Mark Moy's Kung-Fu/tai-Chi

★★★★★
  • 11815 NE Highway 99 # B

    Vancouver, WA 98686

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  • 360-573-2367

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  • Sports & Recreation Instruction
  • Martial Arts Lessons

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I came to Moy Martial Arts after trying 2 other schools. I found them on Google and decided to give them a try...

It took me a month to get the courage to walk in there.I thought to myself, "Can I do this? What's going to happen?, Who is this I'm getting training from are they legit or some self inflated ego maniac?" Finally I went and walked in, with my fear of joining a martial arts school. I felt like a million eyes were are all going to be looking at me.

The first thing that struck me was how welcoming Professor Moy was. Before the initial workout Professor Moy took me aside and told me about his approach to the martial arts. His joy for life and his attitude of the martial arts was apparent, honest and infectious. My first class was a friendly and open experience. The classes are small, and there was no pretense. The other students regularly introduced themselves to me before and after class.

Next I started wondering will this stuff I'm learning really work? Will I be able to stop a surprise attack by some meth head or some thug who tries to grab my wife when we're out at the movies?

This is not one of those commercial "karate" schools where they toss you a uniform and you sit in on a 40 min class of drills and then go home. To pay your class Fee$ to get promoted to an ever higher belt rank. This is a place where you will work out hard; sometimes you'll feel great and sometimes you'll want to cry, but when you come out of it you will be amazed at how your confidence, spirit and body have grown!

As I soon learned in class, there is a real mind-body-spirit approach to martial arts here. Professor Moy is the "real deal!" The training is tough and practical but also has a primary focus on the "Martial" in martial arts, so it provides a space for people to train at different levels and always be challenged.

I'll be terribly honest here and let the uninitiated know that the workouts are brutal. In a good way.
I didn't know if I'd survive the first one, and that thought was multiplied by the pain I'd felt a couple days later. Though, I now get through the calisthenics (mostly), and no longer feel pain, but strength and flexibility, following. It's uplifting beyond description.

My wondering is over, even though you will feel always welcomed and occasionally silly, you will not be getting trained in "sports" or "tournament" fighting. The skills you will be learning are serious and focused and grounded in reality. GOD forbid, in the case you are forced into a situation you cannot escape from, Professor Moy will be teaching you how to apply a "This Ends Now" judgement upon your attacker(s) by providing you expert instruction developed by over 20 years of Martial Arts experience.

So when my wife and I have kids would we want them to train here? As a helper in the KungFu Kids class I've talked with many parents who have remarked how this school has given their kids so much more. By improved overall behavior at home and school. Or how training has helped them with discipline at home, where they apply the things learned such as patience and respect etc. I believe, it's very important for boys missing a strong male figure in their life. It's a great place for a child not just to be physically involved in a martial art but also to learn values and morals that are important in everyday life. He has created a format for integrating the family into the life skills curriculum which is remarkable.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Professor Moy and his Wife Victoria and their school. I am inspired by him, because he defines "authenticity"--He walks the walk. The concepts he speaks about and teaches are clearly the principles he lives by in his own life. I dreamt of a martial arts school where I would find both technical and spiritual teachings. I honestly found myself approaching life in a different way after training with Professor Moy for some time.

5
★★★★★

I came to Moy Martial Arts after trying 2 other schools. I found them on Google and decided to give them a try...

It took me a month to get the courage to walk in there.I thought to myself, "Can I do this? What's going to happen?, Who is this I'm getting training from are they legit or some self inflated ego maniac?" Finally I went and walked in, with my fear of joining a martial arts school. I felt like a million eyes were are all going to be looking at me.

The first thing that struck me was how welcoming Professor Moy was. Before the initial workout Professor Moy took me aside and told me about his approach to the martial arts. His joy for life and his attitude of the martial arts was apparent, honest and infectious. My first class was a friendly and open experience. The classes are small, and there was no pretense. The other students regularly introduced themselves to me before and after class.

Next I started wondering will this stuff I'm learning really work? Will I be able to stop a surprise attack by some meth head or some thug who tries to grab my wife when we're out at the movies?

This is not one of those commercial "karate" schools where they toss you a uniform and you sit in on a 40 min class of drills and then go home. To pay your class Fee$ to get promoted to an ever higher belt rank. This is a place where you will work out hard; sometimes you'll feel great and sometimes you'll want to cry, but when you come out of it you will be amazed at how your confidence, spirit and body have grown!

As I soon learned in class, there is a real mind-body-spirit approach to martial arts here. Professor Moy is the "real deal!" The training is tough and practical but also has a primary focus on the "Martial" in martial arts, so it provides a space for people to train at different levels and always be challenged.

I'll be terribly honest here and let the uninitiated know that the workouts are brutal. In a good way.
I didn't know if I'd survive the first one, and that thought was multiplied by the pain I'd felt a couple days later. Though, I now get through the calisthenics (mostly), and no longer feel pain, but strength and flexibility, following. It's uplifting beyond description.

My wondering is over, even though you will feel always welcomed and occasionally silly, you will not be getting trained in "sports" or "tournament" fighting. The skills you will be learning are serious and focused and grounded in reality. GOD forbid, in the case you are forced into a situation you cannot escape from, Professor Moy will be teaching you how to apply a "This Ends Now" judgement upon your attacker(s) by providing you expert instruction developed by over 20 years of Martial Arts experience.

So when my wife and I have kids would we want them to train here? As a helper in the KungFu Kids class I've talked with many parents who have remarked how this school has given their kids so much more. By improved overall behavior at home and school. Or how training has helped them with discipline at home, where they apply the things learned such as patience and respect etc. I believe, it's very important for boys missing a strong male figure in their life. It's a great place for a child not just to be physically involved in a martial art but also to learn values and morals that are important in everyday life. He has created a format for integrating the family into the life skills curriculum which is remarkable.

I can't say enough wonderful things about Professor Moy and his Wife Victoria and their school. I am inspired by him, because he defines "authenticity"--He walks the walk. The concepts he speaks about and teaches are clearly the principles he lives by in his own life. I dreamt of a martial arts school where I would find both technical and spiritual teachings. I honestly found myself approaching life in a different way after training with Professor Moy for some time.

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My kids went here for many years. They loved the instruction and I loved the class structure, values and of course, Mark Moy. Definitely the place to go if you want your kids to understand the value of being a good person, being able to defend yourself, and the art of Kung Fu.

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★★★★★

My kids went here for many years. They loved the instruction and I loved the class structure, values and of course, Mark Moy. Definitely the place to go if you want your kids to understand the value of being a good person, being able to defend yourself, and the art of Kung Fu.

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Wow what a place they have all your needs for kung fu and tai chi! the people there are so kind. and the uniforms look comfortable. it is such a nice place!!

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Wow what a place they have all your needs for kung fu and tai chi! the people there are so kind. and the uniforms look comfortable. it is such a nice place!!

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