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Tye's Kung Fu
Kings Park Park
8717 Trafalgar Ct.
Springfield, VA 22151
(717) 638-8870

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Welcome to Tye's Kung Fu!   

    Tye's Kung Fu is now based in Springfield, Northern Virginia. We offer instruction in Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, as well as separate classes in Remy Presas' Modern Arnis. Classes are available as private lessons or via seminar arrangements. There is also an informal instructors' training group most Sundays.

    The style we teach, Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis, was developed a century ago primarily as a composite of two major styles. The Northern Shaolin side of our kungfu curriculum contains such influences as Tan Tui, Duan Da Chuan, Black Tiger (He Hu), and more. The Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu side of the equation comes from Mimen Tanglang (closed door praying mantis), which itself is an offshoot of Mei Hua Tanglang (plum flower praying mantis).

    In class, we emphasize a number of important practices and concepts that apply to all aspects of a student's training, including:

      yin-yang the 6 types of Applications one must be able to show
        for each movement and/or combination
      the 7 Attitudes one must display
        for proper forms work
      and 18 Tactics that one should follow
        for effective self defense.

    The Head Instructor is Sifu Dr. Tye W. Botting, who has over 35 years experience in the Chinese Martial Arts and continues to be an active student himself, concentrating on kung fu and modern arnis. The school grew out of the Texas A&M Kung Fu Club (which he founded in 1989), with public classes starting in 1996 at a local karate dojo, Montoya's Shorin Kempo, at 2603 Rountree in Bryan, TX.

    TKF is a member of Wang's Martial Arts Association, which is located in Houston, TX, at Wang's Martial Arts, where Sifu Botting or his advanced students occasionally teach advanced student classes and seminars. Periodically, we also hold weekend-long intensive training campouts focussing on actual application and also exposing students to sessions with guest instructors from respected schools.

    TKF is also affiliated with the Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association, where Sifu Botting serves as an official Adviser. This Association was established to enable instruction in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Tanglang Quan) through a network of Affiliated Schools. A major goal is to encourage research and knowledge sharing in Tanglang Quan through publication, networking, and other methods. The YRTQA also provides belt rank certification for high-level Tanglang Quan practitioners through an extensive evaluation process.


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Last Updated: Monday, 05-Sep-2016 14:48:13 EDT, by Tye W. Botting