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WELCOME TO SMILING DRAGON KUNG FU ACADEMY, VENTNOR CITY, NJ

Welcome! We are the #1 Martial Arts school serving Ventnor, Margate, Atlantic City, Longport, Northfield, Ocean City, Linwood, Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township, Mays landing, Absecon, Galloway, Somers Point & Marmora, NJ.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Family Martial Arts

The Smiling Dragon Kung Fu Academy is a Certified Branch School under the auspices of Sigung Dr. Crescione, of New York. Master Crescione, an internationally recognized senior expert in Wing Chun Kung Fu, is a 2nd generation student directly under Great Grandmaster Yip Man (Ip Man). Sifu David Shaman, a devoted student of Sigung Dr. Crescione for 31 years, directs the academy, and supervises the instruction of all classes personally. Great Grandmaster Yip Man is probably most well-known these days for the popular series of “Ip Man” movies recently released. But he was famous long before that for being Bruce Lee’s Sifu, and long before that as well. For being the undisputed authority on Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Sigung Dr. Crescione has studied extensively with Great Grandmaster Yip Man’s son, Grandmaster Ip Ching, as well as other very important Master’s and Grandmasters (please see lineage page). The roots of the Smiling Dragon Kung Fu Academy can be traced directly back to the Southern Shaolin Kung Fu Monastery in China. Out of hundreds of advanced and sophisticated fighting systems, Wing Chun Kung Fu is considered to be the refinement and stream-lining of them all. Being the last style to be born from this truly great and noble heritage.

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“After my first month of Kung Fu, I was hooked. The physical and mental benefits I have noticed in less than one year of training are remarkable, and have had an immensely positive effect on my everyday life. Sifu Shaman is the real deal, and does an excellent job helping you improve yourself in mind, body and spirit. “
Joshua Nemeth, Cape May.
“My son, Gabe, loves learning Kung Fu at Smiling Dragon. His father and I have both noticed that he is becoming more focused and confident. He is improving rapidly in this family friendly environment.”
Jenn Schreiber, Egg Harbor Township
“I have studied Tai Chi with 3 other instructors before coming to Sifu David Shaman at Smiling Dragon. I was very impressed with his style and manner of teaching. He explained and demonstrated everything so well. In addition, he was the only instructor that included mind-body discussion in the class. By this I mean that he not only demonstrated the physical technique, but also the thought behind it. He also shared affirmations that would benefit an individual both in class, as well as in daily life applications. It is truly a holistic experience that he offers. “
Andrea Hartley, Margate

-No One Sits On The Bench Here-

Kids Kung Fu Ventnor City NJ

At Smiling Dragon Kung Fu nobody sits on the bench! Every student participates equally in every class. This allows growth in every student, every time they train. In each class you can expect the following:

High Energy-

All of our classes are well paced and high energy. This prevents boredom and creates a fun and exciting learning environment that leaves the student wanting more. Studies have shown children that enjoy learning perform better and accomplish more.

Martial Arts Classes for Kids

Student Attention-

We strive to give every student one on one attention in every class. Along with the the individual attention given to the students we concentrate on creating a culture that builds team work, a standard of excellence and a sense of belonging.

Martial Arts is Family

Positive Reinforcement-

Smiling Dragon Wing Chun Kung Fu is a sash based system. This means that students are constantly receiving positive reinforcement for learning new concepts. In every class, our world-class instructors reward good training habits and compliment good effort and hard work. This is done through sash promotion and verbal praise and correction. You will never hear one of our instructors belittling someone for not being able to perform. This same attitude is taught to our instructors in training.

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-Why Choose Smiling Dragon Kung Fu-

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  • Our instructors are professionally trained in character development and have more than 40 years combined experience.
  • We offer a convenient class schedule.
  • Students are placed in classes based on age and ability.
  • We have a state of the art facility that uses the best equipment.
  • Our team of instructors invest in training every year to stay at the cutting edge of teaching in the martial arts industry.
  • We offer various fun activities for your child including birthday parties, exciting board breaking events and celebrations to recognize them when they display exceptional honor and integrity.

-What Will My Child Learn-

  • Real Self Defense Skills, At the same time they will also learn when and when not to use them. Our philosophy is to be strong, and to “Use your Kung Fu to help people, and not hurt people.”
  • How to stay fit, and live a long and healthy life.
  • How to apply their discipline to all aspects of their life.
  • Goal Setting, and all of the characteristics that support the accomplishment of these goals.
“After my first month of Kung Fu, I was hooked. The physical and mental benefits I have noticed in less than one year of training are remarkable, and have had an immensely positive effect on my everyday life. Sifu Shaman is the real deal, and does an excellent job helping you improve yourself in mind, body and spirit. “
Joshua Nemeth, Cape May.
“My son, Gabe, loves learning Kung Fu at Smiling Dragon. His father and I have both noticed that he is becoming more focused and confident. He is improving rapidly in this family friendly environment.”
Jenn Schreiber, Egg Harbor Township
“I have studied Tai Chi with 3 other instructors before coming to Sifu David Shaman at Smiling Dragon. I was very impressed with his style and manner of teaching. He explained and demonstrated everything so well. In addition, he was the only instructor that included mind-body discussion in the class. By this I mean that he not only demonstrated the physical technique, but also the thought behind it. He also shared affirmations that would benefit an individual both in class, as well as in daily life applications. It is truly a holistic experience that he offers. “
Andrea Hartley, Margate

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