3rd Duan - Shifu
Sifu Michael Tschampl started his martial arts career at the age of nine. After reaching black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Sifu Tschampl was introduced to the 8 Step Preying Mantis System. In 1996, Michael Tschampl started learning 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu, under the tutelage of Sifu Rick Mesmer, with the goal of becoming a sifu. "I was hooked on 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu and Shyun Style Tai Chi Chuan not only because of their immense beauty as martial arts, but also because of their unrivaled effectiveness." Sifu Michael Tschampl is continuing his training under Grandmaster Shyun Kwong Long (James Shyun) of 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu and Shyun Style Tai Chi Chuan.