MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
MASTER BENSON LEE
Master Benson Lee began his kung fu training in New York City. Sifu Lee is a senior top disciple of Grandmaster Shum Leung, the leading authority in the United States of Ying Jow Pai - the Eagle Claw System of kung fu.
In the 1980's Sifu Lee was a top rated forms competitor on the east coast and was nominated runner up Competitor of the Year by Inside Kung Fu Magazine. He has performed internationally as a member of the 1984 1st Invitational American East Coast Martial Arts Tour sponsored by the China All-Sport Federation, has taught workshops across the country and is a published writer on the system of Eagle Claw Kung Fu in multiple publications.
Master Benson Lee with his Los Angeles Instructors. From Left to Right David Simpkins, Michael Martin, Sifu Tav Byerhoff, Bill Sun & Thomas Marsh.
Today, Sifu Lee is often invited to judge and demonstrate at traditional martial arts competitions across the country. Sifu Lee's teachings emphasize agility and a strong foundation in kung fu for effective self-defense applications and a keen overall awarenesss.
SIFU TAV BYERHOFF
Sifu Tav Byerhoff has been dedicated to the system of Eagle Claw Kung Fu for over 19 years. He began his training under Master Benson Lee in Sacramento California and after pursuing his degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis on athletic training and injury rehabilitation, he moved to Los Angeles to help open Master Lee's first school in LA in 2010.
Sifu Tav has been published in Inside Kung Fu Magazine, teaches Seminars on Eagle Claw Kung Fu in Mexico and has judged and demonstrated at both local and national kung fu competitions. Following Grandmaster Shum and Master Lee's example, Sifu Tav has a genuine interest in student's success and helping to preserve the Eagle Claw and Wu Tai Chi Systems. He is the head instructor at the school and teaches classes Monday through Saturday.