If you want your child to have a great outlet and learn self-defense to prevent bullying this is the program for you the kids will learn...
  • Humility
  • Integrity
  • Righteousness
  • Trust
  • Loyalty
At our school you will learn self worth, respect and integrity. Whether you want to following things...
  • Punch
  • kick
  • Grapple
  • Spar
  • Be a tournament fighter
Our main focus is to give you confidence and have total command of your mind and body. You will also get...
  • Courage
  • Self-respect
  • Bravery
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-Esteem
Focus is the ability to utilize the mind and put all emphasis of the body into one point. It is also the ability to channel the body as a whole and direct it to the need of the mind. You children will learn
  • Concentration
  • Honing all the skills
  • Learning the emotional mind
  • Calming the mind
  • Learning the wisdom mind


Steve Bebee, Estefan (10 yrs old)’s Dad

My son Estefan is 10 years old and has been at the Gung Fu Institute since February of 2012. I picked this school because I liked Bruce Lee style of martial arts and I liked the way Sifu Gallaher works with the children. Before the children begin their workout he sits down with them and talks about what they are learning. I think it helps the children to be more focused and reminds them what the goal for each class is. Estefan has already handled one bullying situation very well since he has started taking classes at the Gung Fu Institute and I have seen an increase in his confidence as well as his overall physical condition.

Jody Pope, Caitlin’s Mom

My twin daughters have been coming here for the last 5 years (since they were 9 years old) and they have learned a tremendous amount. It’s a great atmosphere, a very positive environment, and they love it! During their time here they have learned a lot of positive attributes that not only help with their self-esteem and confidence but their self-defense as well.The girls take these lessons with them every day and in they say that it helps them feel strong and different and good about themselves. They have both grown so much and so have we as parents.

Ahren Baer, Jr. Black Belt 12 years old

My experience at the Gung Fu Institute has been a very good and helpful one. I always have gotten help whenever I needed it and was always treated very kindly. Thanks to my teachers I received a very good training program. It took a lot of time and effort to reach my goal of being a junior black belt but with lots of practice and help from my family I was able to achieve that goal. I am very grateful and have enjoyed my time here at the Gung Fu Institute. I just want to say that this has been an absolutely wonderful experience that I think should be shared with others wanting to learn. Thank you for your attention.

Brenin Parker, 12 years old

I came here about three years ago but before that I played soccer, baseball, and lots of other different kinds of sports but when I came here it just kind of clicked. The Junior Dragons program is like a sport and exercise and self-defense that you can’t get anywhere else. You can come here and get a really good work and really learn self-defense and it’s awesome so please come here if possible.

Caitlin Pope, Jr Black Belt 12 years old

My name is Caitlin, I am 12 years old but I started coming to Gung Fu when I was 7. I enjoy coming to classes very much, my favorite part is when we do take downs (grappling) and when I get promoted and get new material. I know I did a good job and that I exceeded in something. I love punching and I am really good at it. When I first started at Gung Fu I was scared but I have awesome instructors like Master Sifu and I have different people that help me and make sure that I don’t get hurt. I have been here for 5 yrs and haven’t gotten hurt yet. I also got to compete in a state tournament which was a lot of fun. I love the school, it’s awesome and I can’t wait to learn more.


Who teaches the classes?

Classes are taught by Grandmaster David Gallaher with the help of instructors who have been directly trained by him. Some of these instructors have been students of Grandmaster Gallaher’s for nearly 15 years!

Can my daughter join classes?

Absolutely! Martial Arts are typically thought to be a rough and tumble sport but that doesn’t mean girls can’t do it. We have had several young ladies in our program, in fact during our most recent rank promotion, we had a young lady reach the rank of Jr. Black Belt!

What are the age restrictions?

We have children as young as 7 and as old as 12 in the Junior Dragons program but no matter your child’s age we will try to find them a place at our academy. We look more at the child’s maturity level and potential than their actual age.

Will my child get hurt?

Like any sport there is always some level of risk for injury. With that being said, we take every precaution to ensure your child will not get hurt. Our school is equipped with matted floors which are cleaned regularly. In addition, while in class, students are taught to control their motions. In addition, our instructors are ever vigilant during drills and techniques. There is safety gear worn at certain levels for additional safety.

What time are classes?

We want to specify that we have two classes for kids. The Junior Dragons ages are - 8-13 ,Little Dragons are 5-8.They happen at the same time & classes are held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 5:45pm until 6:30pm. For a more detailed schedule you can visit our website Our desire is to increase our classes through the week and grow.

When does enrollment begin?

Today! We offer open enrollment through our academy so we are ready as soon as you are. Please feel free to call us 239-482-4300 or enter your information below to email us directly.