COVID UPDATE (November 2021)
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If you are interested in becoming a member of EBM Kung Fu
Oakland, please take the time to read this page.
The curriculum of EBM Kung Fu consists of the traditional
training of Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, Hsing I, Chi Kung and
Tai Chi, and the more modern kung fu training system of San
Shou Kick Boxing. The traditional training builds the proper
foundation in body mechanics and movement skills. The San Shou
training builds realistic self defense ability, strength,
endurance and confidence. The combination of the traditional
arts with the contemporary applications makes for a very complete
and versatile system.
EBM Kung Fu does not have belt rankings or many of the formalisms
of martial arts, but the training is rigorous and challenging.
We ask that the first time you come to EBM that you observe a class
to get a general sense of the training. Since consistency is the
key to success in martial arts, we want people to know what they
are getting into before making any commitments. We only want people
who are serious and sincere in their interest in learning martial arts.
We have no enrollment contracts. Contact us if you have any questions
on tuition and enrollment.
Brent H, Head Instructor
Brent is the head instructor of EBM Kung Fu and the
founder of the Oakland San Shou Team. Brent has been training in martial
arts for most of his life. Brent's teachers were Sifu
Wong Jack Man (Hsing I, Tai Chi, Northern Shaolin Kung Fu), Sifu Kwan Sai Hung (Kung Fu,
Chi Kung, Meditation), Cesar & Ralph Gracie (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu),
Floyd Winter (Greco-Roman & Russian Sambo Wrestling). Brent also
has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in full contact Karate under Charles Gordon.
As a San Shou fighter in the 80 kilo class, Brent holds several titles
including the USAWKF National Champion. Brent has served as the
Coach of the US San Shou Team for two World Championships
(Macau China, Hanoi Vietnam) and has coached 6 National
San Shou Champions.
Adam C, Instructor
Adam has been training at EBM since the start of the Oakland
class in 1998. Before that Adam had a background in Karate.
Adam is an expert in San Shou and often teaches the San Shou sparring class.
As a San Shou competitor, Adam holds several titles including the
USAWKF National Champion and the Cung Le Born to Fight II San Shou Super Fight Champion.
Adam also studied Tai Chi with Wong Jack Man and is an avid practitioner of Astanga Yoga.
Brian M, Instructor
Brian has been a student at EBM for over 15 years.
Brian is an expert in San Shou, Northen Shaolin and Tai Chi.
As a San Shou fighter in the 85-90 kilo class, Brian holds several
titles including USAWKF National Champion and Pan-Am San Shou
Champion. Brian has also competed in professional San Shou in China
and has served as a US San Shou Team member. Brian is also a strength
and conditioning trainer at UC Berkeley.
Russ M, Instructor
Russ has been a student at EBM for over 15 years.
Russ is an expert in San Shou, Hsing I and Northern Shaolin.
Russ began his training at EBM with Northern Shaolin under David
Tircuit, then became the first San Shou competitor
on the Oakland San Shou Team. As a San Shou fighter in the
80 kilo class, Russ holds several titles including USAWKF National
Champion and has competed in professional San Shou in China and has served
as a US San Shou Team member. Russ is one of the very few non-Chinese
fighters to win a pro San Shou fight in China.
Pending the re-opening