Special & Very limited time offer
Si_Gung Thom W Louie@ "Drunken Fist" form.
Si_Gung Thom W. Louie 师公雷泽鸿 is providing basic class samplers to include: Traditional Chinese Gung Fu , T'ai Chi Ch'uan , Chinese Kuoshu Lion Dance , and M'uay Th'ai Boxing. If you are interested for yourself and family members, please provide your name, phone number, and any past martial arts experiences on the sign up sheets available in the back lobby counter inside the performing art's studio. Limited sample brochures available upon request. Earn the respect with self-exercises.
You may also respond by providing information to us for any questions that you may have regarding these many programs. Simply provide a valid returned E-mail address, your name, family members, and a available telephone number. Any comments will be gladly received for your concerns and interest. Combine our " no pressure " concepts and Traditional Martial Arts with Family Concepts to establish a wholesome life style for all to enjoy.
Chinese Kuoshu martial arts is designed and afforded for Every One to enjoyed. Prior experience in other martial arts and/or physical training will be enhanced with these additional techniques. All inquiries will be answered personally from the Grand Master instructor prior to your initial class session.
Peace and Longevity with Chinese Martial Arts
Tradl M'uay Th'ai student & Si_Gung
Traditional Chinese Martial Arts are excellent for many different types of health issues that may occur during each individual's life span. There is not a quick fix for treatment if we do not expand and extend our visions and quality of life. We may diet on occasions, but how about an exercise program that continues to amaze and improve our qualities of life internally as well as externally. Each student will immediately gain Self-improvements as your Character Building and Focus is mentally and physically expressed for a better You !
These basic exercise techniques as taught by Si_Gung Thom W. Louie 师公
雷泽鸿 has been proven to be an effective way to support a positive and healthier personality. Treat yourself and family members by selecting several options of Chinese Kuoshu martial arts' programs offered that may prove to be very beneficial as we all mature and age gracefully.
Historically and traditionally, Chinese Martial Arts' was made available ' only-to-family-members ' that shared the same last name. This fact alone has been followed for many centuries by great practitioners that has become living legends and household names since the early 1900s' as recorded by historians. The distinction of each style is weighted only by the student practicing these unique techniques as brought forth by it's instructors.
Si_Gung Louie 师公雷 is a no nonsense and a hands-on teacher for many decades. His traditional style
and trademark has earned him many high praises from other distinguished and recognized grand masters, masters, and practitioners throughout the world. He is always on hand when the need presents itself, especially during international, national, and local martial arts' tournaments. The stories from his candid past and present arena, is enjoyed by the many students that had the opportunity to learn from this skillful individual practitioner.
Si_Gung Thom W. Louie 师公雷泽鸿 has through his own perseverance, had the opportunities to be introduced to these great legendary figures as he himself was a student searching for the ' great gifts and health benefits ' that each possesses. Now, learn these great skills at your-own-pace with a Grand Master (teacher of teachers). Simply check your favorite interest(s) below and submit your choice(s) to learn from this exciting individual. Additional information is readily available upon request. The most important thought to remember, learn-on-your-own-merit. No Pressure implied as each individual has their own mental and physical capability for self improvement. The benefits each student inherits is quickly absorbed through repetitons.
cont - The Third-in-a-series, I am relating my personal commitment, inner-actions and beliefs to a tremendous
life long journey to discover my identity. During a time which cultures were beginning to have an impact on communities, these practitioners were also showing their own identities for recruiting followers of their imported martial arts' skills. They were making a life-long journey to achieve their own dreams crossing continents.
The early immigrants that entered into the United States after the end of World War II (1945+) were men looking for opportunities to support families. Since this time, many American and British soldiers were stationed in Asia which exposed them to the region's fighting systems. ie. Aikido (aiki-jujutsu), Hapkido, Judo, Karate, Gung Fu and other various Chinese systems.
The number of laborers that entered the country had experiences in skilled and non-skilled areas. Because there were more than enough opportunities, it did not matter at-this-time what these jobs demanded. These included physical labor in the agricultural industries, building construction, the clothing industries (sweat shops), and to the long hard hours in the food industry. Because of the jobs created from these opportunities, many of these laborers had to find a relaxing point to cope with the mental stress. The majority of employment available were for men, however, there were a few women included in these early days in America. The social clubs initiated among themselves because of the language barriers and the secrecy that is still very much visible. These clubs included card games, Mah-Jong, a game of chance (a form of dominoes), and Tai-Chi-Chuan exercises (a form of Chinese Martial Arts).
