Welcome to Shandong Kung Fu Academy

Shandong Kung Fu Academy is a renowned institution dedicated to providing high-quality martial arts instruction to students of all ages and skill levels.

Sifu Tim McFarland has trained in the martial arts for over 50 years. He began teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area at his original academy in 1983 under the name Tong Long Wu Shu Academy. In 1985, he adopted the new school’s name of North Bay Kung Fu Academy, and then in 1996, the Academy became a non-profit and changed its name to North Bay Kung Fu Institute. In 2010 it became The California Martial Arts Institute. Over the years with many changes in martial arts, the academy evolved in several directions and had taught over 4000 students with several amazing memories and incredible accomplishments worldwide.

In 2015, Sifu McFarland handed over the California Martial Arts Institute to his senior instructor and retired to Las Vegas where he currently resides. With many students still interested in his teachings, Sifu McFarland has come out of retirement and has opened this new academy once again. The main focus of the Academy is to promote traditional Kung Fu for health, longevity, philosophy, spirituality, and self-defense. While it is very easy for many people to only relate to the self-defense concept of the art, they must remember it is only one of the many important aspects of kung fu. The Academy will train individuals on all principles and with traditional training. With in person training and the ability to teach Live Online Training from the studio, it has provided many students the opportunity to study from any location.

Shandong Kung Fu Academy will be teaching 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Shaolin Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Yang and Chen Tai Qi Quan, Okinawan Karate and the Southern Arts of Wing Chun and Wu Mei Quan.