The club 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 tradition
of the Kung-Fu which they have been taught.