Muscle Tone - Flexibility - Strength - Focus - Confidence

What is Kung Fu?

Kung Fu is a 2000 year old art that is based on 5 Animal Movements that the Monks of China Developed for Health and Longevity. We have taken this ancient art and created a modern workout program to fit today's busy lifestyles. In just one 30 minute class, you'll have your mind and body working 3 to 4 times better than it does now. Imagine having greater strength, better flexibility, improved muscle tone, and unshakable confidence. Getting started is easy just check out one of our Trial Programs.

The 3 Disciplines of Kung Fu

Kung Fu Basics

Basics are a Classical Kung Fu workout that develops your Strength and Extraordinary Power. I'm sure you've seen demonstrations of board and brick breaking. THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY POWER! The 3 aspects of basics: 1) Basics Postures – develop your lower body strength to enhance your power in the upper body. This is similar to pushing a car. You get down into a deep lunge (front knee bent sharply) and place your hands on the car and begin to push. 2) Basics Strikes – develop your upper body power. You’ll learn to pin point Your Body’s entire power to a very specific (one inch) area on your hand. 3) Basics Kicks improve balance, flexibility and leg strength. For self-defense, kicks give you a longer reach and kicks are more powerful than the hands.

Kung Fu Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a Heart-Pounding Aerobic Class for endurance and building muscles. Kickboxing uses all four limbs that develop fantastic endurance, quick reflexes and coordination. The three parts of kickboxing: 1) Stepping combinations. Each aerobic Kickboxing workout uses four different stepping combinations that develop, what we call, Springing Leg Power. This allows you to move quickly and spring forward and back to develop the toes, feet, calves and thighs. 2) Combination techniques combined with 24 Kickboxing principles. You’ll learn a variety of combination techniques that use the arms and legs in conjunction with each other. These combinations are fun and easy to do, but will give you a Fat-Burning workout to lose weight and tone your body. 3) Bag pounding. You get to use these combinations on a variety of modern training equipment such as Heavy Bags, Body Shields, Forearm Bags and Focus Mitts. You’ll Pound away as you relieve stress and improve your energy level.

Kung Fu Self-Defense

Combat Self Defense for developing the Combat Skills for Protection against any Attacker combined with Nerve Point Strikes to defeat even the biggest aggressor. The 3 methods of self-defense: 1) Sports Method Teaches you techniques to use in a contest with rules and a ring. There are restrictions on techniques and judges to make sure the rules are followed. You don’t have judges and rules on the street. Also, the techniques are limited to that sport, so you do not have all the tools necessary to defend yourself on the street. 2) Stylistic Method Teach you different punches, blocks, and kicks, but again these are not street tactics. In addition, they do sports sparring practice with partners and the techniques used to have no relationship to the techniques they show you in class. Worse yet, none of these techniques are applicable to defending yourself on the street, but unfortunately, many people think they are. 3) A True Combat/Defense System Is the third type of defense and that method is the combat martial arts of Kung Fu. The system that we teach here at the academy. The name of the system is called Ying Jow Pai, which means Eagle Claw and is part of our regular Kung fu program. This is one of the oldest and most comprehensive systems of defense in the world. This method combines everything from blocks, strikes, and kicks to locks and ground-fighting.

What Our Members Have to Say

  • John Matty
    John Matty - My first lesson was fantastic! What a work out, I have been compelled for years to do this, but I wanted the real thing. I'm very serious about obtaining my black-belt and as many levels as possible. My first lesson in Wexford feels equal to a 4 mile hike at McConnell Mills, 18 mile bike ride at Moraine Park and a 30 minute weight training session. I have been a trainer in the past and never got what I got from a 45 minute lesson at Rothrock’s Kung Fu studio! Fantastic!
  • Lucia Sanchez
    Lucia Sanchez - AWARENESS OF BODY & MIND FOR BETTER CONCENTRATION. I began taking Kung Fu classes because a co-worker of mine constantly spoke about how awesome Kung Fu is. Frankly I became so tired of her speaking about it that I decided I needed to see what all the fun was about. It only took one beginner basics class for me to become hooked. I've been attending classes regularly and enjoying every one of them. This is a physical and mental challenge all wrapped up in one; it's a good thing.
  • Amy Popies
    Amy Popies - It's been a about 2 months now since I initially signed up and I love it!  The Kung Fu Fit classes have been a great experience so far.  Not only is it a good workout, it's a fun and interactive learning environment.  All of the instructors have been extremely supportive during class and never once made me feel like I don't belong.  I have already noticed improvements in myself and it is a great feeling to see/feel that progress.  I look forward to my classes as my "me" time to improve myself and also to clear my head.

What is the schedule for Classes?
We have a variety of class times to suit everyone's needs. We will cover the regular class schedule when you come in for your Trial Course. The Trial Course are private sessions and can be scheduled at any time convenient for you.

Do I have to be in shape to start?
No! This is a common misconception. Our beginner program gradually gets you back into shape, improves your flexibility, muscle tone, strength, balance, and improves focus and discipline. As these areas improve, the more advanced training will challenge you to improve yourself even more. You’ll never get bored.

How long have you been in business?
Since 1972. Master Rothrock started training in 1968 in Karate. Later, he was introduced to the ancient arts of Kung Fu & Tai Chi... and has been training for over 50 years. His teacher Grandmaster Leung Shum is retired and Master Rothrock still travels to New York to visit with him. He is one of only 5 disciples in the United States that have Mastered both Eagle Claw Kung Fu System and Yang and Wu Tai Chi.

What does professional instructors mean?
A professional instructor is someone that has chosen to make their career as a Kung Fu & Tai Chi instructor. That's their full-time occupation and have 10 to 30 years of experience. That means that they are specifically trained to teach and take pride in helping you achieve your goals. Many schools use part-time help or volunteers, who are not specifically trained to teach martial arts.

What Can I expect when I come in for a visit?
You'll be greeted by my friendly staff, who will give you a tour of the Academy. You will never feel intimidated and you'll feel right at home... Guaranteed.

Am I going to get hurt?
No!  We have a safe and modern training environment. It's not like what you might have seen in the movies. In over 50 years, we never had anyone get hurt from the training program.

I’ve never done this before. Am I going to be able to do Kung Fu?
Yes! Many people that have got started felt the same way as you. As I mentioned earlier, we start everyone with beginner classes.  These beginner classes are designed, so people that have never done anything before can easily learn the techniques. You don’t have to be coordinated or need special flexibility. It’s not like the movies that you might have seen. You can easily follow along as you have a fantastic workout.

What does it mean to Have my Mind Work Better?
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed to be stronger willed? Do you want to find better ways to overcome the obstacles in your life? Kung Fu will help you develop a stronger and more focused mind.

Are Classes Separated by Age?
Yes! All our classes are separated by level and age. Every age group has its own needs. Children need help with discipline and concentration while adults prefer a healthy workout geared towards improving muscle tone and flexibility as they learn self-defense. You’ll be in class with other adults your own age.

Are there testing fees?
No. We have no hidden testing fees or association fees.

How many times can I come a week?
You can come as often as you want.  However, we recommend for Beginners to start with two 30-minute classes a week.

What is the Cost of the Classes?
We offer a variety of options based on your needs. That's why we recommend a Trial Course first to get started. Not only does it provide you with an easy way to take Kung Fu for a Test Drive, but also allows us to look at your balance, strength, and flexibility. Then based on our 50 years of experience we can make some specific recommendations. To get the most up-to-date prices, we suggest you visit the Academy.

How can I get started?
You can get started with one of our Trial Programs. That is the best option for most beginners.