Our Martial Arts Masters

Our Chief & Head Instructors

Chief Instructor Eastern Ways

Tai Sifu Hubbard began training in the martial arts at the age of 12. In 1977 while attending high school he began teaching. In 1979 Tai Sifu made his first trip to the Far East traveling to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, and Korea for training and exhibitions. He has successfully competed throughout Southern China as well as traveling to the Shaolin Temple in 2002.

Tai Sifu has written many articles published in a variety of magazines including Black Belt magazine as well as featured articles in Inside Kung Fu magazine. One of Tai Sifu Hubbard’s most important achievements is being accepted as a personal student of the world renowned Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong. After becoming an official disciple in 1996 he was elevated to the rank of Tai Sifu by Grandmaster Wong in 2004.

Chief Instructor Eastern Ways

Tai Simo Lekili Molina began her training at the age of 2. She began at a time when girls’ participation in martial arts was not commonplace. Throughout her years of training she competed successfully against in open martial arts tournaments against men and women.

She competed in both forms and sparring in a variety of competitions from the State Karate championships to the Long Beach international winning gold silver and bronze consistently. Tai Simo is an official disciple of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong and has traveled around the world training and competing. She went to the Shaolin temple in China in 2002 with Grandmaster Wong and is also an accomplished Polynesian dancer, winning in many hula competitions.

Head Instructor Sacramento

Sifu Lendech has been training in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu since 1999. He is a fifth-degree black fringe in Choy Li Fut, a black fringe in Yang style Tai Chi, and a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2011 Sifu Lendech was officially elevated to the Rank of Sifu by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong under Tai Sifu Alan Hubbard. He has competed in countless tournaments over the years. He has competed in Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Muay Thai kickboxing, grappling, and push hands tournaments in California, Nevada, and China.

He has dedicated his life to martial arts since the age of 15 and is the 6th generation Sifu in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang Style Tai Chi. He has traveled through Asia and the United States, training and competing in martial arts, kickboxing, and grappling for over 20 years. Sifu Lendech is also a California state-certified MMA judge and inspector.

Head Instructor Folsom

Sifu Matt Stroh has been training in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu and Yang Family Tai Chi since 1998 and teaching since 1999. In 2004 Sifu Stroh became the Head Instructor of the Eastern Ways Folsom and was tested and elevated to the Rank of Sifu in 2005 by Grandmaster Doc Fai Wong. He also holds a black fringe in Yang style Tai Chi.

In 2007 Sifu Stroh was appointed as the Head Instructor of the Eastern Ways Elk Grove School. In 2018 Sifu Stroh tested in front of Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong for the Highest Level of advancement in Choy Li Fut Kung Fu – Black Fringe 5th level.

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