Assistant Instructor Dai Sihing Jon Strong
Dai Sihing "Older Brother" Jon began his martial arts training with the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy shortly after our opening and has recently been promoted to assistant instructor. Dai Sihing Jon has rarely missed class since joining the school and can always be seen before and after class working on his Kung Fu. His patience, attention to detail and willingness to work with new people makes him one of our key instructors for Beginners and intermediate students.
Dai Sihing Jon's knowledge of Jow Ga Kung Fu includes multiple empty hand and weapon forms. He is often seen paying close attention to students training and looking for opportunities to help students as well as share his knowledge of Jow Ga Kung Fu. Dai Sihing Jon teaches the regular kung fu classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
He heads the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy in Gwinnett County, Georgia with Si Hing Marvin Billups.
Assistant Instructor Sihing Marvin Billups
Sihing Marvin began his training in the martial arts at the age of 7 with Karate and learned at the age of 12 during a real fight that martial arts as a sport (point sparring) is not effective for real world self-defense. This realization helped led to a long search that ended at the age of 23 when he began to study Jow Ga Kung Fu in Washington DC under Sifu Derrick Mims and became fascinated with the system and the conditioning that comes with it. Due to work, he had to leave the area and was unable to continue his studies. In 2003 he moved to Georgia and began looking for a martial arts school that had the similar training and conditioning that is found in Jow Ga kung fu. It wasn't until 2013 that he joined the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy and was able to continue his passion for the system he enjoyed years ago. Since that time Sihing Marvin has dedicated himself to the study and preservation of the Jow Ga system and has passed that desire on to his wife and son. Marvin's main focus is on applying the traditional concepts of the system to modern fighting and in that way preserve the true essence of Jow Ga Kung Fu. He heads the Jow Ga Kung Fu in Gwinnett County, Georgia with Dai Sihing Jon Strong.
Inside the minds of Our Instructors
Keeping Martial Arts Functional
The school instructors work hard to stay true to the traditional trainings, teachings and strategies that Jow Ga Kung Fu has to offer. This level of dedication helps to ensure that students are learning a functional and practical martial arts system that is designed for self-defense purposes. Because of this dedication, our students are often tougher, faster, and more powerful than students who train at other martial arts schools. The instructors are grounded in the functional techniques of traditional martial arts and modern self-defense concerns. You can see these 2 guys fight each other every Thursday.