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About Us : School of Shaolin

About the School of Shaolin Kung Fu Martial Arts School:

Through Kung Fu training, men, womabout us practicing martial artsen, and children can develop a healthier mind and body.  Whether your interest is self-defense, confidence, physical fitness, concentration, or stress reduction, the study of traditional Chinese Kung Fu martial arts at our school, we will provide you with complete martial arts training.

At the School of Shaolin, you will be instructed in the traditional styles of Northern Shaolin and Northern Praying Mantis, which includes Tai Chi Praying Mantis and Seven Star Praying Mantis, Chin-Na (self-defense), Shuai-Chiao (Chinese Wrestling), San Shou (Free Sparring/Lei Tai), as well as other traditional martial arts and numerous weapon sets. Please visit Styles page for more details.

Our school is a martial arts school focused on training in the art of Northern Shaolin and Tai Chi Praying Mantis Kung Fu. We are a form based system. What this means is, the movements we learn are all put together in pattern or form. We train these patterns or forms over and over until they become part of us. We consider this the best form of self-defense training because the movements become second nature and when a situation occurs, one doesn’t need to think about what they need to do, they just do it! We also practice self-discipline through awareness of our surroundings and respect by training and doing our best and being examples of those that are below us as students. Once you have been shown movements for a form, those movements are yours and you can ask and work with any student at your level and above with this material. You will find that the atmosphere is not the closed nature you may have experienced elsewhere. We have a very special school that wants to spread the knowledge of Shaolin and Praying Mantis Kung Fu and not keep it secret.

Kung Fu training at the School of Shaolin is an investment in Life, your mental & physical health, and well-being through martial arts.


Sifu Michael Voss, 7th Degree Black Sash The School of Shaolin’s Chief Instructor, Sifu Michael Voss has been training in Martial Arts for over 30 years under the guidance of Sifu Alex Gutierrez, a renowned Martial Artist, Acupuncturist and Herbalist...

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Class Schedule

The School of Shaolin has a rotating class schedule. We choose to have this rotating schedule to give our training an all encompassing body workout that changes on a daily basis. Each class starts with a warm up, then begins to...

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Mission Statement

To promote and advance both internal and external martial arts as a means for individuals to achieve self-betterment, self-discovery, and self-discipline via the Northern Shaolin and Northern Praying Mantis systems of Kung Fu. VALUES AND PRINCIPLES To teach the art to anyone...

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Contact Us

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Mantis Lineage Seven Star Praying Mantis lineage Tai Chi Praying Mantis Lineage Associated Schools Zhong Yi Kung Fu Association Madison, WI Sifu Manuel Marquez, Shaolin Temple Kung Fu School Lomita, CA Sifu Steven Baugh, LOHAN School of Shaolin Las Vegas, NV

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