San Jieh Dao Martial Arts !
Throughout the years, I had the privilege of Training and developing many students, from all walks of life. The diversity of our academy and classes coupled with the culture we implemented created a very beautiful, strong, respectful, disciplined, humble and yet deep lasting relationships between us and the students. We have witnessed many lives changed throughout the years we were opened; and even during the times we not necessary opened to the public, where I was teaching the students in various locations, such as community centers, parks, libraries, churches and even old age homes. I am usually not in a habit of collecting or sharing student's testimonies. However, below are just a few of the students statements regarding their experience:
"Your classes, atmosphere and training style is by far the best martial art training I have ever had. Your dedication, patience and philosophy is inspiring and made me want to do better in every asset of life. I enjoyed the family feel and spiritual unity that is taught by you and your wife. I wish I could still train with you and hope our paths will cross again someday."
want to experience martial arts the way it should be, physical, mental, and
spiritual come join San Jieh Dao. Yes, you will learn a well rounded martial
art from kicking, boxing, trapping, grappling, and even weapons by an
experienced instructor with over thirty years of training. But there is more
to learn. You' ll learn the "whats" and the "whys" and in doing so you'll
find "truth" in combat/life along the the way. I know I did."
"I have attended the academy for around 1 month and have not had any prior martial arts experience. The pace is fast, but the Sifu will make adjustments during the class if more time is needed to pick up a concept. Sifu is very encouraging. Being new to martial arts I like how the "why" is explained."
Below is the Review for the book, "San Jieh Dao, The Fundamentals" audio
"I listened to this book not knowing what to expect. It describes fundamentals of martial arts to people who have not had much exposure. It thoroughly explains how and why on something which is easier to show and difficult to explain. The narrative is clear and keeps you interested throughout the book. It left me wishing for more and more details."
|Below is the Review for the book, "San Jieh Dao,
"This book is absolutely one of a kind and ground breaking!!!! You simply
will not find information of this sort anywhere in the world. The background
and experience that the author brings to the pages are unique in comparison
to the majority of martial artists today. Today the majority of martial arts
has been washed down and the "true meaning" lost with in a Hollywood's
versions of MA. I believe it is now re-appearing and emerging through the
concepts of truth. As a trained U.S. Army sniper, with almost 7 combat tours
and tons of other types of combat related training, a sociology major with
years of experience in related subjects, I can tell you first hand that this
book is the real deal. It really digs into the in the elect. I have searched
for most of my adult life trying to find something other than a bunch of
cool pictures and nice sounding words to stimulate my emotions to make me
"feel good about kicking and punching". But for what? So I can go watch UFC/MMA
on TV and bark at who is better over a beer grumbling, "ARRRG!! ARRRG!!
Those things are great for entertainment. But real fights are not in a cage
or arena. Fighting should not be based on this. Yet they are because of the
big lights and happy clowns. Hmmmm....Distraction, a reoccurring human
dilemma and historical theme. In a real fight or combat there are no rules
or rings or cages -----none! Anything goes!
Below is the Review for the books "Jeet Kune Do to San Jieh Dao, From
Darkness to Light" and "Victim to Victor". It's an overall perception
of the entire creation of the art of San Jieh Dao by a Christian sister name
Patty. Patty is the librarian at the Valley Church Library:
"Your journey of faith in Jesus while continuing your martial arts
profession is unique. You became aware of the occultic and false tenets that
underpin the art you were following, as well as the other forms of martial
arts. Yet instead of turning away from practicing it, you pursued the work
of separating out that which was false from the disciplines within the art
that hold lasting value and truth. You also have worked to take the Biblical
truths you were learning, applying them, and incorporating them into the art
to supplant and redeem those parts that were false and evil.
What I find intriguing and hopeful in what you are doing is the
possibilities it may hold for redeeming other eastern-based practices or
"arts". Our culture in America, and especially in Silicon Valley with its
huge influx of people and cultures from the East, is heavily influenced by
eastern practices in a number of fields. Ones that come readily to mind that
are now commonplace and frequently used by people, believers and unbelievers
alike, include: yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, ayurvedic medicine,
meditation, karate, and various multiple forms of martial arts taught to
These practices are popular because people have found them to be
helpful. As with your martial art, there are big parts of these that are
beneficial and are utilizing eternal truths that exist in God's created
order. However, there are also falsehoods that are incorporated in these
practices that can be harmful in drawing people away from God and His truth.
The fact that they work a benefit can allure the undiscerning into accepting
the lies or drawing people away from the truth.
Your journey of faith towards redeeming and reclaiming for God your
martial art gives me hope that possibly your methods could be applied to
other fields. Or that others who come to redeeming faith in those fields may
also pursue a redemption of their "art" for His kingdom and glory. Who knows
what God can do?
Thanks for welcoming me to share my thoughts and feedback with you."