Among the men laborers during this time, were some with skilled experience in Chinese martial arts. From their early childhood before migrating to the U.S., physical sport's contact was a large part of the learning curriculum. Each student in their early development was required to accept, captured and honed these skills
for national pride. However, these skills were not enough to provide for the needs
of the family and survival in the years that followed from the turmoil of the Far East after the world wars. My connections and exposures to these many stories (1950+) were exchanged from my father to his many conversations with his male friends in the associations. The early days and years of my physical and mental training was encouraged by my father. He shared many stories he had personally witnessed with me because of my curiosity to the history of Chinese martial arts. However, the self commitment was left up to me if I wanted to expand my knowledge, mentally and physically. Since the age of five, I have seen the first form of physically challenged contact. Growing up in a diverse neighborhood gave me opportunities to be exposed to these confrontations watching pugilists applied their skills. The small areas in these gymnasiums included an elevated 10'X10' boxing ring. (standard 16'X20'). Also, there was plenty of areas surrounding the ring for shadow boxing, speed-bag for alertness and timing, weight lifting, and physical agility for strength. I took advantage of the equipment and exposures to witness "great bird-eyes-view" training.
Many of the participants were either currently working to become the next great champion-of-their-dreams,
or just wanted a place to belong and be part of the opportunity. The students were young boys like myself, but also included several young girls as well. I was amazed that the girls was more physical and serious than the boys. The fact that I was small in stature had given me an extra incentive and need to be able to protect myself my brother and sisters. This determination also gave me an early advantage to learn these special training exercises to be proficient to defend my honor.
The early years of my training gave me self confidence which I had never been able to explain. These basic skills practice daily through repetitive motions over-and-over prepared me mentally and physically. I was never a sickly child, as neither were my siblings growing up in a tight oriented family. I remember my younger brother watching me go through these exercises with a curious, But careful manner. Little did I knew that he was also interested in grasping these skill levels that I have achieved over the years. I have acknowledged that learning traditional Chinese Martial Arts' parallels great traditional Family Values. An example I observed is quite evident when noticing young children with their parents.
Commitment, Loyalty, Perseverance, Respect are qualities that is taught from learning martial arts' skills. It can be challenging as the early-basic-skills are drilled into the student's mental and physical routines. There are always the days that you may experience frustrations, especially when these simple movements are Not-What-You-Expect in becoming a Chinese Martial Art's Expert. The skills and mind-set are expressed with practice time, where Defeat, Loss or Quit were Not Words uttered in each early development.
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During the 1960's, a youthful John F. Kennedy (JFK) became the 35th U.S. President (1961-1963). It has in history came to be known as "Camelot", a place of idealized beauty, peacefulness, and enlightenment. Several
special memoirs will be remembered as one-of-the-greatest gifts nature may have given to us. This era in time also introduced martial arts' giant icon GGM Al Novak. Along with JFK, they were shipmates during WWII on the same PT-109 Boat. Also the beginning of the decade (1960's) brought to America, a young brash "Bruce Lee". This young man not only made a splash-on-the-scene, but also a tremendous impact in the chronicles of martial arts' history. The events of these happenings would be well documented in our American history for decades (1960s-1980s). GGM Al Novak set the early stages for non-Chinese students to learn martial arts in
the United States. Bruce Lee set the future for his contributions as he reached out to the movie industries.
I draw your attention to my personal experiences and thoughts as I share my curiosity for my students and to the readers. The time frame was during my youth and some of the skills that I have benefited from that gave me confidence, focus, patience, pride, and trust as I progressed in martial arts. The first time I watched these special skills was from an 'uncle' going through his rituals and repetitive movements practicing T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
The forms, movements, and patterns of his postures was exhilarating that it gave me a vision that was to be a large part of my martial arts' training. This is quite evident as I continued to be absorb with these skills.
- migration of Chinese Martial Arts' Practitioners . . . .