What’s the buzz about Hung Fa Yi of AZ?
Hi Sifu Mark, I just wanted to say thanks for teaching the kids, mine in particular. I know they are not the best students, or the easiest to teach and keep focused. But I think you have a great aptitude and skill for keeping them involved, and are able to pull the best out of them. Ben is doing well and starting to pick it up. Thanks and great job!
Awesome class, never lasted more than 2 weeks in martial art class before but Sifu Mark makes everything super interesting :).
As a girl working late night bar industry, having some self defense skills definitely is a plus, I love Wing Chun because even though I am a small girl I can still use this against grown men in real life.
They do free trial class too so check it out, if your ever interested in any Kung Fu, Wing Chun really is one of the best!
Also they do some other self defense classes on weekends!
This is definitely one of my favorite places to be. Training Kung Fu from Sifu Mark has been extremely positive for me and a skill that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I have taken other martial arts on and off since I was a child but Kung Fu is the only style that I feel comfortable enough with to use to defend myself. I strongly recommend this school for everyone for self defense or conditioning, regardless of any prior experience in martial arts.
I’ve been studying martial arts over 30 years, trained under hall of famers like Mike Stone, Tadashi Yamashita, Pat Johnson, and George Kirby. Additionally, I owned school and a martial arts supply co for several years and some would say that I know what I’m talking about with regards to a quality school. Sifu Mark Jones and the hfyaz organization is first class. The people are very inviting and make you feel welcome, the instructors are experienced and patient with the kids classes and the facility has the traditional pride in cleanliness and appearance. The system itself has great value for experienced martial artists that want a better understanding of the depth behind hand to hand combat systems.
Having just returned after a few years away, I was pleasantly surprised with the new facility and staff. The facility is clean and comfortable and provides The right atmosphere for training. Sifu Jones is always on the floor with hands on training. Hung Fa Yi is a complete system, simple and practical ,but very detailed. They offer many seminars & workshops on the weekends that cover a variety of arts. The price is reasonable for such personal training.
When it comes to quality training, Hung Fa Yi is the best AZ has to offer. For the last 6 years I have visited many martial arts schools in the Phoenix area. From Karate, to Tae Kwon do, Judo, Kung Fu, etc. No school can’t come close to the level of quality training that Hung Fa Yi Tempe has to offer. I have been a member for a number of years, and there is always something new to learn. The classes, are fun, geared towards reality based combat principles, and the monthly fees are pretty affordable. Overall, this is the school where you can learn self defense, get in shape, and have fun while you at it.
I’ll start off saying that this is probably one of the best decisions of my life to join Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun. I had tried to apply for another Wing Chun school in Tempe, but the owner didn’t reply to my emails, and he didn’t bother to care if I was interested. Then when my hopes were down, I emailed Sifu Mark Jones. He replies back as soon as the next day and was very understanding of my situation. I’m a smaller woman, I have had no previous experience in athletics other then track and cross country for a year, so I was relieved that he was willing to teach me Wing Chun regardless of that. Of course that was in November, and I’ve been consistently going ever since! I would definitely say, this is one of the better decisions and worth the money and time I invest. HFY Wing Chun isn’t just about learning moves, its about finding about who I am and using that energy to learn and move forward. The school also has weekend workshops that are extremely affordable, and the school offers multiple payment plan options that fit your financial plans. HFY Wing Chun is a system based on principles and is excellent for self defense regardless of your size, added bonus is that the teacher is determined to teach you, its a good amount of cardio, your fellow martial artist are all understanding and willing to help you, and you’ll figure out, if not strengthen, your self identity. I can’t ask for more, so what are you waiting for?
This is a great place to learn, train, and grow. Sifu Mark is a great, down-to-earth teacher that is always happy to share his knowledge and is always on the floor providing instruction and correction. He is very passionate about his students’ improvement and is continuously seeking feedback from them, no matter the age. For the adults, the system itself seems to have an extremely simple yet highly thought-out, effective answer to many questions of strategy in both conceptual and mechanical application. And, you can move your focus however you want, whether you simply want to improve your physical fighting skills, or also add a dimension of depth with history, philosophy, etc. etc. There’s certainly a lot there that keeps me happy and coming back for more… I have never regretted signing up. I’ve been going for 3 years and my level of skill has grown a lot since then. Certainly, it all depends on how much one pushes his/herself but the atmosphere is fun/inviting/open so it’s difficult to not improve ;). I second a previous comment that this is one of the best decisions of my life.
You are a fantastic role model for the kids. Thanks for all you do.
I’ve been involved in the martial arts for around 30 years. I’ve studied techniques and interacted with practitioners from a wide range of styles. When it was time to choose a school for my 7 year old daughter, I wanted to find a school that focused on a deeper understanding of the martial arts in a open and engaging way. I looked at almost every martial arts school in the Phoenix area and was very pleased to find Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun of Arizona. Wing Chun is one of the most practical forms of self defense, but more than that, it is taught is a manner that promotes a greater understanding. Students of the system are taught more than techniques, they are taught to think and understand what they are doing and why. The philosophy of Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun goes far beyond simply teaching self defense, it teaches inner discipline, confidence, and a desire to learn and understand. All of the instructors embody these principles and develop them in their students. My daughter has been a part of the Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun family for 7 years now. Even though she has advanced in rank well beyond “black belt” she loves what she’s doing and she plans to continue it indefinitely. Her training and her instructors have helped make her stronger, more confident and more mature in many ways that go beyond her martial arts training. I highly recommend Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun of Arizona to anyone who wants to learn self defense or simply expand their understanding of martial arts in a rich, open, and family friendly environment.
Our son, David, has been going to Sifu Mark for three years, and we have only good things to say about our experiences. Sifu Mark has instilled confidence, discipline and an appreciation for the martial arts in David, and provided an excellent role model through his patience, understanding and strength of character. Unlike in many martial arts academies where large classes and a lack of personal interaction can lead to a lack of connection with staff, Sifu Mark’s personal attention and focus on individual improvement is outstanding. Our son had a number of challenges related to concentration, coordination and confidence when he started at Hung Fa Yi Wing Chung of AZ, but with the help of his Kung Fu training as well as academic tutoring and other physical activities, David has made tremendous progress – to the point where we often wonder if we still have the same son! Sifu Mark has again and again proven himself to be flexible, dependable and an excellent instructor that is willing to make the extra effort to ensure that his students are given both practical fighting skills and the discipline and confidence to avoid conflict unless absolutely necessary. We recommend the Hung Fa Yi Wing Chung of AZ courses whole-heartedly to anyone seeking martial arts training for their children. Please note that Sifu Mark also provides one day workshops on specific topics like self-defense for women that are both practical and enjoyable!