Doyle's Elite Martial Arts Systems
There are two main curriculums that we offer, adult and children, both under Black Belt. In both curriculums, we focus on the mental benefits of the Martial Arts: Gaining Self-discipline & Self-control, Confidence building, Sharpening Focus, Teaching Respect and Courtesy, Developiing a mindset of Excellence, Setting and Achieving Goals.
Five Ancestor Fist Chee Kim Thong Lineage
Our system comes from the Great Grandmaster Chee Kim Thong, who was a prodigy when it came to Martial Arts. He trained in Northern Shaolin, Wu Chi, Wuzuquan, Five Elements, Wu Mei, Lohan Ru Yi Quan. Grandmaster John Graham was taught Wuzuquan, Five Ancestor Fist, which consists of five separate kung fu systems combined into one: Lohan, emphasizing forceful movements and graceful postures; Monkey, emphasizing delicate footwork and evasiveness and subtlety; Tai Chor, emphasizing broad stroke power movements and incremental advancement on one’s opponent; Damo, emphasizing chi development and precise breath control; White Crane, emphasizing graceful blocks and strikes that are both deceptive, invasive, and dominating.
Wuzuquan is both an external (hard and forceful) as well as internal (soft and relaxed) system. It is the grandfather all Okinawan Karate which is based upon the White Crane System. The same villages that taught Wuzuquan and White Crane are the same villages that the Okinawan Masters journeyed to in order to learn their art. Wuzuquan is most closely linked to the Okinawan systems by the form called Sanchin. It is the primary form of Wuzuquan and the same can be said of the Okinawan karate systems that contain this form. Goju Ryu is the most similar to Wuzuquan, as it has the same philosophy and principles of blocking, striking, stance, and footwork.
So the core forms of Wuzuquan come from Chee Kim Thong. However, there is another form that is a system in and of itself. This was the last form that GM Chee taught us.
Liu He Ba Fa- Six Ways Eight Methods
This is a separate system, but it has Wuzuquan elements throughout the form. It is an internal form, focusing on development of chi and internal versus external power. We offer this form as an alternative system to be taught. Unlike the adult and child curriculums, it has no ranking or bi-monthly testing. It is meant to be performed at the same speed as Tai Chi, with similar health benefits included.
This is a form taught to Grandmaster Graham in 2005 by Master Chee Chin Wei, the Chief Instructor of the Nine Dragon’s Temple in Quanzhou, China. It is a Shaolin Temple form that incorporates strong elements of Wuzuquan into it. It, like Liu He Ba Fa, is a separate system in and of itself. It has no ranking or bi-monthly testing. This is available for those who have had extensive previous training in other kungfu systems and want to learn an advanced form of Wuzuquan.