and conditioning), individual lessons, practice bouting, and competitions.

NAFA offers classes for children of all ages. We also organize fencing birthday parties, school programs, and camps.

Weekly group fencing classes are the core of our program.  The group format fosters cohesion among club members, teaches good sportsmanship, and helps develop key social skills.

Programs:

  • Junior — program for students ages 13 to 18 up offers a two-hour class integrating intricate footwork, advanced weapon control, strategy and tactics, as well as the long-term self-discipline key to navigating a successful adolescence;
  • Youth — fencers aged 9 to 12 are ready to commit to an hour (Beginner) or two-hour long (Advanced) group class emphasizing the technical and the tactical aspects of the sport;
  • FIT Kids (Fencers In Training) — 6 to 8 year old beginning swordsmen engage in an hour-long class that uses the building blocks of competitive fencing to emphasize the importance of working together. First through third graders engage in games and exercises that focus on the development of hand-eye coordination, general fitness, and body movement. While playing with swords.
59 East 2nd Street
New York City, NY 10003
212-662-3362
  • Second Avenue (400 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (1900 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.04.22
Fencing at Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Manhattan Tim Morehouse Fencing Club - Manhattan 4 Photo

Instructors:

  • Achiko Lortkipanidze (Olympian and Lead Coach) — Coach Achiko represented The Republic of Georgia in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He also won the Soviet Union Championships and earned a spot as a World Cup finalist. Achiko has since coached in both his home country and in the United States. His students have achieved significant results at both the national and international level, including a silver medal at the 2012 Cadet World Cup and multiple medals at 2012 North American Cups (NACs) and Junior Olympics;
  • Samir Mahmoud El-Bakry (Lead Coach) — Coach Samir was a Member of the Egyptian National team from 1996 until 2012 and is an experienced coach with an international coaching diploma from the FIE (Federation International Escrime). Samir's students include 2016 Junior World Champion medalist Mohamed Amer and 2017 Cadet Summer National Medalist Aksel Fernandes;
  • Bartek Florczak (Lead Coach) — Bartek is a Polish certified coach with 14 years of coaching experience in fencing;
  • Luka Oboladze (Coach) — Luka fenced for Georgian national team from 2010-2015. In 2012, he helped his country's U-23 team win a gold medal in the European Cup and helped his team to a bronze medal at the European Championships.

Programs:

  • Musketeers (ages 4-6) — Includes: Unlimited Classes/month (4 classes offered per week), 4 Private Lessons/month (20 minutes each), No Equipment Purchase Required (students use plastic sabers and masks provided by the Club);
  • Junior & Elite Program — Includes: Unlimited Monthly Classes (Within the age range and level of the student), Unlimited Day Camps (Some Restrictions Apply), Tournament Coaching (During Designated regional/national Tournaments. Not International), Entry Fees to TM-FC Club Held "Local" Tournaments, A Station for storing fencing equipment at the Club;
  • Beginner Program — For Youth (Under-13) or Junior/Senior (13+) age categories. Includes: 8 Classes/month, 4 Private Lessons/month (20 minutes each), No Equipment Purchase Required (students use loaner equipment provided by the Club);
  • Adult Program (ages 18 & up) — Includes: 8-Classes/month, 4 Private Lesson/month, No Equipment Purchase Required (students use loaner equipment provided by the Club), 2-Month Commitment Required.
210 West 91st Street
New York City, NY
317-886-8243
  • 86th Street (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 96th Street (1200 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 86th Street (2200 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
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2018.02.17
Fencing at South Brooklyn Fencing South Brooklyn Fencing 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Mini-Musketeers — For 5 years old kids who have never fenced before. Classes are once a week 45 minutes;
  • Kids Beginner Class — For students (from 6 to 12 years old) who have never fenced before or are still working through the fundamentals;
  • Kids Intermediate Class — For students who have mastered the basics of fencing and are ready to begin more competitive training;
  • Kids Advanced Class;
  • Open Bouting — Experienced kids, juniors and adults are welcome;
  • Footwork Class — For kids and teens. Open to any students in group classes or enrolled as club members;
  • Adult Group Class;

  • Summer Camps.

211 21st Street
New York City, NY
929-337-8097
  • 23rd Street (1300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Third Avenue (1800 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 28th Street (2100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.02.19
Fencing at Martinez Academy of Arms on East 4th Street Martinez Academy of Arms on East 4th Street

Instructors:

  • Maestro de Armas Ramon Martinez;
  • Maestro de Armas Jeannette Acosta-Martinez;
  • Maestro Antone Blair;
  • Maestro Jared Kirby.

The Maestros are also available for seminars, workshops, lectures and consultation.

64 East 4th Street
New York City, NY 10003
210-330-8670
  • Second Avenue (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Astor Place (1300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.04.22
Fencing at Martinez Academy of Arms on Grand Street Martinez Academy of Arms on Grand Street

Instructors:

  • Maestro de Armas Ramon Martinez;
  • Maestro de Armas Jeannette Acosta-Martinez;
  • Maestro Antone Blair;
  • Maestro Jared Kirby.

The Maestros are also available for seminars, workshops, lectures and consultation.

100 Grand Street
New York City, NY 10013
210-330-8670
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.04.22
Fencing at Fencers Club Inc. Fencers Club Inc. 1 Photo

All classes are taught by our Master Coaches who have earned Maestro degrees from internationally-acclaimed programs and who have extensive coaching experience with all levels of fencers, from beginners to Olympians.

Private lessons are approximately 20 minutes in length. Group classes are approximately 1.5 hours in length.

Summer Training Camp — Join Fencers Club’s Olympic and National-level coaching staff and our world-class athletes for an intensive training camp on the picturesque 400-acre campus of Berkshire School in southwestern Massachusetts. The camp is open to fencers of all levels and experience.

