10 of the Best Places to Learn Kung Fu in Los Angeles

10 of the Best Places to Learn Kung Fu in Los Angeles

An exciting & powerful way to increase fitness levels, Kung Fu is suitable for all ages. The gyms below feature Kung Fu specialists, why not try out a class today?

1. Shaolin Temple of Los Angeles

Founded in 2008 by the Venerable Shi Yanfan, Cultural Ambassador commissioned by the Shaolin Temple of China. Focused on preserving the traditions & practices of Shaolin culture. Featuring Dharma Meditation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Tea & Philosophy, Chan Buddhism, Shaolin Kung fu, weapons training, performance training, traditional forms, internal healing & community outreach programs. Their training style is non-competitive & non-combative.

13457 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Phone 818-789-5185
Skype shiyanfan1500
E-mail admin@shaolintemplela.org


2. ​Golden Dragon Martial Arts School

Features training for traditional Kung Fu in Los Angeles since 2012 & Moscow since 2001. Classes are held six times a week.

12217 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone 310-207-5260
E-mail info@kungfu-school.com


3. California Academy of Martial Arts

Their Kung Fu curriculum focuses on Wing Chun as taught by Ip Man & his sons. Their lineage goes back through Ip Man to the monks of the Shaolin Temple.

Featuring private & group classes 7 days a week, for ages 3 Through Adult. Their chief instructor is a Wing Chun master & fight choreographer.

101 N. Victory Blvd Unit L
Burbank CA 91502

Phone 818-843-7916
E-mail info@kungfuwingchun.com


4. Chinese Shao-Lin Center Los Angeles

Their Kung Fu classes cover many areas of Chinese martial arts, ranging from self defense to ancient breathing regimens & health exercises. This training has been preserved & passed down through generations by monks, priests & practitioners from Shao-Lin temples & teachers throughout China’s history.

Featuring training for various Internal Styles, External Styles, Animal Styles, Buddhist Styles, Taoist Styles, Northern Fist, Southern Fist, Grappling, Iron Bone Training, Qigong, Chinese Yoga & Weapons.

14823 1/2 Oxnard St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411

Phone 818-783-2356
E-mail chineseshaolincenterlosangeles@yahoo.com


5. Beijing Tai Chi & Kung Fu Academy

BTKA is located in Santa Monica & was founded by Sifu Jonathan (Weizhang) Wang. The premier Chinese martial arts training school in the LA area. They emphasizes health, fitness & self-defense through the study & practice of Kung Fu, weapons, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Xing Yi, Ba Gua, San Da, Qin Na, Duan Bing & Gong Li. Private training & group classes are offered, visitors welcome.

Tenzing Gym
1718 Twenty-First Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Robinson Gym
1737 Twenty-First Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone 310-392-3335
E-mail sifuwang@beijingkungfu.com


6. Benson Lee’s Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Wu Tai Chi​​​

Teaching traditional Northern Eagle Claw Kung Fu & Wu Tai Chi for the enhancement of health, ability, strength & quality of life. Their curriculum follows a step by step process in a positive environment, building a foundation in Kung Fu & Tai Chi. With emphasis on the precision of movement & excellence.

2775 W Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Phone 818-383-5377
E-mail contact@eagleclawla.com


7. Eternal Sunshine Wing Chun Kung Fu

The ideal scenario for learning is a combo of group & private training, & each one has specific benefits. Group classes provide exposure to different training partners of varied skill levels, ages & sizes. Helping develop adaptability in movement. Private training provides highly focused one on one training, with a more personalized approach.

Featuring group classes Monday – Thursday. Basic Training is designed to introduce new students to the fundamentals & allow intermediate or advanced students to deepen their understanding.

4505 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Phone 323-732-1980
E-mail sifujim@eswingchun.com


8. Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu

Among the leading Chinese Martial Arts schools in southern California. Their curriculum features many martial arts styles, with an emphasis on Wushu & traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. Their facility is equipped with pro Martial Arts equipment. Many students have exceled in national tournaments, winning Grand Champion titles.

13626 Normandie Ave
Gardena, CA 90249

Phone 310-679-1990
E-mail info@wushushaolin.com


9. The Los Angeles Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy

Located in Sherman Oaks, they encourage walk-ins to see what Wing Chun is about. Featuring private & group instruction.

4625 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone 818-380-0822
E-mail sifualon@wingchuncalifornia.com or naomi@wingchuncalifornia.com


10. King Fu San Soo

Teaching the art of Kung-Fu San Soo since 1980 to both adults & children. Their mission is to preserve the principles & foundation of the art the way Grand master Woo taught it.

5555 Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone 310-985-0354

5555 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90401
Phone 310-980-1626


If you know of another great Kung Fu school that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.


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