White Birch Martial Arts

(330) 329-5990

Larry Vincent's Classes Get You Lean, Strong, Fast, and Focused with "Old School" Training Methods Straight Out of Kung Fu/Tai Chi History!




Adult Kung Fu - - Adult Tai Chi
Fitness Kickboxing - - Grappling - - Self Defense
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Adult Kung Fu

Our program teaches authentic Kung Fu. Every moment of class time is designed to turn our students into slim, strong, flexible, and skilled individuals.

We teach a northern system of Kung Fu called Tien Shan Pai (Heaven Mountain System), which features a balance of empty hand sets, weapon sets, and two-person training sets. Tien Shan Pai is a northern style which originated in the Tien Shan mountains of northwestern China. It is well known in Taiwan as an effective fighting style. At the same time, it also contains graceful empty-hand and weapons forms stressing rhythm and "ing shou"--the demonstration of power accentuated by solid thuds made by the hands. Tien Shan Pai self-defense is characterized by attacks from the side coupled with multiple blocks, so that if one block fails, the second can cover. Footwork is considered essential to countering attacks; Tien Shan Pai focuses on low, steady steps to the side, along with swift "hidden" steps to trick the opponent.

You'll learn: Punches/Kicks, Throws, Joint Locks, Forms, Weapons, Fighting

Wang, Jyue Jen Liu, Chao Chi Robert LaPointe

Students at White Birch (Stow) select a specialization that best suits their needs:

  • Traditionalist - Even balance in form and fighting skills
  • Fighter - Heavier emphasis on sport fighting skills
  • Form Specialist - Heavier emphasis on demonstration skills
  • Grappling Specialist - Heavier emphasis on joint lock and throwing skills
  • Self-Defense Specialist - Heavier emphasis on self-defense techniques
  • Weapons Specialist - Heavier emphasis on Chinese weaponry

To meet your training needs, several additional classes are offered to help you tailor your program.

Give us a call to arrange a time for a trial course. Our classes are friendly and well run. You’ll leave sweating and smiling. (330) 329-5990

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