"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

Vo Su 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.


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.



Visit us today!

Plano, TX

2360 E. Park Blvd. Suite 206
Sifu Rod Roa



Garland, TX

2441 W. Walnut #231

Sifu Maggilo Castro



Challenge Board

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Lam Nhan Federation

The Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm International Federation

The Lam Nhan - Thiau Lâm Federation is the organization and parent body of Tây Son Nhan - Thieu Lâm Nôi Quyen South Shaolin Kung Fu USA Association and operates in conjunction with the International Chinese Boxing Association World Wide:

The Tây Son Nhan - Thieu Lâm Nôi Quyen USA Association and Curriculum - Led by GM Tony Jordan, The International Chinese Boxing Association World Wide - Led by Senior Master Xingsheng Shi and GM David Grago, Sr.

What does the Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Federation do?

The Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Shaolin Federation dates back to the lineage of GM Chin Hoa - (Bui Van Hoa) from the Shaolin Temples in China and into Vietnam.
Through the testing, and accomplishment of GM Tony Jordan, the rank and designations of the Black Sash members of the Lam Nhan Thieu Lâm Federation sponsored Associations is recognized by:

- The Kuoshu Association of the Republic of China
- The International Kung Fu Federation
- The World Head of the Family Sokeship Council
- The World Karate Union
- The American Karate Black Belt Association
- National Sport Karate Museum
- AND multiple other Organizations

These "recognitions" have been assigned as a result of formal testing or through relations developed during jointly held seminars, in which techniques and applications were assessed. Regardless, the Lam Nhan -Thieu Lâm Federation grants rank in accordance to its internal curriculums and operates solely under the auspices of Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm International. All Black Sash Certifications, that are considered current (rank in force) and active (teaching) are controlled by the Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Administrative body. Black Sash Certifications are PERMANENT, with the following exceptions:

• Any Black Sash instructor who is under disciplinary action from the Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Federation based on an administrative review from Board.
• Any Black Sash instructor who willfully violates the Code of Conduct of the Charter of the Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Federation

This organization exists to propagate legitimate Chinese Martial Arts and to continue the study and expansion of the family style of Grandmaster Chin Hoa as handed down to Grandmaster Tony Jordan. The organization also acts as a regulatory group to assist both foundationally and consultatively the International Chinese Boxing Association, The Tây Son Nhan - Thieu Lâm Noi Quyen Federation and any authorized subsets or schools in cooperation or directly under the auspices of Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm.

All Black Sashes, directly certified by GM Jordan, may be considered voting members in all areas of concern or relevance of the Federation. The Board of the Federation will ultimately make decisions about policy and process. The current voting members of the Board of Director for September 1, 2017- September 1, 2019 are:

Permanent Executive
Grandmaster Tony Jordan, Sr. Chairman (Lifetime Appointment)

Executive Board

Great Grandmaster David Grago Sr
Ch'uang Chuan Pai
Wing Pai International

Senior Master Xingsheng Shi
President of the International Chinese Boxing Association
Shaolinsi Xing Sheng Chan Wu Guan

Grandmaster Frank Morris
US Board of Cooperating References, Ohio, USA
Southern Dragon Boxing - Lóng Xíng Mó Qiáo

Grandmaster Don Willis
Florida, USA
Don Willis American Karate System

Grandmaster Davud Mahmudzadeh
President, International Kung Fu Federation
Joriyo Kung Fu

Grandmaster Jaime Abreganna
President, Hawaii Martial Arts International Society
Hawaii Kenpo Jujitsu

Grandmaster Steve Milliet
Inheritor - Ch’uang Chuan Pai

Senior Master Fred Hansard
Senior Leader Wing Pai International
Wing Pai – Northern Wing Chun / Chuan Fa

Senior Master Huascar Anda
Senior Leader Wing Pai International
Ch’uang Chuan Pai

Board of Directors (Voting Board Members)

Master Magglio Castro
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm
Tây Son Nhan, Garland, TX

Master Rod Roa
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm
Tây Son Nhan, Garland, TX

Su Ty Stacy Patterson
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lam
Tây Son Nhan, San Antonio, TX

Su Huynh Tony Huynh
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lam
Tây Son Nhan, Garland, TX

Su Huynh Josh Ryan
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lam
Tây Son Nhan, Mc Kinney, TX

Su Huynh Gerad Caldwell
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm
Tây Son Nhan, Rowlette, TX

Su Ty Christie Erin May Hroejsi
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm
Tây Son Nhan, Fort Hood, TX

Su Huynh Robbie Placino
Lam Nhan - Thieu Lam
Tây Son Nhan, Garland, TX

• The Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm Board of Directors will be appointed for a two year term - by GM Tony Jordan and will be appointed after his death exclusively by Sifu Tony Jordan in discussion with Master Magglio Castro and Master Rod Roa.

• Voting members of the board will be solicited in person or by email for their votes affecting policy and process of the Lam Nhan - Thieu Lâm governing bodies. All sub organizations will be moderated and run directly by the senior leaders as indicated on this page. Tie breakers and final decisions concerning any substantive changes to this document, the curriculum of the art or internal structures will always be at the discretion of the Grandmaster, regardless of voting.

• All members of the Voting Board, do not need to be active instructors, but will need to spend the appropriate time required voting on and assisting in matters of policy within the Federation.

4. All voting Board Members will have in their possession a signed and sealed certificate from GM Jordan or his successor one he has passed, indicating their role and term of service.


This group will assist at the discretion of the Grandmaster, providing assistance and council based on their backgrounds.

Grandmaster Tony Jordan - TEXAS - Permanent Chairman and President
Grandmaster David M. Grago, Sr. Texas
Grandmaster Steve Milliet - Mississippi
Grandmaster Rickey Reed - Texas
Senior Master Xingsheng Shi - Shaolin Temple
Senior Master Roger Rayburn - Ohio
Senior Master Huascar Anda - Bolivia
Senior Master Pedro Cardenas Madrid - Peru
Senior Master Jose Lecuna - Venezuela
Senior Master Fred Hansard - Alabama


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