North Sky Kung Fu is founded on the idea of teaching practical martial arts while preserving a unique Kung Fu system. Our goal is to capture the full meaning of Eagle Claw Kung Fu or Ying Jow Pai, and pass along its benefits. We also teach Wu Style Tai Chi an essential part of Chinese Martial arts that adds balance and harmony to one’s practice.
Sifu Dario Acosta, the school’s Master, is one of New York’s most accomplished martial artists. He brings a lifetime of study of martial arts, and experience fighting and performing in hundreds of tournaments and championships. The school’s other founder, Sifu Julie Ann, is the school’s director, and has been practicing martial arts for over 25 years. Both take an interest in the deeper aspects of Kung Fu, and are committed to helping students integrate kung fu practice into daily life as a tool for fitness, health, and balance. Learn more about us by watching our videos (this is a fun sample; there are many more.
Kung Fu can be a way of life. At the same time, it should be living, contemporary, and useful. To this end, we’ve created a martial arts program designed to make traditional kung fu competitive and accessible to all. We offer small classes and high-energy, varied workouts that cover all martial arts fundamentals. Our classes are challenging and fun with plenty of individual attention.
North Sky Kung Fu is located in Chelsea, Manhattan. We are proud to be a member of the NY Ying Jow Pai/Eagle Claw family of martial arts schools. Our master is Grandmaster Leung Shum, one of the great martial arts masters from China.