I've been studying with Sifu at the fist since - well
I'm not really sure. My first 2 or three classes were
at the Lindenhurst school and I came at the same time
as Shin and several months after Michael, Felicia and
Dee. So if anyone who's been around know s how long
that's been please tell me.
Anyway I'm from Washington D.C. originally but have
been in LA for about 5 years now. I've always been
interested in the martial arts and was curious
specifically about Chinese MA which is what brought me
I've learned and can perform on my own:
Bong Bo (Mantis 1)
2 section staff
What I'm working on still:
Hope to see you all in class soon.
Hello Kung Fu Brothers and Sistas!
I'm originally from London and have been in LA for 7 yrs.
I've been studying with Sifu Kisu for 4 months now. I have studied
other styles before...Wing Chun for 4yrs, Arashi Ryu Karate Do 1yr.
So far it is the Northern Shoalin style Sifu Kisu teaches that makes
my spirit sing the most! Not only the system, but the passion
by which it being taught...thank you Sifu:)
In the 4 months I've practiced I've learned:
I'm working on:
All my basic sets above and other basics such as stances, kicks etc...
Chi straight sword
NS Straight sword
Two sectioned staff
I've learned patience due to old injuries and gain comfort in the
knowledge that I will study for life, so there's no hurry... it will
come. I've learned a lot about my weaknesses and also of my
strengths. I hope to learn a lot more over the rest of my life:)
I've learned a lot about you all too and respect you all very much
and appreciate everything you bring to class. You are all an
inspiration in your unique style! I learn a lot from each of
you, whether I'm being taught or I am the one teaching. Thank you!
Hello everyone. I am David E. and I have been
sifu's student for a year and a half. I started around January 02.
I from Compton Ca and i am a student at Cal state Long Beach. Currently,
i am in Taiwan learning Chinese at Feng Jia University in Tai Chung
city, Taiwan. So, many of you will not see me in class for a while
(about a year). I truly enjoy practicing Northern Shaolin. It is the
style i have been searching for. I like northern Shaolin so much,
that even though there are many martial arts styles in Taiwan, i don't
even care to learn them. I just want to practice on my own and see
where the practice leads me.
the forms i know and still working on are:
#6 Tun da
#7 Moi fa
#8 But bo
#1 Hoy men
#4 Chum sam
Bung bo Mantis
Tai Chi Short From
Tiger & crane set
pak kar staff
King of nine province staff
pak kar broadsword
two section staff
i dont have any weapons to practice with except the two section staff, been
using imagination, practicing my forms as if i had weapons
in my hands. I wonder how it will feel when use my weapons at home? well,
ill see you all when i get back. Take care Oh! and welcome to all
My name is Alex V. and I started the last week of October.
think it is really interesting to read how many people have looked
for Shaolim training all of their lives, as I really feel the same
way. I studied a little aikido and Hapkido when I was younger
well as a little Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. I also studied Tang
Do for about two years. None of the styles really held
especially as I got older and busier. Finding Shaolim is
incredible... finally a style that values your opponents well
being! What a goal to set!
I love the long forms and I love how precise Kung Fu
course, I feel totally overwhelmed with how much there is to learn,
but I took it upon myself as a challenge when Sifu said most people
don't stick around. I also saw it as an oportunity when many
seemed to have so much ability, knowledge, strength, and compassion
for the learning process.
For me, I hope in a year, two years, etc.
I have the same
passion I feel right now. For me, learning this style is a
marathon, not a sprint. Right now, I can pretty well make it
through Lim Po and Tan Tui sets one through three, although I often
have to hold a form to remember where I am within the set for Lim
Po. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. See you all at
My name is Chris B. and I’ve been studying with Sifu since March
of ’02. I teach French at a local junior college which I’ve
been doing now for about 10 years. Being a teacher myself, I truly
appreciate Sifu’s teaching style and appreciate the sense of
solidarity and fellowship that he fosters among his students. I find
the style extremely challenging both mentally and physically. The
more I learn, the more I realize I truly need to work on refining
What I’ve learned so far (and am continually working on!):
# 6 – (Tun Da)
# 7 – (Moi Fa)
# 8 – (Bot Bo)
2 section staff
What I’m currently learning:
# 1 ( Hoy Moon)
Bong Bo (Mantis 1)
Zham Ma Do (Horsecutter)
I'm Ondraus J. I started studying with Sifu in 2000. However,
went MIA after only a few months and had to beg--and yes--cry my way
back into the fold a few months ago. So I, in reality, I have
studying for 8 months or so. I am the much reviled entertainment
lawyer, and I've been practicing law since 1997.
I have learned and continue to train: Lim Po, Tan Tui, and #6(Tun
And I'm trying to learn: #7, Clubs, Staff, Fan.
I began in Apr 2000, a time where I couldn't touch my
toes or stand on one leg for longer than 2 seconds. I
believe Felicia and I started roughly the same time.
Since then, there have been many changes, new faces,
and lots of sweat. I learned most of my basics from
Mui, Josh, and Jon. Soon thereafter, I began to be
overwhelmed with information, and to this day I am
still trying to figure out how to balance everything.
Sometimes I think this is the hardest part - not the
actual practice. If you don't manage your time and
motivation wisely, you won't even get to practice.
I've learned a lot, including limpo, tantui,
#1,4,5,6,7,8. We are lucky to have this style
available to us, and to have a Sifu that trusts us
I just started the PhD program in Chinese Lit & Lang
at UCI, so I am quite busy. Most likely you'll catch
me on sundays...
Hi, everyone, my name is Misako. I came to the
class since last Nov. I learned Limpo and Tan Tui. I 'm still working
on # 6. It's not easy to remember the form for me. I think I take
a much more time to stay in one form. Sorry Sifu I'm a slow learner.
I started to learn Tai Chi since when I was in Japan 25 years ago.
Then I studied Yang long form since I moved to U.S. 22 years ago.
But I could not continue because my knee pain. So I studied Alexander
Tech. for body awareness and changing my bad use of myself since 17
years ago. And I became a teacher of Alexander Tech. That helped me
to go back to Martial Arts since I dreamed about since kid. I feel
terrible sometimes not to remember the form. But I love body movement.
I teach Tai Chi short form and Qi Gong for mostly senior citizens
and also people in down town skid row area for 5 years. Sifu Kisu
was a first person to encourage me to teach Tai Chi long time ago
(if he remembered). I came to larrn from Kisu was that I love his
spirit and dedication. I wanted to improve my Tai Chi also. I enjoy
learning Kung Fu with my classmates. I appreciate everybody to teach
me and practice with me. Thank you.
