Berry, Sifu R. Scott Loxley, Sifu Neal Daley, Sifu Patrick Spangle,
Sifu Dan Cabrera, Sifu Zeke Sunleaf, Sifu Aaron Davis and Sifu
Fu is an ancient Chinese martial art honored throughout the world.
Kung Fu's history and traditions are distinctly Chinese and are
an accurate reflection of the ancient culture. Many of the Kung-Fu
martial arts fighting systems that are documented have been passed
down from master to student for thousands of years. The ancient
and traditional martial art form of Chinese Kung Fu has been growing
for over 2,000 years.
The Chinese Kung Fu Club of DeKalb was founded by Sifu Arthur
Berry in 1979. Sifu Berry carefully selects his students to ensure
that only those who are serious in studying traditional Kung-Fu
are invited to join the class. His classes are small and very
personalized, guaranteeing the true feeling of having a Sifu.
To Sifu Berry, a Sifu is not only a teacher, but a father and
mentor as well.
Sifu Berry strongly emphasizes a family atmosphere in his Chinese
kung fu club. Everyone who learns and teaches is a brother or
sister to each and every one who enters the club. Those who move
on and away still keep in contact with the Chinese Kung-Fu Club
of DeKalb family and find that they are forever welcomed both
by the new and old members. As a family, the students help each
other achieve their potential and be the best they can be. More
experienced students use what they already know to help out the
newer students. Through this, there is a great balance that helps
the class improve as a whole. It is very important to Sifu Berry
that all students, not just a few select individuals, achieve
a high level of Kung-Fu.
The Chinese Kung Fu martial arts club of De Kalb meets three days
a week for three hours each class. The class structure is broken
up into several sections, so that many topics of study can be
addressed. These topics include chi-kung exercises, simulated
technique study, body training, coordination drills, mind focus
exercises, traditional forms and self defense. Special care is
taken by the instructor to make sure that there is a heavy emphasis
given to the study of traditional Kung-Fu and not just having
a class of fighting. His students reflect his philosophy and are
also schooled in history and style. As a school, Sifu Berry and
his students have achieved much success in both local and national
tournaments. They compete regularly and are known throughout the
Midwest as a quality martial arts school. They continue to show
great amounts of respect, both for their art and the arts of others.
The official Chinese Kung-Fu Club of DeKalb style is considered
to be Northern Shaolin mixed with Tai Praying Mantis Kung-Fu.
These two styles complement each other in an extremely rare and
unique blend. Both the teachers and students of the club hope
to keep alive the style and traditLoxley, Sifu Neal Daley, Sifu
Patrick Spangle, Sifu Dan Cabrera, Sifu Zeke Sunleaf, Sifu Aaron
Davis and Sifu Zephen