Meet Our Instructors
Master Greg Fahey
Master Greg is a Seventh Degree Black Belt and has been studying Shaolin-do since 1985. He owns and manages Northern Kentucky Shaolin-do Kung Fu and Tai Chi and is our Lead Instructor. Master Greg teaches Little Dragons, Tai Chi, Lower Rank Kung Fu on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Black Belt Classes. “I have seen how martial arts has helped so many people of all ages from 5 to 95 years old. I believe everyone needs martial arts today for the mental and physical benefits. We would love to teach you this great art and help you reach your goals.” Call/Text or Email him today.
Sifu Tom Shinners
Sifu Tom is a Fourth Degree Black Belt and has been studying Shaolin-do since 2005. He teaches Little Dragons, Lower Rank Kung Fu on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Black Belt classes on Saturday mornings. “The thing I love about training in Shaolin is the sheer depth of the art. From the soft styles to the hard styles, empty-hand to weapons, there’s always something new to learn. And since I consider myself a student first before anything else, learning is what it’s all about for me. I’ve been very fortunate with my training in Shaolin; I’ve gotten to learn from some amazing martial artists, and train with some incredible people. This school has been like a second family for me. I would say the Hua Fist, the Drunken Style, and the Northern Longfist are at the top of my list of favorite forms, and Broadsword, Chain-Whip, and Spear for weapons.”
Sifu Dave Johnson
Sifu Dave is a Third Degree Black Belt and has been studying Shaolin-do Kung Fu since 1996. He teaches Lower Rank and Black Belt Kung Fu classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “I have always been fascinated by martial arts, and by kung fu in particular, because of the way it uses a wide range of techniques to transform the human body into an efficient weapon. My favorite weapon is the spear because of its flow and versatility — it can be used to stab, slice or strike/block like a simple staff. My favorite animal system is the tiger for its fierceness and explosive energy.”
Sifu Ron Eckart
Sifu Ron is a Third Degree Black Belt and has been studying Shaolin-do since 2002. He teaches Lower Rank and Black Belt Kung Fu classes on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
Sifu Ed Walther
Sifu Ed is a Third Degree Black Belt and has been studying Shaolin-do since 1984. He teaches Lower Rank and Black Belt Kung Fu classes on Saturday mornings.
Sifu Moses Tawanda Chikwenhere
Sifu Moses is a Second Degree Black Sash (following the Tai Chi ranking system) and teaches Tai Chi classes. He has been studying Shaolin-do since 2007 under Master Rick. “Shaolin is a way of life and l haven’t scratched the surface yet. The principles, the whole aspect of understanding oneself through body movements and meditation that’s life right there.”
Sifu Moses’ favorite kata is Tai Chi 64.
Elder Master Donnie Barger
Master Donnie is an Eighth Degree Black Belt and began studying Shaolin-do Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Lexington in 1970. He opened the first Shaolin-do dojo in Northern Kentucky in 1980 and still teaches special seminars throughout the year.
1816 Petersburg Rd. Hebron, KY 41048
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