A Complete Martial Art
We strive to develop the complete martial artist.
Mind, Body, Spirit
We seek to develop the mind, body and spirit of each student through a martial art system called Mo Duk Pai kung fu.
Each Student An Individual
We create an atmosphere that allows students to progress at their own rate while mastering a catalog of basic techniques, enabling creativity and improvisation in a variety of situations, from competition to street to daily life.
Come and check us out
Check out the connect link, call, or better yet, come by. We're happy to talk, have you watch some classes, or try it out for free. And of course, there's a lot of information here at the site. We hope you'll get in touch, then see for yourself what we have to offer.
Thanksgiving Schedule November 26th, 2014
Wednesday Nov 26th – All Classes are ON!
Thursday, Nov 27th – All Classes are OFF. Enjoy the holiday!
Friday, Nov 28th – Noon class is ON!
Saturday, Nov 29th – All Classes are OFF. Special seminar at AKF from 9am-Noon.
Monday, Dec 1st – All Classes are ON! Back to normal.
A Tale of Two Marks November 24th, 2014
The write up below is courtesy of Jeremy Marchant, 1st Degree Black Belt instructor at the Academy of Kung Fu. Jeremy himself has watched and learned from both Mark Siegel and Hollemon in striving to become a better teacher. Both Marks have made huge impacts to the Academy in the teaching hours they have contributed on Monday nights. We are fortunate to have such a talented group of instructors at the AKF.
The road to black belt is long and hard. It is filled with huge obstacles, hard work, and a lot of sacrifice. Those of us that have made it to black know that it is not the end of our martial arts journey, but the beginning.
“The humble man makes room for progress;
The proud man believes he is already there.”
The humility and drive to continue learning after one achieves black belt was demonstrated on a Monday night during this last summer in a 6pm intermediate/advanced class. Sifu Kyle saluted the class in as he normally would and asked everyone to please take a seat. As the class took a Japanese sitting position, Sifu Kyle called both Mark Siegel and Mark Hollemon to the front of the class and asked them to go to a Japanese sitting position. One at a time Sifu Kyle took their black belts, stood over them and with a snap of the belt and a few official words he promoted both of them to 2nd degree; back belt teacher.
Mark Siegel and Mark Hollemon are both extraordinary martial artists, who together and individually have brought so much to our System. They have always inspired under-belts and continue to do so through their continued training and teaching. Congratulations, Mark Siegel and Mark Hollemon on receiving the rank of 2nd degree black belt!
From Professor King’s Class at the AKF… November 14th, 2014
Jeremy Marchant supplied the pictures. Sandy Lucas provided the write up. Professor Fred King, founder of Mo Duk Pai Kung Fu, added the best part – the curriculum. Professor King took a night to work with just the female trainers at the AKF. Here’s a glimpse into the action of the night:
Coming soon to the AKF… November 14th, 2014
No Classes Thursday November 13th Due to Weather November 13th, 2014
Hard to make these calls as Portland’s weather changes so quickly. As a student, I love training in all kinds of weather – days like this are exciting! Lots of ice to have fun on. As a school owner, its hard to think of someone getting hurt just trying to make it to the school for a class, though. As always on days like this, get outside and train a little differently.
Scenes from the 2014 MDP Kids Tournament November 12th, 2014
Schedule Change this Thursday Nov. 13th November 11th, 2014
Due to a special Capoeira event this Thursday night Nov. 13th at the AKF, we will NOT be having our regularly scheduled 7:30pm adult class. Instead our schedule will look like this:
Thursday November 13th
5pm Kids Class is ON!
6-7pm Adult Class – all levels welcome!
7:30pm – no adult class
Please mark this on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at 6pm!
Systema Knife Seminar Info October 29th, 2014
This just in from Sifu Dean Foster:
I spoke with Val today and he requests that everyone attending the seminar to please bring a live blade. This could get exciting….
Interesting Listen on Limits October 29th, 2014
Thanks to Howard Klink for sharing this article. Worth a listen when thinking about what the human body can withstand…
Good to consider when thinking about your next test, too!