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Josef Haber, L.Ac began his study of the martial arts 1988. In the years since, he has been consistently dedicated to his training. In 2010 Josef graduated with honors from Emperors College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Santa Monica and returned to Portland. Later that year he founded his schools of BaGuaZhang and Capoeira. Josef teaches with an emphasis on student empowerment, utilizing the deeply transformative qualities of the arts he teaches.
Rogelio Loredo lived and studied 10 years at the Houston Song Shan Shaolin Temple under the teachings of Grand Master Shi Da Shan 31st generation Shaolin Warrior Monk. Rogelio left the temple to start teaching the art of Shaolin here in Portland.
Robert Richardson has over 20 years of experience with martial arts and has been a dedicated student of Josef Haber since 2009. His perspective is that martial arts are models for interaction—a study of relationships. Rather than focusing on techniques for fighting or self-defense, Robert helps students explore KungFu as a living and individually adaptable art for navigating the world. His teaching practice draws from other martial arts as well as his biology background. He also teaches introductory biology classes at Portland Community College.
At the age of six he began learning from his father, Steven Diaz, a 6th Dan in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. He has trained in Seol, New York, San Francisco, and Portland in a number of internal systems. He holds a 4th degree black belt and master instructor rank in the Korean art of Soo Bahk Do.
Diego's - "Gancho" - particular allure to the disciplines of strength training and hand-balancing clearly express themselves in his style of play. Capoeira serves as a vehicle to express freedom from the normal and rigid functioning of day-to-day life.
Katherine Haber, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist whose classes focus on , strength and invigoration through physical and meditative practices.