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Shaolin Arts Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Peoria AZ

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Shaolin Arts Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Peoria AZ

8271 W. Lake Pleasant Pkwy
Suite 101
Peoria, AZ 85382

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Convenient, on-site parking. Programs to fit all skill levels and ages.

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Shaolin Arts Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Peoria, AZ

Conveniently located off of Lake Pleasant Blvd., in the Fletcher Heights Market – between Vinny’s Italian Sports Bar and Donutsville – Shaolin Arts Kung Fu & Tai Chi has been a fixture in Peoria for over 25 years. Our head instructor, Shi Bo Chris Workman, has been teaching Shaolin kung fu and tai chi for over 30 years. 

Since 1992, Shaolin Arts has been dedicated to instructing the Valley community in the rich traditions of five-animal Shaolin Kung Fu and Chen-style T’ai Chi, along with their practical martial applications. Our dedicated team boasts decades of experience and is committed to imparting a wide range of Martial Arts Skills to individuals of all ages. We also offer periodic clinics that delve into staff, knife, fan, sword, and self-defense topics. 

Programs Offered in Peoria

Shaolin Arts Kung Fu & Tai Chi in Peoria, AZ is the perfect place for individuals looking to improve their physical and mental health. At our facility, we pride ourselves on our exceptional programs that cater to everyone’s needs. Our highly trained instructors bring years of experience and are dedicated to creating an immersive and engaging environment that promotes growth and learning.

With our wide range of programs, we can help you achieve your goals, whether you are looking to get in shape, enhance your self-defense skills, instill discipline in your child, or learn the ancient and often-forgotten secrets of Kung Fu and Tai Chi. We believe in providing every individual with customized attention and guidance to help them reach their full potential.

Join Shaolin Arts today and discover the benefits of our programs for yourself. Our team of dedicated and experienced instructors is waiting to guide you on your journey toward a healthier, happier life.

Meet Our Instructors

At Shaolin Arts in Peoria, AZ, our instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to martial arts. Each instructor is deeply dedicated to imparting their expertise and helping students reach their full potential.

With years of training and practice, our instructors have mastered the traditional five-animal Shaolin Kung Fu and Chen-style T’ai Chi. They have honed their skills and developed a profound understanding of the martial arts, ensuring students receive top-notch instruction.

Not only are our instructors highly skilled in their respective disciplines, but they also possess a genuine enthusiasm for teaching and a commitment to the growth and development of their students. They understand that every individual has unique abilities and learning styles, and they adapt their teaching methods to cater to each student’s needs. They are patient, supportive, and encouraging, creating a positive learning environment that fosters growth, discipline, and self-confidence.

Whether you are a beginner starting your martial arts journey or an experienced practitioner looking to enhance your skills, our instructors at Shaolin Arts are committed to guiding you every step of the way. With their expert guidance and dedication, you can expect to develop a strong foundation, improve your technique, and achieve your martial arts goals.

Visit Shaolin Arts in Peoria, AZ, and experience the transformative power of our exceptional instructors as they help you unlock your true potential in the world of martial arts.

Shi Bo Chris Workman Head Instructor at Peoria AZ

Shi Bo Chris Workman

Head Instructor

Instructor Marty Enloe

Shi Fu Marty Enloe

Senior Instructor

Headshot of instructor Trey Neeman

Shi Shu Trey Neeman

Senior Instructor

Instructor Fred Garcia

Shi Shu Fred Garcia

Senior Instructor

Head Shot of instructor Kyle Turcott

Shi Shu Kyle Turcott

Senior Instructor

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Shi Xiong Josi Anderson

Senior Instructor

Jason Sturgis

Shi Di Jason Sturgis

Instructor

Aaron Grieff

Shi Di Aaron Grieff

Instructor

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Shi Di Judi Smith

Instructor

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Shi Di Tanya Thoms

Instructor

Upcoming Events at the Peoria AZ Studio

Peoria AZ Class Schedule

Monday

  • Youth Kung Fu

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  • Beginning Traditional Kung Fu

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  • Holistic Tai Chi

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  • Inter/Adv Traditional Kung Fu

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Tuesday

  • Warrior Path

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  • Warrior Kung Fu

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Wednesday

  • Youth Kung Fu

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  • Beginning Traditional Kung Fu

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  • Holistic Tai Chi

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  • Inter/Adv Traditional Kung Fu

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Thursday

  • Warrior Path

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  • Warrior Kung Fu

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Saturday

  • Holistic Tai Chi

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  • Kung Fu Black Sash

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  • Warrior Path

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  • All Ranks Traditional Kung Fu

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  • Youth Kung Fu

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Kung Fu?

