About Metrowest Kung Fu
Metrowest Kung Fu is a branch of Shaolin Kung Fu Centers, which was founded in Worcester Massachusetts by Sigung Joe Maury in 1990.
Sigung Maury started studying Huaquan Kung Fu (華拳功夫) with Master Chen Hai Fuk in 1979. Master Chen had studied Huaquan under the last known Huaquan master, Cai Guigin (蔡桂勤). After many years of teaching in Massachusetts, Sigung and his wife Sifu Sara moved south, and Sigung’s student Sifu Gary LaChapelle took over the Massachusetts location.
After receiving black belts in Karate and Tae Kwon Do in his home state of New Hampshire, Sihing Eliot Prisby became a student of Sifu Gary at The Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy of New England in 2009, and began learning Huaquan Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi (楊氏太極拳.) He attained the rank of black sash in Huaquan in July 2013.
Sihing Eliot began searching for a place to teach martial arts, a lifelong dream. He met Master Andrew Bloch in August 2015. The owner of Warrior’s Way in Maynard, Master Bloch had been teaching martial arts and exercise classes for over ten years. Several months later, ready for the next part of his journey and aware of Sihing Eliot’s aspirations, he offered to sell the school to him, and Sihing Eliot accepted.
Sihing Eliot re-opened Warrior’s Way as Metrowest Kung Fu in January 2016 under the guidance of Sifu Gary, with support from Master Bloch and the other instructors from Warrior’s Way, as well as Sigung Maury and Sifu Sara.
At Metrowest Kung Fu, we teach traditional martial arts in order to enrich both our students and our community. Through our instruction, we give our students a well-rounded approach to deal with life’s problems, survive life’s struggles, and appreciate life’s gifts, while finding their place in an increasingly demanding and media-saturated world.
Shaolin Kung Fu Centers:
Chesapeake Kung Fu
1226 Executive Boulevard
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England
848 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Metrowest Kung Fu
69 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754
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