Animal Styles

Students will learn the basics of Chi Ling Pai® Gung Fu through the use of Animal Style training. Each animal has its' own specifc applications and attitude that will help teach endurance, body mechanics and the begining of self defense techniques. The following animals can be found within Chi Ling Pai® Gung Fu:

  • Tiger
  • Leopard
  • Eagle
  • Dragon
  • Crane
  • Mantis
  • Butterfly
  • Snake
  • Lion
  • Pheonix
  • Bear
  • Unicorn
  • Horse

Traditional Forms

The traditional forms found in Chi Ling Pai® Gung Fu help to enhance the basics found in the animal training and extends it into live and fluid application. Each form has its unique focus and movements that teach the different methods of dealing with attacks and the body mechanics to maximize power while minimizing effort. Tiger and Crane is the central form taught to all students and it contains all of the 864 basics of Chinese Kung Fu. Other forms that will be taught include:

  • Five Animal Fighting Form
  • Golden Fist
  • Seven Setting Suns
  • Butterfly
  • White Crane
  • White Lion
  • Flowing Motion Set

Tai Chi and Push Hands

Students will learn several Tai Chi sets that help to develop balance and awareness. Although Tai Chi is slow and gentle and doesn't leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning. The health benefits from Tai Chi are not the only reason to practice these movements, these forms also contain advanced and effective martial applications. Push Hands exercises will help students to apply the awareness and sensitivity learned in Tai Chi in a practical manner.

Ba Gua and Hsing I

Students will learn 8 Rails and 8 Circles to help develop balance and awareness. These forms are particularly good at developing efficient power with a minimal amount of effort.


Students will learn the Filipino stick fighting methods of Arnis. While students will practice patterns, attacks, disarms and blocks using rattan sticks, each method can also be practiced with a knife or machette. Other weapon training includes broad sword, knife, fighting fan and spear among others.

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Fairburn, GA 30213