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Save One of the Last Traditional Kung Fu Temples
$285 raised
1% of $26k goal
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Grandmaster H.L. Schauer has taught Shaolin Kung Fu and other martial arts for 34 years and has dedicated his life to developing one of the only complete, non-competitive schools of wisdom and martial arts. Now, he needs our help to save the school!

   Grandmaster H.L. Schauer has taught Shaolin Kung Fu and other martial arts for 34 years and has dedicated his life to developing one of the only complete, non-competitive schools of wisdom and martial arts. Now, due to financial hardship he is struggling to continue sharing his vast knowledge and skill with the community. With all of our help we can raise funds for the continued survival and growth of the finest traditional Kung Fu school. Funds would go towards renting a better practice space, eventually a long term lease for the school, and to assist Sifu with debt from years of subsidizing the school, and basic expenses like fixing his car and dealing with health issues.

    Beginning as a teenager, Grandmaster Schauer intensely studied several martial arts, meditation, and integrated health and healing practices.  After careful consideration he chose to train under some of the world's leading masters; Shaolin and Daoist martial arts with Grandmaster Wing Lam,  Wing Chun with master Tsui, Kwok Chow, Zen with temple Abbot Shozen Hosokawa, Chi Kung with Shaolin Temple Abbot Shi De Qian, and Daoist Chi Kung with  Master Share K. Lew.  His 40 years of dedication to training with these teachers and others, a continued ethic of hard work,  and broad study in many martial arts and Zen practice, led to the founding of a true traditional Kung Fu Temple, the Shaolin Wudang Association established 1980 in San Francisco.

    Since then he has dedicated himself to training and establishing a school that continues to help improve the community in unique ways. He has touched thousands of lives on the path of promoting mental, physical and spiritual balance, practical self defense techniques, zen buddhism, compassion, social justice and community action. His dedication to a life of teaching this vital practice, in a modern world of technological distractions and fast paced money driven culture, has left him with serious financial burdens. Now, after already losing the long time practice space we rented, he is struggling just to survive and pay the rent and bills.

   Kung Fu is about hard work, and the achievement of excellence through technique and method. Grandmaster H.L. Schauer has embraced this challenge, and continued the true kung fu tradition that has been passed down for centuries. Not just for himself, for the community, and for everyone to have a chance to use their energy to be the best they can be, and make the world a better place. He has worked hard to be among the few real Kung Fu masters of the 21st century, and his personal sacrifice has been the gain of the community, and students like myself.

   He needs our help now to keep the doors open, and to keep training the next generation of Kung Fu practitioners into upright, decent human beings!

   Thank you all in advance for your generosity and support!

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