Kung Fu at White Tiger School White Tiger School 3 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Shi Gung Tom Rizzo — Tom Rizzo has studied a full range of martial arts including Karate, JuiJitsu, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, and Kempo. Tom has been teaching since 1990, and has studied with Grandmaster Doo Wai since 1991. Rizzo, a highly decorated former federal agent, was a certified defense tactics instructor for the U.S. Department of Justice, teaching federal agents to fight in hand-to-hand combat;
  • Sifu Dennis Wood — Dennis Wood started his martial arts training with Kempo in 1988. Four years later he began studying Bak Fu Pai under Sifu Tom Rizzo and Grandmaster Doo Wai. He has since been a closed-door disciple of the Grandmaster. Dennis is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom where he served his time as a combat engineer. He is currently the chief Kung Fu instructor of the Westwood school and a lead member of Team White Tiger MMA;
  • Sifu Anton Peterson —  In 1985 he started training in Okinawan-style Karate. In 1993 Sifu Peterson began training in the southern kung fu system of San Soo, which is closely related to the White Tiger (Bak Fu Pai) system. In 2002 he began closed door training in Bak Fu Pai under the tutelage of Shi Gung Thomas Rizzo. He currently holds a 5th degree black sash in this system and teaches at the Westwood school location;
  • Sifu Jim Hagadone — He began training Wing Chun Kung Fu in 1994 with renowned instructor and film fight choreographer Eric Oram. Sifu Jim assisted Sifu Oram running classes and eventually  earned his Level Ten Gold Sash certification in 2007. Sifu Jim took the reins at the Academy while Oram was abroad working with Robert Downey Jr. on Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man and other projects. Oram retired from full time teaching to focus on film & television fight & action choreography and private clients, Sifu Jim carried on the public group training opening his own kwoon Eternal Springtime Wing Chun in 2013. Sifu Hagadone has had the privilege of also training with his Si-Gung, Grandmaster William Cheung, Master Phil Redmond and many senior instructors;

  • Jou Gau Jennifer Tanaka — Michael is the Director of the Kids and Youth Program at White Tiger Kung Fu. His impressive competitive pedigree includes an undefeated amateur MMA record with 2 stoppages, including Epic Fights’ Submission of the Night. He won NoGi Grappling Gold as the Absolute Purple Unlimited class at the NABJJF LA Open. Along his martial arts journey DiQuinzio has achieved mastery of Iron Palm Level 1 and Three Star procedures. He became a QTC Level 4 certified instructor and achieved a life-long goal of earning his Black Sash in 2017.
1990 #105 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-446-5566
  • Culver City (2.9 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.8 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.04.25
Wushu and Taichi at Shaolin Wushu Center Shaolin Wushu Center 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Private classes are available by arrangement;
  • Group and Family Discounts available.

Instructors:

  • Hu Jianqiang — A living legend, Hu Jianqiang is the highest ranking Wushu master in the West. Grand Master Hu began full-time Wushu training at the age of ten when he was accepted into the Zhejiang Wushu Institute. After completing eight years of full-time training, Master Hu joined the China National Team and, over the next few years, traveled to over 30 countries participating in international Wushu meets. China's two-time all-around Wushu champion, Hu Jianqiang is also known internationally from his film and television work. He has been featured in many magazines and on the Discovery Channel’s “Kung Fu—The Animal Within.” Master Hu was named Master of the year by the United States Wushu Kung Fu Federation in 2000. Master Hu established the Shaolin Wushu Center in the United States in 1997. It has quickly grown into one of the most respected and leading institutions for the study of Chinese Martial Arts in America. Master Hu teaches the classes in various styles of Kung Fu and Wushu, plus the grappling and wrestling and self defense classes at the Center;
  • Zong Jianmei — Master Zong Jianmei has extensive experience teaching Taiji and other forms of Wushu in China, Argentina and the U.S. She has been practicing Taiji and Wushu for over 30 years. From 2005 to 20007 she was the co-chief judge of the Greater Hartford International Wushu Competition.
1647 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-278-1688
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (1.5 ml)
  • Culver City (1.5 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Kung Fu, Qigong & Chinese Sanda Kick Boxing at Jin Wu Kung Fu Jin Wu Kung Fu 2 Photo

We Teach Chinese shaolin kungfu, Qigong, Chinese Sanda Kick Boxing.

