Dao Chi Gung Fu

The Martial Art Form

Dào Chì Gōng Fū (The Way of Chi Kung Fu) (道氣功夫) focuses on defense and confidence and self-discipline. The style name literally means the Method of Vital-Energy Skill Work. Our school motto, therefore, is “Inner Strength Through Hard Work.” The school logo: Chinese characters below a Phoenix, below a Tai Chi Yin Yang has three lines at the top that represent “Heaven” in Chinese philosophy. We are a Christian-based school that also functions as a ministry to others in need. All these symbols represent who we are and what we do. The Yin Yang is a symbol of symmetry and balance, one force always complimenting another. Yin Yang is a worldwide martial arts concept referring to the diametric aspects of life and martial arts. It is not, nor ever has been, a reference to dharma or Buddhism or a reflection of any sort of eastern mysticism.


Definition of the Art form

  • Dào            道      Way/method
  • Chì             氣      Vital energy
  • Gōng          功      Service/work/achievement
  • Fū              夫      Laborer/worker

Martial arts & concepts that we teach

  • Capoeira
  • Muay Thai
  • Jun FanGung Fu (Jeet Kune Do / Way of the Intercepting Fist)
  • Kara-Te-Do
  • Tang Soo Do
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Aiki-Do
  • Ju-Do
  • JiuJitsu
  • Brazilian JiuJitsu
  • Nin Po (Pressure points)
  • Shaolin Stances
  • Shaolin Qin Na
  • Weapons


The three main Martial Arts Principles

  1. To utilize only combat-effective techniques from other martial arts
  2. To apply only the force necessary to end a fight, avoiding injuring others whenever possible
  3. Economy of Motion = the Efficiency of Expenditure (of energy)


The Seven Laws of Gung Fu

  1. Fluidity: As one technique completes, another begins
  2. Adaptation: Moving with the flow of energy
  3. Economy: Efficiency of expenditure
  4. Movement: Move only as required; no less, no more
  5. Intent & Execution: You will perform as you train
  6. Harmony: Compliment hard with soft, strong/weak, heavy/light
  7. Non-self Interference: Simply respond, trust your training; strive not for an outcome