About Us

“Enriching Lives through Martial Arts”

We hope to provide to our students, both children and adults, training that encourages personal growth and development at his or her individual pace, weighing importance on both physical and mental conditioning. We strive to uphold principles of excellence that inspire students to see beyond their current potential and reach new levels of success by setting goals and achieving them, building character, and improving confidence and self-esteem. Traditional martial arts teaches values, instills respect, sincerity, self control, honor and loyalty.

Sifu Michael Cardinale

Sifu Michael Cardinale has been involved in martial arts for over 20 years, currently he specializes in Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu and T’ai Chi Chuan. In 2005 he earned the rank of Sifu in shaolin kung fu but has trained in tang soo do, karate, American boxing, judo and ju-jitsu. With a broad knowledge of the martial arts and realistic self-defense techniques, he brings a wealth of information to the classroom. Sifu lives to share his knowledge and teaches with passion and excitement in both group and one-on-one setting.
Sifu Cardinale has taught a variety of people and has been honored to work with individuals from every branch of the armed forces, police, fire department and federal government. Sifu always goes above and beyond with community outreach. He is enthusiastic to educate the public in self defense and he has held seminars for schools, grades 1 – 12, churches, and the Department of Public Safety. In addition, Sifu involves himself in charity events such as St. Jude’s Kick-a-Thon to Raise Money for Cancer Research.

Nicknamed “the Gentle Giant” Sifu cares for and respects each student he shares his life with. He believes his greatest accomplishments come from helping students grow. Martial arts teaches respect, sincerity, self control and values, helping people improve their careers, school grades, personal relationships, confidence and self-image.