Other Instructors: Sifu Manny Mastres, Sifu Ken Wickline, Sifu Natalie Cheung
Renshi / Sikung Kasey Cheung’s extensive studies in a variety of martial art styles, has allowed him to develop a highly effective system of integrated martial arts. At the core of Kasey’s teaching method lies a belief in ‘open learning,’ utilizing some of the most effective techniques from various styles of martial arts, and self defense.
Sikung Cheung has been involved in the martial arts since 1984. His deep passion and belief in the arts has led him to a lifetime of teaching. He has the ability to unlock the potential of both young and old, allowing everyone to see exactly what their mind and bodies are capable of.
SIFU MANNY MASTRES
I started training in martial arts in 1999 under Josi James Robinson founder and head instructor of runningfist kung fu. I became a Sifu under Josi James Robinson June of 2015 and I am also recognized as a san dan under world warrior alliance at the same time. My interest in martial arts came at a young age watching old Bruce Lee, Jet Lee and Jackie Chan movies. I am currently training under SiKung Kasey Cheung who is also an instructor in Running Fist Kung fu and Intergrated Martial Arts Center.
SIFU KEN WICKLINE
Kenneth started training in 2003 at the age of 42 under Sikung Kasey Cheung. He became interested in the Art and started training because his children were taking classes at the school. After fifteen minutes into his first class (which only included the warm-up) he was exhausted and ready to quit. Kenneth did make it through the class, with the realization he was totally out of shape. Kenneth informed Sikung he didn’t think he could continue, but Sikung encouraged him and told him to try another class as it will only get easier. Kenneth did try another class, but it wasn’t any easier. Since he was overweight and out of shape, he knew this was something he had to do. Kenneth’s feeling was that he would try to attend classes until the summer came and he got into a little better shape. After getting involved and feeling the results of training, Kenneth became more motivated. He looked up to the younger kids in class, who were green belts at the time, and thought if he could achieve some of what they were doing like executing sharp techniques and controlled kicks that would be awesome. His next goal was to get a green belt and stop, but something clicked and he couldn’t get enough Martial Arts. From that point on, he has participated and competed in national seminars and tournaments, taking 1st place in many events. He received his black belt in 2007 and is currently a Nidan. His love of the Arts continues to grow. Through Sikung, he has had many opportunities to learn from other Masters and with Sikung’s support, Kenneth continues to expand his knowledge and arsenal attending other schools. In 2009, Kenneth earned a red sash in Running Fist Kung Fu under Josi James Robinson. His motto has always been “just keep showing up”. He shares his sentiment with everyone telling them whether or not you feel like going, just show up as you will feel better when you are done. That is how he did it. Kenneth constantly studies and is always looking to improve himself. His positive attitude is contagious and has helped many others excel in the Art.
SIFU NATALIE CHEUNG
Natalie Cheung began her martial arts study in 2009. She started as a curious observer fascinated by how the techniques were executed, and a desire to figure it all out. As a student she began to truly appreciate the ideas and philosophy put forward and gained a deeper understanding of the body mechanics and delivery of the various styles.
Natalie works alongside her husband and Sikung, Kasey Cheung to help teach the kids program at Integrated Martial Arts Center.
She currently hold the title of Sifu and the rank of black sash. Sifu Natalie is a certified yoga instructor and has integrated her yoga training into her martial arts instruction classes.
She has an active lifestyle and noticed how martial arts training has benefited in her other hobbies such as rock climbing, yoga, running and kayaking.
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