Wu Wei Gung Fu is a modern Kung Fu system, based on the teachings of
Its founder, Professor Joseph Cowles, named it after a philosophical concept
highly cherished by his late teacher: Wu Wei, The Spontaneous Movement.
It is taught and practiced as a tool for self defence in real-life situations – yet,
being a martial art, it is also a means of self knowledge and self improvement.
Prof. Cowles used the knowledge he received from his teacher, and combined
it with elements of western boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Aikido, Aiki Jitsu, Muai Thai, Kali
and Sambo, as well as insights from other Kung Fu systems.
Wu Wei Gung Fu is thus a "complete martial art", a self-defense system
whose practitioners specialize in hand strikes, kicks, locks, bars and ground
Alongside face-to-face combat techniques, our training includes physical and
mental conditioning, as well as the use of cold weapons and the knowledge of defending ourselves against assailers armed with such weapons.
We take special pride in our training regime and in our ability to bring each
and every practitioner to the peak of his or her abilities.
The current head of the system is Si-Jo Eyal Koren, Cowles’ student, who
brought it to Israel more than twenty years ago, and is perfecting and
developing it ever since.
In Israel, Wu Wei Gung Fu's main target group is adults (15+ years old). However, we do offer a variety of additional classes for teenagers as well as for older beginning practitioners.
Groups are found in the following cities: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Ma'ale Adumim, Rehovot, and Bnei Brak.
Adult (15+) beginners' classes
Seniors (40+) class in Jerusalem
Children (10-13) class in Ma'ale Adumim
Martial Art as Therapy for teenagers in Jerusalem
Self Defense Seminars for women
Training and Strategic Thinking Seminars for companies and businesses
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For more information, to schedule a first training session in a group free of charge, or to schedule a private lesson, please contact us by phone or email, or leave your details using the form below.