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CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:46 pm
by GrandUltimate
I just recently moved to Pico Rivera, CA, and was hoping to find a teacher relatively close by (~30-45 mins driving) to train some form of CMA.

I'm open to any system so long as the teacher is legit, though my preferences include Bagua (preferably non-Cheng), Choy Lay Fut, Hop Gar, Tai Chi (though not chen style), Shuai Jiao, or Bajiquan. Just to clarify, by "legit" I don't really mean that I'm looking to fight or challenge any teacher, but more of a teacher that can clearly show application and energy of movement.

I'm also a disciple under a Sifu and still train the Kung Fu I learn from him, so I can't learn from anyone who is not cool with that. I'm not looking to learn an entire system, as I may only be in CA for only 2 years, but I would love to even get some solid basics in another art to add to my own knowledge.

Sorry if this is a snobby list of preferences. If anyone could guide me in the right direction here, that would be greatly appreciated.

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:59 am
by P. Li
Pico Rivera as in Den of Thieves?

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:22 am
by everything
How about look into private lessons in xingyi, bagua, taiji with Tim Cartmell: http://www.shenwu.com/classes.htm

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:41 am
by greytowhite
I'd look into Gerald Sharp.

http://www.chiflow.com/

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:20 pm
by GrandUltimate
P. Li wrote:Pico Rivera as in Den of Thieves?

I didn't know what this meant at first, but after googling it, I think the answer is yes!

I guess there was movie partially filmed here sometime recently, if i understood my google search correctly

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:23 pm
by GrandUltimate
everything wrote:How about look into private lessons in xingyi, bagua, taiji with Tim Cartmell: http://www.shenwu.com/classes.htm


Oh wow, I didn't even realize Tim Cartmell was such a relatively short ride away. Maybe I can settle for training BJJ at his school if his private sessions are out of my expense limits. Or perhaps I can find if he has some students in the area that teach. Thanks for the suggestion.

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:25 pm
by GrandUltimate
greytowhite wrote:I'd look into Gerald Sharp.

http://www.chiflow.com/


This actually looks very interesting as well. Unfortunately I'm not at the point where I can spent $150 per hour to train with someone. But this is something I'll definitely keep in mind to see if other options do arise. Thanks.

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 pm
by GrandUltimate
I feel somewhat silly as I forgot to mention a very important factor: price range
I know this will only make things harder, but I'm hoping to find a place that would run me around $100-150 per month.

I've noticed that there's a Yin Style Bagua group in LA. I emailed the person who seemed like the closest instructor. Does anyone have experience with these YSB groups or know of similar stuff I can look up?

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:14 am
by Trip
Tung Taiji Los Angeles

If you’re willing to drive, Tung Kai Ying (Tung Ying Chieh’s eldest grandson) teaches Yang Style in West L.A.
Kai Ying’s son is the main teacher there now but Kai Ying still shows up from time to time.

3030 WESTWOOD BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
(310) 379-5396

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:05 pm
by GrandUltimate
Trip wrote:Tung Taiji Los Angeles

If you’re willing to drive, Tung Kai Ying (Tung Ying Chieh’s eldest grandson) teaches Yang Style in West L.A.
Kai Ying’s son is the main teacher there now but Kai Ying still shows up from time to time.

3030 WESTWOOD BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
(310) 379-5396


Thanks! This is actually a really good option. I think I may be contacting this place soon.

Re: CMA in Pico Rivera, CA.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:46 pm
by gasmaster
Might want to check out my teacher hu yao wu in Monterey park area. You can come check out first class free to see if you like. Hes quite good.
http://www.xingyi-bagua.com/