818 Unit I North Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA
626-628-6806
  • Chinatown (900 ft)
  • Union Station (3200 ft)
  • El Monte Busway/Alameda (3200 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Wing Chun Kung Fu at The Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy The Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Sifu Alon Peterson — First he pursued the art of Shotokan Karate with several different local instructors, for about 10 years. In 1996 Sifu Alon moved to Malibu, CA for college, studying Computer Science at Pepperdine University. Here in California, Sifu Alon studied Tae Kwon Do as well as an eclectic system dubbed Sei Ei Do for 4 years until the year 2000, earning two black belts. Sifu Alon came to Traditional Wing Chun with a mission to learn how to become effective with close-in, hand-to-hand fighting. He trained diligently at the Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy under Master Joseph Sayah, teaching classes within 2 years, and reaching instructor level by the year 2005. When the time came for Master Sayah to return to his home in Australia, he passed on the Academy and its future to Sifu Alon;
  • Sifu Joel Douthit — came to Traditional Wing Chun in the year 2000 and trained diligently at the Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy under Master Joseph Sayah, the youngest Red Sash Master of Wing Chun in the world. Sifu Joel is a native of Boise, Idaho and has a college background in Computer Science. Sifu Joel was teaching classes by 2003, and became a certified instructor in 2005. When the time came for Master Sayah to return to his home in Australia, he passed on the Granada Hills Academy and its future to Sifu Joel;
  • Sihing Anthony Canales — has been a student of Martial Arts since 1976, hailing from California. With backrounds in shorin ryu karate, aikido, escrima, JKD, arnis, kali, silat, and yang family tai chi chuan, Anthony is a Certified Instructor with the National Tai Chi Chuan Association under the auspices of the late Dr. Marshall Ho'o. Anthony is currently a black sash-ranked student under the instruction of Sifu Alon Peterson, with a goal to obtain his gold sash in the future;
  • Sihing Naomi — is an Instructor in the kids training program as well as our wellness program director.

    Naomi is a native Californian who became interested in Martial Arts as a child. Her uncle Master Richard Moton was a prize winning fighter in the 70s and 80s and a Master Instructor in the Kempo style of Karate. She trained with her uncle as a child and up into her teen years, winning many tournaments in California and in Washington state. Naomi came to Wing Chun Kung Fu in 2004 for practical self-defense training . She has been training diligently under Sifu Alon Peterson. She currently holds a black sash and is working on her advanced training.

Private lessons are available monday — sunday by agreement.

4625 Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-380-0822
  • Van Nuys (1.7 ml)
  • Valley College (1.9 ml)
  • Woodman (2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Kung Fu at Double Dragons Kung Fu San Soo Double Dragons Kung Fu San Soo 2 Photo

Programs:

