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From a Personal Trainer’s Perspective:

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Many times while I am at work at the gym I am asked about my Kung Fu training. I have been a student of Sifu Brandon Jones for about 8-1/2 years. I am also a personal trainer, certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, since March of 2002. Although I had lifted weights for many years prior to Kung Fu, at the beginning of my Kung Fu training I had no balance or flexibility whatsoever. I could not even bend over and touch my toes. That has changed tremendously through the years.I feel that Kung Fu training is the full package deal. Through the training you can get your body to do things that you once thought impossible. It is a place to work on strength, balance, endurance and flexibility while learning a skill in self-defense.

After reaching black belt you begin to realize there is always another level to achieve no matter how far you have come and much more to learn. After each test you realize that you can achieve these goals with hard work. By the way, hard work is literally the definition of Kung Fu. It is also extremely fun and challenging. I had personally rather do Kung Fu over walking on a treadmill, riding a stationary bicycle or using an elliptical machine.

Although I still lift weights some, the majority of my training is done in Kung Fu. I feel I get all I need there.

If you are looking for more of an athletic build and want to get in really great shape, as well as working on endurance, strength, flexibility and balance, and learning a skill in self-defense, Tyler Kung Fu & Fitness is the place to go.

Jow Gow Brent Hooser
Personal Trainer, NASM