Sifu Fred Grant III
Sifu Fred Grant III, has been studying the art of Chinese Kung Fu for over 25 years. He is a qualified Black Sash instructor and is currently studying under Master Steve Cottrell, direct lineage to the Wong Hun Fun of Northern Praying Mantis system, founded by Wong Long. Sifu Grant is currently studying the art of Traditional Wing Chun, under Master Keith Mazza who was hand-picked by Grandmaster William Cheung to train and serve as the North American Liaison for the World Wing Chun Kung Fu Association.
Sifu Grant has studied under Grandmaster Steven L. Sun for Tiger/Crane, Sifu Jon Funk for Seven Star Praying Mantis, Grandmaster Dr. Weng for Shuai Chiao, Master David Sun for Chinese full contact, and with Master Timothy J. Perry in the art of Jujitsu.
He is also a NRA certified Instructor:
Sifu Grant took 1st place in point fighting at the 1993 East Coast Championships, and took 2nd in the Nation in full contact fighting at the 1995 United States Kuoshu Federation National Tournament in Baltimore, and 1st place in the 1997 Philadelphia Kick boxing tournament. In 2010, Sifu Grant was inducted into the United Fellowship Martial Artists Hall of fame, for Northern Praying Mantis Sifu of the Year.
Sifu Sal Bwint
Sifu Sal Bwint has been training over 18 years in Chinese Martial Arts. He started training while attending Temple University as an Architect major, where he graduated in 1990. He has successfully placed first in sparring and forms competitions
in every division.
In 1989, Sifu Bwint, won his first “A” rated National tournament in Atlantic City for point sparring, and has placed 2nd in the Nation (1995) for advanced two-man weapons set at USCKF (beating out the US National Champion). In 1999 he won the silver at the International USCKF light contact sparring.
Sifu Bwint is a qualified Black Sash Instructor. He also studied under top masters in the world; such as, Master Lou De Xiu for Ba Gua Zhang, Master Paul Sun for Northern Praying Mantis, Grandmaster Steven L. Sun for Southern Tiger/Crane style, Grandmaster Weng for Shuai Chiao.
Sifu Robert Levin
YiZong Philadelphia’s Chief Instructor Robert Levin O.M.D. has been studying the Chinese Internal Martial and Healing Arts for over 20 years. He is a senior student and certified teacher of the YiZong school of Gao style Baguazhang and Hebei style Xingyiquan under Master Luo De Xiu of Taipei, Taiwan. Master Luo is one of the world’s foremost experts in the Chinese Internal Martial and Healing Arts. Mr. Levin has also had the privilege of studying with some of the last generation of masters in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan while doing research for the Pa Kua Journal magazine. While living in Taipei, Taiwan, Mr. Levin also had the opportunity to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Yu Sheng Osteological Clinic under Dr. Lee Chen Yr.
Mr. Levin believes that the Chinese Internal Martial and Healing Arts should be taught without the vague, mysterious shroud that usually accompanies the Western idea of these disciplines. Mr. Levin’s research and practice of the Chinese Martial and Healing Arts, along with his training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, gives him the ability to explain internal theory, proper body mechanics, health benefits and fighting theory in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
Beginners are very welcome to attend.