Tao Te Kung Fu has been developed using techniques from a number of styles, but predominately from the Kung Fu style of Wing Chun. The system focuses on unarmed combat, being the most probable scenario, however, Tao Te Kung Fu also includes many weapon skills that not only expand the range of situations a student can confidently deal with but also compliment their unarmed abilities.
“Tao Te” means the virtuous or powerful way, and refers to the development of the style within a modern context. There is always the danger that if one becomes entrenched in a tradition eventually lessons look like a sort of historical re-enactment. Tao Te Kung Fu takes advantage of the most recent developments in the neuroscience of skill acquisition and includes influences from other traditions not available to earlier, and geographically isolated, practitioners and is refreshed with decades of real-life experience in the security industry.
Many martial art styles require such levels of conditioning, strength and fitness that only young strong men can really excel; and they will often pay the price in later years as the physical punishment of their training takes its toll. Because Tao Te Kung Fu was developed to enable a smaller, weaker fighter to overcome a larger and stronger opponent it is ideally suited to people of all sizes and ages. Not being dependent on vast strength, Tao Te Kung Fu puts an emphasis on speed, with many fast striking combinations and close-range techniques. The training will help you become stronger, fitter and more supple, but your capacity to excel in Tao Te Kung Fu is not dependent on these.