This website and blog follow Marine Corps. Captain Robert Bibeaus' on-going transformation from IED injury in Iraq to his recuperation and renewed quest for self-development with kung fu training as the vehicle and kung fu philosophy as the life path.
This will be a practical, quantitative project involving a defined training program, specific diet and rest requirements along with documented metrics to determine actual physical change and medical assessment to ascertain healing. It is also a qualitative evaluation of pain, stress, mood, energy, work and family relations, all to provide a view into quality of life.
Finally, it is an experiment, an inner exploration of the way of the warrior across the ages, and across cultures. It is an examination of the ethics, conduct, philosophy and responsibility of being a warrior with the resulting sacrifices and if any... gains.
Sifu Mario and Sifu Ismael on the set of the "Marcador Final" sports show on Aguascalientes local channel 6, broadcast via Mexicanal to the USA and Canada.
Shen Kung Fu International and the upcoming Traditional Kung Fu seminar is getting excellent coverage and support from local and state sports groups and sports authorities. As guests of this widely viewed sports program, we were interviewed and we performed a short kung fu demo cosisting of a form and applications. The form was Wing Foon Siu Sup Ji and it was performed by Sifu Ismael. Sifu Mario then demonstrated the applications at slow speed and at full speed and power.
The Traditional Kung Fu seminar is being held on Oct. 17th and 18th in Aguascalientes, Mexico with participants from across Mexico. For more information see Shen Kung Fu International.
After last years overwhelming success, Shen's renowned Self-Defense workshops are back again by popular demand.
Workshop participants are treated to the latest in and most up to date information on violent attacks and predator behaviour as well as detailed analysis of the elements and "anatomy" of a typical attack. They are taught how to form a plan of attack, how to prepare for the eventuality of such an attack using Shen's proprietary 3 P's and 10 A's program. This approach was developed by Sifu Mario Figueroa after decades of experience and research in effective methods for self-defense. The workshop includes plenty of hands on exercises, case studies and simulated scenarios where participants learn to use their strengths along with body mechanics, breathing and calming methods to best overcome specific attack situations. All participants receive a 20 page reference handout to use for their on-going practice.
Past Women's Self-Defense Workshop Participants
This is critical and necessary training for Women, Teens and specially for girls who are soon to head off to college. Safety is your birth-right but it is also your own responsibility. Effective self-defense is a required life skill for all women.
Our next workshop will be held on June 26, 2009 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Shen Martial Arts new location located at 1682 Ord Way, Oceanside 92056. There is a $25 donation per participant with proceeds going to the Shen Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe a not for profit group. The funds will be used for obtaining equipment and outfits needed for troupe members. Visit the Shen Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe Website.
To register, please call 760-305-7603. Pre-registration is advised as spaced is limited to 15 participants.
Contact us at 760-305-7603 for more information or come visit us at 1682 Ord Way, Oceanside, California
Gung Hei Fut Choi / Gong Xi Fa Cai
Shen Kung Fu Academy performed a traditional lion dance and kung fu demonstration on January 29, 2009 as part of the week long celebration of Chinese New Year.
January 26th marked year 4707 of the Chinese Lunar Calendar. This is the year of the Ox. Lunar new year is celebrated all over the world with festivities and events continuing for 2 weeks. This year, Shen Kung Fu Academy had the honor and pleasure of performing a traditional Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration during "college hour" at Miracosta College. The event was coordinated amd sponsored by Miracosta's Associated Student Government, the Student Activities office, and the Chinese Club. Special thanks to Aubrey Kuan, Chinese club faculty advisor for her efforts in making Chinese New Year a wonderful experience.
Grandmaster Seming Ma celebrates with Shen Kung Fu Academy after a good day of competition.
Mark your calendars, our next self-defense workshop for Women, Teens and College Bound Girls will be held on Saturday September 27, 2008 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM.
Our August 21, 2008 self-defense workshop was excellent. We continue to gather feedback and to make adjustments and modifications to meet the needs of our women participants. It is our mission to offer the most effective self-defense training available anywhere and to continue to research and develop training methods to enhance learning, retention and applicability of our self-defense method. You must be able to use what you learn and therefore, it is not the number or complexity of the techniques but rather, the principles that you can truly learn and that you can sharpen, have at the ready and when needed... deploy successfully.
Our Self-Defense workshop held on July 24, 2008 was a great success! Participants were treated to the latest in and most up to date information on violent attacks and predator behaviour as well as detailed analysis of the elements and "anatomy" of a typical attack. They were then taught how to form a plan of attack, how to prepare for the eventuality of such an attack using Shen's proprietary 3 P's and 10 A's program. This approach was developed by Sifu Mario Figueroa after decades of experience and research in effective methods for self-defense. The workshop included plenty of hands on exercises, case studies and simulated scenarios where participants learned to use their strengths along with body mechanics, breathing and mental control to best overcome specific attack situations. All participants received a 20 page reference handout to use for their on-going practice. To top it all, we had a good time, all the while dealing with a very serious and important subject.
Thanks to the encouragement of our participants, we will be holding another session soon. Contact us at 760-945-8804 for more information and to reserve your spot.