About Us

The Shen Fa Society was created by Andrew Shinn at the request of his teacher, Paul Sun, to reflect the different styles, training methods and perspectives that Paul and Andrew practice and teach.

We chose this name to reflect the fundamental commonality across all traditional Chinese martial practices – good body methods. What does this mean? Follow us and check back in to the site from time to time to see our efforts to work through this basic hypothesis:

Traditional martial arts apply excellent body mechanics to effective combative techniques.

It’s a simple theory. But it is one that is often overlooked or forgotten in discussions of the history and meaning or martial practices.