Certified Instructors of the Chinese Kung-Fu Club of Dekalb

 

Sifu Neal Daley


Black Sash, 1st Level Sifu
Certified Instructor's Rank in 2000
E-mail: Tbird6894@aol.com

 

The Martial Arts always interested me as a kid. I was fascinated by the men who could fly through the air with amazing fighting skills, and of course, the bad dubbing was amusing as well. These actors were my heroes, along with The Incredible Hulk and Superman. After watching Kung-Fu Theater and Samurai Sunday, my friends and I would attempt to imitate the actors whom we had watched in awe. We would often hurt each other and ourselves by jumping from trees and swinging homemade weapons.

It wasn't until I turned twenty-one that I began to study the martial arts. I began studying Tae Kwon Do through the Orland Park District, but it wasn't like the movies. It wasn’t Kung-Fu. Later, when I left to finish college, I met Sifu Scott Loxley by chance shortly after moving to DeKalb. After talking to me, Sifu Scott introduced me to Sifu Berry and I received my first invitation to watch class.

Before warm-ups were completed, I was hooked. Like a drug, Kung-Fu took its hold on me and never let go. Over the years, I listened to every word said, and I practiced every move shown to me. In the spring of 2001, I was promoted to the rank of Sifu. I can't yet fly through the air, but I have learned many of the skills those fighters possess and now I teach them to the many brothers and sisters willing to learn as I did. I am thankful to Sifu Arthur Berry for teaching me the authentic traditional Kung Fu that is so rare to find. Being taught by such a great teacher has changed my life.

 

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Dekalb Illinois 60115-3715
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