Mt. Song Martial Arts Academy is Tampa’s home for instruction in the Chinese martial arts. We offer classes six days a week in Shaolin Gong fu (Kung fu), Tai Qi (Tai chi), Sanda (Chinese kickboxing), and Kid’s Kung fu. Whether you are a beginner to the martial arts, or an experienced martial artist, we guarantee that we have a class to fit your needs
So what makes our classes different?
At Mt Song, we consider our school more than just a place to exercise a few times a week, but rather a “College” for learning the Martial Arts. Here, students are given a four-year curriculum, starting as freshman, and graduating after completing their senior year.
Graduate students continue their studies at Mt Song by choosing their own areas of interest among the many fighting styles and weapons of Shaolin gong fu or Tai qi. This “graduate program” encourages individuality in the martial arts by allowing students to express themselves in a variety of ways.
Established in 2005.
Since opening Mt Song in 2005, Shifu Salazar has, and continues to coach many of his students to medal victories in national Chinese martial arts tournaments, including Sanda fights. Salazar’s passion and talent for the martial arts is unparalleled, working to bring out the best ability in each one of his students on a daily basis.
Shifu Mario S.Business Owner
Shifu Mario Salazar has been studying Chinese martial arts for over 18 years, and teaching for over 12. Salazar has trained both in the US and China with renowned Shaolin masters such as Shifu Shi De Ru, Shifu Shi De Yang, and Shifu Chen Zhen Li, thus establishing himself in the 32nd generation in the Shaolin Kung fu lineage. Salazar is a multiple-time national Champion in traditional Kung fu, Tai ji, and Sanda, and has also competed worldwide as a former member of the USA Sanda team.