Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC

Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC

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Greetings, I am visiting Iowa City, and have been working out at the Happy Hollow Park. I found this group, and saw a practice listed for Mondays at 6:30. I did not see anyone this week, but I am planning on being there again this Monday if anyone would like to join me, socially distanced of course. I enjoy seeing what others do for Kung Fu, and having others to work out with (or during the current situation, work out near : ) If anyone would like to meet up at other days or times, feel free to drop me a message.
Where are you guys?

Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC

We offer classes in Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. We are currently forming classes in Bak Mei and Pin Sun Boxing.

Operating as usual

Photos from Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC's post 07/15/2021

We were working on putting some of our power shots together this week! When you are working on something that is just the right level of difficulty the time to be engaging without being frustrating time just flies by, that sensation of effortless concentration is called a "flow state"--the study of kung fu is filled with opportunities to find those challenges. So, come find your flow with us! #kungfu #martialarts #selfdefense #selfconfidence #fitness

Photos from Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC's post 06/13/2021

After an an hour of light sparring we worked on cleaning up details of saam boon jeung--Guang Zhou City Wing Chun's triangle palm technique. Triangle palms are a great practice for defense but more importantly they are a great way to transition from the being on the defensive to the offensive. Which was one our focuses that night and really the core skill of self-defense. Oddly though this skill is easy to neglect because of seduction of staying on the offence. many times when training ego has me caught up in the desire to "win" over the desire to learn. What a trap! Because I was unwilling to open myself to the possibility of loss--in safe conditions I was undermining my future capacity for victory under perilous conditions. That is losing your focus. Losing the focus on what you want, on why you are training. In life, ego and weak focus play this trick on me all the time. I forget the what I want, or the who and why of what drives my actions. Training under pressure helps to remind what that struggle is all about--it helps to build our ability to find focus. That is true kung fu. Come find your focus with us at Iowa City Kung Fu.

06/03/2021

Another epic night of training! After some mitt work we did a deep study of ten possible applications found within the first two moves of the Guangzhou Bak Mei set Siu Sup Gee aka the Small Cross. Transitioning from defense to offense, controlling balance, and driving footwork were the main strategies addressed. Focus. Balance. Flow. These are the qualities forged from traditional Southern Chinese boxing. Come find them with us!

Another epic night of training! After some mitt work we did a deep study of ten possible applications found within the first two moves of the Guangzhou Bak Mei set Siu Sup Gee aka the Small Cross. Transitioning from defense to offense, controlling balance, and driving footwork were the main strategies addressed. Focus. Balance. Flow. These are the qualities forged from traditional Southern Chinese boxing. Come find them with us!

Photos from Iowa City Kung Fu, LLC's post 05/27/2021

We have had a great few weeks of training in N. Market Square park! The spring time is great for getting back to basics like, footwork, single technique training, and more. Come join us on Monday nights at 6:30 to discover the power of traditional southern Chinese Kung fu!

[03/15/21]   Iowa City Kung Fu has resumed public classes. Class times and locations will be as follows.

Mondays at N. Market Square Park from 6:30pm to 7:30 (open to all students) *pending good weather and low Covid rates

Wednesdays at Lucas St. from 7:30 to 8:30 (for intermediate students and above)

11/22/2020

As Covid cases are on the rise again and with winter coming we will be suspending in person classes--till the spring most likely. Some online work out sessions will still available for current students. And feel free to reach out if you want a workout plan.

07/04/2020

Seung Ma La Ging

Students of my kung fu brother Leung Hoy Seung, performing a foundational exceresize of Guang Zhou Bak Mei.

[03/16/20]   The Iowa City Kung Fu club won't be holding in person classes for the next few weeks to help in the effort to slow down the spread of Covid19. Current and former students can contact me to set up video lessons. Wishing you all health, patience, and strength. --Grant

02/29/2020

Gaung Zhou Bak Mei Small Cross

Our clubs foundational Bak Mei set, the Small Cross, played by my senior kung fu brother Sei Zai outside the gates of Martyrs Park in Guangzhou.
https://youtu.be/GfW6MAxO49s

A very technical performance of the Small Cross set by my senior brother Sei Zai. 广州市白眉拳小十字拳。我师兄”四仔“仔仔细细地打小十字拳。

02/03/2020

Class is on hold tonight so people can caucus. We will resume classes on Wednesday at Cortado.

