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Shaolin Kung Fu Centers

Chinese Martial Arts At It's Best!

Shaolin Kung Fu Centers

Founded in 1990 by Sigung Joe Maury (7th Degree Black Sash).

Sigung Maury started his kung fu training in 1976 with his brother-in-law. His Shaolin longfist training began in 1979 with NYC Chinatown Master Chen Hei Fuk (our lineage). He moved to Worcester Massachusetts in the summer of '89 and opened his first full time kung fu school in February 1990. Sigung trained in China and Hong Kong in 2001 and taught in Worcester for almost 20 years before heading south with his wife, Sifu Sara Maury.

Sifu Sara Maury (5th Degree Black Sash) started her training in 1992. She became a student of Sigung Maury in '96 and in 2000 she received her black sash certification and became a full time instructor. In 2002 Sifu Sara became a disciple and as a result, had the opportunity to train with many of the prominent masters that Sigung Maury was training with at the time.

​In the summer of 2011, Sigung and Sifu Sara Maury settled in Virginia and opened a Shaolin Kung Fu Centers in Chesapeake Virginia.

What We Teach

Shaolin kung fu classWe teach an old Northern Shaolin Long Fist style called Huaquan (Glorious Boxing). It was one of four styles introduced to Shaolin by General Zhao Kuangyin (Emperor Tai Tzu) during the Sung dynasty (960 - 1279 AD). Huaquan offers swift and fully extended techniques, with elegant stances and kicks. Regular practice will improve your cardiovascular which will strengthen your lungs and heart, increase your energy level, tone and build muscle strength and improve your flexibility. This style is not only beautiful to watch and perform but practical for self defense with many mid to close range techniques that can be used for striking, seizing, controlling and throwing an opponent.

 

Longfist kung fu classOur mission is to proudly pass on a legacy of knowledge that has been handed down for thousands of years. We strive to teach the highest quality classical kung fu, which is not easily found in other schools, and provide a welcoming, safe, and positive environment which focuses on the development of each individual as they learn and grow at their own pace.

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You Can Do It!

Shaolin Kung Fu Centers specializes in working with beginners by giving the opportunity to learn at their own pace. Your level of fitness is not that important of a factor because we work on improving your level, no matter where you are in terms of physical fitness. 

Click Here to join us, and achieve something great: build power, endurance, speed, and flexibility as you learn the fascinating art of Huaquan, an ancient style of Northern Shaolin Long Fist Kung Fu.

Read how Kung Fu can help stimulate your body's happy chemicals.

A longer life maybe...
A better life absolutely!

For over thirty years, Master Maury and his wife have been teaching Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu & Yang Style Tai Chi. Experience a touch of China in an authentic environment including herbal teas and liniments. Reap the rewards of true kung fu and tai chi while you improve your health, acquire greater strength and gain competent skills.

Getting started is easy because we play it straight! There are no hidden fees, surprises, or contracts. We offer classes Monday thru Thursday and Saturday. The school is located in East Greenbrier (off Volvo Parkway).