Jason

Jason

I met Joey Haber when I came to Portland after more than 30 years of learning and teaching martial arts. I was struck by his skill integrity and passion for the arts—enough of each to impress an old hand who’s seen it all and done half of it. When I observed how well he taught novices and children, I brought my family into his programs.  Joey is one of the finest instructors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.

Chris

Chris

I am immensely fortunate to have joined a community of martial artists through Flying Tortoise Kung Fu. It is a school that draws from an authentic lineage, yet is accessible to those with limited and no expertise. 

Andrea

Andrea

You gotta respect a teacher, Joseph Haber, that takes time each year to return to China and train within the direct lineage of both the Cheng and Liang family styles. Not only does this keep the training on point, but it keeps it fresh and new as he is continually enhancing his own skill level and education.

David

David

I am very fortunate to be training with everybody at the Flying Tortoise Kung Fu. Its been exciting to experience my physical body grow and change as I understand in a deeper way how my body is really meant to work. 

Diego

Diego

I have gained strength and flexibility and most of all my movement has become more natural and fluid. I really appreciate how Joey is able to break big or complex movements down into smaller steps that are attainable. Before you know it, you will comfortably be doing no-handed cartwheels and handstand spins!

Ed Barrow

Ed Barrow

These styles engage the senses in a more introspective and meditative way that specializes in identifying and manipulating our very energy.  These styles are: Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, Bagua Zhang. I have always sought out the best teachers available to me and have immersed myself in the pursuit of the "correct" practice paradigm. I have learned that for myself, because of the complexity and nuances of each art, it is prudent to study each art separately. 

Emily Garcia

Emily Garcia

BaGua does for my body awareness in relation to other bodies. But even that doesn't really describe what a transformative force BaGua can be—physically, mentally, and emotionally. With daily practice, it starts to inform the way you respond to challenges, the way you interact with others, and the way you see the world and your place in it.