A Dedicated team with a long history of providing excellence in every training session

Meet our Instructors

Excellence in every class

Ancestral wisdom, tradition and excellence that has been passed down to generations of Masters

8th Generation Grandmaster, Sifu Tai Yim, has brought the wisdom of the Hung Fut System to the Western World. Most importantly, Tai Yim has upheld a legacy of excellence and timeless knowledge that he has passed down to his most dedicated students: those who have met the highest requirements in discipline, persistence and dedication to become the 9th Generation Masters.

Sifu & 9th Generation Masters

The 9th Generation Masters, much like Sifu Tai Yim, carry forward the values, the ancestral wisdom and the tradition of the Hung Fut Style to ensure that we pass the highest standards in martial arts down to everyone of our students.

Assistant Chief Instructors

Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

Date Joined: Oct 1985

Lester Solomon

Lester Solomon

Date Joined: Feb 1997

Mike Hammond

Mike Hammond

Date Joined: 1991

Jay Beaven

Jay Beaven

Date Joined: Feb 2004

Patrick Lee

Patrick Lee

Date Joined: Jan 2008

Instructors

Wai Moy

Wai Moy

Date Joined: Aug 2000

David Badner

David Badner

Date Joined: Jun 1979

Robert Shirley

Robert Shirley

Date Joined: Jun 1983

Jamil Ben Alluch

Jamil Ben Alluch

Date Joined: Jan 2001

Bud Garrison

Bud Garrison

Date Joined: Jun 1980

David Solow

David Solow

Date Joined: Jul 1996

Eric Ogata

Eric Ogata

Date Joined: Nov 1998

Vanessa Merino

Vanessa Merino

Date Joined: Jun 1992

Kevin Lyles

Kevin Lyles

Date Joined: Apr 2008

Harry Nazarian

Harry Nazarian

Date Joined: Nov 2008

Edward Pratt

Edward Pratt

Danny Gorman

Danny Gorman

Date Joined: Jul 1990

Margaret Hardy

Margaret Hardy

Date Joined: Apr 1999

Scott Atkins

Scott Atkins

Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Wolfgang Leitner

Wolfgang Leitner

Karina Frassrand

Karina Frassrand

Jordan Leach

Jordan Leach

Date Joined: Dec 2007

Joel Beaven

Joel Beaven

Date Joined: Jan 2004

William Antell

William Antell

Date Joined: Jan 2011

Jose Rivas

Jose Rivas

Lara Akinmabi

Lara Akinmabi

Date Joined: 2006

Tim Lehman

Tim Lehman

Date Joined: 2005

Matt Reiner

Matt Reiner

Date Joined: 2005

Assistant Instructors

Anil Mahajan

Anil Mahajan

Date Joined: Mar 2002

Seth Wissman

Seth Wissman

Date Joined: Feb 2007

Lisa Leitner

Lisa Leitner

Date Joined: Sep 2005

Natalie Posey

Natalie Posey

Date Joined: Oct 2007

Lucas Frassrand

Lucas Frassrand

Date Joined: Jan 2005

Special Assistant Instructors

Zach Sayson

Jimi Jones

Ken Umberger

I would like to Thank all past and present instructors for helping teach at the school and to promote the Hung Fut System.

Grandmaster Tai Yim

A Special Thank you from Sifu Tai Yim

what They’re Saying

From our Students

I have been happy to attend Jordan’s basics class. He is an amazing instructor, knowledgeable, kind and attentive, encouraging and able to keep dynamic ambience during the class (no slacking with Jordan). I am just a beginner but as long as I am in his class, I feel strong about continuing learning Kung Fu for the rest of my life.

Nazym Tumenova & Sofiaj Family

My experience thus far (approximately half a year) at Tai Yim is best described as transformational.  Before I started, I was stressed and dissatisfied with a plethora of things in my personal life and had no idea how to manage.  Tai Yim Kung Fu teaches me to “know myself”.  In addition, these guys are beasts of nature.  I am both inspired and humbled whenever I am in the masters’ presence.  Thank you.

William R. Johnson IV

I can’t say enough good things about Tai Yim Kung Fu. I have been going to this school for over 30 years and I’m proud to say that my twin sons are now attending as well. When it comes to traditional Shaolin Kung Fu there is no other school that comes close. I am also very pleased with the schools ability to continue teaching during Covid-19 with online lessons. Thank you Sifu Tai Yim for years of learning and life lessons.

Eric T.

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