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-Teen and Adult Kung Fu-

TEEN PROGRAMS DEVELOP SELF-ESTEEM, CONFIDENCE and POSITIVE & CONSTRUCTIVE FOCUS!

Being a teenager can be a challenging and confusing time! It is natural and healthy to rebel enough to gain one’s own sense of identity. But in this rebellion there is the risk of negative and ill-informed influences entering into the picture. Influences that could lure young minds into dynamics that are not moving in a productive direction.

Kung Fu is an age old method to teach self-discipline and inner-strength, but it is also FUN & EXCITING enough to capture a young person’s eager imagination!

Master Sifu David Shaman has 33+ years of experience teaching and directing people in the deeper meaning of this exceptional and excellent tradition. He teaches genuine Wing Chun Kung Fu according to ancient method, but with an innovative dimension that young people truly enjoy. Wing Chun is most famous for being the Kung Fu that Bruce Lee studied in Hong Kong with Great Grandmaster Ip Man, and subsequently developed his entire fighting concept from. This is also a point of excitement for the teens, as Bruce Lee’s accomplishments in this area continue to inspire a whole new generation! Sifu Shaman is a 3rd generation lineage holder directly under Great Grandmaster Ip Man. Please see lineage page for details.

ADULT CLASSES

Sifu David Shaman, with 33+ years of training and experience, sets the encouraging and empowering tone immediately by beginning each class with a taste of meaningful and life-affirming Kung Fu philosophy. This is the real thing, and the full package! Some of the most effective and practical fighting technology in the entire world, taught in an environment where everybody is helping everybody else at every step of the way! “Teaching is Learning” is the attitude that pervades this warm and rich environment. “We are a Kung Fu Family, and we are here to help each other grow”.

Of course, part of helping each other to develop excellent skill is to challenge each other in realistic scenarios, with pragmatic and highly effective techniques. When it comes to being efficient and battle tested, there is no fighting system in the world that gets more respect, and has more proven credibility, than Wing Chun! The Pearl of the Shaolin Tradition!!

This is why beginners to advanced all help each other to the level they are able to at all times. And this is why we have many trained and seasoned fighters from other systems all working together in a mutually supportive fashion. Unlocking the secrets of this highly sophisticated and advanced fighting method!

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-TAI CHI CHI KUNG-

Sifu Shaman, 3rd Generation Lineage Holder from Great Grandmaster Ip Man, is teaching the 800 Year Old Tai Chi Chi Kung form known as “Primordial Qigong”. This non-martial moving meditation was created by the inventor of the more widely known fighting art of Tai Chi Chuan. Chang San Feng from the Wudang Mountain in China.

In addition, Sifu Shaman now also integrates aspects of “Bagua Circle Walking” into these sessions. This ancient practice is widely recognized as being profoundly beneficial for balance. And it’s gentle, twisting motion stimulates your cerebral spinal fluid. Which optimizes the effectiveness of your entire nervous system.

Sifu Shaman’s progressive & innovative approach makes makes these sessions easy to learn, without any prior experience. To increase the benefit to each participant, he infuses and blends elements of Yoga and Holistic Mind/Body Healing techniques gained in his three decades of training and development. The result is a simple, yet powerful, moving meditation that you can learn very quickly & benefit from immediately. The extra aspects that he combines with the form are not found in other approaches, and are known to accelerate the relaxation process with minimal effort & time invested. This method is ideally suited for our modern life style, to compensate for the many demands on our time in our contemporary society.

-Reality Proven Martial Intelligence-

Sifu David Shaman, with 33+ years of training and experience, sets the encouraging and empowering tone immediately by beginning each class with a taste of meaningful and life-affirming Kung Fu philosophy. This is the real thing, and the full package! Some of the most effective and practical fighting technology in the entire world, taught in an environment where everybody is helping everybody else at every step of the way! “Teaching is Learning” is the attitude that pervades the warm and rich environment. “We are a Kung Fu Family, and we are here to help one another grow”.

Of course, part of helping each other to develop excellent skill is to challenge each other in realistic scenarios, with pragmatic and highly effective techniques. When it comes to being efficient and battle tested, there is no fighting system in the world that gets more respect, and has more practical credibility, than Wing Chun! The Pearl of the Shaolin Tradition!!

This is why beginners to advanced all help each other to the level they are able at all times. And this is why we have many, many trained and seasoned fighters from other systems all working together in a mutually supportive fashion. Unlocking the secrets of this highly sophisticated and advanced fighting method!

-PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT

In his 33+ years on the dedicated path of deep personal cultivation, Sifu David Shaman has studied with and learned from some of the greatest masters in this field. He has absorbed and integrated all of this knowledge and understanding into a comprehensive and highly effective method to keep the mind positive and fresh, transform negative experience into positive outcome, and align oneself with a deep sense of purpose and personal power. The techniques and principles he has learned to harness are available to all of us, and can be learned by anybody. Sifu Shaman has come to understand that depression, helplessness, anger, fear and other dis-empowering states of mind can be gradually and steadily altered with proper practice and consistent application of this timeless wisdom.

The objective, and highest mark of success on this journey, is to reach an experience of what the ancient sages referred to as “constancy”. A perpetual and sustainable state of great joy and profound peace. Sifu Shaman teaches that “happiness is a skill”, and like any other skill it requires instruction in how to develop it, and the daily work of learning how to use it.

Currently Sifu Shaman is taking private students for this highly personal path of transformation. He does from time to time also offer free introductory workshops on this topic. If you are interested in being notified about his next Personal Empowerment Workshop, and also about the other specials and promotions for the Smiling Dragon Kung Fu Academy, please enter your information in the box on the top right!

If you would like to find out more about private Personal Empowerment Sessions with Sifu Shaman, please speak with him directly at

609-457-3045 smilingdragonkungfu@gmail.com

“Genuine Wing Chun Kung Fu, of a direct lineage to Great Grandmaster Yip Man, taught in a friendly, safe, positive and supportive environment. There is a very rare and precious gift waiting for you at the Smiling Dragon Kung Fu Academy! It is one that you have to see and immerse yourself in to fully appreciate. That is why you are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the free class being offered! Nobody else provides anything near like what you will experience at this Cutting Edge Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy”
Master Brian Moragne, Freestyle Martial Arts Academy, North Field, New Jersey
“Each class has been a rejuvenating, uplifting and enlightening experience. Sifu Shaman’s words of encouragement and reflections on century old guidelines for true peace and happiness are so 21st century relevant. Every movement taught to us is accompanied with a verbal understanding that touches the heart and stimulates the mind with wonder.”
Joseph C. Brown Jr., Atlantic City
I’ve trained many years in traditional Tae Kwon Do, and hold my black belt second degree. I started training with Sifu “Shaman and was welcomed with great sincerity and positive energy. This has translated me into a better person physically and mentally. The atmosphere is always welcoming and positive, no egos, just real Kung Fu from the best.”
Joe Davis, Northfield

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