Kung Fu Power – September 2014

The Kung Fu Power school is now open for classes in Deerfield! Our new location is 405 Lake Cook Road, Unit A3, Deerfield, IL 60015. It is between Boston Blackies and the Secretary of State DMV in Deerfield Park Plaza. Parking is easy and access from Lake Cook Road is convenient. Please stop by and visit or train and check out our new school.

We also have updated our class schedule, adding Tai Chi classes and Beginning Kung Fu for 4-6 year olds.

New students, if you have not come by and tried a complimentary class or private lesson at our studio, then now is your chance! Come find out if Kung Fu will be your new passion. Our training includes everything you need to be more relaxed, confident, in shape, balanced, strong, adaptable, healthy and feeling younger. Kung Fu enhances your entire mental and physical life, young or old. Take away your stress, anxiety or fear and replace it with awesomeness!


4:15 – 4:55 PM Tai Chi
5:00 – 6:00 PM Kung Fu (Ages 7+)
6:00 – 7:00 PM Kung Fu/Tai Chi/Meditation


4:15 – 4:55 PM Kids (4-6 Y.O.)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Kids (Ages 7+)
6:00 – 7:00 PM Adult Kung Fu/Tai Chi


4:15 – 4:55 PM Tai Chi
5:00 – 6:00 PM Kids (Ages 7+)
6:00 – 7:00 PM Adult Kung Fu/Tai Chi


4:15 – 4:55 PM Kids (4-6 Y.O.)
5:00 – 6:00 PM Kids (Ages 7+)
6:00 – 7:00 PM Adult Kung Fu/Tai Chi


10:00 – 11:00 AM Adults Kung Fu/Tai Chi
11:00 – 12:00 PM Kids (Ages 7+)
1:30 – 3:30 PM Advanced Training / Seminars


10:00 – 12:00 PM Advanced Training / Seminars

Please visit us on Facebook and check out our latest pictures and videos. Come and join us for classes, private lessons, or any of our intensive seminars at 405 Lake Cook Road, Unit A3, Deerfield, IL. See below for all of our upcoming events, and enjoy the many benefits Kung Fu and Tai Chi offer.

Our list of exciting upcoming events, please join us for any or all of them:

September 5 and 7: Chinese Sword seminar. Friday 4–7 pm and Sunday 2–5 pm
Learn many sword techniques, applications and form during this two day seminar! For younger students to bring their sword fighting to a new level.

September 9: Kung Fu Power Grand Opening. Tuesday 5–7 pm
Enjoy tasty food, dynamic Kung Fu demos and lots of fun at our official Grand Opening. Bring a dish, bring a friend and meet the Mayor of Deerfield and your fellow Kung Fu brothers and sisters.

September 13 and 14: Advanced Tai Chi seminar. Saturday 1:30-5 pm and Sunday 10 am -2 pm
Forms, fighting applications, push hands and more. Go deeper into the amazing art of Tai Chi.

September 21: Belt Test. Sunday 12 pm
Belt tests are a great way to challenge yourself and see if you are ready for the next level of Splashing Hands or Hsing-I. Watch all of your hard work pay off!

We continue to edit the first episode of “The Sifu”, a documentary/reality show showing Kung Fu training and philosophy as a powerful way of transformation. Our first episode featured Bill, a U.S. Army veteran searching for inner peace. The show was filmed at our Highland Park school, as well as other locations such as Chinatown. We look forward to its completion and will host a viewing party at our school. Here are links to the first few minutes of the show and to the show’s Facebook page. Episode Two of “The Sifu” was filmed in late March, and featured Joe, our student and a musician who has stuggled to overcome many obstacles in his life. We worked throughout the filming to help him use his Kung Fu for health, inspiration and music. Stay tuned for updates on this unique show as we continue to expand the awesomeness of Little Nine Heaven Kung Fu throughout the world.

Student Referral bonus for Students

Students who bring in a friend or acquaintance who become a member of our school will receive a free private lesson with Sifu.

Classes may be cancelled or changed without notice. Please call or text Sifu Richard Baron at 847-702-7581 or contact us for a current listing of classes.

