Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy Is:
Our Styles: Ng Ga Kuen & Choy Li Fut
Curriculum taught at the school is comprised of two traditional styles. The first is Ng Ga Kuen, a well known yet rarely taught style of kung fu with a direct lineage to the Southern Shaolin Temple. NGK is our primary style and is the proud heritage that Mountain Path carries on. The second style taught, though not fully, is Choy Li Fut, a relative of Ng Ga Kuen which shares the same roots at So. Siu Lum. CLF serves to provide supplement material that we feel is beneficial to our students. Both styles being massive in content, each containing over 250 forms and training methods, Sifu Rob has chosen to continue the legacy of Si Koon Ark Yuey Wong and promote and propagate Ng Ga Kuen.
Until very recently Mountain Path was teaching Shen Kung Fu (a style created by Sifu Mario Figueroa which synthesized Ng Ga Kuen and Choy Li Fut). However, based upon the recommendation of and recent certification by Sifus Steven Perez and Orlando Ayala of Southern Five Chinese Boxing Academy, Mountain Path will now teach pure Ng Ga Kuen. We will continue to provide supplemental instruction in Choy Li Fut for those who wish to pursue other studies.
Standing on Ceremony... And other notes on Kung Fu terms
Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy takes pride in its adherence to teaching traditional Kung Fu in a traditional manner. This is a proven system with proven results far beyond the terms and limits of self defense. While self defense and combative principles play a major role in our training, they are not the overall purpose of what we do. While we are very good in terms of our martial capabilities, We are not thugs, we are not brawlers and we do not offer a "menu" of styles to choose from. We offer traditional Kung Fu and traditional values.
Traditional Values Defined: Traditional Values = Traits that lead to a successful and happy life... examples: 1. Respect for authority, teachers and parents. 2. Healthy living through the use of appropriate levels of intensity and frequency of exercise and nutrition.
Notes for students on some Kung Fu Terms:
The terms "Sifu" and "Sigueng" are not titles. They are relationships. Sifu translates as "Father Teacher" and so Sigueng means "Grandfather Teacher." We recognize that within certain styles and lineages the term "Sifu" can be a title meaning "master" we also feel it is important to appropriately confer the proper respect due practitioners who have reached a certain level of training and so the terms Sifu and Sigueng are often used synonymously as titles, which is considered appropriate.