I'm Josh; i joined the hfist in october of '97, so i've been studying
Northern Shaolin for about 6 years now. since last fall, i have
living in philadelphia where i'm working on my Ph.D.
as for what i've learned...
hand forms: limpo, tantui, NSL 1,2,4,5,6,7,8, chaquan, 24 taiji,
bagua, bengbu, plum blossom hand, plum blossom falling, drunken arhat
weapons: dragon walking sword, eight immortal sword, taiji sword,
pigua broadsword, spear, 5th son pole, 9 provinces pole, cane, 9-
section whip, double daggers, horse-cutting knife
plus i've learned bits & pieces of: iron fan, tiger & crane,
section staff, double broadsword, xingyi
it's good to hear that there are so many people in class these days,
you all should feel very lucky to be learning such a great style
under such a great teacher!
Ok, i'm bryan , i'm 26. originally from cleveland,
outside atlanta, ga, then louisville, ky, then back to the suburbs
atlanta, then up to cincinnati for a year at a small art school, then
to the rhode island school of design, in providence, for the remaining
years. i studied illustration and animation, focused on oil painting
after college i lived briefly in manhattan before making the move
angeles to ride the booming t.v. animation wave in 1998. in the past
years i've worked on a variety of animated shows in a variety of positions
(storyboard, art director, etc.).
for the past ten months my friend and i have been developing our own
with nickelodeon. it is a martial arts epic set in a fictional asia
lost age. i wanted to do the kung fu in the show justice, rather than
copying moves from movies, so that's why i sought out sifu kisu. he
northern shaolin tradition have been an immense inspiration for the
from the day i met him. the concepts and philosophies sifu passes
on to us
are an integral theme of the story. maybe in a year or two you will
able to tune in and say, "i know that style!!!"
other than that... i'm the youngest of five kids, i have seven nephews,
attempt to record music in my spare time and i don't practice my kung
enough. but i'm getting better about that:)
I guess I'll join the fray too
My name is Frank and I'm 20 years old, almost legal. I grew up in
LA but somehow ended up going to New York for college on a whim. I
was young and dumb and didn‚t know what „below zero‰
meant. Now I‚m a junior at the Stern school of business at New
York University. I‚m double majoring in finance and accounting
(sexy and glamorous it is not), in hopes that I‚ll pay off my
college loans before I die. One day, I hope to have the privilege
of working 90-hour weeks on Wall Street.
I first came to the Harmonious Fist when I was 17, with my mom at
my side. Now I‚m 20, and my mom lets me come by myself, which
is progress. At the time, I was by far the youngest person in class.
Because of this, I often felt a little intimidated in class. It made
my adjustment to class a little more difficult than it should have
been. Plus, Josh and John never smiled once. Hence, I socialized more
with people in my age group˜namely, Arjuna. But now I guess I‚ve
grown up and I love coming to class and meeting people.
It‚s been about 3 years in the making and I‚ve learned
a few things. I know Sifu, I‚m shocked too! I‚ll be the
first one to admit that practicing and keeping the self-motivation
at a high level is difficult when you live 3000 miles away. But Sifu‚s
great and I find myself scurrying to class, wherever it may be, whenever
I‚m in town.
When I first came to class I couldn‚t even touch my toes. Now,
I still can‚t touch my toes, but I‚ve learned a hell of
a lot more than that. The Fu‚s become a big part of my life,
thanks to Sifu. I hope my Kung Fu journey continues, until the day
I‚m too old to walk, or just not welcome to class anymore.
This is my last week: Bye everybody.
My name is Linda and I'm the most inconsistent student, but the most
loyal! (no comments from the peanut gallery please!) I first joined
yrs. ago. I'm out here to act and sing. I'm from Florida and anytime
wants to get together and practice outside of class or just get together
do a H-Fist outing I'm so down!! just give me a call I live in Hollywood!!
Hi Fist! I'm Mary
I decided to take kung fu after my friend Greg lent me a bunch of
Jademan "Blood Sword" comics. I've never been a big kung
fu movie freak or had any urges to beat anyone up, but the talk of
"inner kung fu" in those comics got me interested. I would
say my primary motivation for taking kung fu is rooted in self-discipline
(of which I have always had very little), physical health, and hopefully
spirituality. I personally don't ever intend to fight another human
being. I'm hoping that "Avoid rather than check" will probably
get me through life, but if it doesn't, maybe with practice I'll be
prepared to "Check rather than hurt." But I don't begrudge
anyone else their view of the martial arts as more physical and fight-oriented.
To each his own.
I've never stuck with any sort of physical regimen for this long;
I did a lot of somewhat intense ballet as a kid but that stopped when
I was about 13. I was horrifically out of shape when I started class
with Sifu (not quite one year ago), and now I'm only terribly out
of shape. I think kung fu appeals to me because there is always some
small detail -and- some larger picture left to discover. I tried yoga,
which seems like it would have the same quality, but somehow the motivation
didn't gel. I think I like the fact that kung fu is both a solitary
and a group activity; I get a lot out of taking class with my brothers
and sisters, but of course the work to be done always rests solely
in me. I'm also more-than-interested in the ties between kung fu and
Chan buddhism. Lately I'm interested in the premise of the forms being
meditations and the 'opponents' being mental rather than physical.
I also chose Harmonious Fist because the other local schools whose
websites I could find didn't really appeal to me at all. I knew I
wanted a teacher who would address more than just fighting techniques
and belt requirements, and who wouldn't push me so hard I'd get annoyed
and give up, and I feel very fortunate to have found Sifu and this
school. I like the easy-going-yet-respectful-and-dedicated nature
of the class. I like the fact that Sifu talked about preparing for
the upcoming competitions as personal explorations rather than focusing
on them as chances to dominate. I also like Sifu's humility and his
general teaching style. I really like that I never seem to have to
talk myself into going to class, because I always want to.
I'm really heartened by the type of students Sifu seems to attract
and retain, too. I feel like we've got a great group and that every
new student who stays just keeps making it greater.
Longwinded enough? I'm enjoying reading everyone's bios, keep 'em
See you in class.
You very sly Sifu. Who doesn't like to talk
about themselves? More
importantly, the group is strengthened when we know more about one
another. OK. I'll bite.
