If you want a TRADITIONAL martial art, or specifically CHINESE KUNG FU or YANG STYLE TAI CHI, then this is hands down the ONLY SCHOOL there is in the Temecula/Murrieta area. White Dragon instructors get their knowledge from an authentic kung fu lineage. They teach traditional forms as well as use modern day mitts and kicking bags to drill strikes. They teach the broadsword, staff, spear, and other Chinese weapons. Their group and kicking classes give me a better cardio workout than I get running and weightlifting. Group and kicking classes (1/2 hr each, so 1 hr total) are 6 days a week. Also, the higher belt you get (yellow, green, etc), the more classes are available for no extra charge (like sparring and lion dancing). They do Chinese lion dancing -- how about that? They also do Yang style Tai Chi, and can prove by their lineage tree that they are only a few generations from the original founders! They teach the martial applications of each movement, so you understand the original intent of an arm break, and how it evolved into the relaxed, gentle movement that it is today. Instructors are very friendly and professional. The school studio looks great and there's plenty of room to work out in. They really do know what they're talking about in terms of martial arts and using your body for proper power, because I've heard experienced people from other styles say similar things.
Posted: 2/16/2009 • Link to this review
I've been a student at White Dragon Martial Arts in Mira Mesa for several years. My entire family also trains there. The instructors are great and well versed in Choy Li Fut kung fu, Yang style tai chi chuan, and also various forms of kickboxing, grappling, and weapons sparring. It's a very fun and exciting environment to learn authentic Chinese martial arts.
Posted: 1/14/2009 • Link to this review
My husband and I have been attending Choy Lit Fut Kung Fu training for the past 9 months, and are really impressed with the staff and the training that is offered here at White Dragon of Temecula. Their approach is serious and in-depth, but also in tune with bringing out the fullest capabilities of each and every student in a fun way. A full range of classes that teach martial arts, self defense, and body awareness with both private and group instruction can help with most challenging of life styles. In fact, I am having so much fun that I have joined their black sash program to take full advantage of everything that they offer! You really need to visit if you're interested in a great Choy Lit Fut kung fu training program from some really great teachers!!!
Posted: 7/20/2008 • Link to this review
My kids and I have been students at White Dragon Kung Fu for about 18 mos., and after all that I've experienced, I would highly recommend this school for anyone seeking a serious and long-term martial arts education. WD offers both private and group instruction in many different elements of self-defense such as joint locking, weapons, grappling and sparring. In addition to these higher impact classes, Yang style Tai Chi is offered. As a member of the 'black sash' program, I have been attending all of the available group classes since the very beginning, which has sped up my progress considerably. And just in case you are wondering, with all this serious study, we have LOTS of fun too. Our student body is small enough to allow everyone to get to know each other, and large enough to accommodate people with varying backgrounds in martial arts. I am so glad that I signed up, and plan on being a student for a LONG time.
Posted: 7/15/2008 • Link to this review
My two children and I have been students at White Dragon Kung Fu of Temecula for over a year now; we are members of the 'black sash' program, which allows us to participate in every form of group class available. Since I began, I have been learning weapons, tai chi (yang style), joing locking, and other practical combative skills, all in addition to my private lessons every week. What I love the most about the school is that all I have learned has translated well into my daily life; I am more aware of my surroundings, more confident, less stressed. Better yet: its' FUN!Because the student body is small, we are more like family than fellow students.. I would highly recommend this school to anyone seeking to learn martial arts over a long term, because the amount of material covered is immense. So, if you are looking for a cool place to learn how to protect yourself&your family, burn a few calories and reduce your stress, this is the place to be.
Posted: 7/14/2008 • Last edited: 1/26/2009 • Link to this review