Phoenix Dragon Kung Fu Academy offers an integrated system of training that can turn martial arts students into teachers and martial art teachers into masters. Our standard program begins by building your foundation using the oldest martial art in the world – Shao Lin kung fu. During this time you will practice conditioning and strengthening techniques, coupled with combat forms that are centuries old. And have no doubt – you’ll learn how to use them well.
Once your foundation has been established, you’ll then move on to three of the most potent martial arts in the world: Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang. Combining Chinese kungfu hundreds of years old with ancient Daoist energy techniques thousands of years old, these three arts are considered the pinnacle of martial achievement. These four martial arts, combined into one seamless system, offer the kind of real world combat skills few of today’s modern day warriors can hope to achieve. Eventually, in the final stages of your training you will learn how to call up all of these arts effortlessly and without thought, coming to you as needed.
Even more important than a school’s programs is the person teaching them. Trained by the legendary Grandmaster Peter Kwok, Doctor Gary S. Torres has been teaching the Phoenix Dragon Kung fu System, a direct copy of the Kwok System for over forty six years. As both a physician and a martial artist, he brings to his teachings a unique perspective that simply can’t be found anywhere else.
Dr. Torres is now available for private lessons or semi-private lessons in the Tampa area weekdays. All other time slots are currently full. All new candidates will be wait listed if they can’t schedule current availability.