Kung Fu Club of Issaquah / Fu Shan Guan  / Tiger Mountain Training Hall                                                  32841 SE 47th PL Fall City WA        425-392-4712                HOME




Welcome!
Thank you for visiting our web site.

At The Kung Fu Club of Issaquah,

we are dedicated to providing students with professional instruction

in an inspiring and motivating environment.

The Kung Fu class begins with a brief, standing meditation,
done to promote the present moment skills fundamental to both
the “external” exercises of the Kung Fu and the “internal” exercises of the Qi Gong.

Next are easy warm ups followed by exercises designed to strengthen and stretch the body
in preparation for the harder training that follows.

Rounds Training on several types of striking bags and various types of Kung Fu training equipment is next,
Punches, elbow strikes, knee strikes, kicks and other moves are practiced for the remainder of the warm ups.

New students are encouraged to pace themselves and not burn out.
It takes a while to get used to this type of exercise and to develop the required endurance.

Most people find they enjoy this type of training and make a lot of improvement in just the first few weeks of participation.
These exercises provide excellent cardiovascular conditioning, aerobic recovery and overall physical fitness.

Additional training in the Kung Fu follows for the remainder of class, Class ends with a brief seated meditation.


F.A.Q.

What should I wear?

We wear black Kung Fu pants and either the School t-shirt or jacket,
both are available for purchase at the school.
We also wear shoes when we train, athletic shoes with no metal parts.

What equipment do I need?

We use bag gloves and forearm guards.
When you enter the blue sash intermediate level after 3-5 months of training
additional equipment includes;
16 oz leather boxing gloves, shin, knee, elbow foot and head pads and groin protection
We train very realistically, because that is truley the only way to learn how to use this Martial Art.
We train on the equipment, we train with each other.
Cooperative training skills, Common sense and Padding are required.

How often may I attend ?

The average student comes to class two or three times a week,
there are training times and classes available six days a week.
It is possible to learn these skills training only one day a week,
if you are dedicated enough to practice daily on your own.

When may I start training?

Classes are on going, you are welcome to start training at anytime.
Please call 425-392-4712, to let us know when we should expect your visit.

How long do I have to train to learn Kung Fu?

You should be prepared to commit at least six months to one year to your practice
though we make a point of teaching the most important skills from the very first day.
Learning Kung Fu is like going to College, it takes both time, commitment and dedication.
The rewards are personal ownership of both unique and fundamental skills
that will serve you well for the rest of your days.




Testimonials

I'm halfway across the world living in China.  I've been here as a university professor for six months now,
and I'll be here another year at least.  I am teaching english and learning chinese.

I was one of your first batches of students, back in, I believe, 1994-1995. 
I couldn't seem to get those straight front kicks down on account of my lack of flexibility,
but you were nice enough to let me move on to blue belt all the same.

When I came to china summer vacation for my school quickly approached,
and for my 3 month break a bought a motorcycle and drove it 11,000km for 92 days all over the whole country on back roads. 
At one point, a local chinese in Yunnan province spotted my tatoo on my back.
 In my haste of fitfull decision making of youth I had got a tatoo of the chinese characters of "Wing Chun Fist" on my back when I was 18. 
I have never regretted it, because I really believe that the style you taught me is one of the best, if not THE best,
but now I feel that I don't deserve the tatoo because I never went on to master the style. 
When the local chinese man pointed it out, he asked me what it meant.  (Chinese characters vary a bit for a number of reasons.) 
This encounter made me think about Tsun Jo Wing Chun.

A few details of back story.  After I went to college and stopped going to your classes,
I ended up getting degrees in businesss and neurobiology from the UW and the UofO. 
When at the U of O getting my neurobiology degree,
there were many times when what I was learning made me think about the kung fu you had taught me, and how it all made sense.
My physiology classes about the body in general,
and my neurobiology classes about how the brain functions both taught me things that confirmed what you had been teaching in class. 
After college, I moved to california near my father.  He had been taking shaolin 5 animals style for a while, and urged me to take it. 
I took lessons for a few months.  I quickly moved up the ranks.  they let you test for any belt whenever you like,
and I tested past 3 belts in one session.  After this, my father had the idea of investing in opening a school if I could attain black belt in a year or two. 
He sent me to pose as a prospective student at all the different martial arts schools in town to do market research on the competition. 
What I found was very interesting.  Most people that do a martial art just choose a school at random or by what they have heard from a friend or seen on TV. 
Then they apply themselves and stick to the belief that their style is the best.  I have never been one for this kind of conformity. 
I always question everything, as you may remember.  After training in the shaolin 5 animals style,
and doing the one month introductory courses for MANY other styles, I found that none of them could match up to Tsun Jo Wing Chun in the least. 
I was very lucky to be where I was, when I was. 

