Lau Gar Kuen is derived from a style of Chinese boxing that was practiced in the Kuei Ling Temple in the Kong Sai Province (Guangxi) of west China. It was taught to Master Lau Sam Ngan, a tiger hunter, by a monk on retreat from the temple. This first Master Lau had the nickname Three Eyed Lau, because a deep scar in the middle of his forehead resembled a third eye. The first Master Lau is honoured as the founder of the style, with the phrase Lau Gar Kuen literally meaning Lau Family Fist. Only four other ancestral families have been honoured by having a kung fu style named for them: Hung Gar, Choy Gar, Li Gar and Mok Gar.
What is Chen Style Tai Chi?
Chen Style Tai Chi (Taijiquan) was created in Chenjiagou Village, Wenxian County, Henan Province, China in the late Ming Dynasty, almost 400 years ago, by the 9th generation Chen family member; General Chen Wangtin. Following a decorated military career General Chen retired to Chenjiagou where he began formulating an internal martial arts that incorporated the wisdom of the ancient Taoist philosophy of Yin and Yang, with specialised breathing techniques, and a profound understanding of the internal energy meridians "jingluo" used in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Torite Jutsu - The pressure point fighting art. This system uses strikes to specific points on the body, the same points used in acupuncture, to produce various devastating effects to an attacker. Our lineage to Torite Jutsu is through Dragon Society Internationals Rick Moneymaker and Tom Muncy, then back to Grandmaster Seiyu Oyata.
Northern Dragons instructors are fortunate to have been trained in the sacred and secret techniques of this art that were only taught to the old masters most trusted senior students. Torite Jutsu provides you with the skills and knowledge to knock out an aggressor very quickly.
Sanda is a great sport to improve fitness, speed and agility for all ages. It is a great form of exercise for all ages and at Northern Dragons we have a structured syllabus to teach you everthing you need to know to learn this amazing art. We cater for children and adults having separate classes for each.
The answer to aging gracefully, feeling full of life and energy and reducing stress is Qi Gong! Qi Gong, also known as Chi Kung, or Chi Gong is literally translated as "energy work." Qi is translated as "energy". Gong is translated as "work." Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that all illness and disease is a result of blockages of energy or qi in the body. As these blockages get worse they start to 'stagnate' the blood. As the blood stops moving it starts creating symptoms of disease.