Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy L.L.C.

Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy is committed to teaching traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Values. Albuquerque's only Kung Fu School teaching the traditional Chinese Kung Fu style Ng Ga Kuen (5 Family Fist), Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy is committed to teaching Traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Values.


6 Years at Mountain Path video

On this day, 6 years ago, we opened our doors for the first time at Mountain Path Kung Fu. That day we set out to create a community. We wanted our school to be welcoming to all, a place where the stressors of our world could melt away. We wanted to foster a sense of belonging for each student and family member that came through our doors. We strove from that day forward to have our school be a school in which you could work on honing your mind, your body and your spirit… and maybe have a few laughs and create some great memories in the process. We wanted to do all that and to teach authentic Kung Fu in a no non-sense authentic and traditional way. I think we may have accomplished that.

Today it is a bit bitter-sweet to celebrate this anniversary “remotely.” It is our hope that for each student and their family members that have ever been a part of the Mountain Path family that you’ll take a moment to reflect on the memories, lessons and laughs you’ve shared with us through the years and if you’ve got some great pictures to share, please post them to the page!

Our school has been through a lot over these six years, yet we’ve always persisted and grown in our Kung Fu and in our sense of community. Our nation has been through a lot in its history as well. We will, as a school and as a nation, overcome these current difficulties as we navigate through the Quarantine and through this illness. We are really looking forward to seeing each and every one of you after this chaotic time has passed and we are looking forward to many more years, memories, laughs and time spent training with you all!

-Sifu Rob


Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy L.L.C.

[08/15/19]   A reminder to all our students:

Tonight marks the first night of training in our school located at

7520 Fourth St. NW
Los Ranchos, NM 87107

Across the court yard from Balanced Vitality Wellness Center

Classes begin at the normal time, see you all there!


The date is coming fast folks! Get registered NOW!


Active Self Protection

Excellent post.

Great video here from Rampart Self Defense Academy! Good Active Self Protection in this video. It's a bit long and repetitive in the beginning but shows you the difference in speed of various kinds of punches. The payoff at the end of how to be ready for the attack is worth it!!

1. Action is always faster than reaction. You can't react to a 200ms punch in time. Realize it. Train to avoid it.

2. Your ability to defend yourself in close quarters depends on readiness. Never let an aggressor inside contact distance without being on high alert and at the ready to protect yourself.

3. You should have a "hands high" ready position that doesn't look threatening or escalate the conflict. Think about palms out, fingers splayed, soft voice, kind words. That's a great place to be ready to block and counterattack from.

Attitude. Skills. Plan.


Mountain Path Kung Fu students at the annual Star Wars night watching the Albuquerque Isotopes take on the Fresno Grizzlies! Students and family filled two rows! Thanks to all for helping to make our second annual trip a GREAT TIME!


On October 21st and 22nd Mountain Path Kung Fu was proud to host GM Seming Ma and my teacher, Sifu Steven Perez. Our students were able to present a small demonstration of the work we have been doing, Katie Neeley was able to unveil an exquisite piece of her artwork (which we present the very first two prints of to GM Seming Ma and Sifu Steven Perez!) and we were fortunate enough to learn one of the true jewels of our Kung Fu from the Grand Master himself!

This was an EXQUISITE event! I am so proud of all of our students, the and family and community that we have all built together.

This event was something of a landmark for us, and for me personally. Since I founded Mountain Path, I have dreamed of opportunities like this to bring Kung Fu and practitioners of this magnitude to New Mexico and I am truly grateful to GM Seming Ma and Sifu Steven for this opportunity.

A true capstone to the event was our induction by GM Seming Ma as members of the Ark Yuey Wong Kung Fu Center!

We are looking forward to our next opportunity to have these great practitioners out again and to share our Kung Fu with the community!


Beyond Science

This is cool!

Over fifty years ago, a rare and unusual sword was found in an ancient tomb in China.


I am proud to announce that Mountain Path Kung Fu, in conjunction with Neeley Arts will be hosting this event in Albuquerque, NM on October 22, 2017. This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend!

I am also extremely grateful to Master Steven Perez of the Southern 5 Chinese Boxing Academy and Grand Master Seming Ma of the Ark Yuey Wong Kung Fu Center and Lineage Holder of Ng Ga Kuen for presenting us with the opportunity! 03/13/2017

How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

To my students:
Read this. A lot of the things we've been talking about lately are captured in this article! While Western medicine focuses mostly on the physical and physiological benefits of activity, Chinese medicine has a slightly different spin.


