The Cloud Forest Chin Woo Martial Arts Association in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA is a prestigious organization with true and indisputable documented genealogies of several famous Kung-Fu systems, including the famous Shaolin Five Family Fists and Internal Iron Palm, as well as the Emperor's Long Fist Tai-Chi system, dating back as far as 618 A.D. Tang Dynasty, 960 A.D. Sung Dynasty, and 1800 A.D. Ching Dynasty. Chin Woo Association was founded in Shanghai China in 1909, by the famous Huo Yuan-Jai (Jet Li's Character in “Fearless”). We also offer 17 other martial arts systems.
So come play with us. We're kind of fun.
We are a modern-day martial arts college that teaches the traditional arts both the ‘old ways' and the more ‘modern ways'.
We believe that martial arts is both beautiful and used for real combat.
Self-Defense is much more than just a hobby, it's life and death.
But we hope to help you enjoy learning to defend yourself as if it's ‘just a hobby'
Not every martial art style will work for every person, of every body-type possible, in every self-defense situation. We plan to level the field by teaching what is necessary to further your chances of surviving.
Remember, you don't get to choose when you are attacked, nor how you are attacked, and by whom you are attacked.
But you sure can influence it.
The Shaolin and Wu Tang martial arts were only selectively taught to certain individuals. A person would have to be of Royal Chinese Blood, well respected and high ranking in the Chinese Military, or be someone with traits of extremely high character, moral values, and dedication in order to be trained. More information is available on the Prospective Students page. Although during certain periods in China's history the general public was taught some martial arts skills during times of war and oppression, these skills were basic and minimal depending on the severity of the situation and were usually broken down to the point where a person could learn fairly quickly to be decent on the battlefield (keep in mind that even these basic skills were far advanced compared to the typical warfare of the day). This being the case, the number of people actually learning the complete Chinese Martial Arts systems were relatively few. It is for this reason that the Chinese masters have placed such an emphasis on genealogy of their systems along with a considerable amount of documentation (Our genealogies are listed on the main page for each system of study). A true master should be able to trace his system back, teacher by teacher, to a certain Temple, General, or Emperor…depending on the system of study.
We are in the Large Yellow Building, Look for the Red Door for entry into our 10,000sqft school.