Private lessons are available in Hsing-I, Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, Splashing Hands, Ba Gua, Tzu Men Chuan, Qigong, Iron Hand, Traditional Chinese Healing, Taoist Meditation, Street Fighting, Self Defense, Chinese Weapons, and a variety of other martial skills. Lessons are available at our studio in Deerfield, or at your home or office. Call 847-702-7581 for prices and details.

Students should be prepared for the introduction of contracts and some variation in prices, as well as new deals to make your Kung Fu training more affordable and consistent. We also offer price discounts and scholarships for students in need who show dedication to their training.

Any missed or canceled lessons without 48 hours advanced notice by phone will be charged. There are no cash refunds, only in-store credit. A late charge of 10% of the balance owed will be assessed to any late account.

We now have instructors in the Northern, Western Suburbs, Downtown Chicago, and Cicero teaching private lessons call or email for details.

Please forward this email to anyone you think may be interested in learning more about martial arts. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Sifu Richard Baron
Phone: 847-702-7581

New School Address:
405 Lake-Cook Road, Unit A3 Deerfield, IL 60015

Kung Fu Power! Featured by Landmark

On July 31, Highland Park’s Landmark newspaper featured KungFu POWER! and the capacity to transform and achieve through hard work:

Photo by Jamie Bradley/22nd Century Media

Photo by Jamie Bradley/22nd Century Media

“Everyone knows that martial arts can be a great outlet for people of any age who are looking to get in shape or better learn to defend themselves, but for Highland Park native Richard Baron, it goes far beyond that. … “

Read the entire article here.

Enroll Now, Classes Have Started!

If one of our staff members is not here to greet you, please call 847-702-7581 or email and we will answer any questions and begin your journey into Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong.

Begin today with one of our special offers!

Our weekly classes offer something for every age, gender, and level of mastery, including:

  • Splashing Hands Chinese Boxing (Shaolin Zan Shou Quan)
  • Hsing-I Chinese Boxing (Xing Yi Quan)
  • Chen style Tai Chi Chuan (Chen Taijiquan)
  • Qigong (Chi Kung)
  • Sparring and Fighting Applications
  • Youth Kung Fu
  • Women’s Self Defense

The Kung fu systems instructed at Little Nine Heaven have been passed on from generation to generation. These arts are the real thing, not a hybrid, not a sport, and not a non-lineage, non-traditional system. Each of Little Nine Heaven’s systems of martial arts and Chinese healing is instructed with the purpose of enhancing student’s lives as well as helping students improve their health and fighting abilities. Everything instructed is carefully explained and easily learned. Each technique, meditation, form, and chi gong exercise, fighting application, and sparring session has value either for its health benefits, its use in combat, or its use to help condition students for combat. The systems that are taught are useful, practical, and have been tested by many previous generations of masters.

Our Community

At Little Nine Heaven Wu Tao, we pride ourselves in being a family. When a person is accepted as a student at Little Nine Heaven, they also become a member of our local and international community. It is the goal of the instructors to pass the systems we have learned down to the next generation perfectly preserved and unscathed by the many corrupting forces that would cause them to become blemished. We hold to the attitude that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and so does the path towards personal growth and self enlightenment.

Beginners & Experienced Students

Little Nine Heaven is accepting beginners to martial arts as students, but we specialize in training already experienced martial artists, to both learn something new as well as learn to improve their past skills in their previous arts. Many students — both beginners and experienced martial artists — have expressed that they feel like they are learning martial arts at the graduate level. Old age is not generally a factor in these arts, and the best practitioners are generally the ones that have studied the longest, even into very old age.


Internal styles of martial arts are famous for their ability to keep their practitioners healthy both from outside threat as well as internally as they age. These arts work to preserve the body, not to cause it further injury. The internal martial arts such as Hsing-I (Xing-I), Ba Kua (Pa Kua), Tai Chi Chuan, and Hsiao Chui Tien (Little Nine Heaven or Nine Chamber Fist), focus on strengthening the internal organs to help them retain or enhance functionality, and to help prevent many of the effects of aging, such as the onset of chronic diseases. These arts were created by the ancient Taoists and have been an important part of Eastern medicine that has been practiced for many centuries. They are more recently becoming popularized as a form of alternative medicine, with an increasing role in preventative modern western medicine.