Decatur >Sports & Recreation > Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts
1121 Church St, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.783966 -84.293313
These guys are great! – Awesome!
These guys offer several different styles, but I can only comment about one: Northern Shaolin kung fu.
I met the teacher back earlier this year at a Chinese New Year festival & demo expo at another kung fu school here in Atlanta. I didn't start right away, but a month or so later, I decided to try it out.
I've had some traditional kung fu training before when I lived in Hong Kong and then in Singapore - and even did some Northern Shaolin kung fu in Hong Kong. But unfortunately there was a little bit of stereotyping towards Americans and I didn't have the best time.
The Northern Shaolin teacher at PATHS Atlanta knows his stuff and can teach it. I've been taking private lessons with him now for almost half a year and I am still loving it - even though I often feel quite sore :P
Yeah, you get a great work-out of course, but you also learn real kung fu, qigong, chinese language (I know a good bit of Cantonese, so his Mandarin is new for me :)), philosophy, strategy, applications, history and a bunch of stuff. They've got a few intro forms (I am on my second one and although it appears pretty simplistic at first - I am seeing its true depths now), I think like 10 or so main hand forms, two man forms, conditioning, drills, skill-work, applications, extra forms and weaponry too.
This is getting too long so i will cut it short, but just wanted to say - This is THE STUFF! Go Sifu Craig!
The Kung Fu Real Deal! – Wow...
I am not what I would consider to be a true martial artist, but I have started and stopped at quite a few different martial arts schools around Atlanta.
Even though I just am not in the place in my life right now to commit to something like this, I gotta say that these guys ROCK!
They have like three different kung fu styles in Atlanta and a few up in Athens I think.
I tried all three here in Atlanta. They're all very different - each with their own teacher and stuff, but each one of them can definitely kick tail, and yet the stuff you learn is actually FUN!
You get a helluva workout for the northern shaolin, bagua and hsing i. And you learn all the applications, plus you get a cool looking art to boot!
It's pretty much the cheapest classes I have ever seen and they don't make you sign up for months or a year with contracts etc., but it's very cool and laid back.
Even though I don't take classes anymore (I know, I'm kinda lazy at the moment :P), I still practice some of what I can remember cuz it's fun, and I still keep in touch with some of the dudes from back there cuz you make friends pretty quick.
Anyway I think you ought to check it out if you are up for it.
Very Fun and real Martial Arts – I came only to couple class by this north shaolin teacher here but i really enjoy.
I been some others in here Atlanta and was disappoint. But this fellow is passion and knows good his north shaolin kongfu.
I am from China and really impress that foreigner can know and teach so well the traditional Chinese kongfu. But even this - I am still studying in school so can not committed to this art form but I can suggest ANYONE can go here :)
Traditional Kung Fu at its best! – It’s been awhile since I trained with the instructor, but I remember my time well. I’ve since moved, and gone on to train in another style, but what I was taught here gave me a stronger foundation than I have seen anywhere else. Not to mention the calisthenics and overall conditioning – be prepared to work! Northern Shaolin Kung fu is an interesting style with a solid history, and even though I am involved in something else now, I still practice my Tan Tui, Leinbokuen, Tun Dah and Broadsword forms on a regular basis =)
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