An Ancient Martial Art is Combined with Modern Exercise Science to Create a New Fitness Craze

January 12, 2009

Kung-Fu Fitness establishes itself as an effective workout, burning up to 700 calories per hour and teaching the importance of self-defense.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRnine – January 12, 2009) – Kung-Fu is one of the oldest forms of martial arts. Over the years, fitness professionals and enthusiasts have picked up on these kung-fu moves due to their efficacy as a fitness workout as well as their application as self-defense moves. Kung-Fu Fitness is a hybrid of ancient kung-fu, group exercise and fun self-defense training.

Kung-Fu Fitness was developed by Dr. 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 Dr. 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, which is a follow-along work out format that works on strength training, cardio training, core firming, and flexibility. There is also a complete turn-key business system available 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


Editor’s Notes: Dr. 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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