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Shou Shu

Sheng Chi Kung Fu offers classes and fitness programs based upon Shou' Shu Kung Fu, a true self defense art. Shou' Shu' is a true rarity in the modern martial arts world. Although the teaching methods have been modernized, the art has not been transformed to a sport karate nor an exhibition art, which has been the fate of a large percentage of modern day arts. It is an ancient form of Kung Fu taught in a manner which is practical in today's world.



Shou' Shu has existed in the elite groups of many cultures: Ancient Egypt, India, China, and now here in the USA. Due to totalitarian governments it most likely no longer exists in its former cultures but is carried on in its true form by us and possibly others in the free world. These teachings have been passed on to us through Da Shifu Al Moore, Sr., who developed the present day teaching methodologies which make Shou' Shu such an extremely effective self defense art for the modern day practitioner. Its principles run deep, yet enough can be learned in a relatively short amount of time to make the beginning student effective in self defense. Shou shu kung fu can be what you want it to be — a quick self defense system, or a lifetime of study in one of the most sophisticated systems of self defense ever devised.


Sheng Chi Kung Fu offers a comfortable, non-militaristic teaching environment which makes learning fun and exciting for all age levels. Sheng Chi Kung Fu offers martial arts classes for children, adults and seniors at its Valley Springs California and also via online classes. In addition to Shou' Shu' Kung Fu, we offer Cardio Kung Fu, and Chi Gung (T'ai Chi').


Come find out why Sheng Chi has the right program for you and your family - we even offer special family discounts to help defray costs. With both group classes and private instruction offered, we can tailor a program to fit your needs, whether you are primarily looking for self defense or looking for something to enhance your life in the many ways that martial arts training can, we'll put together a program to meet those needs. Our rates are extremely affordable and we guarantee that the high quality of training you receive will far exceed your expectations. Contact us today for a no-stress consultation — we offer free orientation classes in everything we teach.

Adult Programs

Did you know that it wasn't very long ago that martial arts were predominantly taught only to adults. It's a modern misconception that martial arts is just a kids thing. This actually started with the original Karate Kid movie. Prior to that very few martial arts taught children.

Sheng Chi has stayed true to the roots of martial arts instruction and maintained a complete adult program. You'll find adults of all ages working out, having fun, and learning phenomenal martial arts. Our art is a pure self defense style so you won't find sparring or competitions of any sort. Just pure martial arts instruction very similar to the way it's been taught for thousands of years. It's actually a rare find in the martial arts world to find a school dedicated to teaching the original arts in the way it was originally taught.

Have you always thought about studying martial arts but now you think you're too old? We've had students train into their 90's.

Maybe you've never considered it but your just looking for a change and would like to add something interesting into your life.

We offer two free personal training sessions allowing you to easily find out if our Adult Martial Arts Classes are right for you.

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Children's Programs

Studying Shou' Shu' has immense benefits for children. But those benefits vary widely for different children depending upon their needs.

  • Shy children come out of their shells
  • Extroverts learn to control their impulses
  • Children who've never enjoyed sports typically find their niche in Shou' Shu'
  • Athletic develop even finer tuned motor skills
  • Those who are bullied learn to stand up for themselves
  • Bullies learn to have respect for others

At Sheng Chi we've had decades of experience dealing with different types of children and their needs. We've seen our programs change lives as children develop skills and realize that they are able to achieve difficult skill sets and overcome obstacles to their learning.

Give us a try. You'll be amazed at what your child may achieve through our children's martial arts programs.

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Now offering classes online

For years we've had countless requests to put our lessons online. We've finally done it. The Crazy thing is we're giving it away for free. Get our complete beginners series as an online lesson series. Videos of complete classes as well as short tutorials. View all techniques from various angles at various speeds with and without opponents. All in the convenience of your home. Check it out at Free Online Kung Fu