Eagle Claw Kung Fu






Training

Our training program is varied and extensive. It includes; fist forms, partner forms, classical weapon forms, weapon partner forms, ground fighting, and self defense training and application. Our program is designed to develop you into a well rounded martial artist. Our Kung Fu and Tai Chi programs will develop you both mentally and physically.

With Eagle Claw Kung Fu you are getting a program that will improve your confidence and physical conditioning, as well as self defense. The graceful and challenging forms will naturally condition you and develop your flexibility and strength. As a benefit of our program our students see improved confidence and performance in other sports and physical activities they participate in.

We provide a Traditional Chinese Martial Arts School environment committed to providing quality instruction and dedicated to the growth of each student. We strive to develop confidence and promote a martial spirit.

 Benefits of our training include:
Proper conditioning
A sound stretching program
Fundamental training
Empty hand forms
Weapons forms
Partner forms with and without weapons
Self-defense
Internal and External methods
Qi Gong (breath control)
Fighting, application 
Locks, sweeps, throws, ground.

I had three back surgeries and was scheduled for a fourth; spinal fusion. I thought I would try a strengthening program. Sifu Walth taught me how to move and with his program I was able to work again. After a few weeks I went from being fed my food because the pain was so great, to fully functioning, and studying Eagle Claw Kung Fu. I was on a daily regiment of narcotic pain medicine as well, including and not limited to Morphine, Diazepam, Vicodin; I have been pain free every since, and no longer in need of any medicine at all. - Terry Martindale




Eagle Claw History
The Eagle Claw System (Ying Jow Pai) is one of the great fighting systems of Northern Kung Fu. Eagle claw was created (approx. 1150 A.D.) when General Ngok Fei (Yue Fei) of the Song Dynasty devised and trained his soldiers in the famous "108 ways to seize, grapple, and topple." The soldiers were trained and drilled in these techniques to do battle with the powerful Manchurians who had been invading Northern China. It was in the ensuing battles that Ngok Fei and Eagle Claw earned a fierce and respected reputation. Eagle Claw was then still just hand techniques and throws. It wasn't until later, when a monk named Li Chuen combined the "108" hand techniques of Ngok Fei with the leg techniques of the Fann Tzi System, that Eagle Claw became a complete system.
Eagle Claw as it is practiced today can be characterized by the use of claw techniques applied with speed and precision. Locks are a specialty of the system coming directly from the "108" hand techniques of Ngok Fei. In addition, the hands are capable of quick punches in combination with various palm strikes. Footwork consists of kicks (both very high and very low) in combination with sweeps and trips. Body movements are smooth using the twisting of the waist and quick agile stepping. Stances are low and sturdy. Flips, dives, and splits are also distinguishing features of the Eagle Claw System.

The Eagle Claw Weapons system consists of more than ten different Chinese classical weapons such as the staff, spear, sword, saber, and whip chain are taught. Rare weapons such as the Kwan Do, hook swords, double-headed spear and 3-sectional staff are also taught. Each weapon has a different purpose in defense as well as in body conditioning. These weapons can be learned as part of the eagle claw system or as part of our special weapons class. The Special Weapons class is open to all practitioners of all systems. This class is designed for those who wish to receive special weapons training without studying the complete system of Eagle Claw. See the list of Weapon forms available.


Our Martial Arts Program includes:

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts School
Committed to providing quality instruction
Dedicated to the growth of each student
Interested in developing a confident student and martial spirit
Proper conditioning
A sound stretching program
Fundamental training
Empty hand forms
Weapons forms
Partner forms with and without weapons
Self-defense
Internal and External methods
Qi Gong (breath control)
Fighting, application
Locks, sweeps, throws, ground.



Weight Loss

Kung Fu is an excellent aerobic work out and along with a healthy diet can help you maintain a healthy weight. Kung Fu training develops long lean muscles and superior flexability. Many training programs have incorporated Kung Fu excercises because of their effectiveness. Examples Include; Tai Bo, Cardio Kickboxing, UBC, and other similar workouts. These workout programs can help you attain a weight loss goal but why spend up to double the amount of money on a one of these programs when you can get the same or better results by training here and have the added benefit of learning real self defense.