Linda said she was your most inconsistent student. I might give her
a run for her money. Then again, I might take the prize as most
consistent. Most consistently absent. I dunno. I go through fits
and spurts of daily practice then I get overwhelmed by my life and
that slinks down to a few then a couple of times a week. I'm
getting to it most days these days. It's so unsettling when I can't
chisel out the time for it. I feel so much better about everything
when I do.
I think I also have the distinction of being the only student Sifu
has taught for going on 2 years who still knows no fu. Took up tai
chi at the tender young age of somewhere between 35 and 40. All I
really wanted was tai chi to be taught as a martial art. That's how
I first learned it when I was a young college pup like most of you
are now. The teacher was in Dallas where I was attending school. I
find it interesting how many of you `find' this art at exactly the
same time I `found' it the first time around. Anyway, it's alarming
how difficult it is to find a teacher who can relay all the many
facets of the art ˆincluding the practical and the martial ones.
I found Sifu and, with my post-two-baby body and screeching toward
the 40 year mark --never looked back.
So I know now a very scant few things but I enjoy practicing them
very much. They are:
Short tai chi set, tai chi straight sword, 7 of the 8 bagua palm
changes. I can muddle through long tai chi set and would welcome any
help with that from anyone. I have also been handed a staff in the
last few weeks and, well, that's got me very excited as it would any
red-blooded American-or-otherwise girl.
I'm just a mess with everything right now. I'm constantly falling
over during the bagua and have many new bruises from my fine new
staff. But I have become stronger and more flexible.
I treated myself to a good used piano over the holidays and am loving
the juxtaposition of practicing music and martial art. They are both
maddening and thrilling. It's very cool.
As for the bio: grew up in rural Arkansas. Chris, where in
Arkansas? And who are you? You see, I'm the one leaving when you're
all arriving because if I don't get home in time to tuck the kids
they explode all over my husband. So I have placed faces on a
handful of your names but not all of you.
Anyway˜Arkansas. I played in the woods most days until I heard
mama calling me to supper. Loved to read. Fertile imagination.
Strong tendencies toward theatre and acting but also with a strong
talent for (you wouldn't know it from reading this posting) writing.
So I decided to major in journalism in college. That lasted about
three months and I switched majors to acting. So that's what my
undergraduate degree is in.
That degree has served me well. For an actress, I am an extremely
good information systems manager. I love to cook and do crafty things
and I never have time for
either. I make the best flan you'll ever put in your mouth. I'm the
only So Cal gal I know who can't snow ski but can water ski. Hoping
to get to some mountain some time with my kids and learn with them.
I have been concentrating on my writing since I had the kids and that
is really what I'm hoping to transition to here soon. Recently
optioned my first script and, if I ever get the time (!), I have more
stories to tell. In the meantime, I have a great job managing the
info for an investment management firm (Frank: bring that sexy and
glamorous degree around when you're done with it. I'd love to see
add a kung fu trader/analyst to our desk. And nobody works 90 hour
weeks at my firm.) I also have two fabulous kids, ages 7 and almost
5; a fabulous husband, even older than me; and two fat, stinky cats.
The two kids and the two careers make me a walking stress case. But
what I have realized, of course, is that the demands that even the
few forms I know make on my mind and body really fortify me.
All good things on all y'all's heads.
Damn, it has been a great thing opening my yahoo
account and learning so much abt. kung fu/tai
chi/bagua and their influences on each of your lives
and each of your individual takes on them. Thank you
What have you learned so far?
I am learning Limpo, tantui, #6, #7, # 8
I am copying Sifu's and your guys' moves in #1
I have been guided through the 2 section staff till
the 1st sequence. I have also completed the 1st pole
set, but have not even tried doing it on my own.
What have you learned from practicing this style?
Uhmmm...let me see. I have learned that you can
achieve much more than you give yourself a chance to
if you just practise and don't worry about the
results, that to hit is to hit through the target with
your weight being multiplied by your hips and striking
with a tight fist or palm, to practice with all heart
or not practice at all, that I need to quit smoking
ASAP if I ever want to reach the levels you people
will (I don't think any of you smoke), your defese
should be like an iron cage, practicing sets can be a
moving meditation, you will get surprised by your own
progress and you will be disappointed at your own
struggle to practice, yet you come to realize that
this is not a short term thing, to hold your head
high like a string pulls you from the heavens, tuck
your chin slightly, root your feet and imagen them as
roots digging deeper, you are pulled from the heavens
and the earth and you feel a beautiful tension in your
mid-section, you are ready to do your sets/your
fu/your practise...remember you should be breathing
like a dragon throughout all this and be objectively
detached from emotions ...
What do you want to learn?
I feel like I do not know enough to answer this
question. Whatever was taught to students
traditionally would be my answer.
I have always been attracted to the two section staff
or ninechuks sp? ever since I saw Bruce Lee movies...
I love the pole...something about being able to
control a stick at whim...any of you seen the chinese
cartoon with the "Monkey King" damn that monkey was
awesome with his red staff with gold tips...
I love to watch and would love to learn bagua,
something mysterioius about it.
Something different than the Northern Shaolin movement
that I am trying to hone down...makes me think it will
introduce me to a different element of thinking about
movement and expand my current horizons.
Would want to practice the short strikes and traps of
I feel like I need to gain an understanding of
distancing and closing in, counter attacking and
striking long or low or short and with an instep into
the opponent with strategy and style. How to respond
to various moves of an opponent? Maybe I need to just
start competing in competitions.
I would love to be competent in the whole essence of
the style and also small tricks that could help me in
situations where 1 or 2 second practised moves could
make a difference of getting away or getting
Since I am a small guy, I would like to learn placing
my body to uproot bigger opponents gravity without
harming myself. What will be your specialty?
I feel like I am in no position to answer this
questions since it is to early for me. I have not
realized the essence of all sets or practices.
Thanks for listening...
