My fellow school owner and Kung Fu Master says it best! Watch the intro video on his homepage for a great description of Kung Fu San Soo.
Fighting is ugly. Fancy moves are more for show than for the street. The true essence of martial arts is the ability to win a real world fight as quickly and easily as possible. Our self defense system is designed to end a fight quickly, using efficiency and technique rather than brute force or acrobatic movements.
NOTE: Any martial arts style can be made to look great or terrible, especially on YouTube! I have seen many terrible examples of martial arts on the internet, and a handful of good examples too. If you want to know how WE teach our martial arts, come in and try the class for free. Nothing beats first hand experience.
Kung Fu San Soo is derived from martial arts practiced in Canton, China, brought to us by Jimmy Woo (Chin Siu Dek). The roots of all Kung Fu styles go back thousands of years. Today, we spend more time practicing defense maneuvers than forms or "kata"; students need self-defense that works now, not 10 years from now. At the same time, students will learn higher level Kung Fu moves that do take years to perfect. In short, Our self defense system gives you street smart moves NOW and helps you build on that skill to become a true Kung Fu master later.
Kung Fu San Soo is an ancient combat system that effectively integrates 5 families. Each "family" corresponds to a particular aspect of fighting:
Toiga - Refers to strikes. In Kung Fu San Soo we use elbows and knees, punches, kicks, headbutts, fingerjabs (pokes), clawing, biting, whatever it takes to protect yourself in a true no rules situation.
Liga - This is the most circular aspect of Kung Fu San Soo. It includes leverages (joint locks and submissions), sweeps, and throws. We generally include chokes in this category as well.
Hoga - Pressure points. Our Kung Fu system attacks the nerves in the body that are especially sensitive. The pain caused by attacking these areas can cause an opponent to react in a way that may give you an advantage in a fight. Pressure points are useful weapons although they almost never end a fight by themselves (unlike what you might see in cheesey but entertaining movies)
Hungga - This family focuses on the physical dynamics of Kung Fu. We incorporate strength training, balance drills, efficiency, etc. into our Hungga training to make you physically ready to defend yourself.
Futga - The psychology / strategy of Kung Fu. This includes everything from how to walk to offensive tactics. We focus on reality scenarios, proper mindset, good attitude, strategy for single or multiple attackers, weapons, and much more.
Finally, these are 5 aspects of Kung Fu, not 5 different styles that we teach. They have worked together as a system for 1000's of years! For this reason, Kung Fu San Soo could be considered a "mixed martial art," although it's different than what we now call "MMA." Kung Fu San Soo is a smooth, free-flowing adaptive style which incorporates all aspects of fighting into a single, efficient, and highly effective no rules / street-fighting style.
In addition to Kung Fu San Soo, the instructors incorporate their knowledge and training from Brazilian JiuJitsu, Muay Thai/Kickboxing, MMA, Shaolin, Judo, and many others.
Do you want to know real fighting and self-defense but you're not necessarily interested in competition? Bakersfield Elite Martial Arts is the place for you! However, if you are interested in competition, we can help you with that too!
This is a small preview of only a few moves from our system.... more to come