Sifu Bob Stannells is the Founder and Grandmaster of the Shaolin Kung-Fu Gymnasium, Having trained in Northern White Crane Shaolin Long Fist Kung-Fu, And Southern Shaolin Jow-Gar Tiger,Leopard Fist Kung-Fu, Sifu Bob went on to train in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China. Over the 48 years, Sifu Bob has trained under Nine Kung -Fu Master of Various Fighting Arts, that
has formed the Shaolin Gym as it is known Today.
The Instructors, of white crane jow-gar, are Sifu Kam, Sifu Peter, and Sifu Richard. These Instructors have been Highly
trained in a chinese Tradition, In the form of Teaching a Class using chinese pronounciations ( Cantonese ) for Traditional forms or fighting sets that helps with Promoting the traditions of a true chinese art.. ( Shaolin Gym Kung-Fu. )..
Sifu Bob has dedicated 48 years of his Life training and Teaching White Crane Jow-Gar Kung-Fu, and is the Jow-Gar Family,s UK Representative, under sifu Leung Kai Chi, Son of Grandmaster Leung Siu Fan.....
Northern shaolin white crane kung-fu is based on high kicks, long hand strikes and circular parries to develop flowing chi, the combinations
of the hands and Legs are constantly Moving to keep the attacker guessing where the next attack is coming from....
Flexebility, Coordination, speed, dexterity and Lightness are all Trade Marks, when training in White Crane Kung-Fu,( Buk Hok Kuen.)
Southern Jow-gar Kung-fu is a typical southern system, utilizing powerful hand strikes and strong stances, which is genarated from the practice of Jutt-ma, ( Horse stance Training.) The si-jo, founder ( Jow Lung had trained in Hung Gar Kung-fu And Choy Gar Kung-Fu,
which in effect, had the combination of southern and northern shaolin traits.
Thus having the Head of Hung And Tail of Choy , So he combined the two systems together to form the Jow-Gar system which it
has become known today across the Globe, The five brothers all contributed towards the system which rose from
the Province of Kwantung in China, they became known as, The Five Tigers of Jow-Gar. ( Jow Gar Kuen ).
It is said that the Five Original Animal styles to evolve from the Shaolin Temple were, Dragon, Tiger,Leopard, Crane and Snake.