  • Adults — An adult two hour training session typically involves individuals in attendance that range in rank from White Belt to Master. Each class opens with a series of required Pre-warm-up exercises. Pre-warm-ups include a number of fundamental fighting exercises which includes a variety of windmills for striking, deflection or re-direction, punching drill with footwork, front kicks, sidekicks, knee strikes, and the twelve-step basic foot-work Form of Kung Fu San Soo. The twelve-step basic foot-work movements form the fundamental footwork, balancing, and positioning for fighting techniques that a student will use thru-out their training in San Soo. This footwork exercise which concentrates on fundamental footwork and not striking, is done first to the right side then to the left side to create a 24 step footwork form. The Pre-warm up exercises are then followed by stretching exercises that concentrate on core muscle groups of the body. Sometimes students are run through a series of bag kicking and/or punching drills, usually in combinations that include footwork and timing;
  • Forms — All classes, Adult and Junior end with a set pattern of movements called forms. Class forms are just as important as class lessons in developing timing, balance, movements, strikes, kicks, blocks, breathing, and energy flow. Class Forms are designed to allow students to practice within a class structure or once learned alone. Forms are divided into hand forms and weapons forms. Each rank from Yellow belt thru Black Belt is required to create a form(s) as part of their requirement for belt advancement. Students are also encouraged to develop their own personal form;
  • Junior Dragons — Their classes consist of One hour with the same exercises and drills and Two and Two Workouts as in the Adult class with the exception of a few changes. When dealing with someone of their own size or peers at school, they are given specific areas of the body to target and to stay away from certain parts of the anatomy until they fully understand the consequences of their actions. Junior students are taught to be aware and know the difference between techniques for use in a school environment and techniques that can be used outside of school which are more aggressive in nature because of the potential for greater danger.
11732 Washington Place
Los Angeles, CA
310-748-4415
  • Culver City (2.5 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.2 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.16
Kung Fu and Tai Chi at Chinese Shao-Lin Center Los Angeles Chinese Shao-Lin Center Los Angeles 1 Photo

Our Kung Fu classes consist of many areas of Chinese martial arts, ranging from self defense techniques to ancient breathing regimens and health exercises. The vast amounts of training we’ve preserved have been passed down from generation to generation by Monks, Priests, and Practitioners from the Shao-Lin temples, as well as other associated temples and teachers throughout China’s history.

We offer various Internal Styles, External Styles, Animal Styles, Buddhist Styles, Taoist Styles, Northern Fist, Southern Fist, Grappling, Iron Bone Training, Qigong, Chinese Yoga and Weapons.

The forms/training with the Shao-Lin “Wooden Dummy” are an important part of the Kung Fu skills and conditioning found at our Shao-Lin schools.

We now offer classes for children ages 6-12 with our Youth/Family Program. Parents and family members may also attend these classes. Students older than 12 are encouraged to join our adult classes.

14823 1/2 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA
818-783-2356
  • Van Nuys (2500 ft)
  • Sepulveda (3900 ft)
  • Woodman (1.5 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Wushu at Shaolin Temple Los Angeles Shaolin Temple Los Angeles 3 Photo 1 Video

Our training is traditional to the ancient practices of the Shaolin Temple of China. The exercises are non-competitive and focuses on the health and wellness of the body. 

Shaolin Conditioning & Martial Arts — 80% of the physical training is Shaolin conditioning and drills. Once the body is conditioned well enough with adequate endurance, flexibility, agility, etc. The conditioning drills and movements will then be used to learn the advance forms and weapons routines. Advanced students of all ages have the option of training to become part of the Yanfan Shaolin Performance team. 

13457 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-789-5185
  • Valley College (1.7 ml)
  • Woodman (2.2 ml)
  • Laurel Canyon (2.3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Kung Fu at Wu Shu Acupuncture Wu Shu Acupuncture 3 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Sifu Daniel Mansion — 8th Degree Black Belt of Jun Bao Wu Shu, Senior Instructor for Wu Shu Acupuncture;
  • Howard McMillon — 2nd Degree Black Belt of Jun Bao Wu Shu, Senior Assistant Instructor for Wu Shu Acupuncture.
117 59 North Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
626-737-1610
  • Highland Park (500 ft)
  • Southwest Museum (1.3 ml)
  • South Pasadena (1.9 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Wu Tai Chi at Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Wu Tai Chi​​​ Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Wu Tai Chi​​​ 1 Photo

Instructor Tav Byerhoff has been dedicated to the system of Eagle Claw Kung Fu for over 16 years and teaches classes at the school Monday through Saturday. He began his training in Eagle Claw Kung Fu under Master Benson Lee in Sacramento California and moved to Los Angeles to help open Master Lee's first school in LA in 2010.

