Welcome to the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute
The Jow Ga Shaolin Institute promotes the study of authentic Chinese martial arts for health, fitness, emotional well-being and self-defense.
We offer training to anyone interested, provided they have good moral character and a sincere desire to learn.
At first glance the martial arts may appear an intense regimen of training for individuals in superb physical condition. However, one of our most important objectives is to provide tailored instruction to meet the interests and abilities of individual students. Students, whether beginner or advanced, can improve their mental and physical health through systematic training under certified instructors with decades of experience in traditional martial arts. Instructors guide students in adjusting their training to the level of vigor and intensity for optimum results.
We have classes six days a week in traditional styles of kung fu (gong fu), tai chi chuan (taiji quan), and qigong (chi kung).
We teach two primary kung fu styles: Jow Ga Kung Fu and Shaolin Mizong Kung Fu. Jow Ga, which originated in southern China, is a hybrid system that includes some of the most practical and effective techniques from both Northern and Southern Shaolin. Shaolin Mizong, a major system from northern China, combines "external" techniques from Northern Shaolin with "internal" techniques from Tai Chi, Xingyi and Bagua.
We provide comprehensive instruction in Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, from basic skills to advanced weapons and partner training. The Yang Style is characterized by slow, graceful, flowing movements. It is the most popular and is practiced throughout the world by those seeking a low-impact exercise for enhancing mental acuity, flexibility, balance, and physical well-being.
We teach Qigong (chi kung) as a separate class and also as part of our tai chi chuan program. Students learn how to harness Qi (vital energy) using physical movement, body postures, breathing techniques, and mental focus. Our qigong style, called "Taijigong - the Art of Internal Power," leads to unity of body, mind and spirit.
Students have ample opportunity to learn self-defense applications, barehanded and classical weapons systems from the above as well as other Chinese martial arts systems. These include the Cha Style, a well-known Northern Shaolin style, as well as the rare routines of Qingping swordsmanship.