Instruction

instructionChinatown Kung Fu San Soo has a variety of different instruction schedules tailor made to your budget and preference.

  • Groups: We teach in groups up to 12 individuals in different categories and belts. (Use more pertinent jargon for describing levels and individuals.)
  • Pairs: Our instructors teach two individuals of the same skill level at one time. This configuration is optimal as it allows for proper observation and sequence tracking by the instructor and the students.
  • Individual: Our instructor can teach one on one. We recommend this option for advanceed-level students whom are training for higher levels of the art.

We can assess your optimal situation. Contact us and let us know how we can be of service!

Events

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Image courtesy of Jack Sera

Recently, Chinatown Kung Fu San Soo hosted one of the most comprehensive seminars at our home base. We had several local sifus and other masters conducting various instruction blocks.

Here were the key instruction panels:

  • Keys to Proper Fundamentals
    Instructor: 1st Generation Sifu Jack SeraHaving studied San Soo with Lau Sifu Jimmy H. Woo for decades, Sifu Jack Sera has developed deep insight into the techniques of the master. Sifu Jack Sera discussed the fundamentals of training with proper mechanics for the most effective fighting technique.


  • Understanding Shadow Boxing
    Instructor: 2nd Generation Sifu Michael RockwellSifu Michael Rockwell guided students through shadow boxing, the practice of training through form without an opponent. He demonstrated how to use the energy between movements and explained the meaning behind the phrase, “We don’t fight with the form, but our fighting is contained in the form.”


  • Generate Power from Kicking
    Instructor: 3rd Generation Sifu David TeagueSifu Michael Rockwell guided students through shadow boxing, the practice of training through form without an opponent. He demonstrated how to use the energy between movements and explained the meaning behind the phrase, “We don’t fight with the form, but our fighting is contained in the form.”

History of San Soo

In the mid 1930s a young man from Taishan, China emigrated to the United States. His name was Chin Siu Dek. He brought the foundational knowledge of hand to hand combat that he had learned in China. With ongoing dedicated learning and practice he honed his body and also developed his keen ability to understand and manipulate human psychology as it pertained to real fighting. His frequent street fighting experience served as both a testing ground for, and as proof of, his formidable, mechanically highly technical, and powerfully efficient fighting style.

Jimmy WuJimmy H. Woo (as he was known in the USA) first taught his fighting style at his “Cousin’s Club” in Los Angeles Chinatown.

In 1959, Jimmy opened his Studio in El Monte, where he taught his Kung Fu San Soo, and continued teaching until his passing on Valentine’s Day 1991.

Now, once again, Jimmy H. Woo’s Kung Fu San Soo is being taught in the American birthplace of this great science and art of Kung Fu.