Tav's academic field of study in Kinesiology focused on exercise physiology and injury rehabilitation. He combines this knowledge with his advanced study in fitness modalities to augment and support his instruction of kung fu. Tav has been published in Inside Kung Fu Magazine, has taught workshops in Eagle Claw Kung Fu internationally and has judged and demonstrated at both local and  international kung fu competitions.

2775 West Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
818-383-5377
  • Highland Park (2.9 ml)
  • Southwest Museum (3.3 ml)
  • Heritage Square (4 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Wushu at The Academy of Movement Arts and Sciences The Academy of Movement Arts and Sciences 1 Photo

Martial Arts (Program Directors — Laurent Buson, Tim Storms):

  • Wushu — A highly acrobatic style of kung fu, emphasizing graceful, extended movements, high jumps, flips and twists, and flashy weaponry.  Wushu is a performance art and competitive sport, judged similarly to gymnastics;
  • KIX — A high-energy kicking class, designed to improve cardiovascular health, leg speed and strength, jumping ability and agility.

Instructor — Laurent "Lohan" Buson (Stunts/ Martial Arts).

2347 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
424-209-7062
  • Culver City (2.8 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.8 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (4.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.06.19
Kung Fu at Taoist Institute Taoist Institute 1 Photo

Classes in all of the traditional Chinese internal and external martial arts including:

  • Kung fu/chuan fa (Shaolin & Taoist);
  • Monk Fist and Splashing Hands;
  • Chinese and Hawaiian kenpo;
  • Pa Kua Chang, Hsing-I Chuan, Lu Ho Ba Fa (Water Boxing);
  • Chin Na (Joints locks & grappling).
10630 Burbank Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
818-760-4219
  • North Hollywood (4400 ft)
  • Laurel Canyon (1.9 ml)
  • Universal City/Studio City (2.2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Wushu at School of Martial Arts-West LA School of Martial Arts-West LA 4 Photo

Our age-appropriate Kung Fu curriculum is divided into two classes:

  • Jr. Wushu: age 5-8;
  • Wushu: age 9 & up.
12113 #201 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-442-0888
  • Culver City (4.4 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (5.4 ml)
  • Expo/La Brea (6.3 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Kung Fu at Moo Sool Won Moo Sool Won 6 Photo 1 Video

Classes:

  • Kid's Class (4-9 years);
  • Youth Class (10-19 years);
  • Adult Class (18 years & up);
  • Family Class (all ages).

Private Training and Summer Cump are available.

1149 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
323-857-1234
  • Wilshire/Western (1.2 ml)
  • Wilshire/Normandie (1.5 ml)
  • Expo/Crenshaw (2.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Kung Fu at Seven Stars Kung Fu Seven Stars Kung Fu 4 Photo

At Seven Stars Kung Fu we practice the stye of Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu.  Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis was invented by a man named Wong Long.  Wong Long was a refugee at the Shaolin temple and a rebel against the standing government.  At the time it was the habit of the temple to provide refuge to many people, like most modern day churches.  Because of this many martial arts styles have passed through  the Shaolin Temple and have  been spread through out China from there.

10852 Burbank Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-915-6451
  • North Hollywood (3000 ft)
  • Laurel Canyon (1.7 ml)
  • Universal City/Studio City (2.2 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Kung Fu at Playa Vista Martial Arts Playa Vista Martial Arts 1 Photo

Lawrence and his instructors offer classes for kids, adults, law enforcement, and a strong program for special needs kids and adults.

Instructors:

