Welcome to Calvin Chin's Martial Arts Academy
We specialize in traditional Chinese martial arts programs for children age 5 and up and adults of all ages.
Our diverse programs range from the vigorous and dynamic Shaolin Hung Gar Tiger Crane system to the low impact, subtle movements of Wu style Tai Chi.
We offer programs to benefit health, fitness, coordination, discipline, focus, and self defense.
Classes are held in a spacious, climate controlled facility and include:
- Kung Fu empty hand sets, concept and theory
- Tai Chi for stress relief and health benefits
- Self defense techniques and application
- Lion dance and instruments
- Weapons - Kung Fu and Tai Chi
Registration is ongoing, so you can join any time. Try a free class!
We seek to preserve and promote the virtues of traditional Chinese martial arts through our unique Fu Hok Tai He Morn system of training. We strive to improve the standards and perception of martial arts to attract not only individuals who wish to gain the health benefits and practical use, but also those who have interests in the philosophical and physiological aspects of the ancient arts. We believe benefits abound from the discipline of learning a traditional martial art, and we will provide suitable programs for all to learn - from those in need of a recreational fitness program to those in search of deeper understanding of a lifelong passion. We seek to unravel the complexities of a traditional martial art, imparting theories from our multifaceted system in ways that can be easily learned, understood, and most importantly, carried out into other aspects of daily life. We want to enhance the well being of our members as well as to produce life learners in an environment where both the body and mind are nurtured.
Our traditional systems contain forms - postures linked together with transitions that are the "text books" of martial arts and the means of preserving and passing knowledge from one generation to another. Our core curriculum focuses on learning forms, and we offer numerous traditional sets for training. We provide sequential instruction to build knowledge gradually, and to improve timing and coordination of extremities. Forms are taught not only through imitation, trying to gain a certain look, but through the awareness of body alignment and postures gained through an understanding of the execution in its practical sense. We strive for authenticity in our training, retaining the techniques and philosophy of the ancient Chinese traditions. Through our research and numerous years of teaching experience, we have developed a systematized method of training to allow the best opportunity for our students to achieve.
We believe that the key to well being is when both body and mind are stimulated by new awareness. We provide clear and open instruction to facilitate progress. Our method involves both physical movement in synchronization with mental focus. We consider this active meditation, a state that is achieved naturally through our training. Learning is as much an art as the discipline itself. Through gradual accumulation of knowledge from a qualified source, and a goal of self-cultivation, one is able to achieve. With proper guidance, advanced skill is attainable through the process of refinement, a discovery of one's limitations and overcoming them through practice. Mastery comes when both the body and mind learn the martial arts principles. We believe that anyone can learn through our method, and we provide a supportive environment to ensure growth. Individuals progress at their own pace, and children are not advanced with their own age group, but rather their own comfort and skill level.
Our Fu Hok Tai He Morn training method focuses on the use of natural strength generated by whole body integration. Natural means using the least amount of strength and finding the right position in which the body is best designed to function. This makes use of the innate physical attributes that we each possess and eliminates injuries that can result from rigid execution. We find the naturalness in our positions generated by all major joints and ligaments; coordinated with timing. This training technique improves circulation, develops efficiency of movement, and generates superior power and energy. Ultimately, our training enhances awareness of body mechanics, promotes inner peace, and creates a path for higher thinking. Benefits carry over into other aspects of daily activities ranging from better performance in sports and other disciplines, enhanced ability for problem-solving, or simply keeping a central equilibrium in our stride.
Fu Hok Tai He Morn was founded by Kwong Tit-Fu from Guangzhou, Guangdong province of China. The words are a composite for three systems mastered by the late founder - Shaolin Hung Gar Fu Hok, Wu Tai Chi and Mu Dong Yat Hei Ngm Hahng Morn. The systems are left intact, maintaining traditional form sequences, and each system is taught in a separate program. We focus on the universal principles and concepts found in the higher levels of each traditional system. The systematic approach of the ancient training methods has been preserved and integrated with modern concepts, allowing practitioners to learn and progress. Our training method abides by sound martial arts theory that has been tested through time to produce greater enhancements in execution and depth of understanding.