East West Kung Fu Schools
HOME OF BOK FU DO - SYSTEM OF THE WHITE TIGER - EST. 1967
Bok Fu Do is excellent for overall body conditioning and increasing muscle tone and strength. It increases one’s physical and mental well-being, coordination, and endurance. Children and adults alike benefit from our traditional teaching of respect, discipline, and self-esteem. It is a benefit to people from all walks of life in mind, body, and spirit. Most of all, its fun!
Bok Fu Do is an incredible mind focusing activity. Children learn how to set goals and follow through while zeroing in on the process of what it takes to achieve the stated goals rather than looking at the prize. The prize will merely be the natural result of their efforts. They learn to develop a higher expectation of themselves in general as they are taught to concentrate on the details of what it takes to achieve their goals. As a result, these benefits extend to their everyday lives, equipping them with new found confidence that they can succeed in whatever it is they set their minds to. Getting an ‘A’ in school instead of a ‘B’ or ‘C’ would be one example.
Adults realize the same benefits stated above that may be applied to work, sport, or other activities. Learning how to discipline their mind to surpass the natural limitations they set for themselves. Increasing concentration levels to gain tighter control over scattered thoughts and wasted energy increases productivity in any endeavor. Learning how to have a positive attitude and approach even in the most difficult times lends balance and a sense of harmony to their life.
Women in particular gain a heightened awareness and understanding of their surroundings and environment. It empowers them with a real confidence that acts as a natural deterrent to a potential attacker looking for an easy victim. Bok Fu Do teaches the concept of using the attacker’s strength against the attacker, thereby making it a real equalizer for someone that cannot rely on strength or power to handle an opponent.
The physical benefits of Bok Fu Do are immediately apparent and encouraging. Improved balance and coordination increase stability and reflexes. Increased flexibility promotes fluid movement of the body and decreases the natural stiffness that accompanies aging. Overall stamina and breath control are realized through the total body dynamics that are unique to this type of training.
Bok Fu Do is an incredible muscle toning activity and provides an unbeatable cardiovascular workout for shedding calories in a quick and enjoyable way. Power, speed, and precision as well as an acute sense of timing are natural results gained through the process of Bok Fu Do. These are just a handful of the many positive benefits an individual gains from Bok Fu Do and are attributes that will spill over into all forms of physical activity in everyday life.
Unlike most martial arts today, the Bok Fu Do workout is a complete workout: a great stress release that cleanses and renews the soul. Individuals put their entire being into their training, physically exerting the body, mentally focusing the mind, and emotionally directing their energies.
Bok Fu Do promotes understanding of the emotional forces (such as fear and anxiety) that are at work inside an individual in a pressure filled environment (such as an attack situation), and teaches them how to channel those feelings into powerful bursts of energy that can be used to defend themselves or a loved one.
Wisdom refers to the value of learning positively from your life experiences even during the difficult times.
Courage refers to believing in yourself and facing your fears whether they are real or imagined.
Honesty refers to being more concerned with the truth than the way you would like things to be.
Kindness refers to sharing a helpful spirit with one another inside the school and out.