We offer a fusion of many styles of martial arts, combining:
•Bok Fu, meaning “The Way of the White Tiger” is a Chinese system of martial arts that is composed of many different fighting arts including Kenpo and Kung Fu. Bok Fu uses softer, more flowing techniques than traditional Kung Fu. It is one of the few systems of martial arts founded and developed in the west that is recognized by it's consistent success in world competition. Modern Bok Fu has added a combination of ideas and training methods from many different fighting cultures from around the world including Tae Kwon Do, Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing. This system will teach you to defend yourself against single or multiple attackers, stand up and ground defenses, offensive techniques, and weapons attacks - a full system for street survival. •Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport and a form of self-defense that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend himself against a bigger, stronger assailant using leverage and proper technique; most notably, by applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. •Karate •a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat; sharp blows and kicks are given to pressure-sensitive points on the body of the opponent. Training takes place in a formal atmosphere with an emphasis on etiquette and self-control as well as physical ability. Training generally is divided into the practice of basic techniques and sparring. While sparring, students stop blows just short of contact so that power is always maintained with control. •Kickboxing is primarily a standing sport where both fighters are facing each other and trying to deliver a variety of kicks, punches, elbows, and knees in order to score points or knock their opponent out. The focus of kickboxing is to be as efficient as possible with accurate kicks and punches to specific areas that will render the fighter unable to provide defense.
Mr. Cortes Started his training in the martial arts in May of 1990, Training with Mr. Bioford, student of Grand Master Richard Lee the Founder of Bok Fu (White tiger Kung Fu). Mr. Cortes began instructing adults and children in 1992 in Bok Fu at Mr. Bioford’s School. Over the next two years Mr. Cortes began competing in various tournaments choosing weapon and open katas as his specialties.
In 1994 Mr. Biofor sold his school to Mr. Terry Kane, Mr. Cortes decided to stay on with Mr. Kane embracing new influences like Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu.
In April of 1996 Mr. Cortes received his Black Belt, also that year Mr. Cortes was recognized The Greatest Instructor Statewide. Mr. Cortes also continued competing and won 1st Place and Grand Champion.
Mr. Cortes decided in mid 2001 to take from Mr. Terry Kane’s School to devote time to family and self, within a year though Mr. Cortes was drawn back to his love of martial arts. Taking up weapons training at Twin Dragon Martial Arts, over the next three years he continued to teach again, gaining his 3rd Degree in 2004
In 2005 Mr. Cortes was placed as head instructor, teaching both adults and children.
Mr. Cortes started to teach Bok Fu at the local community center over the next three years.
Then in March of 2009 Mr. Cortes opened his own Studio “Bok Fu Dynasty” in Redwood City, Dedicating his great skill, and effort to teaching his greatest passion.