Welcome to the Berkeley Bamboo Temple!
Berkeley, California School Now Accepting Students
Sifu John Brown Opens Bamboo Temple School
After 14 years in training, in 2005, John Brown opened a Bamboo Temple Chinese Benevolent Association Branch in Huntsville, Alabama teaching Kwongsai Jook Lum Temple Praying Mantis. He operated the School until 2010 when he relocated to Berkeley California. In 2009, he traveled to Pingshan Town, Guangdong, China and Hong Kong to further his training where he received a formal teaching certificate. John is also a formal disciple of Chu Gar Gao Hakka Mantis having made "tea ceremony" to Cheng Wan Sifu in Hong Kong (three pictures below).
John was born in Osan, Korea and his ethnicity is half Korean and native American Indian. He is married to Rebecca and has a lovely two year old daughter, little Leela.
Please call to schedule a free Introduction class. No walk-ins please.
John Brown, Sifu
Bamboo Temple Assn.
1640 A University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: (510) 423 1615
Cheng Wan Sifu - Hong Kong Chu Gar Mantis Association