Posted On:12/06/2012 10:49pm
Style: Muay Thai
From what I found on google this seems to be based off Bruce Lee's work, 'The Tao of Gung Fu', however it is my understanding that this work is meant to give understanding on kung fu, rather than being a framework for a martial arts form.
(I can't post a link since I need at least 5 posts)
Website can be found by searching hornsby Tao Gung Fu
Is it a legit form? or should it be avoided?
Thanks in advance, any other thoughts or ideas shared would also be appreciated.
Posted On:12/07/2012 4:23am
Style: White Crane
I've met and trained with Kerim Schaber of Tao Gung Fu when he visited my school a few months ago now. His main lineage or art is found within the Tibetan Martial Arts.
He is a very nice person, easy to get along with and with a good understanding and highly skilled in his chosen art.
His web site is at:
Posted On:12/07/2012 9:52am
Style: being less stupid
Originally Posted by shifu;2745268[URL
This link does not work for me. 404 Error.
Posted On:12/07/2012 6:55pm
Posted On:12/08/2012 11:20pm
Thanks for the replies, I found the search feature and it seems a lot of controversy surrounds the place, especially on the credentials of its old owner.
Posted On:12/09/2012 12:51am
Hmm okay, can you please post some links that deal with this school???
Posted On:12/09/2012 1:02am
unfortunately i can't post links until I have 5 posts
If you search 'Cho Chiao Kung Fu?', apparently the CCKacademy was basically the same place, but it was run by the current owners former master.
Posted On:12/09/2012 1:44am
Okay mate, thanks will check it out sand get back to you with my thoughts.
Are there any more links you can reference?
Where are you located and why the interest in Gongfu?
Posted On:12/09/2012 4:23am
I think most of what I gathered was from there.
Im in hornsby area, I was looking into it because it seemed to be well organised, which I can't say for many of the other places I found in the area.
Posted On:12/09/2012 8:33am
Here is what the webpage says about the instructor:
-Judo from 11years of age
-Fitness instructor from the age of 19
-Kung Fu training 16 years, teaching for the last 10 years (next grading, 2013)
-Also always looking at other styles eg. Okinawa Karate and Chinese Kenpo
I have been practicing Judo since I was 11 starting in Germany and then various locations, worked in the fitness industry for approximately 5 years, attended UNSW BA in Psych and Sociology, MBA at Charles Sturt Uni. Worked in Leadership Development for 10 years, owned and operated a Function Centre/Restaurant ant Watsons Bay, 15 years in Store Management for Coles, Vintage Cellars, David Jones and Harris Farm.
Kung Fu in my opinion is continuously developing the body mind and spirit to reach ultimate freedom of expression. I have a network of fellow teachers I communicate to and discuss developments and exchange ideas with. There is no claim from me at all that I have the answers and/or that one particular style is the best. Truthfully, it is the practitioner who is responsible for the skill.
The anatomy of human beings is responsible for the application of technique, therefore each practitioner will in any given circumstance reach the same conclusion of expression once true freedom has been found.
My advice for a student who is looking to develop themselves. Check out the school by actually participating for at least a month with an open mind. This will give you an indication of the usefulness of the teaching. Don't get lost in accreditation's, belts, sashes or what not. Look at the teacher, look at the students listen and then decide.
In order to build a strong foundation, time is required. Time and of course much training. It is the training that will advance you and make you understand the truth of the teaching.
True foundation is applicable in every day life under all circumstance.
Don’t judge your teacher, just observe. Don’t judge yourself, just change.
Enjoy your training and thank you for visiting my site
It doesn't say anything about what qualifications he has in Kung Fu. He is clearly qualified to be a businessman, but so far, I don't see what his martial arts certs are.
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