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Sean A. McKelven started training extensively in the Hung Ga system in August 1996; under the tutelage of John Stacy Adams, 1st student of Master Pedro Cepero Yee. At the age of seventeen Sean began weight lifting and competition level gymnastics training. After high school, he pursued a career in personal training and became an assistant gymnastics coach, volunteering at the local YMCA on Chestnut St. in West Philadelphia. During that time he met Stacey Adams and trained privately under him for a period of 5 years. Determined to hold on to his dream, he maintained the group of practitioners left to him by Stacy Adams for the next 2 years. In desperation he sought out the guidance of Master Pedro Cepero Yee as suggested by his original instructor in November of 2003. With generosity and kindness, Sean McKelven was accepted by Master Cepero Yee and began private training under him immediately. Eagerly taking a bi-weekly two hour trip, Sean attained his instructor certification in May, 2006, reaching the Jo Gow (Black Belt) level and bringing organization and legitimacy to the Philadelphia area branch. With the physical training background that Sean has acquired over the years, his training regimen is unique and challenging. He has found a comprehensive balance between physical development and the internal cultivation of energy in the Hung-Ga system.
Sean McKelven believes that the heart of the martial artist must be kind and controlled and his body must be fast and powerful. He trains a number of private students throughout the week of all ages and genders, to offer his students the opportunity that was given to him. Sean also teaches a weekly group class and encourages both group and private development that is personalized and rewarding. For more information and locations, appointments or times, please contact:

Sean A. McKelven
yeeshunggapa@yahoo.com

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Kung Fu Instructor Darby, PA
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Kung Fu Instructor

Category: Health / Fitness
Description
TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN CHINESE HUNG GA KUNG FU CLASSES! KID'S CLASSES EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY, 6PM TO 7PM, SATURDAYS 10AM TO 11AM. ADULT CLASS EVERY MONDAY,WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 7PM-9PM. SATURDAYS 11AM TO 1PM.
Private and small group training also available Monday-Saturday by appointment.
Location: 16 North Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne PA.
Learn authentic Hung-Ga hand forms, techniques and applications as well as Chi Kung (internal power), breath control and fight skill.
Kung Fu develops diligence and perseverance, strong character, confidence and self esteem. It also increases flexibility and strength and promotes athleticism and healthy weight loss.
Hung Ga Kung Fu is a 5 animal (Tiger, Crane, Snake, Dragon, Leopard) and 5 element (Earth, Water, Wood, Fire, Gold) system.
Sifu Sean McKelven is a certified Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association instructor with over 13 years of training in the Hung Ga Martial Arts system.
Please dress comfortably (sweatpants, T-shirt). Only training shoes (inside shoes), socks and bare feet are allowed on the training floor. Bring a bottle of water!
For more information, please contact Sifu Sean McKelven, yeeshunggapa@yahoo.com. See you there!!
Relevant Education / Credentials
Certified Hung Ga Kung Fu Instructor as of May 2006 through Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association. Chief Instructor of the Darby Branch of Yee's Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy. 5th generation desciple from Wong Fei Hung.
Years Experience: 16