Lost Step Kung Fu
I bring close to 30 years of martial arts training from a wide variety of styles. I hold a black sash in Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu. At Lost Step, you will learn a robust fighting system that is broken down into 5 areas.
*Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu – You learn both empty hands and weapons that focus on explosive power and the deceptive use of techniques and footwork through angular attacks. These are taught through forms, drills, and sparring. Weapons that are taught are the short stick, Chinese broadsword, fan, quan dao, and sash whip
*San Shou – You will learn Chinese kickboxing, which includes close range and rapid successive punches and kicks, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps, kick catches, and elbow/knee strikes.
*Chin Na – You will learn joint lock techniques used in the Chinese martial arts to control or lock an opponent's joints or muscles/tendons, so he cannot move, thus neutralizing the opponent's fighting ability. These techniques include using and defending against various weapons.
*Push Hands – You will learn to generate, coordinate and deliver power to another and also how to effectively neutralize incoming forces all while maintaining your root.
*Physical and Mental development – You will learn the body skills necessary for the techniques and applications taught. Mobility, flexibility, balance, strength, and power are all part of the training through animal and primal movements. Mental development such as responsiveness, calmness, strategy, and reflexes a key part of the training.
All five of these areas are integrated together into one fighting system giving the student the ability to fight in all types of ranges and situations. Students learn more than just techniques. They learn how to respond rather than how to react, how to read and a track an opponent with more than their eyes, and how to reroute powerful attacks without losing any ground. Students learn to develop strategies and how to integrate other styles into Tien Shan Pai.