Sifu Raj Desai
Sifu Raj Desai, a 2nd degree Black Sash, has been studying Kung Fu for over 18 years beginning his martial arts journey with the Praying Mantis system and later, upon meeting the late Master Daniel Lee, Shaolin Longfist Kung Fu . He continued his training under Sifu Paula Lazarz, earning his 1st degree black sash in 2009. He has competed at local and national tournaments, earning gold and silver medals in open-hand forms, weapons, and sparring.
While continuing his martial arts training, Sifu Raj has completed two study trips to the original Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China, under 34th Generation Songshan Shaolin Temple Master, Shi Yanju. He has also traveled to Kerala, India, to complete a course in the ancient South Indian martial art of Kalaripayattu that has close connections to Chinese Kung Fu.
Sifu Raj strongly believes in the power of martial arts to help people tap into their inner potential and achieve their goals. He strives to set a positive example for other students and convey his passion for the martial arts in his instruction.