Founded in 1993, The EVOLVING BODY MIND INSTITUTE is a fully recognized 501c.3 nonprofit in accordance with both California State and Federal governments, doing business as the "EBM Kung Fu Academy".
Kung Fu training is a vehicle for personal growth. By enduring the mental and physical rigors of Kung Fu training one transforms their character and physique. Through facing the challenges of Kung Fu training one acheives greater self knowledge and confidence. EBM Kung Fu Academy provides the methodical, time tested Kung Fu curriculum for personal growth. EBM Kung Fu dispenses with many of the honorifics and formalism of traditional martial arts and provides a down to earth, friendly environment for training. We have a "leave your ego at the door" approach to teaching and training.
The curriculum of EBM consists of both internal and external Chinese martial arts styles. The Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, San Shou Fighting and body conditioning are commonly recognized as external methods. T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Hsing I Ch'uan and Ch'i Kung are commonly thought of as internal training methods. These systems are taught as belonging to the same general family-- each style complementing the other. In traditional fashion, the external styles and body conditioning are taught first in order to develop a strong foundation for the internal styles.
Grandmaster Wong Jack Man lineage's makes up the core curriculum of EBM (Northern styles of Kung Fu, T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Hsing I Ch'uan). The Chi Kung, strength training, Taoist meditation and Lohan body conditioning are from Grandmaster Kwan Sai Hung's lineage. The San Shou training is a combination of traditional Sanda Fighting methods with Boxing, Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling.
We are forever indebted to the great masters for sharing their arts and lineages.