A Chat with Chinese Martial Arts & Ed. Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Family-owned and operated, we started in Pleasantville, NY in 2005, with a second location in Nyack, NY opening June 2014. We specialize in traditional Shaolin Kung Fu Chinese kickboxing, Tai Chi Bagua Hsing-I Wushu Wing Chun, women’s self-defense, and bully safe programs.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Students learn the basic skills from well-qualified instructors and will feel great after an excellent workout. They will feel inspired to do it again after accomplishing set goals established by the student and teacher together.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Inspired at a young age by his teacher, Sifu Tom decided to make kung fu, tai chi, and fighting concepts a career, so that he could pass on his knowledge of more than 30 years. Experience what Shaolin kung fu has to offer—not just the physical, but the focus and determination, along with the friendships that are built and the goals that you will achieve.
What do you love most about your job?
To watch all my students gain more confidence and self-esteem. I want them to revel in their accomplishments, from white sash to black sash and beyond, while building lasting relationships with them along the way.