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Longfist, Taiji, Weapons Saturday 9am-12pm – Golden Gate Park

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Sifu Valerie 415-518-8100

San Francisco Kung fu Classes

Longfist (Chang Chuan) Longfist is an expansive, open and honest athletic style, suitable for people who favor an active, invigorating and vitalizing workout. All levels of experience are welcome. See Quicktime video.

Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00am at Chain of Lakes West Road in Golden Gate Park. See park map

9:00-10:00 Beginners: Warm-ups, Basics and Tan Tuei - We welcome new beginners to attend this class any Saturday! Its the best way to meet us and try our style to see if it's a good fit. Call us for a Free Intro class. Sean - 415-577-8303

10:00-11:00 Intermediate: Forms Longfist and Chen Taiji

11:00-12:00 Coaches Training

Weapons Weapons can help to develop a solid foundation for kung fu training. Sword, Saber and Staff are excellent weapons for all levels.

The Ultimate Art, is comprised of hard and soft movements that nourish and strengthen one's health and awareness. This original Chen style utilizes spiraling actions to unify and coordinate the body, mind, and spirit. Unearth the practical usage of traditional martial arts with Chen Taiji. See Quicktime video.

Gold Mountain Kung fu School located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is from a lineage of traditional Chinese northern styles of martial arts. Our workouts are great way to gain focus and discipline with passion and positive energy in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support. Students are encouraged to creatively learn from their peers. We use various interactive teaching formats such as one-on-one, small and large groups. Sifu Valerie Lee, head instructor, has practiced kung-fu for 30 years, and has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1987. For info call Sean - 415-577-8303, e-mail
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2011 Faces in the Park

Elaine Lew Tima Vaisburd Dan Montgomery Sean Green
Nate Brito Chris Davis Aja Duncan Brad Jacobs
Faye Adelstein Arturo Noriego Richard Walsh



Sifu Valerie Lee is available for
training workshops at various times throughout the year.

To inquire about Sifu's availability for your event, please email with your location and desired workshop date. Besides the teaching fee, all travel and accommodations are paid by workshop organizers.

Youtube Workshop Samples These seminars can be personalized for your group.

Introduction is one to two hours
Half day seminar is three hours
Full day seminar is five to six hours
Weekend seminar is ten to twelve hours
Week seminars are available during the summer

Chen Taiji Short Form
Taiji Usage
Mi Tsung (Lost Track)
Three Linking Forms from the Longfist system
San Ts'ai Chien (Heaven Man and Earth Sword)
Willow Leaf Saber
Five Animals, Five Elements
The In and External Health Exercises of Bagua Palms  

Private Lessons available by appointment.


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last update April 28, 2011