Welcome to Bend Kung Fu!

Located in beatiful Bend, Oregon, Bend Kung Fu is owned and operated by Shifu Tyler Speed. Shifu Speed has been practicing martial arts for nearly 25 years, including several years spent training in Tae Kwon Do and Tracy Kenpo Kickboxing. In recent years, Shifu Speed has focused his training on the Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis system. The Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis system is a complete martial arts system, meaning virtually ever aspect of martial arts training can be found within. This includes empty-hand training methods, grappling, high and low attacking methods, iron palm training, drunken Kung Fu forms, dit da jow medicines, advanced weapons training and more. If it is in any other martial art, chances are very good it will be found within the Seven Star system.

In addition to the methods and principles of Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis, Shifu Speed offers training in Self Defense, Qi Gong, Chen Style Taijiquan, and martial arts fundamentals such as stretching routines and conditioning excercises.

Teaching Philosophy

Bend Kung Fu teaches traditional Chinese Martial Arts, or Kung Fu. Don't let your preconceived notions scare you away. We do not yell at our students or belittle them. Instead, we aim to create a feeling of family within the martial arts classroom. The shifu's job is to offer encouragement and instruction to students while respecting them as individuals. Some martial arts instructors live by the belief that it is their job to make students quit by creating such a rigorous and unenjoyable atmosphere that only the students willing to put up with the abuse stay. In our opinion, these classrooms do not always produce the best students, but instead create a classroom full of people who are tolerant to the shifu's own ego and abuse of people. Learning Kung Fu is challenging enough without having your instructor making you feel stupid. Traditional etiquette is followed, and classroom seniority is respected, but there is no room for ego in the classroom, and aggression and abuse will absolutely not be tolerated at any level within the class.

Contact us today to start your training!

Class Times and Tuition

Kids Kung Fu Class
Thu Evenings - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Adult Kung Fu / TAI CHI Class
Monday Evenings - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thu Evenings - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tuition
$65 per month, per student. Scholarships and multiple student discounts are available.