Welcome to Rik Kellerman’s TEN TIGERS KUNG-FU ACADEMY official web site. Our School is like one big family. Our students are all friendly, helpful, and supportive of each other. Indeed it is from the diversity of this blend of our people that we, as a school and family, draw our strength.
Rik Kellerman’s TEN TIGERS KUNG-FU ACADEMY is one of the only schools outside of Chinatown to teach authentic traditional Kung-Fu. Emphasis is on teaching the complete art, exactly as it has been handed down from generation to generation, teacher to student, and not to dilute it purely for the sake of commercialism, thus destroying a Legacy. Here we do a style called Siu Lum Hung Kuen. Siu Lum Hung Kuen is a Southern Chinese five animal system which traces its roots back to the Fukien Shaolin (Siu Lum in Cantonese) Temple. Its Forms are based upon the movements of the Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Leopard, and Crane. Although this style is beautiful in appearance, its self-defense is quick, direct, and brutally effective.
At the Mo-Kwoon (training hall) students train in traditional forms, classical weaponry of ancient China, self-defense applications, sparring, San Da (Chinese kickboxing), Suht Gok (Chinese grappling and throwing), Southern Lion Dance, Chinese herbal medicine, meditation (Chi Kung), and Chinese culture. As you can see, TEN TIGERS KUNG-FU ACADEMY is NOT your typical storefront martial arts studio!