Group Lessons Held Every Tuesday & Thursday, 7 pm to 9:30 pm, First Week FREE
Drop by for a visit. No obligation. Each class covers stances, warm ups, forms, techniques, and "working out" (using the techniques in a very controlled and safe manner at half speed). We are located at: 26945 Cabot Road, Suite 102, Laguna Hills, Ca 92653. Click here for a map and directions.
Private Lessons Also Available with Master Mark Colby
Close, personalized, one on one instruction in basic self defense, women's self defense, or children's self defense
One on one advanced level training for the San Soo Instructor or Black Belt desiring to grow in the understanding of forms, weapons and the relationship between motion and fighting.
We recommend private lessons that include two students at a time in a class. This is beneficial to personal growth and can be effective in practical training.
Call or email Mark Colby to set up an appointment
Kung Fu San Soo
Kung Fu San Soo is an ancient Chinese Martial Art, Originally called Tsoi Li Ho Fut, in China. One translation of the name Kung Fu San Soo would be "The Practical Art of Fighting”. It has also been called "The Thinking Man's Art". It is one of the most effective and comprehensive martial arts training system to ever exist. Motions used in the art are based on the dynamics and design of the human anatomy. This makes the art flow naturally yet can cause devastating effects. Even a smaller or weaker person can control a much larger, stronger opponent, because the effectiveness is in the proper execution of the techniques and principles and not in strength and power.
Kung Fu San Soo is not simply a system of self defense techniques. The new student quickly learns how to defend himself then he learns how to use the art to it's fullest. It's like learning a language. First you learn a few important words, how to communicate on a simple level but then the more words you learn and the more language rules you learn, you find you can easily express yourself creatively and without a second's thought.
Therefore we don't place emphasis exclusively on memorizing every fighting technique. But rather on training both the body and mind to move naturally and effectively based on the correct use of motion and angles. This provides us with the well structured dynamics needed for optimum energy flow and increased power in technique. Training to naturally respond to an oncoming attack enables us to gain the skill and confidence necessary to effectively protect ourselves and the lives of others when encountering a dangerous situation.
One very important aspect of Kung Fu San Soo is that through our combative training, we soon come to understand just how easy it is to take human life. Human beings naturally do not want to take human life, but will do so if necessary in order to preserve other human life. As in firearms self defense training, Kung Fu San Soo training is to be taken extremely seriously. Since San Soo is not a sport, we do not train to fight in competition or sparring matches. Therefore ALL fighting ANYWHERE is viewed as serious.
Personal responsibility and a concern for the well being of your fellow man is critical. With the understanding of these realities, students will also grow in the area of human dignity and respect for human life.
Kung Fu San Soo is instrumental in the building of character and in respect for all human life.
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