Andrew Shinn

Andrew ShinnAndrew began studying Chinese martial arts in 1990, shortly after Paul Sun began publicly teaching Praying Mantis.

Under Paul’s guidance, Andrew has been introduced to (and continues to develop): the northern styles of Praying Mantis, Long Fist and Monkey; the southern style of Six Harmonies Taizuquan; and various traditional weapons.

Andrew continuously seeks to deepen and expand his understanding of martial arts.  To that end he became a student of Chen style taijiquan under Ren Guangyi; a student and instructor of Amerindo Pencak Silat under Jim Ingram; and a student of Taikyoku Araki-ryu under Ellis Amdur.

All of these teachers and styles have contributed to Andrew’s understanding of martial arts, as is represented here on this site.