Pai Lum (“White Dragon”) Kung Fu is an ancient art with origins in the Shaolin temple. Unlike karate, kung fu is more circular in its motions, continuously flowing, with more “open” hand attacks. It includes hand strikes, grappling, kicking, body conditioning, iron palm, swai jow, “chin na” and much more. The white dragon studies all the animals of the temple in order to learn to strategies and types of self defense: Tiger, Crane, Leopard, Snake, and Dragon, as well as many unusual animal movements and theories such as White Ape, Mantis, Monkey, and more.
This long and short range system of Chinese Boxing is truly unique. It encompasses smooth, fluid, powerful continuous striking patterns that will immobilize any attacker. This time tested form of self defense will give one self confidence and peace of mind. In China Pai Te Lung Kung Fu is categorized as a Southern Long Hand Discipline of Martial Arts. This awesome system of Martial Arts is highly respected by all and you can trace its forms directly back to the world famous Shaolin Temple. The study of Pai Te Lung Kung Fu is an awakening of the mental, physical and spiritual being. Its teachings focus on taking a prospective student to their higher level of achievement in training. The many exercises of Pai Te Lung Kung Fu have been proven through the experiences of practitioners for the last 1500 years. From the serious physical training to the levels of reflection attained, it truly becomes an avenue of awareness where one may achieve their goals in life. The ‘Tao’ of Pai Lum is wisdom, courage, honor, strength, purity and all knowledge. This is portrayed in the training of this grand style of Asian Martial Arts.
The merging of the various philosophies has proven to mesh well in Pai Lum Tao. Utilizing powerful punches and kicks to immobilize an attacker and gain complete control of the confrontation finished with a highly effective takedown, is at the nucleous of Pai Te Lung Kung Fu. Once the attacker is helpless on the ground regardless of the combination used, the practitioner would have ample rime to escape, detain, or take further action as needed.
The unique blend of movements within the Pai Lum Tao system ensures that there are no set offensive or defensive techniques. Once an attack is initiated, the Pai Te Lung Kung Fu practitioner would react with blinding speed utilizing every block as a strike and every strike as a block, with the formula “follow the source back and you will find the target”.
This allows the practitioner a nononsense reaction to the attack. The combination of blocking, punching, kicking and takedown, then strike again proves to be a successful formula for self-defense.
Along with awesome speed and accuracy of the techniques, utilization of maximum waist whipping enables the Pai Te Lung Kung Fu practitioner an effortless takedown and weaves a pattern of magical motion. This motion is unleashed with a flurry of circular, straight, or trapping techniques which explode so rapidly that the opponent has been permanently affixed to the floor by a brutal takedown before he realizes what has taken place. Incorporating a combination of thrusts, traps, locks, pressure points, and throws gives the practitioner a loaded arsenal to achieve maximum results with minimal effort.
Pai Te Lung Kung Fu is truly a well rounded Martial Art. It is rich in history and has produced many top teachers and champions. For total health, self defense & peace of mind, The Pai systems are second to none.
At each level of study (see class information) a student must become proficient in kuens (forms), fist sets (self defense techniques), drills, sparring techniques, theory, and weapon training. Kuens hold the beauty and grace and techniques of Pai Lum Kung Fu.