SEE U TODAY!
first of all, have really enjoyed reading everyone's
although i have only made it through bryan's, nishan's, mary's and
frank's so far....
as far as myself, i have learned limpo and am still learning tantui
(spelling?)...so i practice limpo and tantui whenever i can...i
probably know about up to set #7 or #8 in tantui and then things get
fuzzy for me when i practice on my own....i try to do limpo over and
over again until exhaustion like sifu has recommended but am
disappointed in how easily tired i get....i don't think i am
breathing properly so i try to focus more on that...i remember the
days when i could spar and get all prideful about the fact that i
would not be breathing hard at all when others would be dying...those
days are long gone but am striving to get there again...
i am too much of a neophyte in northern shaolim to know what will
my specialty but as far as weapons i would like to learn
staff...don't know why but i always thought the staff was a bad ass
as far as why i joined hfist...i had a very similar ordeal to
nishan's...when i first moved to LA i searched hi and lo for a
martial arts dojo that felt like home...i probably visited 10 or more
different schools and none did...i looked at hapkido, aikido, jui-
jutsu schools, but so many talked about the arts for about all of
half a minute before telling me how much i would have to pay for
a "trial" evaluatory session and for gear....the pollution
true spirits of the arts for money kind of disgusted me and for the
first three years, sadly, i relegated myself to training on my
own...i feel blessed to have found sifu and hfist because i was
searching for a dojo where i could extend the training that had been
given me by prior sifu's and sensei's....i know it probably doesn't
show, but i trained under a navy SEAL in philly for three years first
in kyokushinkai karate, then in aiki-jutsu...interestingly enough
first sensei/sifu went through an evolution of mindset from
kyokushinkai to aiki-jitsu after sparring with his sensei one day
having a moment of enlightenment....so the weapons he trained us in
were primarily the bokken and tanto....from there i moved to SF were
i continued training in aiki-jutsu and then had a lull in my training
after moving to LA....the reason i FIRST became involved in the
martial arts was because way back when , in Philly i was a pissed
off kid most of the time....i knew that if i didn't learn to control,
and eventually squash my anger that it would get me in serious
trouble one day....my sensei taught me that anger would cripple my
speed during confrontations and that anger would cloud my judgement
and that anger would make me tense, disallowing true power to flow
from my movements....he also taught me that to let go of my ego would
allow me to let go of all fear...even fear of dying....i still strive
to get to that point but am nowhere close to that yet...
that is where my crossing with sifu kisu was so much of a
blessing...i wanted to find someone that could serve as an extension
of my first sifu/ sensei's teachings...no one came close to that in
LA until i met sifu kisu...in fact, seeing the dispositions and
dedication of his students at the first class i attended, i
immediately could see sifu kisu's connection with his students and
knew that i had found my new "home"...i also knew that because
martial arts was the single most important facet in my life that
helped me to become a better person that i needed to have it be an
integral part of my life again...
currently i am a financial advisor and just starting out in this
position, it is a thankless job in the beginning...you work extremely
long hours and you only get paid by the business you bring in...it
a truly entrepreneurial job...more money flowing out then coming in
ever since i've been at this job as i try to build a respectable
business....at times i have been stressed thinking what will happen
if i don't make it in the next several months...i've put myself more
in debt at this job, tapping my credit cards, than the ridiculous
loads of debt i've already racked up in grad school...but martial
arts, as well as buddhist philosophy that i've managed to embrace,
keeps me mindful, my worries about the future in check, and allows
to live in the present and enjoy the present as much as it is
possible...also one of the reasons that i know i ABSOLUTELY must have
martial arts in my life...it keeps me on an even keel and raises my
quality of life...hopefully one day, it will also allow me to keep
ROAD RAGE in check...but LA drivers...damn! what other city has cab
drivers who can't f*cking drive?? LA cab drivers would get murdered
in NY....not to mention that LA drivers act like it's snowing when
it's RAINING! one of my true loves is writing...i've written a couple
novels that i am trying to get published...and oddly enough, my
second novel kinda sounds like your experience nishan...i started
writing it three yrs ago when i traveled through thailand and
burma...because i experienced a lot of things that made me think for
days if not weeks on end...if i didn't have so much debt to pay off,
i'd probably try to write for a living...
alright enough rambling...
i'm Dave S, and you probably haven't seen me
for a while....
i came to the school in january of 2001. i attended class 4-5 times
a week and soaked up as much as i could. i was finishing my third
year of law school, and was desperately trying to do something to
get into shape and get active in something that didn't involve beer
or the law. although, to be honest with you, there was a little of
both in my fu experience.
in may of 2001, i moved to boston for a while, and practiced wushu
with yao li, and in fact taught him number 6 (with sifu's permission,
of course). wushu was a bit flowery for my taste, but it gave me a
different perspective on fu.
one thing i learned while sparring in boston, however, was that as
long as i kept my opponent at a distance, i could close the gap and
attack and keep him from attacking. but if he got inside my perimeter,
i had a tough time.
so when i moved to oakland and couldn't find a good shaolin school
i liked, i went to a wing chun school taught by hoover chan. it's
a great deal different from shaolin, and is very effective is close
quarters. but it's a bit esoteric, mastering tiny and subtle moves,
and didn't give me the same spark as northern shaolin, so i kind of
i came back to h.fist late last year, wildly overweight and out of
shape, and got busy trying to get back into the swing of it.
i hope to get back to the fu soon. i'm pretty disappointed, but i've
got about another month or so before i can consider training again.
so far, i've learned lim po, tan tui, 6 and 7, and started learning
staff and clubs. i've also learned the wushu form nan quan, and the
wing chun form siu lim tau.
personally, i'm an attorney starting my own civil rights practice
in santa monica. i'm also a recovering journalist.
I'm Felicia L. and have been studying with Sifu for 3 years. I came
to learn about Sifu the way most you have via the internet. I
stopped by his school and met John( who is now oversees in Iraq with
the Army,) he convinced me to come back and on my second
visit I met Mike L. We both sat in a corner of the school watching
Sifu train his students. I was simply blown away
at the emphasis of proper form, technique, and strong foundation
that was taught. I didn't look for another school and have been with
the school ever since. I had studied Tae Kwon Do briefly in
college but it just was not what I was looking for. I do not
believe that one can learn a form then take a belt test and say that
they "KNOW" a form. That is what I love about
Northern Shaolin, you never really know a form even when you learned
it completely. You are constantly presented with a new perpesctive
every time you practice. This is a life-long journey for me
and I truly get excited when performing Lim Po I see a move that I
done hundred times in a new fresh way. The greatest change that I
can attribute to studying martial arts is that it has spurned my thirst
to learn more about the Chinese culture, literature, and language.
The thought that each form was developed for a specific reason
fascinates me. It is great to see so many new students and see
their dedication to learning the style.
Let's see the bio. I was born and raised in Texas in a small
town south of Houston and went to college in Louisiana(yes this means
I am country hick.) I moved to LA 6 years to work in the movies
and am currently an assistant editor on "Dragnet."
About 3 years ago I decided that I wanted to persue a lifelong goal
of studying martial arts and found HFist. I am currently learning
Spanish and playing the guitar - the learning never stops.
