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PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS
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PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS WAS FIRST FOUNDED AS AN INFORMAL INSTRUCTORSHIP, OFFICIALLY OPENING AS A PUBLIC KUNG FU SCHOOL IN 2017. THE OWNER, OPERATOR, AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS - LAOSHI AARON W. JOHNSON - STARTED HIS MARTIAL ARTS CAREER IN 1989. DURING THESE 29 YEARS (TWO OF WHICH BEING DEVOTED TO A MONASTIC LIFE CENTERED ON THE SPIRITUAL), LAOSHI AARON  STUDIED EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO (WHICH IS HIS FOUNDATION STYLE), JEET KUNE DO,  PENCHAK SILAT, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, MUAY THAI, XINGYIQUAN, TAIJIQUAN, BAGUAZHANG, AND BAIYUAN TONGBEIQUAN.

THOUGH HE HAS STUDIED MANY ARTS, LAOSHI AARON'S FOCUS HAS BEEN IN KAJUKENBO, XINGYIQUAN, TAIJIQUAN, AND BAGUAZHANG. LAOSHI AARON HOLDS SIBAK STATUS AND A 2ND DEGREE BLACKBELT IN EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO. HE ALSO BELONGS TO THE WORLD TAIJI BOXING ASSOCIATION, THE WASHINGTON RESEARCH COUNCIL OF MARTIAL ARTS, THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE, INCORPORATED, AND SIFU MICHAEL J. BINGO'S SIN LUNG KWOON.

IN 2011, LAOSHI AARON WAS IN A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT. AFTER 14 SURGERIES IN ONLY TEN DAYS' TIME, SURGEONS TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD LIKELY NEVER WALK OR USE HIS RIGHT ARM AGAIN.

NEVERTHELESS, THROUGH INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS, LAOSHI AARON HAS MADE A FULL RECOVERY, WHICH IS WHY HE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT SHARING THESE ARTS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS IS DEDICATED TO LAOSHI AARON'S NEIJIAQUAN TEACHER, GRANDMASTER MICHAEL J. BINGO (1943-2016) AND HIS TEACHER IN EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO, SIGUNG TIRIAQ TAYLOR, WHOSE PRESENCE CONTINUES TO BE A GREAT INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS TODAY.