Sifu Cheng is both a wonderful and patient teacher! He is very cheerful in his ways of teaching and really motivates his students to have fun yet learn at the same time. I would definitely recommend this place to people of all ages and sizes. Martial arts is a great way to stay in shape and learn self defense, and Master Cheng is one of the most kind and attentive sifu's I have ever had the pleasure to learn under.
I enrolled my son at Silicon Valley Kung Fu so he would learn self defense and spend less time playing video games. We've been going here for 3 months now and Sifu Wei is a great teacher. He is a master of the art and has been practicing the many different styles of Kung Fu since he was a young boy growing up in China. He has won many tournaments and has demonstrated his skills around the world. Sifu Wei is not only a master at the art, but has awesome skills working with kids. He's patient, encouraging, enthusiastic, instructive, constructive, and fun. In addition Sifu Wei teaches students to be respectful, attentive, responsible, kind, considerate, and outgoing. The classes are so fun and offer such a great workout, I even enrolled myself. Overall, my son and I are very happy with our decision to enroll. In the short time that my son has taken classes here, he has already increased in belt levels. I can feel a little at ease that my son can defend himself if he is ever bullied or threatened. If you've ever thought about teaching your kids (and/or yourself) kung fu but was unsure, try a free trial class with Sifu Wei (he applies zero pressure for enrollment as the class sells itself). You'll be surprised how affordable it is (I was). Best investment I've made in awhile for my family.
Shifu Wei has taught me traditional kung fu forms (weapons and no weapons) in addition to free form weapons techniques (my favorite being nunchucks). The classes are fun and always include a variety of warm-ups, stretching and kung fu drills. There is a focus on proper form, speed and flexibility. We also learn self-defense drills and practice punches, kicks, and blocks. For me one of the valuable part of the training is the development of reflexes and improvement of reaction time. He also will teach you other stunts and tricks if you ask. He's an excellent performer as well. The environment is very friendly and almost feels like a family.
Anyone with interest in Kung Fu should take lessons from Shifu Wei. My two kids (ages 8 & 6) had been with Shifu Wei for more than a year (while he was at another studio). He is a motivating and caring instructor who makes it fun for kids to learn Kung Fu. He was, by far, my children's favorite Shifu. He focuses on precision, so the children need to do their moves correctly before he moves on to the next steps. Sometimes it is frustrating for children to repeat the same steps (and to keep working on the exact hand/feet/arm positioning), but it is necessary since every move is a building block to the next. The moves that they learn from the beginning are the foundation to the subsequent belts. But not only is he a great teacher, he's also an AMAZING martial artist. If you get the chance, you should see him perform some time. Or just ask for a demo.
We enrolled our 5 year old boy last Fall for a 6 month lesson to explore his interest in other sport activities. His first love is baseball, but to his surprise, he enjoys the kung- fu lesson so much and looks forward to every lesson since. Shifu Wei has added the fun element to his teaching and all the kids were having a good time learning kung-fu. We are very pleased with Shifu Wei's teaching methods. We do not expect our 5 year old to pick up a self-defense skill and apply it in the real world, but through some repetition techniques, he has gained a better understanding of the "balance" concept and is applying it to his batting stance. We are extending his 6 month lesson to an ongoing lesson.
Sifu Cheng aka Sifu Wei was my master at a different school in the past. He is patient, friendly, dedicated, optimistic, and good-hearted. He not only forms teacher-student relationships with students but friend-friend relationships. He pays attention both to accuracy/sharpness of movements and also student capabilities at that moment.