The forms I have learned:
limpo, tantui, cha kuen,6, 7, 8, 1, 4
staff1, 2, pek kwar broadsword, 2sectionstaff, hookswords,straight
what I am learning as of now:
5, cane, tonfas, bagua
I am trying to specialize in the straight sword and #7.
What I've learned: Lim Po, Tan Tui, #6, #7,
Working on: #1, two-section staff, staff, clubs
I'd like to focus on learning #1 and two-section staff right
Eventually: mantis forms & kwan-do look really cool...
I took a couple of years of TaeKwonDo back when I was 18
or 19, loved it but started doing theatre and loved doing plays more.
My instructor would get mad and yell at me when I missed a month or
two at a time in order to do a play, so I eventually stopped going...
I started taking kung fu classes a couple of years ago at UCIrvine
(Northern Shaolin, but different forms than what Sifu teaches), and
when I moved to LA my teacher from UCI recommended Sifu Kisu.
I also grew up in Arkansas (Little Rock and then Fayetteville
- who knew we had such a large Arkansas contingent at Harmonious
Fist?) and went to undergrad at University of Arkansas where
I got degrees in both Drama and Computer Science. After
5 months mountain-biking and hitchhiking across Europe, I moved to
San Francisco, where I worked on computer games with a few
different companies and job titles - ranging from a software
tester at Electronic Arts to Project Manager/Co-Director/Casting Director/Writer/Game
Designer/Art Director (it was a small company!) for a PC/Mac CD-ROM title
called "Mummy: Tomb of the Pharaoh" for which we cast Malcolm
McDowell as the main bad guy. I also started my own theatre
company and directed a few things there as well as acted in quite
a few plays (lots of Shakespeare) and some independent films.
Then I went to grad school at UCIrvine and eventually got a Master's
degree in Theatre Directing. I still teach classes there in
Web Design twice a week, but live in Los Feliz (yes, it's a long commute!) I
have a fifteen-minute martial arts/fantasy DV short called "Dream
of the Lizard" which I wrote and directed that's in post-production
(we have a rough cut done, but still working on sound editing
and music), plus wrote a feature-length vampire screenplay this
past summer with the goal of directing it someday!
I also occasionally do some lighting design, oil painting and fight
Las Vegas, Nevada
Graduated Rutgers College Class of '92
Current Assignment: Elementary School Teacher--Watts area of LA;
also involved in cartoon illustration, digital video manipulation,
Am extremely excited about finding this martial arts group! Been
searching for ??? years. Thank you Sifu Kisu!
I have been studying with you all since the
first week of January of
this year -- most of the time i am still the newest student, and if
you don't know who i am from that, i'm also apparently the only guy
who doesn't own a black shirt. i'm working on that one.
I am originally from Kansas City, MO. I was an athletic kid until
spent most of about 3 years in a series of hospitals trying to kick
a rare kidney disease. after i came out of that period, i just
wanted to live hard and so i did a lot of drugs and almost failed
out of high school, and was most definitely not in my body.
during that time, i also got into this idea of 'paratheatrics', and
started to host bizarre performance art ritual/parties in my parents
basement -- that led somehow to getting into the NYU Theatre school
where i studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing and had my ass
kicked for the first time physically. I studied many dance forms
there, as well as other systems of theatre performance training
which share at least some basic principles of control and balance
with martial arts. i also began to seriously study yoga. i was
unsatisfied with the rigor of the classes at NYU, always feeling
like we moved on to something else just when it was starting to make
sense -- and because i didn't know where to find teachers in the
other forms we were studying (these great theatre directors are all
either dead or cloistered in tiny monastic-style centers in europe
refusing to take new students) I dropped out of school and went on
trip to Asia where i spent several months studying Balinese Dance
with a master in Bali and then Yoga at an ashram in Rishikesh,
At the ashram, the yogi took me aside after about 5 weeks and told
me that i needed to go back to new york city and finish studying to
be an artist because I was not settled enough in my yoga study --
said that i too clearly wanted to use the strength and clarity and
flexibility to achieve something as an individual, and that although
yoga could be an effective tool, my path of study was becoming
monastic and that I would not be happy until i had tried to follow
my ambitions and either achieve them or resolve them. i thought this
was very wise and so i went back to new york, reenrolled at NYU and
started lifting weights and jogging instead of doing yoga because
felt it was more 'honest'.
when i graduated from NYU, i joined a theatre which works in a very
strict, physically rigorous tradition. we spent 3 hours every day
training our bodies to be 'expressive' tools. it was an amazing
experience, but the company had political problems and after a year
it dissolved. Trying to deal with the shock of suddenly NOT training
for hours every day, I began studying Northern Eagle Claw (Ying Jow
Pai)with Leung Shum in New York, and i was totally hooked on Kung
Fu. within a month after beginning to study, however, I had to leave
New York in order to take advantage of an opportunity to begin
directing my own theatre work.
I spent about 2 years in Kansas City, where i took advantage of the
cheap rent and arts-starved scene and began to develop my own way
making theatre -- including a performer-training structure which is
influenced by the many traditions to which i've been exposed. the
company was critically (but not financially) successful, and i
decided it was time to move on so i moved out to LA to begin some
collaborations with my brother who is an LA-based writer and a
friend from NYU. I've been here since May, 2002, and some exciting
things are just starting to happen for me towards getting a company
off the ground to continue my work from KC. Meanwhile, I'm applying
to MFA and PHD programs in a number of different cities.
Although I teach this performance-training structure as part of my
directing work, I often drift from the priniciples in my own body
and in my own life, and I know that i am in great need of a master
and a discipline. I have been nervous about joining a Kung Fu school
because my primary interest has never been in fighting, and i know
that there is some disdain among Kung Fu masters for people who are
interested in the 'flower' rather than the fist. I also know that
my work will continue to move me around, so I am nervous about
making a commitment to a school when i don't know how long I'm going
to be in one place.
I have been amazed at the sense of community and commitment
surrounding Sifu Kisu's group, and at the focus on external form
while retaining a respect for the implicit esoteric elements of the
study. My life is chaotic and my ego is a great obstacle which
resists allowing me to have a true beginner-mind -- but i do hope
that this study will become an integral and consistent part of my
life. I already feel so much better.
I know Lim Po, although I sometimes still get lost in the sequence.
I am beginning to learn Tantuie.
