Instructors

Instructors

Master Raul A. Ries
Prior to his training in Kung Fu San Soo, Raul Ries was already a feared opponent. At Baldwin Park High School, he was known as a troublemaker and feared by many students. Even at that young age, with no formal training in fighting, he was fearless and would take on any opponent. While many might think it foolish to teach such an angry young man such a lethal art, Lo Si Fu saw an opportunity to harness that anger into a more manageable form. He found a way to teach Raul to respect human life, just as he had learned over time. Anger ruled Raul’s life for a long time, but San Soo training gave him an outlet for much of this. Read more…

Master Michael Falabella
The transition from student to instructor, in the art of San Soo, has been natural for a man that was willing to start over with each instructor in order to learn and fine tune his skills as much as possible. From baseball and wrestling, to gymnastics, Michael’s desire to excel in all things, has been the catalyst for his desire to be the best he can be in San Soo. The journey to becoming a Master in the art of Kung Fu San Soo has been longer than most, but the color of his belt is the least of his concerns. Michael does not judge his ability by the color of his belt, but by the knowledge and wisdom he has gained through his studies. Read more…