Sifu Rafal Brzozowski
I was born and grew up in Poland. I moved to Long Beach, California in August of 1994. Soon after I settled in, I began to look for a good martial arts place. My earlier martial art experience was mainly Western Kickboxing, but at that time I felt that I wanted to learn something different. I did not know too much about Chinese Kung Fu, but it had an appeal to me as an old art with an interesting philosophy and mystery behind it.
“In February 1995 I met Master Richard Tsim, the Founder of Lau Kune Do, and asked him to take me on as a student. I spent the next years learning Kung Fu and Tai Chi at Lau Kune Do Temple in Long Beach. In the spring of 2001 I received Master Tsim’s permission to start my own temple, and in fall that year I opened the door of Lau Kune Do Temple of Martial Arts in Santa Barbara.
LAU KUNE DO SANTA BARBARA CELEBRATED ITS 16TH ANNIVERSARY IN NOVEMBER 2017
Lau Kune Do founder and Sigung (Grandmaster) Richard Tsim, with Sifu Rafal Brzozowski.
An American Martial Art with Deep Chinese Roots
Lau Kune Do means “the Way of the Flowing Fist.” The goal is to flow like water: remaining soft and yet being able to explode with a burst of energy. Water can penetrate and reach where hardness cannot. The Way of the Flowing Fist can adapt in moments of survival, knowing when to yield and when to press with force.
Lau Kune Do is a unique blend of traditional Chinese martial arts. Students gain the passion and commitment to perfect their skills and themselves, one day at a time.