It is our intention to bring quality Hung Gar Kung Fu and Yang Tai Chi to the Northern Virginia Area. Discover Kung Fu is committed to harnessing a strong one-to-one student-teacher relationship that focuses closely on individual needs and goals. There are no large classes, only elite private and semi-private small group classes are taught. No kids, no minors, no distractions - adults only.
Whether you are the serious martial arts enthusiast exploring a path to self-defense and fitness, or you are seeking place of peace to destress, such as ancient Chinese meditation in motion, then Discover Kung Fu can help.
We have a rich lineage and we are dedicated to quality instruction as well as promoting traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi arts into society. And proud to be the only Hung Gar Kung Fu school in the area.
We invite you to discover your kung fu and tai chi.
I have been working with Sifu Dan for several years. His style of teaching is phenomenal. It has truly made a change in my life, health and overall well being
- Brad Surdam
Learning Kung Fu has changed my life. I couldn't ask for a better way to discover hung gar, and myself than through the lessons I have had with Sifu Dan. I am continually challenged, helped, and accepted.
- Spencer Leach
Having studied martial arts in a variety of different formats and with several different instructors over the past 15 years, I believe that Sifu Dan provides the optimal environment for the cultivation of the martial arts. If one is studying academics such as mathematics or literature, learning is fairly straight forward and the choice of teacher is not overly important. However, true cultivation of martial arts is a deeply personal journey in which knowledge is transmitted from teacher to student. Each student learns differently and the concepts are often very subtle requiring a unique skill set and patience from the teacher to develop the student. One can be a tremendous martial arts practitioner, but that doesnt always translate to being a successful instructor. Those lucky enough to work with Sifu Dan will find both. While large group classes and videos may be the level of depth that many are looking for today when studying martial arts, those seeking a deeper understanding of the principles and practices that truly lead to advanced knowledge need an instructor like Sifu Dan to receive the full martial arts experience as it was intended.
- Gregory Lambrinides
I've been studying Hung Gar with Sifu Dan for about ten years, and it's been a fantastic experience. I tried other martial arts before: I earned a 1st Dan in The Kwon Do in high school and tried some Karate dojos in college, but I've never had a better teacher or a more authentic experience.
If you come for a sash or a certificate, you'll be disappointed. What you'll find instead will be deep teaching, years of hard work, and the kind of insight that comes from dedicated self-cultivation.
(You'll learn some pretty sweet Kung Fu moves, too.)
- Paul Fauteux