Neil Ripski has been training in the Chinese Martial Arts since the mid 1980's. Starting with a Chin Woo Master for the first 8 years of training before meeting Master Ma of the Ma Family, the style he now teaches (Ma Jia Quan - a northern Family Shaolin Based Style).This is the training where he learned his Northern Drunken Fist that he has become known for and written books on.
Since the mid 1990's he has also been training in the Internal martial arts of Taiji, Baguazhang and Xingyi/Xinyi and is a formal Disciple of Master Chen Qi Ming of 18 Lohan Palm. His meditation training was as a formal Disciple under Phra Tep Jetiyajarn Luong Phor Viriyang Sirintharo, Abbot of Wat Dhammongkol Monastary in Thailand as well.
He has published three books on Martial Arts and runs a full time live in training program three months each summer from his school in Creston BC. He is an Owner of Deep Water Martial Arts Magazine and a founding member of Deep Water Martial Arts Convention and the Kootenay Chin Woo Martial Arts Association. Neil now travels internationally to teach and share martial arts with other like minded people.
Shifu Ripski's published books: Shifu's Books
He is also a founder and Owner of the Deep Water Martial Arts Magazine and Deep Water Martial Arts Convention
His most recent project is the helping to found the Kootenay Chin Wo Martial Arts Association . A non profit organization dedicated to preserving Martial Arts, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Culture in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
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