3rd Duan - Shifu- Easthampton, MA
Originally from Northampton, Massachusetts; Sifu Joshua Streeter has had a fascination with the martial arts since he was very young. Growing up physically active, he began his formal training at the age of 17 in Shaolin 5 Animals style of kung fu after being influenced by an uncle that was involved in the martial arts. Although excited to enter the world of martial arts, he was at first a little hesitant to join a school right away; "I was having a hard time in my life and didnt want to train for the wrong reasons. But my first experiences with kung fu were healthy and positive ones." In 2003, recently relocated, he walked into the San Francisco branch school and spoke with Sifu Daniel Miller, whose friendly and humble bearing convinced him that this would be a good environment to train and grow in. The first class was exactly what Sifu Streeter was looking for, with a focus on strong stance and proper technique, he knew he was never going to stop training in this style of kung fu.rnSoon, under the guidance of Sifu Alan Nakamoto, he began the arduous path towards becoming a kung fu instructor. In March 2007, Sifu Streeter became a certified instructor in 8 Step Preying Mantis Kung Fu and Shyun Style Tai Chi Chuan. He currently teaches in Amherst, Massachusetts.