Master of martial art, and only known living master of Seven Mountains Kung Fu.
Master Phuoc Phan has studied Thất Sơn Võ Đạo, “The Seven Mountains way of Spiritual Martial Art”, since age 10. By 18, he was certified as a Thất Sơn Võ Đạo instructor in Saigon, Vietnam. He has spent the past 40 years teaching in downtown Philadelphia, at what is the only known Thất Sơn Võ Đạo/Thất Sơn Quyền training center in North America.
In the early 90’s, Master Phan embarked on a campaign of martial art tournaments with the aim of making Thất Sơn Võ Đạo well known in the Western world. He was successful, winning many national championships and several world titles including NBL 1992, 1993 and 1996.
Master Phan is also an experienced fine artist, calligrapher, and designer/painter.
Master Phan’s Accomplishments:
Self-Defense, Confidence, Discipline, Health, Physical/Spiritual Balance, Chi Kung (Qi Gong), Meditation, Weapons Training!
Seven Mountains Kung Fu is a Indochinese & traditional Southern Chinese style animal form martial art originating from the Seven Mountains region of Vietnam. World Champion Master Phuoc Phan, with 45 years of martial arts training, brought the art with him from Saigon along with rich traditions of Chi Kung (Qigong) and meditation. The Seven Mountains Way of Spiritual Martial Art is well known in Vietnam where it has been referred to for centuries as Thất Sơn Võ Đạo. It is renowned for the use of internal energy training, or Chi Kung. Chi Kung conditions the body and mind with vital healing energy, and provides the basis for power and litheness of Thất Sơn Võ Đạo’s unique fighting forms. This art was shaped in ancient China by Esoteric Taoists and spread from there into Burma, where it was influenced by the Mystic Buddhist School of Spiritual Martial Art. After a long journey through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, Thất Sơn Võ Đạo traveled into the Seven Mountains region of Vietnam where it was found by a young Phuoc Phan. The art we know today was brought to the United States by Master Phan, formally known as Phan Gia Thất Sơn Quyền.
Please visit us in class or call to discuss pricing!
Beginners will receive 1-on-1 training until they have learned enough to work out with the class. This period generally takes one to two months.
You will be able to attend class on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at 7:00.
Once a beginner has learned enough to work out alone, he or she will be able to come to Tuesday and Friday open studios. These classes are formatted as a “study hall” where you will be able to ask questions and work on your own or in small groups.
After one year of practice, students are able to begin learning weapons. The initial weapon progression is staff and broad sword. Other weapons include Miao Dao (traditional longsword), spear, Guan Dao (Kwan Dao), double broadsword, double daggers/knives, three-sectioned staff, and whip.
You should inquire about controlled free sparring when you feel ready to. It is not mandatory for students to spar!
Seven Mountains Spirit Fist Kung Fu
723 Chestnut St., 3F
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215.625.3795 | 215.564.1714 | (Cell) 215.219.0306