My Sifu,Sifu Steven Perez, and some of his Kung Fu Brothers! This is AWESOME!

Had a good time with my Si Hing Ed Torres yesterday at a small but significant Friendship Ceremony. A friendship and exchange of knowledge was established between Sifu Ed Torres and a Fut Ga Sifu visiting from Toisan, Sifu Wu Xin Xiong. I was honored to be a part of this as I along with my Si Hing have been invited to visit Sifu Wu to share our Ng Ga Kuen at his school in Toisan. A special congratulations to Sifu Jose Luis Rosales and Sifu Sing May Chen who were also part of this occasion and who presented great performances.


Last night was the very first dinner that our school shared. We trained for a good two hours to work up an appetite and even saw two of our Students earn their White Sashes, then went to dinner!

I'm so grateful to have students who are truly helping to create a sense of community in sharing our Ng Ga Kuen Kung Fu!


So we've been training in the park lately. Personally, I think it's been awesome. Of course I've been warned like a Game of Thrones re-run that "winter is coming." Evidently our students come from hearty stock! Remember the down pour yesterday? These guys came out to train in it!


Prince Ea

You get to choose...

Mind = Blown


Wing Chun News

Yep! Everything about this video, just "yep!"

During my time as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps I can't tell you how many times I heard warfighting professionals discuss "violence of action". Multiple levels to this idea and what it means: On the one hand you've got the simple notion that your actions must be executed violently. Not just swiftly, not just precisely, violently. On the other hand you've got the notion that the ethical warrior is not just physically prepared but also mentally and psychologically prepared for and willing to apply violence.

To my Students, we've discussed each of these topics a number of times, watch this video for a nice refresher!

3 WORST MISTAKES That WILL Get YOU KNOCKED OUT with Sifu Mark Phillips in London, U.K.


Wushu Sanda


Shaolin monk skills demo


American Shaolin Temple

For the parents at my school, there's a language warning on this video, so if your 5 year old is sitting next to you, maybe watch later, but definitely understand this mans message is spot on and I love what he says!

I've said before I respect how hard many of the MMA players work. But when we've talked before about the difference in symmetrical and asymmetrical combat in our class discussions... Well, this guy nails it!

Why mma is a joke


On April 1st, Mountain Path Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy celebrated our two year anniversary. I'm extremely proud of the work we've done and the efforts made by our students both in their training and in the impact they've had in our community.

Yesterday, April 2nd, we further celebrated our two year anniversary by attending and participating in the Desert Dragon Kung Fu Tournament. Our three competitors Daniel Price, Kelly Knupp and Alex Sokol each took First Place in their respective competitions.

I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate and recognize such a bench mark. I am humbled by our students hard work and love of their Kung Fu. I am extremely grateful in particular to Sifu Steven Perez and Sifu Orlando Ayala of Southern 5 Chinese Boxing Academy for their efforts, support, mentorship and quality instruction to me and to my students.

To all in the Ng Ga Kuen world, thank you for your support and encouragement getting our school to this point. It is our earnest desire to properly promote our system and heritage. 03/21/2016

Martial Arts and the Autism Spectrum

A GREAT article! At Mountain Path we've got a little more than a year working our Adaptive Kung Fu class, the majority of those students are on the spectrum and the results have been ASTOUNDING! We've been fortunate to have wonderful instructors, but we've been truly blessed to have such great students in that class!

Please take sometime to read this wonderful article!

-Sifu Rob Patterning in martial arts may help reduce stereotypic activity in autism.


Two of our newest White Sashes!


Why can governments so easily manipulate our fear?

For my Students:

We've discussed often the need to inoculate yourself to interpersonal violence. We need to go beyond discussion and actually endeavor to understand the psychology of violence and why we as a species are so averse to it.

Relevant to our studies and recent class discussion and theory points, this certainly falls into the realm of the ethical application of violence in defense of oneself or others.

A fabulous detail point in the video is how even the threat of violence is so psychologically damaging that we can easily assess why bullying can be so severe.

Understanding that you are just as susceptible to these psychological and even physiological events helps you to be a vastly superior as a martial artist and warrior (for those of you who the term "warrior" is appropriate for!) but it also helps to give you another layer of empathy to develop the benign compassion we all strive for through our training.

