"I fear not the thousand kicks you throw, but the kick you practice a thousand times..."

South Shaolin Kung Fu

The Traditional Approach

Whether you're 4 years of age or 64, Tay Son Nhan - South Shaolin Kung Fu is designed to challenge your mind and body. The primary focus of this system is Self Defense. In these classes you will learn every aspect of Martial Arts: Concentration, Discipline, Self Awareness, Flexibility, Physical Fitness, Confidence, and Self Defense. Certified Black Belt Instructors, whose main concern is to offer top quality training to every student, teach all classes.

Each class is taught a little different to add variety and excitement to the routine, eliminating the boredom that many martial arts schools have. At the same time repetition is the key to training your body and mind to react properly. As a result if you happen to miss a class, don't worry--you will definitely learn all of ths skills required for each level.

Tay Son Nhan - South Shaolin Kung Fu dates back to the Southern Shaolin Temples in China. It also offers a rich heritage of more than 100 years in Vietnam before Master Hong Nhan brought this system to the United States. Here in the U.S.A. Tay Son Nhan is quickly becoming renowned for its easy to learn and extremely effective techniques!

Thai Kickboxing

Sifu Tony Jordan is also a Certified Judge Referee for the Texas Amateur Contact Karate Association. Sifu Jordan has the knowledge and skills to bring out the best in you. Whether you want to get ready to fight in the ring, or simply want fun, excitement, and exercise, Sifu Jordan will get you ready. With his fun and energetic teaching style you will have the time of your life. No uniforms or belt ranks involved. Just good solid techniques. Click here for kickboxing times and schedules. Currently because there are no kick boxing tournaments being promoted in Texas, we are training students in Muay Thai skills. What this means to you is that you will receive not only the fitness you are looking for, but also very strong street-wise fighting skills!


Our school's daily routine is a total-body workout.


We begin each session with specialized stretching to ensure your muscles and joints are properly prepared to prevent injury. Next we'll take you through kicking, punching, and stance drills designed to get your heart rate going.


The forms of Tay Son Nhan contain the self-defense techniques of our system combined into an artful dance of martial arts strength. Hidden inside each for are some of the most devestating self defense and fighting techniques that you can find. They are designed to build muscle memory and the fluidity that is key to Kung Fu.

Coming to class ensures a complete workout several times a week.


A key component of Tay Son Nhan is to teach the ability to defend yourself or your loved ones should you be threatened. Therefore our school teaches real-world fighting techniques under full supervision and a safe, friendly environment.

Our students also learn specialized techniques for tournament fighting, and you could say they learn them well. Nearly every student from this school that goes to a tournament brings home a trophy, and we have produced many, many state champions.


Sifu Tony Jordan and all instructors command the class with authority. The focus of martial arts is to discipline your mind and body; to refine them into a better-functioning whole.

Attention is paid constantly to teaching respect for yourself, your classmates, your Sifu, and all others.

Students of Tay Son Nhan learn that fighting is the last resort, and are disciplined to avoid it at all costs, and never to instigate.

Whether you are looking to instill discipline in your child or further it within yourself, the Shaolin/ Kickboxing Institute is the place.



Imagine being prepared for any situation--having a body and mind so fine-tuned that they're ready to react any given second, and having the skills necessary to defend yourself and your loved ones should the need arise.

Tay Son Nhan is an excellent system to help you build self-confidence. You will learn progressively complex self-defense techniques, your stamina will steadliy improve, your physique will become more athletic, and you will be able to walk proud that you are an elite member of an authentic martial arts system with a direct lineage to the Shaolin Temple.

Four Basic Principles of
Tay Son Nhan

1. Feet never leave the ground.

We never jump or fly with negligent technique. Ex: flying side kicks--one block and you're done. Our techniques do have jumping and flying, but only when absoltuely sure we're going to hit the target.

2. Lost balance.

Unless you have good balance, you're technique is going to be weak and won't work.

3. Change the stance.

Rotating from one position to the next increases your power. Ex: when throwing a straight punch, rotating from a mean to a nail stance during the punch will double the amount of power.

4. Take off blouse... yield the position.

Move from one postion to another when being attacked; like the matador stepping aside so that the bull attacks the cape, we step aside so the attacker is engaging our shadow.

5. Element of surprise (added by Vo Su Tony Jordan).

Dual meanings: don't telegraph your technique to your opponent. Also, don't go around telling people about your abilities; you've immediately lost an advantage.

Seven Golden Rules of
Tay Son Nhan

1. Show respect to your Sifu as you may become one some day.


2. Be considerate of your classmates (they are your family).


3. Never betray your Sifu or classmates


4. Consider other schools as part of the 'Great Family'.


5. Never use your skills to abuse others.


6. Always be ready to assist those in need.


7. Never take advantage of the less-fortunate.



Kung Fu

Children Classes

Ages 7-12

Monday & Wednesday

5:30pm - 6:25pm

Tuesday & Thursday

6:30pm - 7:25pm

Adult Classes (ages 13+)

Monday thru Thursday

7:30pm - 8:30pm


Monday thru Thursday

Ages 12+ 8:30pm - 9:30pm


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Plano, TX

2360 E. Park Blvd. Suite 206
Plano, TX 75074



Garland, TX

2441 W. Walnut #231

Sifu Maggilo Castro



Challenge Board

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Grey Eagle Elite Team

An elite group in an elite school

These students are set apart by their dedication to learning Tay Son Nhan, and it shows. The Gray Eagle Elite Team is a special group who learn to ramp up their fighting techniques and fine-tune their forms. This is the group that turns out state champions.

While there are no cliques at our school, nevertheless these students do wear the more traditional Kung Fu uniforms and sport an exclusive insignia on their sashes. They're proud to wear both.

They should be. They have to earn them.

The Elite Team test is open to the most dedicated and promising students above the rank of orange sash. It is not a test of skill, but of heart. The only way you can fail is by quitting.

The Elite Team is responsible for more than leading the school at tournaments and in classes, they take ownership in the lighter aspects of the school as well: planning parties, fundraisers, our annual banquet, and help to grow the team itself.

It is a family within a family. We hope you can pass the test one day.

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