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PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS
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PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS WAS ORIGINALLY FOUNDED AS AN INFORMAL INSTRUCTORSHIP IN 2012, AND OPENED AS A PUBLIC KUNG FU SCHOOL IN 2017. THE OWNER, OPERATOR, AND HEAD INSTRUCTOR OF PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS - SHRFU AARON W. JOHNSON - STARTED HIS MARTIAL ARTS CAREER IN 1989. DURING THESE 29 YEARS (TWO OF WHICH BEING DEVOTED TO A MONASTIC LIFE CENTERED ON THE SPIRITUAL), SHRFU AARON  STUDIED EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO (WHICH IS HIS FOUNDATION STYLE), JEET KUNE DO,  PENCHAK SILAT, BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, MUAY THAI, XINGYIQUAN, TAIJIQUAN, BAGUAZHANG, AND BAIYUAN TONGBEIQUAN.

THOUGH HE HAS STUDIED MANY ARTS, SHRFU AARON'S FOCUS HAS BEEN IN KAJUKENBO, XINGYIQUAN, TAIJIQUAN, AND BAGUAZHANG. SHRFU AARON HOLDS SIBAK STATUS AND A 2ND DEGREE BLACKBELT IN EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO, AS WELL AS ADVANCED DISCIPLE AND AUTHORIZED TEACHER STATUS IN THE ARTS OF XINGYIQUAN, BAGUAZHANG, AND TAIJIQUAN. HE ALSO BELONGS TO THE WORLD TAIJI BOXING ASSOCIATION, THE WASHINGTON RESEARCH COUNCIL OF MARTIAL ARTS, THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE, INCORPORATED, AND GRANDMASTER MICHAEL J. BINGO'S SHEN LUNG KWOON.

IN 2011, SHRFU AARON'S LIFE CHANGED FOREVER. HE WAS STRUCK HEAD-ON BY A CAR AT 60+ M.P.H. WHILE RIDING A BICYCLE; ANACCIDENT THAT WAS, IN FACT, SHRFU AARON'S FAULT, DUE TO HIS MISJUDGING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN HIMSELF AND THE ONCOMING CAR AS HE WAS CROSSING THE HIGHWAY IN BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS.

SHRFU AARON RECEIVED DEVASTATING INJURIES, HAVING TO LEARN HOW TO WALK AGAIN AND LOSING MUCH OF HIS USE OF HIS RIGHT ARM, WHICH CONTINUES TO AFFECT HIM TODAY.

NEVERTHELESS, THROUGH INTERNAL MARTIAL ARTS, SHRFU AARON HAS MADE A FULL RECOVERY, WHICH IS WHY HE IS SO PASSIONATE ABOUT SHARING THESE ARTS WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD.

PHOENIX TALON INTERNAL ARTS IS DEDICATED TO SHRFU AARON'S NEIJIAQUAN TEACHER, GRANDMASTER MICHAEL J. BINGO (1943-2016) AND SHRFU AARON'S TEACHER IN EMPERADO'S METHOD OF KAJUKENBO, SIGUNG TIRIAQ TAYLOR, WHOSE PRESENCE CONTINUES TO BE A GREAT INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD OF MARTIAL ARTS TODAY.