Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts

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1121 Church St, Decatur, GA | Directions   30030

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Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts
Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts
Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts
Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts

Reviews for Paths Atlanta Kung Fu Martial Arts

over a year ago

These guys are great! – Awesome!

These guys offer several different styles, but I can only comment about one: Northern Shaolin kung fu.

I met the teacher back earlier this year at a Chinese New Year festival & demo expo at another kung fu school here in Atlanta. I didn't start right away, but a month or so later, I decided to try it out.

I've had some traditional kung fu training before when I lived in Hong Kong and then in Singapore - and even did some Northern Shaolin kung fu in Hong Kong. But unfortunately there was a little bit of stereotyping towards Americans and I didn't have the best time.

The Northern Shaolin teacher at PATHS Atlanta knows his stuff and can teach it. I've been taking private lessons with him now for almost half a year and I am still loving it - even though I often feel quite sore :P

Yeah, you get a great work-out of course, but you also learn real kung fu, qigong, chinese language (I know a good bit of Cantonese, so his Mandarin is new for me :)), philosophy, strategy, applications, history and a bunch of stuff. They've got a few intro forms (I am on my second one and although it appears pretty simplistic at first - I am seeing its true depths now), I think like 10 or so main hand forms, two man forms, conditioning, drills, skill-work, applications, extra forms and weaponry too.

This is getting too long so i will cut it short, but just wanted to say - This is THE STUFF! Go Sifu Craig!

over a year ago

The Kung Fu Real Deal! – Wow...

I am not what I would consider to be a true martial artist, but I have started and stopped at quite a few different martial arts schools around Atlanta.

Even though I just am not in the place in my life right now to commit to something like this, I gotta say that these guys ROCK!

They have like three different kung fu styles in Atlanta and a few up in Athens I think.

I tried all three here in Atlanta. They're all very different - each with their own teacher and stuff, but each one of them can definitely kick tail, and yet the stuff you learn is actually FUN!

You get a helluva workout for the northern shaolin, bagua and hsing i. And you learn all the applications, plus you get a cool looking art to boot!

It's pretty much the cheapest classes I have ever seen and they don't make you sign up for months or a year with contracts etc., but it's very cool and laid back.

Even though I don't take classes anymore (I know, I'm kinda lazy at the moment :P), I still practice some of what I can remember cuz it's fun, and I still keep in touch with some of the dudes from back there cuz you make friends pretty quick.

Anyway I think you ought to check it out if you are up for it.

over a year ago

Very Fun and real Martial Arts – I came only to couple class by this north shaolin teacher here but i really enjoy.

I been some others in here Atlanta and was disappoint. But this fellow is passion and knows good his north shaolin kongfu.

I am from China and really impress that foreigner can know and teach so well the traditional Chinese kongfu. But even this - I am still studying in school so can not committed to this art form but I can suggest ANYONE can go here :)

over a year ago

Traditional Kung Fu at its best! – It’s been awhile since I trained with the instructor, but I remember my time well. I’ve since moved, and gone on to train in another style, but what I was taught here gave me a stronger foundation than I have seen anywhere else. Not to mention the calisthenics and overall conditioning – be prepared to work! Northern Shaolin Kung fu is an interesting style with a solid history, and even though I am involved in something else now, I still practice my Tan Tui, Leinbokuen, Tun Dah and Broadsword forms on a regular basis =)


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