5 Ancestors Fist in Phoenix/Tempe/Mesa

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  1. FranciscoNegron

    FranciscoNegron White Belt

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    Hi there,

    Currently, I am a judoka (sankyu, training to test for nikkyu). I remember about a year ago on my way home, driving, I saw a gentleman on his motorcycle with a staff (gun) strapped to his back and had a t shirt that says 5 ancestors Kung fu. I’m wondering if there are any teachers in the Valley (East Valley preferred) that teach anything besides wing chun. Actually for my body type, I would actually prefer to find a Bagua or HsingYi teacher.
     
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    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I recently moved to Mesa and have been looking around for instruction and I'm interested in similar arts. I haven't tried out any of these instructors yet, but some places that might interest you (at least they interested me!):

    Hsing I and Bagua (says he/they teach in the East Valley) - SAAMCHOY.COM
    I Liq Chuan - Falling Leaves Kung Fu
    Sanda - https://www.pansanda.com/
    There's also a gentleman named Peter Pena who was teaching Hung Gar through Gilbert Parks and Recreation before the pandemic anyway. From a little research online it sounds like he may also teach Bak Mei and Lung Ying, though I don't know if he does so publicly.

    And as you already said, there's a ton on Wing Chun schools in the area.

    If you try out any of these places or find anyone else teaching CMA in the East Valley I'd love to hear about it. I'm not ready to start in with a new school just yet but I plan to jump bank into training as soon as the virus is just a little better under control.

    Cheers!

    Edit to add: I've also been thinking about taking Judo if I don't like any of the CMA schools that I find. I'd love to hear your opinion of the schools in the area if you don't mind sharing them.
     
  4. geezer

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    What's your body type? Also, how would your body type be good for Baqua and Hsing-i ...since they seem (to me) to be quite different?
     
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    The "Body Type" thing has always puzzled me. If someone wants to take a martial arts then take it. If they are overweight, then don't worry about it, since the weight can be lost during training. If they aren't strong then don't worry about it because the person a can become stronger through training.

    I've seen this many times before here, but the concept is still foreign to me, being that training will shape what the body should be.

    I look at people like this and fat people doing Yoga, Fat people doing Martial MMA but when it comes to there seems to be this willingness to limit ones self.





    Then you have this group of people. All of the "Body Type" talk seems non-important since training will shape the body to what it needs to be with what it has.
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