Category Archives: School Business

New T-Shirts Coming

What? New T-Shirts? New Design? We are looking forward to getting these new beauties in the next week or two, so keep an eye out when you come in for classes.

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Here they are at the 2019 Tiger Claw tournament in San Jose, promoting Plumpub and our studio and style, Bak Sil Lum.  

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Academy Payment Page

Would you like to use paypal or a credit card to pay for your classes at the Academy? Just click the appropriate button below, and it will take you to our shopping cart where you can quickly complete the payment. … Continue reading

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Hello from Wales

Dear Students, I hope everyone is practicing and having a good time. Many schools go through a re-calibration when the head-instructor is away. But this is actually an important time in martial training, when students are face to face with … Continue reading

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The Passing of Rod Oka

Rod Oka, long time student here at the Academy, passed away on the third of this month. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer for about a year. During his time with us he had studied Shaolin and Tai Chi. In … Continue reading

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Academy T-Shirts!

We’ve moved Heaven, Earth and one large Dragon… and, once again, have Academy T-Shirts! You can order HERE or just ask at the studio. Be the envy of your friends and Wear the Dragon!  

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Monday 8:00 PM Class Hiatus

Until the end of April, the Advanced Internal Arts class on Monday night, at 8pm, will be on hiatus. The other advanced Tai Chi and internal arts classes will still meet as usual, so see you there!

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Arts of the Academy

Congratulations to Steve Strasnick, longtime Academy student, who recently attended the 22nd Annual Chinese Martial Arts Tournament, on March 15, in Berkeley. Steve won the Internal Style Men’s Division by performing a number of styles, including Taijiquan and Bagua Zhang. … Continue reading

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Black Belt Award

No one could have been more surprised than Marcus McDonough, friday night last when, in the middle of the workout class, instructor John Ottenberg announced that he was awarding to Marcus the black belt. As John and Sifu Ted Mancuso … Continue reading

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Academy: We’re back!

Classes start up again today…Looking forward to seeing you all. Ted, Linda, Jim, and Travis

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How To Start

Click image above to open (short) movie in new window. Read below for class info, then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to contact us with your interest. Thanks! Tai Chi Chuan: We offer two entrances … Continue reading

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Academy Vacation Time

The Academy will be taking vacation for a couple weeks in August: We’ll be teaching classes on Thursday, August 2, and then will return for classes on Saturday, August 18. (We will be gone August 3 – August 17.) For … Continue reading

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Contact Us

The Academy of Martial & Internal Arts 1570 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065 831-475-1429   We are almost directly across from Dominican Hospital, just off the Soquel exit of Hwy 1. Click for map     We only use … Continue reading

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The Return of Kung Fu!

Well, after more than two years, here we go again. Continue reading

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