-Sifu Rob

In this video filmed at the University of New England, West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran Paul K. Chappell discusses aspects of our shared humanity tha... 02/07/2016

Special Needs Parenting and Hypervigilance - Sheri Dacon

This is a great article! If you're a parent of a special needs child, I encourage you to take a read. Here's what you need to know about special needs parenting and hypervigilance. It's real and it's scary, but awareness is key.


A few of our newly promoted students and pictures of their test!

Please join us in congratulating our three new Gray Sashes and our newest Green Sash, Kelly Knupp! 01/29/2016

Why Kung Fu Masters Refuse to Teach | FIGHTLAND

A good read. Traditional masters lament a lack of students, but won't change their style to fit modern tastes.


Our new Gray Sashes!!!


On Self Defense: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

Part 1 of a 3 Part Series On Self-Defense. Traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Values in Albuquerque, NM. An alternative to the "ground and pound" menace in modern martial arts and martial sports.


2015 Year in Review

It was an amazing 2015 At Mountain Path. As I took time this weekend to build our completed 2016 training plan and set goals for the year, it caused me to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2015. It is incredible to see how far we've come!

Take a look at our most recent blog post, and while you're at the site, take a look around, change and growth even to our webiste! Traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Values in Albuquerque, NM. An alternative to the "ground and pound" menace in modern martial arts and martial sports.


What a great trip that was! Thanks to all for such a wonderful event. A special thanks to SiGueng Seming Ma, Sifu Steven Perez and Sifu Orlando Ayala for your kindness and hospitality!

Sifu Robert Bibeau & his students from Mountain Path Kung Fu Academy in NM. Making the trip out here because of dedication and love of Ng Ga Kuen. Proud to have you as one of our affiliate schools.


Great memories of our first "class trip" out to California to see the extended family!

Thank you all for the training, the fellowship and the memories!

Monk Pang Seminar participants. Thank you all.


Southern 5 Chinese Boxing Academy

This was some GREAT training! My students and I felt extremely privileged to train with so many wonderful martial artists, share in some camaraderie and to hear their stories of training in the old days!

Thank you all for making our first trip as a school such a wonderful success!

The seminar on Monk Pang's 18 Palm Method was a success with over 20 participants and everyone from Sifus to beginners being very satisfied with the whole thing. Respect and Gratitude from S5CBA and AYWKFC to everyone who attended.

Southern 5 would like to extend a special thanks to GM Ma Seming for a masterful presentation; to Sifu Angel Velasquez and the Ark Yuey Wong Kung Fu Center for helping make the seminar possible, to Sifu Rigoberto Mendoza for his and his students participation and support and to Sifu Robert Bibeau for his and his students participation and support.

This was a tough seminar to get through. Congrats to all on your success!

Pictures will be posted soon.



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Not here to brag, but I've got some pride in this. In particular, that pride is vested in our lineage, the quality of our Kung Fu and the skill of my teachers and seniors in this system.

I'm also proud to have brought Ng Ga Kuen to my home state of New Mexico!

Southern 5 Chinese Boxing Academy is proud to announce the promotion of Captain Robert Bibeau to Black Sash.

Robert Bibeau was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He served for total of 14 years and during this time completed 2 Tours of Duty in Iraq, received a Purple Heart, amongst other commendations for his service. Ultimately, Captain Bibeau was wounded in combat and received an honorable discharge. Oorah!!

Rob came to us in 2013 having already learned a version of Ng Ga Kuen from another instructor and already opening a school in New Mexico. Realizing the need for correction and advanced instruction, he reached out to us for help. We agreed to help him develop to his full potential and even created an intensive "Instructor Training Program" just for him.

Rob has come a long way in a short time and plans to pursue a lifelong study of Ng Ga Kuen.


Frank Medrano


NEVER ,EVER GIVE UP! Arthur's Boorman inspirational Transformation!!
A must see story everyone should watch!
Video credit to DDP Yoga 07/20/2015

Breath and Pace

Check out the latest post to our blog, Kung Fu Concentrations. This weeks post is titled "Breath and Pace" and can be found at Enjoy everyone! Traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Values in Albuquerque, NM. An alternative to the "ground and pound" menace in modern martial arts and martial sports.

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