SONGSHAN SHAOLIN TRADITIONAL WUSHU ACADEMY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE COOPERATION WITH OUR FIRST KUNG FU SCHOOL IN THE USA, LOST LEGACY SYSTEMS TRADITIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IN LAUDERHILL SOUTH FLORIDA.
Like most martial artists, we all dream to visit and train at the original Shaolin Temple as it is widely considered to be the birthplace of Kung Fu and the most famous place in the world for martial arts.
In August of 2016, Jonathan M. Fields, 4th Dan Chief Instructor of Lost Legacy Systems Traditional Mixed Martial Arts School in Florida, USA had the opportunity to fulfill his lifelong goal of visiting the temple. He was able to stay at the Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy and train under the supervision of 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and 17th Generation Meihua Quan, Shifu Shi Yan Jun. Besides martial arts, Jonathan is a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine and organized a group of 9 people from his university to come study with the Doctors at the Shaolin Medical center.
During his time at the academy and the temple, he was able to demonstrate to shifu Shi Yan Jun his skills and as an instructor, self-defense techniques, sanda sparring, qigong and understanding of Chinese Medicine. Although the visit was only 3 weeks long, he was able to learn and show ability to teach Tai Chi, QiGong, Meihua Quan, Sanda and Qin Na. The trip made such a large impact that he was committed to bringing home his newly gained knowledge and sharing with his instructors and students the traditional Shaolin way. He also made a pact to return next year to further his education in the Shaolin arts and Meihua Quan.
Thus was born the cooperation between Lost Legacy Systems and Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy.
Lost Legacy is recognized as the first official partner in the USA and will be teaching authentic Shaolin Wushu forms, Meihua Quan, Tai Chi, Qin Na, Sanda and QiGong. Students will be able to become members of the academy with ID cards and have an opportunity for grading in the future with Shifu Shi Yan Jun when he visits the United States for seminars. The Shaolin curriculum will also be standard mandatory teaching for all Lost Legacy students.
ABOUT LOST LEGACY SYSTEMS:
Lost Legacy is a realistic mixed martial arts system based on traditional styles such as Kung Fu, JiuJitsu, Judo, Karate, Ninjutsu, TaeKwonDo and Kickboxing.
Lost Legacy Systems was founded in Brooklyn, NY USA by 8th Dan Grandmaster Jean Phoenix LeGrand in 1998. LeGrand was born in to a family of black belts, started training at the age of 4 and holds high instructor ranks in numerous traditional styles of martial arts ranging from Chinese, Japanese and Korean.
Utilizing his lifetime of experience, he created the Lost Legacy lineage by combining these arts, designing original forms and new training methods not found anywhere else. At the same time, there is a big focus on continuing to practice and develop our roots through traditional martial arts. He is also a full time personal trainer and the Team Legacy MMA coach, so hardcore conditioning is incorporated into the system. In 2003, he moved to Florida and brought his art with him. In 2004, Jonathan joined Grandmaster LeGrand and has been training and teaching at Lost Legacy ever since.
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