Dr. Gary S. Torres, Grandmaster
Shao Lin Quan
Tai Ji Quan
Xing Yi Quan
Ba Gua Zhang
What makes Phoenix Dragon Kungfu Academy unique in the world of Chinese
martial arts? It's very simple. We offer an integrated system
of training that can turn martial arts students into teachers and
martial art teachers into masters. Our standard program begins by
building your foundation using the oldest martial art in the world
- Shao Lin kung fu. During this time you will practice conditioning
and strengthening techniques, coupled with combat forms that are
centuries old. And have no doubt - you'll learn how to use them well.
Once your foundation has been established, you'll
then move on to three of the most potent martial arts in the world:
Tai Ji Quan, Xing Yi Quan and Ba Gua Zhang. Combining Chinese kungfu
hundreds of years old with ancient Daoist energy techniques thousands
of years old, these three arts are considered the pinnacle of martial
achievement. These four martial arts, combined into one seamless
system, offer the kind of real world combat skills few of today's
modern day warriors can hope to achieve. Eventually, in the final
stages of your training you will learn how to call up all of these
arts effortlessly and without thought, coming to you as needed.
Even more important than a school's programs
is the person teaching them. Trained by the legendary Grandmaster
Peter Kwok, Doctor Gary S. Torres has been teaching the Phoenix
Dragon Kung fu System, a direct copy of the Kwok System for over forty six years. As both a physician and a martial artist, he
brings to his teachings a unique perspective that simply can't
be found anywhere else.
Dr. Torres is now available for private lessons or semi-private lessons in the Tampa area weekdays. All other time slots are currently full. All new candidates will be wait listed if they can't schedule current availability.
The Peter Kwok System
Grand Master Kwok knew many more forms than what he taught. He only
taught what he considered the best of all his experiences. The seventy
two individual forms comprising one external and three internal styles
are his presentation of the best that he was exposed to and have hence
forth been termed the "Kwok System."
Here presented is the “Kwok System” in completion, a compellation of
many Masters’ teachings in four systems of Chinese Kung fu. No other
"Kwok student" can make this presentation.
Shao Lin Chuan (少林拳; Shàolín Quán)
Tai Chi Chuan (太极拳;
Xing Yi Chuan (形意拳;
Xǐng Yì Quán)
Ba Gua Zhang (八卦掌; Bā Guà Zhăng)
Chi Gong (气功; Qī Gōng)
Eight Pieces of Brocade,
Bone Marrow Qi Gong,
Yi Gun Jin,
21 Chi Exercises,
8 Gates of Peng,
12 Exercise of Chi,
6 Bridges of Chi,
Wild Goose Chi Gong.