Kung Fu in Buffalo, NY

About 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu

Kung Fu Buffalo is a Traditional Martial Arts school in Hamburg, NY that features the 8 Step Preying Mantis system. Learn real self defense techniques from a nationally certified black sash instructor, Shifu Dan Della Vella. “Shyun System of Eight Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu is a complete system of traditional Chinese martial arts. Its beauty when practiced is rivaled only by its effectiveness in combat. With practice, the system builds the mind, body, spirit and character of the practitioner.”

 –Grandmaster James Shyun

Why Learn Kung Fu?

  • Great total body workout
  • Contributes to a healthy lifestyle
  • Learn self defense
  • Builds self confidence
  • Improved cardiovasular health
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Improve flexibility & coordination
  • Improve balance
  • Teaches Discipline
  • Learn with Like-Minded, Dedicated People.
  • Improve Concentration
  • Improve Reflexes
  • Makes exercise interesting, exciting and fun!

Whether you are interested in learning a martial art to defend yourself or just to promote great strength, flexibility and health – Shyun System of Eight Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu will work for you. No previous experience is required to learn this system. Our schools start from the ground up, first focusing on the foundation techniques that will allow you to properly learn and excel in kung fu. If you already have martial arts experience you will find an enormous wealth of knowledge and techniques within.


The advanced techniques mimic the praying mantis’ ability to draw in its opponent and strike with devastating power. Add to that efficient and deceptive footwork, joint locks, throwing techniques, and internal energy work and you have a complete system of martial arts.

The Eight Step Preying Mantis System has been passed down from generation to generation – master to disciple, for over 350 years. Consisting of the famous fighting techniques, as well as the healing arts, it is one of the last pure and authentic Chinese martial arts existing today. Call or contact Kung Fu Buffalo today and start your training!

Only you can protect yourself and control your health!