Northern Sky Kung Fu Eagle Claw

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.


US Open Martial Arts Championship 2015

#Competition Team# of Ranked Athletes
1Academy of Asian Martial Arts-
2Al Bender’s Kung Fu Academy2
3American National Martial Arts Kung Fu Center-
4Born-2-Win Martial Arts-
5Canada Shaolin Temple3
6Changrong Sun Taijiquan1
7Chen Tai Chi Academy-
8Cheung Martial Arts-
9Chin’s Martial Arts Academy-
10Chinese Martial Arts & Education Center2
11Combat Fight School-
12Crayton’s Martial Arts Academy-
13DiTan Wushu/Kung Fu-
14Fut Sao Wing Chun of Delaware-
15Green Cloud Kung Fu and Kickboxing-
16Hall of the White Tiger1
17I Liq Chuan-
18International Dachengdao1
19Jow Ga Kung Fu NYC3
20Kung Fu-US-
21Kwong Man Fong Pak Mei Martial Arts Association-
22Leung Shum’s Ying Jow Pai1
23Long Hu Pai-
24Martial Arts Development1
25NY Shuai Jiao Association-
26Nature Taiji Boxing-
27New Jersey Shuai Jiao Club-
28New York Combat Sambo1
29New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan1
30New York Shaolin Kung Fu Center-
31New York Wu Tang1
32Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy1
33Northern Sky Kung Fu Eagle Claw-
34Peter Kwok’s Kung Fu Academy1
35Philadelphia Wing Chun-
36Rocky Point Martial Arts-
37Self Help Senior Center1
38Shaolin Temple-
39Sitan Tai Chi & Martial Arts2
40Songshan Chan Wu Canada Academy-
41Ten Tigers Kung Fu Academy1
42Wellesley Wushu-
43William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan2
44Wu Dang Kung Fu Academy9
45Wushu Martial Arts of Staten Island-
46Wushu-Kung Fu Fitness Center-
47Xiaolin Martial Arts-
48Xin Hui Choy Lee Fut1
49Xin Wu Men Kung Fu School1
50Xin Yi Martial Arts School3
51Xinyi-Dao Kung Fu Academy3
52Yi Jing Mn School-
53Yin Style Bagua Zhang International1
54Yu Guo Shun Chen Tai Chi1
55Zhang Wei Dong Martial Arts-
56Zhang Yuan Chinese Martial Arts School6
57Ziran Martial Arts-