Kung Fu, the art of Gong Fu, is considered one of the world’s most ancient and sophisticated martial arts. Originating in China, it has a rich historical background that spans several centuries, and its story echoes the culture and philosophy surrounding it. The term Kung Fu is derived from two Chinese characters that, when combined, mean ‘hard work.’ The phrase refers to the commitment and resolve required to master the techniques and forms of the art. Kung Fu is renowned for emphasizing physical and mental strength, endurance, and discipline and being rooted in Taoist and Buddhist principles. Martial artists who practice Kung Fu utilize a vast range of techniques, including striking, kicking, joint-locking, and grappling, while also engaging in practices such as meditation, breathing techniques, and mindfulness exercises. Today, Kung Fu maintains its popularity globally, with its principles and techniques incorporated into other martial arts practices and fitness programs.

Is Kung Fu Suitable For Beginners?

Yes, Kung Fu is suitable for beginners. Like any martial art, it takes time, dedication, and practice to become proficient. We offer two beginning classes – Traditional and Warrior.

What Is The Difference Between The Traditional Kung Fu And Warrior Path Kung Fu Classes?

Our classes are structured to provide you with comprehensive training that prepares you to be a warrior. While traditional and warrior prep classes cover the same material, we take the warrior class to a whole new level in terms of physical challenge and adaptability. We cater to different fitness levels by using teaching strategies that suit individual abilities, ensuring that every student receives the highest quality of instruction. The full warrior class is the epitome of our training program and is an exclusive offering for black sashes through an invitation-based admission process.

What Is The Difference Between Kung Fu and Tai Chi?

Kung Fu emphasizes practical self-defense techniques, physical conditioning, and combat applications. Through slow, flowing movements, Tai Chi focuses on relaxation, balance, and energy cultivation. Kung Fu is dynamic and energetic, while Tai Chi is meditative and promotes internal harmony. Both martial arts have distinct training approaches and philosophies.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Black Sash In Kung Fu Or Tai Chi?

The time it takes to earn a black sash in Kung Fu varies for each individual and depends on factors such as the frequency and intensity of practice. However, with consistent training and diligent practice, you may be able to earn a black sash in 5 years.

Is There A Contract?

No. We do not have contracts. We believe that by providing a quality experience you will want to continue to study with us.

Do You Offer Discounts?

We offer discounts to family, military and first responders. We also have a number of packages the combine various programs at a discounted rate.

How Much Time Will I Need To Devote To Learning The Arts?

Kung Fu emphasizes practical self-defense techniques, physical conditioning, and combat applications. Through slow, flowing movements, Tai Chi focuses on relaxation, balance, and energy cultivation. Kung Fu is dynamic and energetic, while Tai Chi is meditative and promotes internal harmony. Both martial arts have distinct training approaches and philosophies.

What Are The Qualifications Of Your Instructors?

Each of our instructors must be well-trained in the Arts they are teaching and be trained in teaching those arts. They must complete our instructors’ college, serve in an apprentice program, and pass background security checks. They must certify under the international PAI association and continue to certify in all these areas as long as they wish to represent Shaolin Arts in any professional capacity.

What Style Or Type Of Art Is Best?

Shaolin Arts has always provided a complete program because that’s what works. Kicks, punches, stances, defense, grappling, chin na, offense, chi, healing, philosophy, health, sport, street, weapons, etc. Some individuals come in for just one piece or style of the Arts, which is fine, but we like to teach the entire program when possible. It’s fun, it’s real, and it works. Let us know, and we will set up the best program for your interests and needs.

How Safe Is It?

Shaolin Arts studios pride themselves on their excellent safety record. Far more injuries occur in so-called non-contact sports, such as basketball. You do not have to be hurt, nor hurt another, to learn good martial arts, self-defense, kung fu, or Tai Chi. The Arts were designed to make you healthier and more robust, not weaker.

What Our Customers Say

Rick Markins
9 months ago
Great place to learn and grow in the world of martial arts, especially shaolin Kung fu. The instructors are awesome to work with and very knowledgeable. I always leave either better than I was or in more shape than I was.
Jessica Riccelli
a year ago
I had an incredible time at Shaolin Arts! I went there looking for some self defense skills and even on my first lesson I went home with great takeaways that made me feel more prepared. The team at Shaolin is extremely friendly and caring especially with 1:1 assistance. I feel like they made it their mission to welcome newcomers and it really has a friendly environment of a friendly community. 10/10 recommend.
Scott Dearden
2 years ago
OMG this place is awesome! I love the challenge of learning Kung Fu. Not just the martial art, but the physical workout as well. The instructors are amazing. They are incredibly knowledgeable, patient and friendly. I look forward to each and every class and thoroughly enjoy watching myself grow!
a k
2 years ago
I’ve been going here for almost a year and I love it! Everyone’s so welcoming and considerate. They give you a good workout while teaching you martial arts. They show you the best way to do things and if you have an injury, they can work around it. If there’s something you’d like to learn, you can ask them about it as well. All ages are welcome and everyone recognizes that everyone starts somewhere.
Mary Shaw
a year ago
Excellent martial arts school! This school has truly gifted instructors that care about each student and are committed to helping each student reach their goals. When you join this school you join a Kung Fu family and are supported by instructors and students alike.

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