About us

Learn more about our Kung Fu family and what you can expect when you visit.

Welcome to the world of Kung Fu. A world that is ancient yet very much alive. Kung Fu, literally translated, means “skill achieved to hard work.”

Shaolin Kung Fu is a method of self-defense that was developed in the Shaolin Monastery around 525 AD. The name, Shaolin, is renown for the skill of its boxing monks. Behind the temple walls, self-discipline augmented technical skill and a rigid code of ethics was established to improve the caliber of Shaolin boxers.

Kung Fu, however, is much more than self-defense as it is an art that extends far beyond its visible fighting techniques. Tulsa Kung Fu members, also, develop specific moral, mental, and physical characteristics such as:

  • Honesty
  • Patience
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Discipline
  • Strong Body

These are the hidden values of Kung Fu, values that can lead to a happier and successful life.

Adults and Kids Welcome

Adults will get a great workout with self defense, kids will have a lot of fun while they learn. Everyone gets respect.

Strong lineage

Our school lineage is one that can be traced back to the Shaolin temple.

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Clean facility

Our school is cleaned regularly so you have a clean place to get your workout.

Tulsa Kung Fu was founded by Master Ray Hildreth in 1990. We offer time proven methods of self defense, physical fitness and health maintenance. Since its inception, Tulsa Kung Fu has made its classes available to all people from all walks of life regardless of race or religious affiliations. Tulsa Kung Fu is a traditional Chinese Martial Arts school specializing in the style of Hung Gar Kung Fu. Additionally, Master Hildreth, with over 48 years of martial arts experience, has an extensive background in Kenpo Karate, Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, San Shou (Chinese Kickboxing) and select routines of the Chen, Yang and Wu Hao Tai Chi systems.

We are a Traditional Kung Fu school that focuses on how to apply ancient Kung Fu techniques to modern Self Defense situations. In other words, the ancient masters created something that has stood the test of time. Kung Fu is still alive and viable in today’s world and for this reason we teach the classical Kung Fu routines that were created by the ancient masters. We believe in a similar code of conduct, not in a religious sense, but we do show respect with a salute to our country’s flag and to each other at the beginning and at the end of each class.

Kung Fu, literally translated, means skill achieved through hard work. At Tulsa Kung Fu, you will reap the benefits of your efforts in a safe, friendly, and family like environment. Over time, through our comprehensive traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi programs, our students become empowered with a sense of self esteem, discipline, and self confidence. For youth, this means a better ability to focus which translates to better grades in school. For teens, this means the ability to deal with peer pressure and to say No when necessary. For adults, this can lead to increased success in business as well as enhanced social and family relationships.