Thanks Sifu, and all of the senior students who have been so patient
and helpful in getting me started.
brothers and sisters-
first of all, my apologies for not being in class over the
past 1.5 weeks. i just returned from hong kong where i
attended my best friend's wedding. i'll be back tomorrow
evening ready to practice.
my name is ted chi. i am 31 years old and tend to work too
much. i am striving to maintain greater balance in my
i am originally from shrewsbury, massachusetts and then
moved to cupertino (northern california) and san diego. i
went to uc san diego and studied economics before moving to
la to work as a corporate banker. after three years
structuring commercial loans for middle market companies, i
worked at a start-up sporting goods company and then went
off to business school at kellogg where i studied
marketing. i finished my mba in '00 and moved back to los
angeles to be close to my family. i worked at an internet
start-up for a year before moving over to activision -
videogame company - where i am currently marketing
sports-related games for next gen consoles. i launched a
baskeball title last year and am in the midst of launching
a wakeboarding title this summer.
i have been interested in kung fu since i was a kid...
watching kung fu theater. i've always been interested in
pushing myself/personal improvement. after running the
l.a. marathon last year, i felt like i needed something to
focus on outside of work that wouldn't demolish my knees.
something to work towards to bring greater harmony in my
life that would also enable me to grow. i learned about
harmonious fist from the internet. everyone i've met has
been so genuine... from my first encounter with sifu, i
knew two things. first, this was no nonsense kung fu for
people who really want to learn. second, sifu was going to
make me work my butt off. my first experience with lim po
was truly like learning to walk again. yes, i am indeed
still learning this new walk. in addition, i must thank
michael lee. mike - you have such strong form and precise
movement in your kung fu... a great role model.
these days, i am working on #6 and the staff while
practicing lim po and tan tui. i am also stretching a lot
to increase my flexibility as my kicking has much to be
desired. i am learning that kung fu is indeed a lifelong
passion and am enjoying the process.
thanks to everyone!
Hey Its Madison! Well Here is my bio. Ive been
here at the good ol HFist since August of 2002 I am 15. Although Im
not sure if I'm the yougest member ever I think i am the youngest
currently. I went looking for Kung Fu classes last summer
for reasons I dont remember. But I knew I wanted to do Chinese Kung
Fu and nothing else. I found that to be easier said than done. The
Y had a program that dissolved due to lack of interest by members.
Then I found two schools that were close to me the Harmonious Fist
and some Wing Chung place in Burbank who's name I can't remmember.
Any way I went to class at the house and was pleased with Kisu's way
of teaching my mom came along too for the Tai Chi. My mom was unable
to stay but I came countinuosly. And Ive been here
ever since. I am happy with the school I helped me loose 30 pounds
when I was dieting last fall. I am happy to have Kisu as my teacher
I love the people he teaches he really has the cream of the crop under
his belt and I am very thankfull. Excuse the Writing errors.
I am a photojournalist and I work for an international
wire service (Associated Press). I'm from New York and
I left in 1995 to work for a newspaper in New Orleans.
I stayed in N.O. for 6-1/2 years before being hired to
work for Associated Press in Los Angeles (August
2001). I'm married, and my wife Cassandra is a
creative writer/reporter who's working on her graduate
degree in creative non-fiction.
My interest in martial arts stemmed from simply
wanting to take care of my body both physically and
spritually. I started studying White Crane Kung Fu in
1995 with Chief Instructor Sifu Lou Illar and Sifu Ron
Schulingkamp. I began my studies with Sifu Kisu in
March of 2002. The one thing that stands out when I
think of what I've learned from Sifu Kisu is that
regardless of what you've learned often it's best to
relearn it, e.g. side kicks. I've participated in
numerous open karate tournaments (we averaged 3 a
year) and I always did well in sparring. However, my
side kicks still need work.
I've learned Lim Po, Tan Tui, #6 and #7. I'm working
on #8 and the two-section staff. Northern Shaolin has
much to offer and I'm excited about studying the
system. I'm focused on truly making the two-section
staff an extension of my arms and hands.
My name is Stefanos K. I am originally from
the Washington, D.C.
area, and came out to LA for film school. I have been looking for
community of people to train with and a style that suited me since
I came to
LA, so I have easily checked out over 25 schools in LA. I am not sure
I was looking for, specifically, but knew almost immediately everytime
came to a school that it wasn't it. Since starting Northern Shaolim,
found that the teachings, physicalities and mental aspects stretch
beyond class and even beyond Kung-Fu. I find myself hearing Sifu's
pertain to my job everyday, to my state of mind when I am sitting
traffic, or applying to the world as a whole. It is strange when something
Simo or Sifu said about Limpo comes to mind when involved in everyday
Anyways, I have learned Limpo, Tan Tui and #6.
I am working on the above, and two section staff.
I am very interested in learning all the forms and weapons, when I
for them. I too see this as a way of life I want to pursue for many
I am also a moderator for Hfist now. I really have no idea what that
but I have been reading a lot of the messages in the archives. A lot
gold buried there.
Thanks for listening, teaching and Fuing with me.
My name is Patrick,
I've been with H-fist Since 2000 Off and on.
I have to say that I have tried alot of differant
Martial arts schools. I feel that I have found my
place, that I can call my home. I have found the
greatest group of brothers and sisters, Like Michel
Lee, Josh, Felicia, Shin, Dee, and James this group of
people have been around before my time and I have
learned alot by watching them and asking questions.
The Energy and the focus that I have gained by
training here is unbelievable. That is why I will
drive any distance to train. If I could I would be
there every night there was class. But because I'm not
made of money that is impossible from San Diego, but
believe me when I do have the money for gas, I will be
there. So far I have learned these sets.
Tun Da (#6)
Moi Fa (#7)
I am learning
Bot Bo (#8)
Bong Bo (Mantis#1)
Hoy Moon (#1)
2 section staff
I wish to thank Kisu for giving me the opportunity to
learn from such a great Teacher with Knowledge of the
Past and present. I know that I could never repay you
for allowing me to train in a great style, but always
remember if you ever need me for anything all you have
to do is call and I will do my best to be there for
My name is John H. I started training with Harmonious Fist in
Dec. 02. My reasons for joining are still unclear to me (explanation
later), but I know that I was following an inner voice that said--"go
learn KungFu, study hard, practice hard, become a master".