[01/29/20]   Classes will be at 225 N. Lucas st. tonight. In addition classes will be cancelled for the caucus on Monday the 3rd.

[12/31/19]   We are on a winter recess this week. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6th.

[11/25/19]   We will have class at our regular time tonight @ Cortado. But we will be on break Wednesday in observance of the holiday.

11/02/2019

My elder kung fu brother Sei Goh leading a walk through of the Bak Mei set Small Cross in Guangzhou.

[08/12/19]   Training downtown at Cortado tonight.

[08/07/19]   We will train at 225 n. lucas tonight!

[07/22/19]   Training at Lucas St. tonight.

07/16/2019

Stelar night of training in our original location!

[07/07/19]   Classes resume tomorrow night at Cortado! 8:30-10pm

05/21/2019
04/09/2019

Another strong night of training. Good kung fu needs persistence and time enough for that persistence to mature into real skill. However, persistence alone isn’t enough. It also requires opportunities to explore the same few ideas in as many contexts as possible. As the training progresses each “new“ thing taught is also an opportunity to train everything that has come before.

04/04/2019

Health, Self Defense, Balance...

03/14/2019

This week our training focused on putting simple techniques together in spontaneous combinations.

03/05/2019

CNY dinner from last month.

02/06/2019

The foundation of great kung fu is mastery of multiple simple things. Balance, coordination, structure and timing; these components all come together in the practice of basic technique training.

02/05/2019

Iowa City Kung fu wishes you a happy year of the earth pig!

01/31/2019

Jik Bo and Chut Sing Boon Yuet

My kung fu brother A-Hoy demonstrating a medley of two basic sets Jik Bo and Chut Sing Boon Yuet.

01/23/2019

Over the weekend my Kung Fu brothers in China performed at the Guangzhou City Bak Mei Associations 30th celebration. They did an excellent job of representing our Sifu (Chan Man Chueng's) teaching of Bak Mei Kuen.

01/23/2019

Class is at Cortado tonight. Brothers who live outside of town use good judgment about how the roads will be.

01/22/2019

A quiet but super productive night of Southern Kung Fu. Kumar and José worked on playing Jik Bo with the alternate lead. Shrey and Yochai worked on Pinsun Wing Chun’s Siu Lim solo. And we all worked on drilling the Kao Sao/ Got Sao a common hand shape used in Bak Mei, Wing Chun, and Jook Lum with the help of a drill that Sifu Alex Do shared with me this weekend.

[01/21/19]   Classes at our normal time today at Cortado. :)

01/10/2019

A great night. We focused on two man drills from Bak Mei and Pin Sun Wing Chun, with an eye towards using structure to keep “all weapons foward”.

[01/08/19]   Training at Lucas St. tonight.

[12/24/18]   Iowa City Kung Fu would like to wish everyone a happy holidays. Along with a quick reminder that class is canceled tonight for Christmas Eve.

[12/05/18]   We will be training at Cortado tonight at the usual times—8:30pm to 10:00pm.

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Seung Ma La Ging
My elder kung fu brother Sei Goh leading a walk through of the Bak Mei set Small Cross in Guangzhou.
Jik Bo and Chut Sing Boon Yuet
Class is at Cortado tonight. Brothers who live outside of town use good judgment about how the roads will be.
Triangle Palm
A great class last night. We started to play with the some of the simple variants in the triangle palm and link those va...
Staff training is both foundational and essential in most styles of kung fu. Simplest of all the weapons it opens the do...
After starting with some pinsun solos and two-mans, Jose and Derik worked on inside and outside daap sao tonight. Then w...
Our man Todd is no longer in Iowa City but he is out there keeping his skills strong. 🐯
Jose and Shrey are starting to picked up the signature body mechanics of Guangzhou Bak Mei Kuen. Elbows down, a stable b...
Some late night solo training.
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Iowa City, IA
52240

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Monday 8:30pm - 10pm
Wednesday 8:30pm - 10pm
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