The instructors of Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios receive the most authentic Shaolin training in the United States from the foremost American practitioner of the Shaolin arts. Our instructors bring Shaolin Kempo directly to you at your local SDSS Studio. Whether you’re a student or hope to become an instructor one day, you’ve found the right place to start.
Shaolin Chuan Fa was created by the famous Shaolin Warrior Monks several hundred years ago. With all their martial arts training, the warrior monks of China realized that their existing methods of self-defense were not effective enough to protect the temple and themselves. As a result, a handful of monks created the Shaolin Chuan Fa system that became the most effective self-defense system in all of China and later, the world. To this day it remains so.
Poon Lone Kuen is traditional Kung Fu. There is not a better form of exercise that one can do for health and fitness than traditional Kung Fu, offering traditional forms derived from the 5 sacred animals: tiger, crane, leopard, snake, and the famous Asian dragon. This system also incorporates traditional Chinese weapon training. Shaolin Chuan Fa was developed from the fighting techniques of these forms.
We at SDSS are honored to represent Shaolin Kung Fu in the U.S., on appointment directly from the Shaolin Temple in China and the Abbot of the Temple, Shi Yongxin.
Tai Chi is the original Kung Fu system, and is over 5000 years old. Incorporating all the animal movements, it develops internal Chi Gong if instructed properly, and is a system for all ages. It is also called the soft style of Kung Fu. The most popular style of Tai Chi is the Yang style, which also incorporates weapon training. This is the style we at SDSS teach in selected studios.