Kung-Fu Fitness Combines An Ancient Martial Art With Modern Exercise Science To Create A New Fitness Craze

October 17, 2008

Kung-fu Fitness burns 800 calories per hour and teaches self-defense.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRnine – October 17, 2008) – Kung-fu is one of the oldest martial arts. In ancient times, kung-fu (defined as ‘discipline through hard work’) was first used as a form of exercise. When traveling bands of thieves would attempt to rob the monasteries, the monks learned their exercises were effective as self-defense. Over time, the monks would watch and learn from animal and insect fights. As a result, Tiger, Eagle Claw, Snake, Praying Mantis and even Monkey kung-fu were developed. Kung-fu Fitness is a hybrid of ancient kung-fu, group exercise and fun self-defense training.

Kung-fu Fitness was developed by John Spencer Ellis, a 2nd degree black belt in kung-fu, fitness professional and boot camp instructor from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County. “Kung-fu Fitness is different than other kickboxing-type of workouts for several reasons. It has smooth circular movements, rather than hard linear moves. It is easier on your joints.” states Ellis. “In addition, you are taught self-defense applications, instead of fancy dance moves,” he adds.

Kung-fu Fitness can be purchased as a consumer workout DVD, or a complete turn-key business system for martial artists or personal trainers to use to grow their business. The business system includes a complete training course, instructional videos, manual, test, marketing materials and national certification. Information on the exercise DVD and complete business system is available at http://www.kungfufitness.com.

About John Spencer Ellis

John Spencer Ellis is the CEO of the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, Spencer Institute for Life Coaching and the Get America Fit Foundation. He is also the Executive Producer of the documentary The Compass.


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