Frequently asked questions
How long has Silent Tiger Martial Arts been around?
First established in 1994 and has been in Kelowna for nearly 14 years.
What style of martial arts do you teach?
We teach Shaolin Chuan Fa Kung Fu, Kickboxing, MMA, Military Hand to Hand Combat and Hyper Pro Xtreme.
Our martial arts include all ranges of self defense and combat. We have strikes, trapping, clinches, throws, grappling and weapons.
How old is your martial arts style?
Our Kung Fu System can be traced back to the Shaolin Temple and includes two martial arts legends umong it's disciples!
• Lam Sai Wing (1860-1943)
One of the best fighters of his time, an outstanding master of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu and a disciple of the legendary Wong Fei Hung.
In 1917-1923, Lam Sai Wing was appointed the Chief Instructor in hand-to-hand fight in the National Revolutionary Army of Fujian province.
Lam won first place at a large martial arts competition that took place at the Dongjiao ground, receiving a medal from the Provisional President of the Republic of China, as a token of recognition for his service and success.
Many stories are documented of his skills in combat both in challenge matches and self defense.
• Wong Fei Hung (1847 – 1924)
Wong was a master of Hung Ga. He systemized the predominant style of Hung Ga and choreographed its version of the Tiger Crane Paired Form Fist, which incorporates his Ten Special Fist techniques.
Wong was adept at using weapons, such as the staff, and one tale recounts how Wong defeated a group of 30 gangsters on the docks of Guangzhou with a staff.
So famous are his fighting accounts that over 100 films and television series featuring Wong have been produced. Actors who portrayed Wong on screen include Jet Li in the Once Upon a Time in China film series!
One of the most famous fighters and healers in China and known for his infamous Shadowless Kick.
Today we believe in a modern approach to the traditional concepts. We don't train in a way that no longer has benefit in the modern world.
Where is Silent Tiger Martial Arts located?
4409 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC.
Our classes are held in the small log hall behind the Red Barn facing Dehart
Do I need to purchase a Uniform?
Yes you need to purchase a T-shirt or Uniform Top for all programs. These are $35.
What are your testing/grading fees?
We include all belt/sash testing fees in the monthly payment. Belts and Sashes themsleves may be purchased seperatly and are only mandatory for tournament and comeptition.
Do you offer Family or multi-member discounts?
Yes we do have family and multi-member rates at a discount, please contact us for full information.
What do I need to do to register?
Bring a peice of ID and a willingness to learn.
I have never trained before and not in shape, will I fit in?
It doesn't matter if you trained 20 yrs ago or are brand new to this type of training.
Why train in martial arts?
Everyone who studies the martial arts is different. Most people believe that it's all punching and kicking people. There is so much more to real martial arts training! Through your studies you will learn not only self-defense skills that will make you more confident but equally important skills like respect, dedication, goal setting, patience, perseverance and an iron will that will help you succeed at school, your carreer and your life in general! We guarantee it because we live it!
What makes STMA different from what I have done before?
- Unlike 95% of all martial arts schools we don't teach in a way that is outdated and dangerous to our students for real self defense abilities. Just because your style was created hundreds of years ago and was the gold standard then, doesn't mean it is effective now.