What Our Students Have to Say:
“As Aiden’s Father, I have noticed a marked improvement to Aiden’s self-confidence. He’s fallen in love with his training and his concentration & commitment to a task has jumped up levels above his past efforts. He hates missing a training day. His muscle control has improved as well. Kung Fu will most likely be a part of his lifestyle going forward, and we as a family are proud of his efforts thus far. United Kung Fu has delivered on its promise of providing a martial arts experience built on Knowledge and Respect. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Aiden’s Confidence is emerging and I love to see it. He has always been a respectful child, but these days he looks people in the eye a lot more and helps more often because he notices things that need to be done without being told. The entire family has noticed his excitement and that change has lifted all our spirits. We have always been proud of this boy but seeing him being proud of himself makes all of us happier than I can explain. Thank you United Kung Fu!”
Aiden Nastri (14)
Green Belt – 1st Stripe
“I was 50 years old when I started training at UKF. I met Grand Master Jerry Dibble and he explained how Kung Fu healed his injured body from a lifetime of doing other martial arts. I was very intrigued by his story because I had many injuries from years of military duties and sports, but I still wanted to learn self-defense without hurting myself further in the process. After two years of training at UKF I’m in much better physical shape and more confident about defending myself. Not to mention I have a new “family” of sorts, because I was sad to lose my military family when I retired from the Marine Corps. UKF has a welcoming, supportive, mindful warrior culture, which is perfect for me.
I have grown more fit and mindful over the past two years, and I think I carry myself with more confidence. This change in me has improved the quality of my relationships at home and work. When relationships improve, everyone benefits. Even though the people around me aren’t training, they are indirectly benefiting from my own training.
Kung Fu is a rich and ancient martial art, which makes it really interesting and fun to learn (there are a lot of cool moves!). It NEVER gets boring. There is always something new to learn to challenge both your mind and body.”
Since I have started training at United Kung Fu, I have become more grounded. I can be counted on by my peers to be calmer during stressful times, and when I engage in the stress, I am much easier to redirect with a return to a calmer presence.
I would highly recommend training at United Kung Fu. In one place, I have learned skills, gotten fit, and gained confidence. The staff is exceptional. The community, as a whole, has become like a family. Everyone encourages others making United Kung Fu a highly positive environment.
I love all the different modalities that we have learned and will continue to learn and with every modality the body gets stronger and more dynamic.
2nd Degree Black Belt
When I’m tired when I get to Kung Fu, I leave energized and ready to take on the world. I love how training relieves stress and anxiety and I love how going to Kung Fu every week reminds me of the values I want to maintain. I am proud to be a 2nd Degree Black Belt and I’m looking forward to progressing with my Kung Fu until I am a Master of my Life and Kung Fu.
I have had many people over the last 7 years of training be inspired to train because they see what it has done for me and my family. Through my commitment to Kung Fu my children are learning long-term commitment to a worthwhile cause. I have encouraged women to sign up for the Women’s Self-Defense class and have showed techniques to my friends and family when they want to learn. I usually keep the fact that I am a Second Degree Black Belt to myself, but when people find out they are extremely intrigued and want to learn more. I’d always thought growing up it would be cool to be a Black Belt – come to find out that Kung Fu stands for hard work, anyone can do it and becoming a Black Belt just requires commitment and perseverance.
It is an amazing workout for the mind and body. It will get you stronger in so many ways that are important for life. We are all getting older, time will pass one way or another, why not do something productive with it and become a Black Belt? It doesn’t take much of a commitment per week to make enormous strides in your well-being. Moving the body consistently is so important as we age. Don’t let life take control, take control of your life and get moving with purpose! Kung Fu is a great way to exercise the body, expand the mind by learning new skills, train to defend yourself and have fun doing it!!! What more could you ask for?
Thanks to my wife’s encouragement to return to martial arts, I enrolled at United Kung Fu. But to be honest, I was thinking I was probably too old for any serious training. Fortunately, the instructors at United Kung Fu had more confidence in my potential. I am experiencing a curriculum that is developing both my mind and body by gradually increasing the intensity and difficulty of the training. After about 16 months of training (and a diet change) I have lost over 60 pounds while gaining significant strength and stamina. I no longer feel too old for some serious Kung Fu training.
One unexpected benefit I realized from training at United Kung Fu is stress relief. Either I had forgotten this aspect or did not fully experience it in my previous training years ago. At United Kung Fu, my mind is completely focused during class, pushing out all other thoughts and burdens from the day. This complete mental break from my never ending to-do list has a remarkable revitalizing effect, allowing me to re-engage with renewed energy and motivation. I believe this has helped me to have a more positive attitude at work and at home which hopefully has reduced some of the stress for those around me.
I have to praise the dedication and concern of the instructors, as well as the camaraderie and support from my fellow students. A few months into my training I injured my knee while doing some home repair work. I was itching to get back to my training as soon as possible, but I was also a little worried about injuring my recovering knee. When I returned to training after surgery, every instructor was aware of my situation and made sure I was avoiding anything that might hinder my healing and offered great tips for strengthening my leg muscles as I recovered. My fellow students were careful to follow the instructor’s direction to keep me safe as we practiced self-defense techniques. Now that I am a few months post-surgery, I am feeling stronger and in better shape than ever.
My family (wife & daughter) see a renewed commitment in me. I apply a Black Belt attitude in many small ways at the home. This builds a stronger “I care about you” relationship.
If you are considering training at United Kung Fu – Do It! United Kung Fu is more than just martial arts training. You are a student, but always feel like a part of the United Kung Fu family. Training at United Kung Fu is respectful, challenging and fun!