About Us

Who I am

I have been wanting to learn Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu since I was seven years old, but I did not have a chance at all to learn it because I grew up in the Philippines. There was no school where I lived. When I came to the United States and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, there was one school that I joined, but I did not like the way it was taught. I was taught by a student and not by the Master, and I was very disappointed, so I decided not to continue. However, when I was stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, I again joined a school and this time I asked the master if it would be taught by a student, and he stated, “No,” I am the Master and I am the one teaching and the students need to learn. I was with Master Sigung Jaime Perez for four years of training. He personally trained me, made me a disciple and after four years of training he aggressively tested me for three hours to be a Master/Shifu. The odd thing was I never thought of becoming a Master, I just like Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu so much that I would drive 45 minutes every day to go and 45 minutes to return home from the dojo to practice. The Master saw in me the potential of becoming a Master and he helped me to become one. Now, that I am a Master I want to teach the wisdom and knowledge I learned from my Master and pass it on to the new generation of Shaolin Kung Fu Masters.

My Vision

My Vision is to instill in the minds and hearts of children, teenagers, adolescents, men and women the value of discipline, respect, resiliency, tenacity, self-confidence, self-control, morality, integrity, determination, fortitude, patience, humility, self-giving and selfless service. Shaolin Wushu Kung Fu literally means hard work in the martial arts school, meaning that it can be applied in everyday life. Hard work in every sense whether small or big produces extraordinary results. For instance, the value of studying a lesson, attending a school, playing musical instrument, riding a bike, or cooking a meal, is an everyday way of life that starts with hard work and dedication. If everyone learns the value of hard work, then work itself is easy because life is manageable. Work is good for the soul because it makes one feel valuable and important. Hard work is even better because it satisfies the well-being of a person.   

 

Sigung Jaime Perez and Shifu Bal Catarroja
Sigung Jaime Perez and Shifu Bal Catarroja