Sifu Atalick began training martial arts at the age of 9 when he stepped into his first Karate class. During his 20+ years in martial arts he has studied various martial arts such as Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Kempo, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, and Tang Soo Do and held various ranks in each but none have been as important to him as Seven Star Praying Mantis kung fu which he began training at the age of 19. In the fall of 2012 he was awarded the rank of Master by Grand Master Philipman Chow, officially making him a 9th generation lineage holder of the system. He has dedicated his life to teaching and promoting Holistic Kung Fu, a system of self-cultivation that positively affects all aspects of the life of a student; improving their body and mind. Aside from working with clients around the world, he also operates his school in Niagara Falls, Canada with his wife Ralitsa. His goal is to improve the lives of his students, both local and international, by improving their health, mindset, and longevity through Holistic Kung Fu Training.
Why Choose Niagara Kung Fu Academy?
Acquire Unshakeable Confidence
Confidence is developed through the experience of success. Through consistent and appropriate challenges, students are guided on a path of personal development where they learn to overcome the anxieties found in day to day life while strengthening body, mind, and character, With this new found confidence they learn to enthusiastically take on bigger challenges either at school or in their professional lives.
Develop Rock Solid Discipline
Students develop positive habits that express efficiency and respect in the physical martial art that is taught. These habits soon spill over into positive behaviours at both home and school, whether it be keeping their rooms a little tidier or finishing school work on time without distraction.
LISTEN TO WHAT OUR HAPPY PARENTS ARE SAYING
I've been doing kung fu here for almost four years and keeping with it this long has been the best decision i've ever made. In fact, I love it so much I go every day they are open. They've taught me self-defense, discipline, confidence and so much more all while pushing me to my best in the most fun way possible. I'm so glad to be a part of this amazing kung fu family that has helped me grow so much over the past four years. The instructors are so kind, respectful and supportive and I am so excited for what will happen in the future.
Niagara Kung Fu Academy classes are our children's favorite after school activity. The instructors are very professional and very talented. Our children have practiced all kind of sports before but Kung Fu has enhanced not only their strength but the importance of hard work and respect. Even their school teachers have noticed a progress on their listening and concentration in the classroom. If you are a parent and want the best for your children, Niagara Kung Fu Academy could be what you have been looking for.
Niagara Kung Fu Academy has literally changed my life physically, mentally, and spiritually.
The instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, utilizing care and compassion in a fun, nurturing, and healthy environment. The students are from all walks of life, and are open and accepting, eager to learn and help. It is not just a great environment for families and individuals, but a community where egos are checked at the door, and a passion for the martial arts and self-improvement is always welcome.”