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(815) 455-KICK

(847) 458-2080

462 W. Virginia St. (Rt 14)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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Head Instructor

Sifu Richard Gamboa


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Why study at Action Kung Fu?

Originally only people for whom hand-to-hand combat was a frequent occurrence practiced Kung Fu. Today, however, people come to us from all walks of life, each with their own set of reasons for wanting to train in traditional Kung Fu. Some want to learn self defense. Some seek physical fitness and mental discipline. Others wish to make Kung Fu training a serious part of their lives. And then there are those people who are simply looking to have fun in a private manner. Whatever your reason is, you will find others like yourself studying at Action Kung Fu, where the staff and instructors are ready to help you achieve your goals.   To that end, the school has coupled time-proven traditional methods that will not only help you learn Kung Fu quickly and easily, but will also provide a wide range of benefits for students of all ages.

How long will it take to become reasonably proficient in Kung Fu, or to reach Black Sash level?

Becoming proficient varies based your own abilities and the time you spend training. After four months you will have learned techniques for most situations, and after eight months most students amaze themselves with their own abilities and accomplishments. You should feel that you could defend yourself fairly well by that point. As for reaching Black Sash level, the same variables apply, but somewhere between three to five years is about right.

How many classes per week should I attend?

We recommend two classes per week to start and practice time on your own. You should match your involvement with your level of fitness and build from there.

Will there be other beginners in my class?

We group all students by age and rank. This means that you will be in class with other people of similar age and skill level.

Are the altar and meditation of religious significance?

Each class begins and ends with a show of thanks and respect, represented by a bow, to the teachers who have passed on their knowledge to you. Additionally, a period of silent meditation before and after class clears the mind of distractions and allows reflection on the material presented.