Sifu Mark Cardona teaches Wan Yi Chuan kung fu at his school Renaissance Martial
Arts in Rochester New York. Growing up in Rochester he started his official
training in Northern Shaolin and then found Sifu Milton Newsome who started
training him in Tai Kou Kung fu. The system is based on several of the
classical animal styles including Monkey and Drunken Monkey. The use of the
animals applies to the ranges and types of energies as they change in
combat. The key elements to Wan Yi Chuan are adaptation and flow in all
Sifu Cardona has been training for approximately 20 years in a variety of Chinese based martial arts. He also has experience in Aiki Jujitsu and Kali. When not teaching at RMA you will most often find him training with other local instructors or traveling to attend several seminars such as the Saratoga Martial Arts Festival, where he attends to both further his knowledge and share his experiences with the martial arts community.
Modern Drunken Kung Fu Seminar:
This seminar will cover the concepts, techniques and applications of the more traditional Drunken Kung fu in modern Kung Fu use. There will be no form taught, rather we will learn body training methods and how to apply them to the techniques of striking, blocking and positional relationships. Timing and cadence drills to take on the flavor of the art will round out the seminar.