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White Dragon Martial Arts - Oceanside

Sifu Dennis Smith - Chief Instructor of White Dragon Martial Arts Oceanside

5th Degree Senior Black Sash

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I was born in Torrance, California and lived in Inglewood until the age of 10 before returning to Torrance where I lived with my parents Ray and Diane. I moved to San Diego after graduating from high school to attend San Diego State University to play Volleyball for the Aztecs. I graduated with a bachelor’s of science in sports medicine.

Throughout the course of my life, I’ve seen and experienced a great deal of violence, and following one particular altercation involving multiple attackers I found the need to get some professional training. I began studying Choy Li Fut Kung Fu with Master Nathan Fisher at White Dragon. The power and versatility of this style of martial arts was the perfect fit for me. I was instantly impressed on how effective Choy Li Fut was as a system of self-defense. The practicality and intensity of the work-outs was incredible, and I was amazed at the results. I dedicated myself to reaching the black sash rank, and broke the record to become the fastest student to achieve that goal in the history of the school.

It was when I became an instructor at White Dragon that I realized that my true passion in life was in the cultivation and instruction in teaching martial arts. The unique mentoring relationship between the teacher and student’s interaction was something that I had never experienced before. The respect for self and others, goal achievement and core values that are part of White Dragon made it clear to me that teaching martial arts this is what I wanted to make my life’s work. After graduating from college in 1996 I was given the opportunity to run the White Dragon Martial Arts School in Oceanside, where I proved myself to be worthy of being promoted to the level of Sifu.

Along the way I have competed successfully in a variety of different national and international martial arts tournaments winning awards for kung fu and tai chi hand a weapons forms, as well as Chinese kickboxing and tai chi push hands. Over the years, I have promoted many of my own students to the level of Black Sash in both Tai-Chi and Choy Li Fut Kung Fu. And in 2009, I earned my 5th Degree Senior Black Sash, the highest rank in the Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong's Plum Blossom International Federation.

When I'm not teaching martial arts or working out, I enjoy spending free time with my family, the beach, coaching volleyball, working out, shooting sports and being a good husband and father.

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En White Dragon Martial Arts, nuestra misión es ser el mejor del mundo en mejorar las vidas de nuestros estudiantes a través de la práctica de las artes marciales. Logramos esta misión a través de nuestro método único de entrenamiento y por inculcar valores fundamentales. Por enseñar valores importantes come la disciplina, la humildad, la actitud positiva, y el respeto por uno mismo y por los demás, nuestros estudiantes aprenden que las artes marciales son una manera de vivir, no sólo un sistema de defensa personal. El método de White Dragon es enfocarnos en desarrollar una mente más fuerte igual a un cuerpo más fuerte, con la esperanza de producir individuos seguros y completos, capaces de alcanzar la excelencia en todas áreas de la vida.

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White Dragon empareja cada estudiante con su propio instructor para proveer el entrenamiento personal y de grupo más completo que se puede encontrar. Nuestra combinación única de Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Kickboxing y AMM crea la experiencia más eficaz y completa que le ayudará a ponerse en forma, enseñarle como defenderse, y mejorar su vida de maneras que usted no sabía que fueran posibles. Estamos dedicados a proveer para usted la más alta calidad de instrucción de artes marciales a través de un ambiente positivo, y basado en valores, tanto como un programa flexible para adaptarnos a su horario. Nuestra visión es ayudarle a estar en forma física y desarrollar confianza en sí mismo por estudiar las artes marciales para que usted pueda tener éxito en todos los aspectos de la vida.
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