We have taken out the adults class on Monday and replaced this with Superclass’s.
Superclass is a specialised training class run in 10 week blocks.
These classes are separate to the Yi Quan membership and will cost $120.00 per block. – you will learn fun and new martial arts techniques that will expand your martial arts horizon’s and in a lot of cases help you improve your Yi Quan Kung Fu.
The first superclass in Filipino Martial Arts – starts August 4th to October 6th . This will be run by Guro Brian Johns in the art of Modern Arnis (Filipino martial arts.) Sign up for this great experience by the end of next week to receive a FREE pair of fighting sticks!
Shibo has trained personally with Guro and I can say he has a tremendous amount of experience and skill and has great teaching ability, Along with this the art itself is very compatible with Yi Quan and will in no way hinder your development but help to enhance your speed, strength, technical ability. Most of all it’s loads of fun.
Like Yi Quan Filipino Martial Arts is based on weaponry and is easily converts into empty hand techniques. It encorporates the use of sticks, knife work, empty hand, ground fighting and is a real self defence Martial Art.
Check out our blog soon for more information on Filipino Martial Arts – where we will post YouTube Video Links and Biographies.
August 28th, 2014: UPDATE
(1) Promo video of Master Chuck Gauss: http://youtu.be/1KBCS7dBmXQ
(2) Professor Remy Presas, the founder of Modern Arnis: http://youtu.be/SRskXxUIJ18?list=UUP7uKIwLLFsiBXppuYxtJyA
(3) Some YouTube Videos from Guro Brian Johns:
(4) Brian John’s Bio:
Guro Brian Johns started his martial arts career in December 1982 when he started trained in Kwan Ying Do Kung Fu in his hometown of Barberton, Ohio. Later when attending the University of Notre Dame, he became a member of the Notre Dame Martial Arts Institute where he learned Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do and Vee Jiu Jitsu.
After graduating from Notre Dame Law School and moving to Columbus, Ohio in 1990, he started studying Tracy Kenpo Karate under Sensei Herb “Superb” Lamprecht. He studied under Sensei Herb through December of 1996, when he achieved Shodan (1st degree black belt).
In 1998 he started learning Modern Arnis under Master Dan McConnell. Under Master McConnell’s guidance, Master Brian learned the foundation of Modern Arnis and attended many IMAF camps and seminars. Through Master McConnell, Master Brian met Professor Presas and many high ranking Modern Arnis students. While at the Hilliard Martial Arts Center in Columbus, Master Brian achieved the rank of Lakan Tatlo and was appointed to the IMAF Board of Directors upon Professor Presas’s death.
Since moving to Canada in 2007, Master Brian has been training extensively with Master Chuck Gauss of Detroit, Michigan, traveling often to receive instruction in the deep art of Modern Arnis. Master Brian has had Master Gauss teach several seminars in the Toronto/Oshawa area as well. In June 2010, Master Brian was promoted to Lakan Apat (4th degree black belt) by Masters Chuck Gauss, Ken Smith and Brian Zawilinski. A year later, in June 2011, Master Brian was promoted to “Master Instructor” by Masters Chuck Gauss, Ken Smith, Gaby Roloff and Brian Zawilinski.
Photos from our classes so far: