About Dragon Claw
Academy of Kung Fu
What are you capable of? What is hidden inside? While you are mastering strikes, kicks, chin na, and forms, you become more aware of who you are, why you are here, and why the world needs you! DCA wants to walk with you on this journey! Experience the Dragon Claw Academy of Kung Fu difference.
At Dragon Claw, we believe that building mental strength is just as important as building physical strength. In a society where instant gratification is the norm and we expect rewards for our accomplishments, Dragon Claw takes a different approach. We show our students that hard work isn’t always glamorous or exciting. In fact, often the only reward for hard work is more hard work! We teach our students that the goal of Kung Fu is to constantly be learning and growing. Rather than feel discouraged by the next mountain to climb, students at Dragon Claw learn to celebrate the mountain peaks they’ve conquered so far and – more importantly – enjoy the hike!
After years of practicing Kung Fu, Shifu Aaron Chen was asked to help teach at the dojo where he trained. From the moment he began teaching, Shifu Aaron Chen realized that training children in Kung Fu was his life’s passion. Not long after, he decided to open a school of his own. With just three students, Dragon Claw Academy of Kung Fu had humble beginnings. However, we didn’t remain an underdog for long. Just a year later, that number had climbed to 100 students!
Since day one, Dragon Claw Academy has provided a Kung Fu education that encompasses the heart, spirit, and soul. In Kung fu, improving your mind is just as important as perfecting your strongest kick. That’s why Dragon Claw Academy aims to transform the lives of our students both in and out of the dojo. Our lessons on the mat teach hard work, discipline, respect, generosity, excellence, improving behavior at home, and working hard at school. Overall, our goal here are DCA is to build authentic confidence that will influence the rest of your life!
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Meet Our Instructors
Here at Dragon Claw Academy, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in the Kung Fu industry and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Dragon Claw Academy of Kung Fu
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What Are People Saying
We could take the kids to martial arts in our hometown but we travel back and forth to take them to Dragon Claw because we believe it is that much better than the average place. There is nothing average about Shifu, the instructors and what Dragon Claw believes in and instills in our children. We wouldn’t take them anywhere else.
Dragon Claw Academy has been an amazing experience for our family. I had very different goals in mind for my kids: one of them needed to boost confidence and one of them needed a focused physical activity for his body and mind. Both have shown improvement and have been successful at DCA. Shifu Aaron values the individuals in his classes AND the communal experience that classmates provide for one another. Assistant teachers complement Shifu's teaching. Since a black sash kung fu master is a white belt novice who refused to quit, we'll happily be there for years.
Shifu Chen is an exceptional teacher who takes a personal interest in the growth of every one of his students - no small task. He meets each student at their current skill/confidence level, encouraging and challenging them to grow with his expert guidance. He has developed a robust kung fu curriculum and a very welcoming culture that brings out the best in people. My husband and I started as adult students at Dragon Claw Academy a year ago and we cannot think of a better place to grow in strength, skill, and confidence.
My son has been attending class for about three years. Shifu Chen is a super instructor. He has given my son more self confidence and pride as well as strength. Shifu makes a point to tailor training to the person's level of ability and comfort. The family is also high on Shifu's list of respect. He feels the whole family is a part of the learning process.
When we were looking for an activity for my son who's autistic and has a very limited range of likes. I searched and stumbled upon DCA. Aaron and Aby are simply amazing. I was holding my breath when he had his first class. Will he like it? Will he even pay attention? Or maybe turn around and say let's go home. I watched him and I was shocked I even started to tear up. My son was smiling and Master Shifu had his attention for the full hour. We are so blessed to have found DCA, my son who had major issues with balance and coordination along with OT he met his goals and completed his main goal to learn to ride a bike in half the time they thought. I can't thank you enough DCA!
Such an amazing place to take your kids. Shi fu Chen is the best and truly has an amazing gift. He works so well with the kids. He has taught our son so much in such little time. So extremely happy that we enrolled our 4 year old son in his program! Recommend to all, you will not be disappointed! A++