3rd Duan - Shifu
My name is Aaron Gaynor son of Monica Gaynor and Dennis Gaynor. I have been actively working out with weights and different conditioning routines for the past 13 years. In 2004 with the realization of what my dreams were I decided to look for a martial arts school to begin my training. I attended a Karate class for three months prior to entering Eight Step...just long enough to earn my first yellow belt. Then it was off to see if Kung Fu was more for me. Upon arriving to Eight Step Preying Mantis, it didnt take long to realize I had found what I was looking for. It offered the discipline and the opportunity for a long term study of the martial arts without the limitation of having to stay in one location to continue my study. The schools are spreading all over the United States, which with my travel goals would allow me the freedom to move and keep up my studies. I am currently a second Duan, having completed all the training required March of 2007 under the tutelage of Master Thanh Van who is currently instructing out of Saginaw Recreation Center. His information can be found on the instructor page of this website. I am married to Lillian Gaynor and we are both currently attending universities in the pursuit of higher education.