So, back to the present day.  I am living in China. 

-George Bourassa
11/9/2005 7:28 AM

 


Dear Sifu

I had wanted to express my thanks for the various things you taught me over the years:

1. It is possible to learn martial arts and still have fun.

2. Learn what you are supposed to do. Do it slowly and correctly. Then do it faster and with more power.

3. A cooperative atmosphere helps everyone feel part of the group and helps everyone to get better. This seems obvious, but such an atmosphere is absent from many classrooms and martial arts schools, where the competitive urge takes over.

.....................
I start my Chinese classes next week. Most of the other students appear to be in their 20’s , but I am striking a blow for middle aged guys who like languages. I imagine that some of the things I learned in your classes will help me to persevere and succeed in classes here.

.....................
Please tell Dawn, Doug, Mika, and Don that I hereby authorize them to use my fake Bruce Lee yell when attacking each other is sparring drills. Tell them not to use it too much, though, as it is no substitute for genuine kung fu skills.

Best Wishes
Rob Fieser, August 25th 2004
(Rob is an English professor at Bellevue Community college, he has been training at the Kung Fu Club of Issaquah since its formation in 1993, he is currently in Taiwan studying Chinese for a year)


Dear Sifu Johann,

On behalf of the Seattle Chinese Garden Society, thank you for everything you did to make the Midsummer Festival and Bazaar a success.................. Your Kung Fu demonstration was a big hit! I am especially grateful to you for being so flexible with our difficult weather conditions and adapting the performance to a less than ideal space. Even with these difficult problems to deal with, I heard lots of enthusiatic comments about the Kung Fu presentation.
Your efforts were a great help to our Garden project ..........................
Sincerly,
Judy Koenig
Chair - Seattle Chinese Garden Society
August 2nd 2002
Visit the Chinese Garden at - http://www.seattle-chinese-garden.org/
to see the Peento (Chinese Flat) Peaches donated by the Kung Fu Club 2001


To:  johtzu@mindspring.com

Hi Sifu,
It is so good to be back in class.  Last night was very fun, although you
know I don't remember all the specifics of the exercises.  Thank goodness
you are a patient teacher.  I checked and don't have a meeting this Friday
so will come out to practice. I appreciate your encouragement.
Thanks, Diane
From:  Diane Bixler
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 16:55:12 -0800



Sifu,

Thank you for all that you have taught me, and I too hope that our paths
will cross again.
Please do keep me on the mailing list for coming events, as I would like to
stay in touch as much as possible...The Kung Fu Club of Issaquah has been
like a second family to me for several years.

Sincerely,
Jason Lovgren
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:22:14 –0700



To:     "Johann Sasynuik" <johtzu@mindspring.com>

BTW, Last Saturday night down in Pioneer square, we were at Doc Maynards
and some guy grabbed my buddy's wife's ass. They got into it and I
jumped in to break it up. Then the ass grabber's buddy came at me. I
trapped both these clowns down at the same time pinning both to the
wall. That's as far as it went before the bouncers were on them like
stink on shit. Not a whole lot of action but the look on the guys face
when he was trapped was one of total dismay and confusion. He was off
balance before he knew it and totally vulnerable.....
From: "Mark Smith"
Mon, 1 Oct 2001 10:15:14 –0700



To: www.southcove.net - South Cove Communicator - Issaquah Community Newsletter - April 2003
Hi, my name is Shelly Birkwood, and I am a resident of South Cove.
My husband and I have found a fantastic Kung Fu Kickboxing & Conditioning class in Issaquah,
which meets Mon/Wed/Fri mornings. The instructor teaches each student on his/her own level
and is very motivating. If you are interested, you may contact the Kung Fu Club at 392-4712 or johtzu@mindspring.com.


The Qi Gong classes are non-strenuous exercises done to promote health, longevity and the resolution of illness. Some of theses exercises are incorporated into the Kung Fu warm up exercises, but the forms and sets of these exercises are taught
in a separate class, currently taught Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM, or during quarterly seminars.

Membership Rates
There are different types of memberships available. Costs range from $50 to $125 per month.
We will be happy to go over the details when you visit the school.

Any questions call (425) 392-4712 or email mail to: Johtzu@Mindspring.com

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,
Sifu Johann Sasynuik
Xiong Jiang Joh Tzu

xiongjiangjohtzu
 




PRIVATE LESSONS: By appointment only; 10am to 3pm  Monday- Saturday

Mook Jong Training  Area: This area is available to all Intermediate and Advanced level students during all school hours unless needed for instruction of  Advanced students etc.

PLEASE NOTE: The Kung Fu Club of Issaquah is a growing school , this schedule will inevitably change.
REVISED 1/17/08