Actually I was at quite an emotional low point in my life then,
and as I heard the voice I walked into a local dive donut/chess house
and saw a Yoga teacher with whom I have studied--he told me that he
was at a Kung Fu class that day in Plummer Park, and that the
teacher was a pretty "heavy cat, the real thing", and that
I should go. I have not wavered since. The main thing
I have learned from my short experience training here (thanks in part
to Sifu's words) is that my sense of self-importance means nothing
in the face of the real Gongfu. I wake up every day and tell
myself that the only greatness I can achieve in this life is the greatness
I work hard for. Any words I might have for newer students
so far is stop thinking and practice what you have learned, and be
kind to yourself because we are all students and seekers.
Hand sets/Weapon sets that I have learned/am learning:
Limpo, TanTui, TunDa (6), MoiFa (7), Cane, Staff, Tongfa (clubs),
and 2-section staff (nunchaku), and more to come....
**Thanks to Sifu Kisu for his dedication and (most times) patience
with slowbees like me!!!
Jumping in, I came to Harmonious Fist and Sifu Kisu in late February
2002. I had mostly become interested in kung fu through some comics
friend lent me, and as far as seeking out teachers, Sifu (and the
website) seemed to be the only thing in LA that remotely approximated
I expected/wanted training to be like. Of course, now, training with
has far exceeded any expectations I had.
Kung fu has been the only physical activity in my adult life that
The most important things I've learned from Sifu are:
- The impetus to practice hard (or meditate regularly, or anything
has to come from within
- The rate of improvement with daily practice and repeat-til-exhausted
practice is almost exponentially faster than with half-assed practice.
- When you think you can't possibly hold a stance any longer, breathing
refusing to pay attention to the "pain" can cause the "pain"
- BREATHING. The amount I have gotten out of proper breathing alone...
went straight from complaining that I couldn't run for five minutes
my heart feeling like it was going to explode, to running a half hour
wanting to go more, after *one* conversation about proper breath with
Sifu.The hand forms I've "gotten to the last move in" are:
Lim Po, Tan Tui, #6,
weapon forms I've "gotten to the last move in" are: Ton
Fa, and then I
guess Two Section Staff and Double Daggers but I think Sifu is laughing
hard as I am at me putting those on my "completed" list.
And then I'm still wading my way through: Mantis 1, the beginning
Cha Kuan (Cha Kyun?), the staff, and just started straight sword.
This year, I'm hoping to work especially hard on my jumps and general
"lightness on my feet", my sweeps, and when it warms up
again, my splits.
I'm also really into learning that Iron Wire set so I can do it at
And I've finally admitted to myself that i need to get some serious
push-ups out of these spaghetti arms. The other less physical things
to work on are releasing my "I can't hold this stance any longer"
thoughts, and staying "in the zone" -- working 100% as hard
as I can at all
times -- when practicing.
Anyway, I love this class more than most things I've done in my life.
a great group of people... it's so much fun to work out with
inspired by people who share so much enthusiasm for the same worthy
Now that I am learning more about the style and our lineage -- and
martial arts in general, since I knew bupkis coming in -- I am feeling
incredibly lucky to have happened upon this extraordinary school.
I'm Scott, 33, Taiwanese,
born and raised in Northern California, Like many others I
trained in another style before, studying Kali for 2 years. Living
Southern California I wanted to learn a Chinese martial art so I
looked at a few different schools. I came to Harmonious Fist via The
Google. The Google was good to me.
Began attending classes on June 6, 2003. I was extremely impressed
with all 3 factors – the style – the Sifu – and
Northern Shaolin, to me, is a beautiful art of movement and energy,
and watching Sifu and the senior students demonstrate the forms is
inspiring. I love how the art has such a long history, and how it
practical yet has historical ties to spiritual growth. I'm only
beginning as a student so I don't really know anything, but I think
the style has so much depth that the learning is limitless. Sifu is
great example of someone who dedicates himself to the art. His
knowledge and skill is incredible. What is also extraordinary is how
he still approaches the art as a daily practitioner who is continuing
to learn, and how he teaches it with such openness to students who
are willing to learn. As a student, I really enjoy being a part of
this group of people. Everybody has been very cool, humble and
generous with their time. Training with the class is always fun and
always feels productive. I'd always hit the 101 feeling pretty high
(you could even say – harmonious). I think that makes me
appreciate Sifu and you all even more. Now I practice on my own and
hopefully there are positives I can take from that. Training is still
one of the best parts of my day, sometimes the best. In the immediate
future, I may be in Los Angeles even less frequently than I have been
so I don't know when I'll see you next. I will though.
The forms that I practice - Lim Po, Tan Tui, #6, #7
The forms I practice partially - #8, Two Section Staff, Staff
The Art of Corporate Kung
(or, "A Long List of
Reasons NOT To Practice It") -By Dione
Well, here it is, my testimony that runs familiar
to the heavy mocking our Sifu demonstrated during last nights class.
You know, the mocking we giggled at and complained about before he
darn sure showed us what true training is all about.
As Sifu Kisu threatened to teach us a new kung fu through means of
repetitive hits, kicks, sit-ups and gross check-writing techniques,
I wrestled with the inevitable decision of yanking my daughter out
of her twice weekly (& that's 1/2 hour per) kung fu class. I was
already struggling with this decision (especially since it was he
who recommended this particular school to me), but listening to his
joyous mockery that sounded all too familiar to what I've watched
her endure helped me to know what I had to do.
So I called Kisu today to tell him of my predicament and he asked
me to share my experience with you. Please excuse the lengthy email
that is to follow herein, but I find myself to be a bit passionate
about it at this point.
As much as what I call Corporate Kung Fu is appealing to that certain
sector of the masses that requires this training approach that depletes
their pocket books in order to feel accomplishment, I am not a part
of that group. Sifu says I've been spoiled...had I never experienced
his class I would not know any different.
In response to schoolyard bullying coupled with my inability to get
myself and my daughter to Sunday kung fu classes, my daughter has
been attending the California Marial Arts Academy (http://www.californiamartialarts.com/index.htm)
in Irvine since early November. She goes to class twice a week on
a set schedule. They prefer you to choose either a Monday/Wednesday
or a Tuesday/Thursday session. If you'd like to attend more than twice
a week, there is a bigger fee. And, the classes are only 1/2 hour
in length that don't even begin to get to the meat of the training
until about 5 minutes before the end.
