Hanshi Teller began training in USA Goju karate in the early 70's. His training began at The Zen Goju Temple in Brooklyn NY. In 1978 Hanshi left NY to continue his college education at the University of west Florida ,where received both his BS and MS in Sport Science. In 1982 he was introduced to the art of Kali. Hanshi opened the Gainesville Dojo in 1985 offering USA Goju to Gainesville.
Sifu Des is the senior instructor and founder of the Shuian Feng Hu Kwoon (Whirling Tiger Kung Fu Studio).
He began his martial journey in the late seventies with Judo. He was later introduced to Taijitsu, Aikido, and Isshin Ryu Karate but ultimately found his passion in the Chinese martial arts. Sifu has trained diligently in the Shaolin arts and Choy lee fut for the past three decades. He has also trained in Taiji Chu'an for the past two decades. He is adept in advanced ditang, qina, weapons, and combat tactics.
Sifu has been teaching the martial arts for more than 25 years.
J. Keith Gulledge has been teaching and training in the Tracy System of Kenpo Karate and the Ji Do Kwon system of Tae Kwon Do for over 20 years. He has trained at the Cuong Nhu Health Center, the Unified Training Center, and the Indiana University Martial Arts Program, and his instructors have been some of the finest in the country. In Kenpo, he has trained with Master Dan Lowman and Master Pat Munk as well as attended seminars with Master Bart Vale and Grandmaster Al Tracy. His Tae Kwon Do instructors have included Master Zach Crisp, Master Winston Price, Master Jim Thomas, and Master Don Burns.
He specializes in private and small-group instruction tailored to the needs of the individual. Keith does not believe that “once-size fits-all” applies to martial arts or self-defense training. As a physics teacher for more than 20 years, he believes that personal training increases your learning rate as well as allowing for individual needs. Scheduling, intensity, interests, and training needs should be adjusted to the individual.
3rd degree black belt Shorin-Ryu, Certified trainer, and corner man in the state of Florida. Experience in coaching and competing in MMA and kickboxing. Practical experience gained from working in security and prison settings. Scientific understanding of body mechanics as evidenced by certification through the NSCA as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Previously certified in the state of Florida in ESE, Health, and PE