is affiliated with the Tokyo based Japan Shotokan Karate Association. JSKA is one of the fastest growing Traditional Karate organizations in the world. The Casale Traditional Shotokan Karate Dojo (the JSKA affiliate in New York) was established in Brooklyn in 1986. Under Sensei Thomas Casale, 6th Dan, it remains one of the most well known and respected schools of Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do in the United States.
- Japan Shotokan Karate Association – USA
Thomas A. Casale, Sensei (6th Dan)
3519 Quentin Road (Corner of East 36th Street)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. 11234
Profiled in Episode: S1:E1
"Seek perfection of character. Be faithful. Endeavor. Respect others. Refrain from violent behavior." -Gichin Funakoshi
Tai Chi Kung Fu of Long Island
is Long Island's premiere tai chi training facility
offering classes in form, push hands, chi kung, advanced training, combat applications, meditation and more.
- Founder and chief instructor Sifu Mike Pekor, MS, C.Ht., LMHC., teaches tai chi and kung fu in a relaxed friendly atmosphere to students of all ages. His innovative curriculum includes emphasis on virtually every aspect of tai chi, from its martial roots to its meditative branches.
- Tai Chi Kung Fu of Long Island
1752 Harton Ave. (St. Francis Church--Downstairs)
East Meadow, NY 11554
- Tel. 516-205-2350 or 516-542-5921
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Profiled in Episode: S1:E2
"Tai Chi Chuan confers the health of a lumberjack, the pliability of a child and the peace of mind of a sage." --The Tai Chi Classics
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Crescione Wing Chun Fist is located in Westbury, New York where Sifu John Crescione offers tuition in this traditional combat art from Southern China. Dr. Crescione, who is also a chiropractor, still teaches the art traditionally while bringing to it the informed perspective of modern anatomy and physiology.
The Wing Chun Style was designed for a smaller weaker person to beat a bigger, stronger person. Thus, it is perfect for women. The system was the only "official" style that Bruce Lee learned in Hong Kong. It is based on body mechanics, neurology, anatomy and physics. It is a thinking person's art and not just crash-and-smash kickboxing style of martial art.
Crescione Wing Chun Fist
Caring Hands Family Practice - Rear Entrance
1552 Old Country Road
Westbury, NY 11590
Profiled in Episode: S1:E3
"It is better to learn how to endure than to learn how to fight. However, if you are compelled to oppose force, make use of it." --Bruce Lee