MARTIAL ARTS FOR ADULTS & CHILDREN, NEW YORK
Northern Shaolin Eagle Claw Kung Fu or Ying Jow Pai is one of China's richest traditional martial arts systems. It includes all aspects of martial arts including fighting, joint locking (Qinna), weapons, and dramatic forms, gathered over centuries. Kung Fu is the grandfather of Asian martial arts, evolving into Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and others. You can see some of our forms at our Youtube channel.
The style's lineage leads to Grandmaster Leung Shum, currently is in retirement, who passed Eagle Claw Kung Fu to both Sifu Dario Acosta and Sifu Julie Ann. Sifu Dario Acosta is one of only a few students of Grandmaster Shum who have achieved the rank of "Master" in the system.
Eagle Claw's origins lie in the battlefields of medieval China and the Shaolin Temple. Its defining characteristics are its distinctive "claw" used to catch and grab an opponent, and joint locking or "Qinna", as well as the full range of basic martial arts fighting techniques — strikes, kicks, sweeps, throwing, pressure points and more.
Eagle Claw emphasizes natural, flowing control. It's characterized by long, graceful movements and quick footwork. With its brilliant understanding of the body, its vast "library" of techniques, and a natural approach to fighting, Eagle Claw Kung Fu is one of the greatest accomplishments in martial arts.
We offer private and group classes in:
Classic Forms and weapons training
Self-defense and real-world applications
Free sparring and tournament fighting
Breathing and meditation
Conditioning and fitness building
Here's a video we made about Ying Jow Pai's signature technique: The Claw.