Master Coaches:

  • Alexey Cheremsky, Ukrainian State University of Physical Education and Sport. He was the National Team coach from 2000-2005. Alexey moved to the United States in 2006 and was named the Cadet and Junior National Team Coach in 2011. Many of Alexey’s students are nationally and internationally competitive. Among them are top-3 Junior world fencers, 7 NCAA medalists, and numerous US Cadet and Junior Team members;
  • Kornel Udvarhelyi, Hungarian Institute of Physical Education. As the Hungarian National Junior Epee Coach, his top student won the Cadet World Championship, Junior World Cup Championship, and a silver medal at the Junior World Championships. His American students have had similar success at the Cadet and Junior World Championships, as well as US National and NCAA Championships. He is a former US Women’s Epee National Team coach, and he coached one of his students, Kamara James, at the 2004 Olympic Games;
  • Boris Vaksman was awarded the title “Master of Sport” at the age of 17. One year later, Coach Vaksman became Ukrainian National Champion and Soviet Union Championship, both of which he went on to win 3 times by the age of 21. In total, Vaksman earned 56 medals in International and Soviet competitions between 1978 and 1983. After moving to the U.S. in 1989 he began his coaching career in New York. Since 2006 as Assistant Coach at St. John’s University, He has lead the Red Storm Fencing Team to one 3rd and three 2nd place NCAA finishes. His recent NCAA accolades include recruiting Ukrainian men’s epee fencer, Yevgeniy Karyuchenko, and coaching him to a 2014 Individual Championship title;
  • Eduard Elterman was born in Minsk, Belarus, and fenced on both the Cadet and Junior National Teams. Elterman came to the United States in 1989. 1989 - 1991 he was a foil coach at Blade Fencing Club in New York. He became the foil and epee coach for New York University, where he developed 12 NCAA All-Americans. Elterman joined the Fencers Club as a coach in 1991;

  • Simon Gershon, Kiev Institute of Physical Education. He was a coach of both the Ukrainian Men’s and Women’s Foil Squad and the Soviet Union Women’s Foil Team (Gold Medalists at the 1986 World Championships). Simon Gershon continues to develop students who achieve international results, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross. He was also a coach at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, and has served as the US National Men’s Foil Coach;

  • Irene Gershon, Kiev Institute of Physical Education. She was a Regional and Collegiate Coach in Ukraine and assistant coach at St. She supervises several youth developmental groups in addition to training many top men and women foilists at Fencers Club, including 2012 Olympians Miles Chamley-Watson and Nicole Ross. Miles was also the first US man to win an individual foil World Championship in 2013;

  • Mikhail Petin, Institute of Physical Education (Lviv, Ukraine). Since arriving in the United States, his top students have won a Silver Medal in Olympic Games (Beijing, 2008), 4 Gold and 4 Bronze Medals at the Junior and Cadet World Championships, as well as numerous international, national and NCAA Titles. Mikhail is a former U.S. National Women’s Foil Coach, and he was also awarded the 2003 Fencing Developmental Coach of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee;

  • Sean McClain & Alex Martin.

229 West 28th Street
New York City, NY 11201
212-807-6947
  • 28th Street (500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 23rd Street (1200 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1400 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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  • young men
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2018.02.19
Kung-Fu at Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su Association Chinese Kung-Fu Wu-Su Association 1 Photo

Class begins with approximately 45 minutes of general exercise aimed at developing the strength, endurance and other skills. While this usually takes the form of calisthenics, emphasis is also given to flexibility, balance, concentration, breathing and coordination. The remaining 1 hour and 15 minutes is spent learning new techniques or refining old ones. Forms, meditation, practical applications and fighting are also covered.

Each class may be divided beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Each of these is lead by a qualified instructor and each class is supervised by a senior instructor or Master.

Within 2 to 3 years, a student may be eligible to take the test for her or his first degree. The test takes approximately 7-8 hours to complete and is given once a year in two parts: written and physical. Satisfactory completion of this test earns the student the title of Assistant Instructor. A student may be eligible to test for her or his second degree 3 to 5 years after being awarded the first degree rank.

Masters:

  • Master Robert Thomas has been a member of the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association since 1974. Born in Queens and growing up in the Bronx, he began his training as a high school student. His training garnered him the discipline to work his way through college, while continuing to attain his present position of Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Master Instructor and Co-Director;
  • Master Oswald Rivera has been a member of the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association since 1973. He has been instrumental in bringing attention to the Association through his editorial and advertising efforts; writing for various publications such as Black Belt Magazine and Inside Kung-Fu;
  • Master Paul Johnson eventually attended the Queens Academy of Aeronautics, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Aircraft Technology as well as several specialized licences in 1976. Since 1983 he has worked as a Car Inspector for the MTA. Paul joined the Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association in 1974, studying alongside Master Robert Thomas;
  • Master Jerome Cook has been a member of the Chinese Kung Fu, Wu Su Association since 1968. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, he began his training during elementary school, practiced intermittently during high school and college, and returned to the Association after his university studies;
  • Master Luc Dorsinville began to experiment with weight training and sports including an informal introduction to Karate and Judo. In the late 1960’s however martial arts were outlawed in Haiti prematurely ending this first exposure to fighting systems. In 1984 he joined the Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association. In 2010 Luc was awarded his Master Instructor title;
  • Master Sidney Camille joined the Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association in August 1988. Sidney’s first formal introduction in the martial arts was at Brooklyn Technical High School where he was a member of the school’s Tai Kwon Do club. Later, while studying at Polytechnic University he learned some elements of Judo.
28 West 27th Street
New York City, NY 10014
212-725-0535
  • 28th Street (400 ft) BMT Broadway
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
  • 23rd Street (1300 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.22