About Wushu Shaolin
Thu, February 18, 2010 10:57 PM
Wushu Shaolin was established in 2001 by Salvador Redner and a group of avid enthusiasts from San Pedro, California. Initially, the group practiced at the San Pedro Korean Bell and a local community center called Toberman Settlement Home. After many years at Toberman, Wushu Shaolin helped rehabilitate numerous youth free of charge.
In 2004, the founder of Wushu Shaolin Salvador Redner moved to Northern California after receiving acceptance to the University of California Berkeley. During a period of 4 years, Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu began to grow in Richmond, California at the Flips-N-Flops Sports Complex. During a time when Richmond was labeled one of the most dangerous cities in America, Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu helped empower youth to overcome personal struggles through the practice of martial arts.
After graduating from the university of California Berkeley, Sifu Sal returned back to Los Angeles where he established the headquarters of Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu. On January 1st, 2009 Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu Headquarters was officially established with a Grand Opening ceremony. It was a spectacular event in which numerous Shaolin Monks From China attended. Today, Wushu Shaolin continues to strive with more members joining every year.
Wushu Shaolin Kung Fu is located in Hawthorne, California on the corner of Crenshaw Blvd and Rosecrans Ave. It is a spacious 2,000 Square feet Martial Arts Facility dedicated to Contemporary Wushu and Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. The facility is equipped with a 800 square feet seamless martial arts floor used for throws, sparring. grappling, and combat sports. In addition, there is a 950 square feet gymnastics spring board floor system that completes the other half of the school. The mats allow students to both safely and properly progress when learning rolls, flips, gymnastics, wushu, and aerial tricks. Wushu Shaolin is also equipped with kickboxing equipment, heavy bags, weapon racks, and a traditional Wing Chun Dummy.