San Lum Academy
4716 S 300 E
Kokomo, IN 46902

Class Times:

Monday & Wednesday:
Saturday & Sunday:

Intermediate/Advance Weapons Class:

Sifu Christopher Kirby

San Lum Academy consists of the Christopher Kirby family, Sifu Christopher Kirby himself, Young Sifu Patrick Kirby, and Sifu Miss Michelle Kirby. The Kirby's all have won World titles in the United States Karate Alliance organization. They have also won International, National, and State titles in the Profession Karate Commission organization.

Sifu Christopher Kirby

Sifu Kirby has studied martial arts in the Phillippines, Japan, Korea, and America. He started at the age of 11 studying Judo at the Kokomo, Indiana YMCA. While in the United States Air Force, he studied Kali in the Phillippines under Master Remey, Nihon Goju Ryu under Karate Sensei Watanabe, Kendo under Sensei Sakai in Japan, and Combat Tae Kwon Do under Master Moon in Korea. After returning to Kokomo, he studied under Grand Master Phil Wade and Master Don Cloum for nine years in the Pai Lum system and currently hold the rank of Fifth Dan Black Belt.

Both Young Sifu Patrick Kirby and Sifu Miss Michelle Kirby have studied under Grand Master Wade and Master Don Cloum alongside Sifu Kirby. They have also studied Shorin Ryu Karate under Jon Handy and Arnis in the Phillippines.

Sifu Michelle Kirby

"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made of."
~ Bruce Lee

"At the age of 12, my father [Sifu Kirby] placed me in Kung fu because of my small stature. I've learned that he is always looking out for my best interest. Fourteen years later, I cannot express how much Kung fu has shaped me into the person I am today. The strength I've gained in more than physical and Kung fu has given me the discipline to focus on life. It has taught me to respect others and place them before myself. Being apart of growing the San Lum Academy has filled me with a sense of pride and seeing each student develop as well as learn the life lessons through Kung Fu is one of the most rewarding experiences I've encountered. I hope that each student who is trained by us develops the strength mentally, emotionally and physically, just as I have."
~ Sifu Michelle Kirby

Sifu Patrick Kirby

"At age 8, in order to find an outlet for my excessive energy level, my parents enrolled me in martial arts. Through the teachings of martial arts, I became physically and mentally disciplined and was able to learn various skills applicable in real life. I hope to see San Lum Academy grow and spread the teachings of Pai Lum."
~ Young Sifu Patrick Kirby

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