While the instructors are attentive (at least to my child, while I
am standing there watching...I have to wonder if this is consistent),
I see gaping holes in the finer aspects of form. I mean, I understand
that even our own Sifu tells us just to follow along the best we can
(when it is new to us) and that the refinement will come...however,
this is a belt system school. And, it makes me wonder how an Orange
belt adult student (that's me assuming that it goes White, Yellow,
Orange, or even White, Orange, Yellow) doesn't even have the greeting
correct...which hand is fisted and which hand is covering. I would
hope that to get to belt level 2 or 3 you would be required to learn
the absolute basics at least. He stood in the back row with the other
yellow and orange belted adults who were (to my amazement) grossly
overweight and purple faced (this after 5 minutes of kicks and hits
and sit-ups) because they weren't breathing at all...much less breathing
correctly. All I could think of was the belting fees and additional
program fees and months of grueling warm-ups my daughter would need
to endure before she gets to this level to not even know how to correctly
salute or breathe.
Again, I say, some people require this style of training...not I and
certainly not my daughter.
We were recommended to this school by Sifu (I'll let Sifu elaborate
on how he knows "John Cheng, MD, Chief Instructor" as I
had it incorrect on my initial email to you regarding this school)
and were even hopeful of at least a small referral discount...as Sifu
would likely extend were the tables turned. We went to the school
and met with one of the instructors who explained to us where the
training came from (Northern Mantis Style) and gave us a tour of their
strip mall based facility. The weapons were nicely displayed, the
school is very neat & tidy and the guy we were talking to seemed
of pleasing character, offering his own wonderful testimony as to
how the art has benefited him. He gave us (being both my daughter
and myself) a free introductory lesson. Mind you, this was while I
was in the heart of my bronchitis so I failed to notice in our brief
training bout that this was the standard curriculum and not just an
appetizer for sales (a certain degree of sales pitch is understandable
At the end we sat at his desk and began by reviewing my daughters
perceptions of what kung fu means and what are her priorities in life
(she's 11). I was confused by this apparent sales tactic as her discipline
is and never has been the problem. He went so far as to have her write
down her priorities in a list. Apparently, most of his students come
to him with these issues, but my daughter is an excellerated student,
a respectful daughter, a overly generous soul and your basic walking
goody two shoes...an angel (because of this I know that the rules
of probability state that should I ever have another child it will
certainly be satan spawn...it is then I will pay my dues).
Anyway, after this confusing discussion regarding self-discipline
and priorities, we got to the grit...the money. Turns out that the
fee is $100 per month for 2 classes per week with an additional $60
or $160 (I don't exactly recall) for the first month because it includes
the uniform (kung fu pants like ours and a white t-shirt selling the
school...until the next belt when you begin to wear a uniform top
as well). But, because we came in under referral through Sifu Kisu
then they would give us the first month for free. How cool! And, because
we were unwilling to have direct monthly deductions taken from our
checking account, we paid in full for 6 months, cash to get it out
of the way. Because we did this, then we got to deduct the uniform
fee. So, what's that make...6 months (which is the duration of the
white belt program after which you meet again and discuss the next
the next level program and next level fees) @ $100/mo minus one free
month...so, $500? Nope, $600. How do you figure? I dunno...my daughter's
grandma did the final monetary negotiating and that is what they had
her write the check for. Then, as we were walking out, all happy and
ambitious, new uniform in hand, they handed us 2 coupons from a stack
on display at the front counter offering 1 free month of classes to
give to her other bullyed classmates. So, as it seems, no referral
discount for us, just the standard "rake 'em in the door"
discount as everybody else.
[Special testimony to our training environment: I have to say, as
much as I may groan under my breathe about having to be out in the
cold windy nights training, I wouldn't exchange it for anything. I
think being out in the elements happens to add a certain "grounding"
that makes me feel more in tune with what I'm in Kung Fu class for
in the first place. And, just last night hoping I wouldn't wop anyone
in the head during our pole set, it makes me wonder how they train
in such a limited, stuffy, white walled, no trees and no Russian spit
So, after much debate, I determined that if my daughter took no more
per week than one Sunday afternoon Kung Fu class with us she would
learn far more than she ever could in those two 1/2 hour classes later
in the week. And, with comprable standard cost, there are no belt
fees and no extra class fees (except for Wednesdays). So, I'm promptly
yanking her from that school and let's pray that the commute doesn't
kill me coming from Orange County on the weekends. Oh, and that my
time schedule allows for it consistently...yikes.
Oh yeah, one last thing...you'll notice that there is an offer on
the website boasting one month free but that the offer ends Jan. 7th
(ironically, TODAY!)...that is the same offer that was on there the
day that we joined and came to look at the website when we got back
home. We were like "Oh! We're lucky we went there when we did
because the offer expired TODAY!"
If you've gotten this far, then I thank you for reading my eternal
blabbing and hope that this helps us to all appreciate even more about
what we've got in our own training environment. I'd like to take this
moment to once again thank Sifu Kisu and Simo Mui for all their generousity
and family-style fellowship. (I wonder if my daughter's Sifu is planning
a winter ski trip as well? Boy, that would be fun, huh!)
The Ultra Gullible Family,
Dione (& Patience)
Hello to everyone, I just realized I never sent
my bio so like we say in French "Mieux vaut tard que jamais!".
My name is Daniel C, I grew up in Switzerland and was physically active
until I injured my right knee when I turned 16. I torn my ACL and
had the surgery done at that time. It took me years to recover and
after this I didn't do any physical efforts but making love, drinking
and smoking. I forgot to mention that I started smoking cigarettes
when I was 13, I guess compare with what I used to smoke I can say
In 1998, About 10 years after my first injury, I woke up one morning
and decided to practice martial art. I visited many shools in the
area but it's only when Josh opened the door of the Lindenhurst hfist
shool that I knew I found what I was looking for. After my first class,
I got into my car but when I tried to clutch I felt the worst cramp
I have ever experienced in my life ! I had to wait 15 minutes to start
the car.... After a couple of months I was able to go to 2 classes
a week and I started to feel in better health and stronger than ever.
I even adventured myself in attending some competitions (another story
Everything looked great until I torn the same ACL again ! This happened
3 years ago and I had the surgery done again almost 2 years ago. Kung
Fu helped me through the surgery and the re-edcuation, it's was like
learning how to walk again but this time with Kung Fu understandings.
I am thankfull for the day I walked through the Harmonious Fist School
and I am proud of practincing NSL. Thank you Sifu Kisu for being here
every day to share and pass on this precious knowledge.
If you are injured keep practicing in your head and one step at the
time it will be reallity again.
I can perform the following :
Tund Da #6
Moi Fa #7
But Bo #8
Tonfas, double clubs
I am still learning :
Chum sam #4