In my youth I dabbled in the martial arts, karate as a child and later taiji as an undergraduate in college. It wasn't until I started learning from Shifu Steffan de Graffenried that I really found a love for martial arts, and kung fu especially. Shifu de Graffenried is incredibly knowledgeable about many different styles of kung fu and martial arts; not just the forms and applications, but also the history and lineages. He doesn't shroud anything in mystery, instead teaching you exactly what you need to do to not only learn kung fu, but to build a body capable of doing kung fu. His instruction has helped me to gradually overcome pronated feet and reach new levels of balance and coordination that I couldn't previously. Shifu de Graffenried is an excellent teacher, and I couldn't recommend his courses enough!