Chesapeake Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Chinese Martial Arts At Its Best!

Maximize Your Potential through Authentic Kung Fu Training

Let’s face it. We all spend way too much time at a desk and staring at a computer screen. There’s not a single one of us who couldn’t benefit from moving more.

Kung Fu is an awesome way to increase your level of fitness, while learning the important art of self-defense.

See for yourself the many health benefits Kung Fu has to offer…

  • Improves muscle strength and aerobic capacity.
  • Tones muscles in the arms, legs, and core.
  • Relieves stress and anxiety.
  • Increases energy levels and centeredness.
  • Strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and enhances sleep quality.

Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well it isn’t. And that’s what our Kung Fu classes have to offer.

Kung fu training provides a full body workout that activates all muscle groups in your body helping you get stronger and in shape faster improving your health and fitness. By health, we mean not only being free from illness, but the ability to sleep soundly, to work energetically, to think clearly, and to be calm yet alert. By fitness, we mean not just physical strength, but the ability to react quickly, to endure hard work, and to concentrate without mental fatigue.

Self-defense is the real essence of Chinese martial arts. Even though armed and unarmed combat are no longer an important part of modern day society, students are taught to understand the applications for self-defense of every movement they learn. Kung Fu techniques are rich in diversity and effectiveness in terms of attack and defense. True Kung Fu teaching always instructs students to be tolerant and avoid fighting, but the ability to defend oneself is a valuable asset. It is only when we know that we can defend ourselves effectively that we gain real self-confidence

Kung Fu training develops mental toughness not only for physical self-defense but mental and emotional self-defense against everyday stresses and anxiety. In today's fast pace and high pressure world the need for psychological self-defense is perhaps even more important than the need to actually fight, but mental toughness is a skill that is only acquired through real training.

Build strength and develop inner peace through real Kung Fu training. Our philosophy is that a strong body will lead to a strong mind and strong spirit. Therefore we train the body to become strong and in return this weaponizes the body, making it strong not only against physical attacks but against illness, stress and mental fatigue. The teaching emphasizes moral development as well as physical training, stressing values like respect, courage, tolerance, and reverence for life while building endurance, perseverance, discipline, and a calm disposition. Here at Chesapeake Kung Fu & Tai Chi we are dedicated to passing on the authentic and classical teachings of Huaquan a Northern Long-Fist Style of Kung Fu.

Students are saying

I just can't say enough good things about what it means to be a Kung Fu student. Health and fitness have always been a priority to me, but also refining my character, attitude, confidence, etc. I'm also becoming stronger in unexpected areas, like listening, better awareness and mental focus, feeling more grounded, and patience with myself. Being a Kung fu student has given me a unique combination of feeling humbly rooted, with the confident ability to soar high! – Jennifer 46


On my very first kung fu class, I could hardly breathe or get through 30 minutes. But now after an hour of training, I find myself wanting to do more. I was scared at first, not having had any background in martial arts. I thought kung fu was simply for fighters and would be a lot like those old kung fu movies.  But kung fu, at its heart, is more than fighting skill.  Kung fu is a way -- a way to breathe, a way to think, and a way to clear your mind.  The fighting skill will come after all that. My teachers are extremely patient and exceedingly knowledgeable in their craft. They have dedicated their lives to kung fu and it shows in their school and teaching style. – Kristine 40

Becoming a Student

A longer life maybe...a better life absolutely!
Students at Chesapeake Kung Fu & Tai Chi may very well increase their longevity, but the real value lies in how they are increasing their wellness and enjoyment of life right now. None of us know whether we'll be here tomorrow, so the important question is, "What are you doing for yourself right now?"

Chesapeake location Only - Start with our Introductory Course