Training the Body, Heart, and Mind

Welcome to Six Animals Kung Fu, The Art of Transformation.

Chien Lung is based on six Animals which represent aspects of who you are as a complete person. Each Animal has its own style of movement and meditation, and by adopting its personality, diet and hobbies, you’ll have great fun learning about your own potential.

You will learn how integrate the Animals to create the Dragon! balancing opposites of power with gentleness, spontaneity with design, speed with precision, and internal mastery with external skill.

Classes offer cardio, strength, flexibility, alignment, natural movement, self-defense and meditation practices to improve concentration, and well-being.

Classes are open to all levels, gender, sexual orientation and people from any walk of life. No experience is necessary, all fitness levels are welcome.

Classes are dynamic with a wide variety of techniques and exercises, and always calibrated to meet the needs of the students.

Our classes are taught by Steven Macramalla, who has over 25 years experience practicing and teaching Chien-Lung.


Upcoming Classes

  1. 4-week Introductory course

    April 10 @ 7:30 pm - May 1 @ 9:00 pm
  2. BODYWORK: No Taxation Without Relaxation!

    April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Six Animals Kung Fu Santa Cruz Retreat 2018

    June 29 @ 4:30 pm - July 1 @ 1:30 pm

“Six Animals Kung Fu class is a workout, but it’s also an exploration into yourself, as exemplified by six animal archetypes. Keep practicing, and you will start to observe how you tap into the energy of the Tiger, Boa, Panther, and others in your day-to-day life. Steven is an amazing instructor – he brings enthusiasm, humor, and philosophical depth into every lesson. I highly recommend giving Six Animals a try if you’re interested in a martial arts class that goes beyond just a physical workout.”