This organization has been under the auspices of Master Gin Foon Mark for over 35 years, before he moved to Minnesota.  It has absolutely no connection to any of Master Mark’s recent instructors’ schools in Minnesota, Philadelphia or Italy.  This is an internal style with soft, continuous movements, which must resemble those of the fourth and fifth generation Masters, as depicted in Master Mark’s videos found at 

The website at, with information about Qi, Qigong, and Tai Chi, will help students decide the validity of any classes they are deciding to take and allows readers to ask questions.

Aim of Organization
To preserve the heritage of the original Jook Lum system as passed on to the fifth generation Master, Gin Foon Mark. Thus, not only is realistic self-defense discussed, but also cultural and healthful practices in order to produce a well-rounded human being. This is a rare opportunity to learn about an ancient, formerly secret, intact art, transmitted from Master to Disciple, which uses the opponent's strength against him.

The ultimate goal is not winning tournaments or even self-defense. At first. it seems that self-defense is the main concept.. After years of practice, you forget about technique and react instantly and without thinking to any situation. However, discussions will show that the final stage is learning to heal yourself and others. 

Discussions: Emphasize the difference between the classical arts below and modern, short forms devised for profit and amusement.

This system was invented for fighting and has not been diluted to a sport. The founder of the system, Sam Dart, was a small, frail-looking monk. He wanted to defend himself from, and defeat, a gigantic, bullying monk, who was a Kung Fu expert. Furthermore, in those dangerous times, monks feared for their lives and did not know if they would return from a journey. Therefore, this system contains many techniques to cover all possible self-defense situations, some of which are not found in other styles. It considers all ranges and distances in fighting and consists of:
  • Punching, kicking, striking, clawing; attacking nerves and acupoints
  • Classical Chinese weapons in all combat situations (armed and unarmed)
  • Chin Na: Seizing techniques such as joint locks, throwing, pinching etc.
  • Martial Qigong(Chi Kung):short power, soft-style hand conditioning
  • Qigong for stress relief, health, rejuvination, and treatment of diseases.
  • Particpate in the discussions at home by webcam.
  • Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Lion Dancing
  • Chinese Painting: seminars featuring Master Mark.
  • Location of Meetings: Toms River, NJ 08755  
Tel. 848 222 1687 or e-mail to 

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