KUNG FU - TAI chi - qigong


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Inside She’s All That Fitness
2700 Cullom Blvd SE
Hampton Cove, AL 35763

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1397 E Elm Street
Athens, AL 35611

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Inside Curves
1201 Mall Road
Florence, AL 35630

Go to explore kung fu

explore kung fu

Explore Kung Fu is the most convenient way to learn authentic, rare styles of Chinese martial arts. We offer traditional curriculum in a practical, methodical and easy to follow video program.

  • No need to leave your home
  • Get your lessons anywhere
  • Web – Tablet – Mobile

Authentic Chinese Martial Arts

We teach several traditional systems of Chinese Martial Arts; Northern Praying Mantis, Northern Shaolin, MiZong LuoHan Quan, Jing Wu Men, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan and Yang Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi). We are fortunate to be able to offer the complete systems including two-person training, weapons training, Qi development training, Taiji (Tai Chi) pushing hands and Taiji martial applications.

  • Real World Applications

  • Eight Step, Seven Star, Six Harmony

  • Long Fist, MizongLuohan

  • Short Form, Long Form, Qigong

OUR Staff

Experience Counts

Steffan de Graffenried

Chief Instructor
Steffan de Graffenried was born in Decatur, Alabama in 1964. He began his martial arts training shortly after seeing the first episode of Kung Fu the TV series in 1972 at the age of 8. Because there were no Kung Fu studios in the area, he opted to learn the only martial art style he could find: Judo.

At age 15 he began to study what is known now as “Old Style Taekwondo”. After earning his 2nd degree Black Belt in this art, he finally found a Kung Fu instructor — Master Jamie Hooper. While continuing his study of Korean Martial Arts and earning the rank of 4th Degree Master in Tang Soo Do, he studied Yang Family Taijiquan, Northern Shaolin, Mizongluohan, Cha Chuan, Chang Quan, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Baguazhang, Xing Yi Quan, Chen Taijiquan, Hung Gar and Northern Praying Mantis with Master Hooper.

He was also a close disciple of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong of San Francisco, CA. He continues his lifelong Martial Arts study of Northern Shaolin, MiZong Luohan, Cha Quan, Xing Yi Quan, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Northern Mantis, MiZong Quan, Chen Taijiquan and Baguazhang under master Jamie Hooper and is currently a Taiji student of Shifu Adam Mizner in the Heaven Man Earth Taiji International Association.

Josh Bretherick

Head Instructor
Josh has been practicing with WuDang Martial Arts Centers since 2002. He is proficient in a variety of styles including Northern Mantis, Bajiquan, Piguazhang, Northern Shaolin, MizongLuohan and Yang Taijiquan. Josh runs the Florence studio as well as assisting at the Athens studio.

Jeremy Noe

Asst. Instructor
Jeremy has been involved in martial arts for over 25 years and has been training at WuDang Martial Arts Centers since 2009.

warren cain

Asst. Instructor
Warren began training at WuDang Martial Arts Centers in 2002. He is proficient in Northern Shaolin, Northern Mantis and Taiji.

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