  • Dennis Jelinek — Dennis’s martial arts career started at the age of nine years old. That is when he started to study Judo for 3 years. In his teen years he moved on to Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwan Do and Boxing. In his early 20’s he studied Thai Mantis. Dennis started Kung-Fu San Soo in 1993 under First Generation Master Larry Wikel and trained through his 3rd Degree Black Belt. He then transferred to Master Lawrence Rouse and is currently at the rank of Seventh Degree Black belt and working towards his Master’s Degree. Dennis has put his martial arts skills to work in the security industry. Currently Dennis and his son are co-owners of Security by Jelinek and have been featured in Inside Kung-Fu magazine. Dennis’s wealth of experience makes him one of our top instructors with our kids, adults and women’s self-defense programs;
  • Doug Lutfey — Doug started his martial arts training with Master Rouse in 2000. Since his start in Kung-fu San Soo he has consistently trained three to four times per week. In 2003 he became an assistant instructor, and has been a full instructor since 2005. Doug has the talent of breaking down the complexities of the art so that newer students can more easily understand. In addition to his skills as an instructor in the kids and adult classes, Doug is active teaching in our special needs program;
  • Joseph Kaufmann (Fourth Degree Black Belt) — Joseph started his martial arts training with Master Rouse in 1999 at the age of 12 years old in the kids program. He trained four to five days a week and moved into the adult class at the age of 16. As his skill level increased, Joseph fast became one of the top students in the school. In addition to teaching the kids and adult classes, Joseph also trains our students from our special needs program.

Additional Programs:

  • Anti-Bullying — Dr. George Thompson created the Verbal Self-Defense Youth program. This coupled with Kung-Fu San Soo makes it a very powerful self-defense system for kids. The program consists of a thirteen-week series of classes given once a week where the kids learn various techniques to diffuse a confrontation. We start with learning about Anger guards. Anger guards are a way of identifying your hot buttons. It is knowing what triggers you to get angry. We teach the student to NAME IT, KNOW IT AND OWN IT so they have more self control and do not react with anger;
  • Private lessons with Master Rouse are available on most days, outside of regular class times. Lessons are available for both adults and children.
6516 Arizona Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
310-728-6463
  • Culver City (3.3 ml)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3.4 ml)
  • Aviation/LAX (3.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.26
Wing Chun Kung Fu & Tai Chi at Hawkins Cheung Hawkins Cheung 1 Photo

Classes Duration — 2 hours.

8687 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
310-570-2797, 310-838-5133
  • Culver City (2800 ft)
  • La Cienega/Jefferson (3900 ft)
  • Expo/La Brea (1.7 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Tai Chi at TCSociety TCSociety 1 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Gene Walder;
  • Paul Terry;
  • Brian Weaver;
  • Geoff Hull.
2020 #221 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA
310-987-7278, 213-700-5467
  • LA County+USC Medical Center (4200 ft)
  • Chinatown (1 ml)
  • Lincoln/Cypress (1.1 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Wushu at Pa Kua Health Studio in North Hollywood Pa Kua Health Studio in North Hollywood 1 Photo 1 Video

Instructors:

  • Master Bella Mokover — 5th Degree;
  • Master Kyle Billingsley — 5th Degree;
  • Master Mike Jackson — 3rd Degree;
  • Master Deborah Neikirk — 3rd Degree;
  • Master Rick Alsop — 1st Degree.
12045 Magnolia Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
818-766-6282
  • Laurel Canyon (1300 ft)
  • North Hollywood (1.1 ml)
  • Valley College (1.6 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Kung Fu & Silat at Shaolin Martial Arts Center Shaolin Martial Arts Center 3 Photo
7033 #15 Canoga Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
805-657-3353
  • Sherman Way (800 ft)
  • Canoga (2800 ft)
  • De Soto (4600 ft)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.25
Wushu and Tai Chi at Hidden Tai Chi Hidden Tai Chi 1 Photo

At the Studio we cover all the bases. We study the self-defense aspect of this ancient martial art. We study breath, meditation and energy work. We talk about Taoist philosophy and how it is still relevant in our daily lives.

All classes offered by the Studio are based on the Hidden Tradition of the Yang Family of Tai Chi Chuan, or Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan.  Classes cover the empty hand forms, basic exercises, meditation, applications,  and Push Hands. Advanced students can also study sword and staff forms.

1850 West Silver Lake Drive
Los Angeles, CA
323-377-0223
  • Vermont/Santa Monica (1.4 ml)
  • Vermont/Sunset (1.5 ml)
  • Vermont/Beverly (1.8 ml)
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.23