Buffalo, NY - Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute
At the Gold Summit Martial Arts Institute, we focus on making a complete martial artist. We are located in the Buffalo area. The classes taught are Kung fu, Taiji, and Iron Fist Boxing. All classes are taught by Summit instructors, and teach the same basics and philosophies. The Kung fu is predominantly Long Fist, with a firm foundation in the basics. In the first few years, stances are heavily drilled. Fighting applications, joint locks and grappling, and weapons are only taught after a few years. For a shorter learning curve our boxing class uses a majority of ring style techniques, combined with some non-ring style situations and techniques.
In the early years of training, holding stances, formwork and simple punching drills are used often. It is not until the advanced levels that aliveness is used often.
Equipment- 7: Currently we are doing major remodelling in the room that the heavy bags are in, but we still have thai pads, punch mitts and kicking sheilds availible in addition to free weights.
Gym Size- 8:
3 facilities with 10,000 sq ft total.
Instructor/Student Ratio- 8:
There is 1 instructor per about 12 students.
Our school nicely painted, and we have scrolls and statues.
Attitude is one of the most important aspects of our school. Everyone is friendly, but strict.
Striking, Grappling and Weapons - 8-5:
Striking is the dominant form of training in the early years. Standing grappling and weapons are taught at advanced levels. Weapons include, but not limited to; jian(straight sword) dao (broadsword) and staff.