Our Instructor Team
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Sifu Michael Turrentine
Michael Turrentine began training in Kung Fu when he was in his teens. He studied the art of Choy Lay Fut under Sifu John Wai at the John Wai Kung Fu Academy in Plantation, Florida. Under Sifu Wai, Michael received the highest quality training and work ethic. Michael continues to train and learn with Sifu Wai to this day. Michael has over 22 years of experience in training and teaching. Michael now passes that knowledge onto every one of his students.
Michael began training in the late 1990s and has been training every day since. He never stops learning and so he has endless kung fu knowledge that he wants to share with his students.
His goal for every class is to not only teach his students exemplary kung fu but to provide them with the discipline to be an excellent learner, the strength to overcome any obstacle, and the courage to overcome any fear. Teaching his Kung Fu in Harrisburg, PA, he longs to improve the lives of all in his community.
With Michael's high energy classes every student can achieve a high fitness level while having fun in the process. Michael takes part in teaching every class at Tiger's Kung Fu Academy.
Michael and his wife, Angel, own and operate Tiger's Kung Fu Academy. Michael instructs in all classes at Tiger's Kung Fu Academy.
Sijae Angel Turrentine
Angel has been training and teaching for over 12 years in many different aspects of fitness. Angel represents the hardest work ethic in the martial arts world and has quickly become an inspiration to all of our kung fu and kickboxing students through her unmatched dedication, her willingness to learn and grow her skills. That work ethic has been translated seamlessly into becoming an exemplary instructor for all of our students to learn from.
Angel puts everything she has into every punch, every kick and into teaching every class and helping every student become better. Angel empowers all students in our classes and especially our kickboxing women.
Angel and her husband, Michael, own and operate Tiger's Kung Fu Academy. Angel instructs in all classes at Tiger's Kung Fu Academy.
Junior Assistant Viola Tiger
Lil' Tigers & Tiger Cubs
Viola began her Kung Fu journey at the age of 3 under the tutelage of Sifu Michael. She has been an extremely hard-working and dedicated student, who is a great example of how Martial Arts students should train in their everyday life.
When other kids see how hard she trains, they all in turn put all their effort into training just as hard. At such a young age, she proves that age is not what makes a great Martial Artist, its giving your all everyday and every class! Viola is one of very few students in the Martial Arts world who has worked hard enough and has achieved the title of Black Belt.
Viola is a Junior Assistant Instructor in our Lil' Tigers class & Tiger Cubs classes. When Viola is not assisting, she is training hard in our Traditional Kung Fu class!
Junior Assistant Caleb Walters
Caleb began his Kung Fu journey with Tiger's Kung Fu in early 2016 and has been one of our hardest working students ever since. Every class, Caleb brings a smile and enthusiasm that rubs off on everyone and he has never once complained during his training. Caleb is the perfect example of what it takes to succeed in Kung Fu and shares his hard work ethic with all our Lil' Tigers.
Caleb is a Junior Assistant in our Lil' Tigers class.
Junior Assistant Wade Shutt
Wade joined Tiger's Kung Fu in 2016 and quickly became one of our most dedicated students. Wade trains with great consistency and his skills become more proficient with every day that he trains. Wade's thirst for knowledge and his astounding memory for all that he is taught, are the keys to his great success as a martial artist. Wade has a great desire to pass on his skills to our younger students and does so with great success
Wade is a Junior Assistant in our Lil' Tigers class.
Junior Assistant Briana Mehaffie
Briana and her family joined Tiger's Kung Fu in 2017 and they have all been incredibly enthusiastic in their training. Briana has come a long way in a short time at our school. Briana was very timid and lacked confidence until she began her Kung Fu training. Within a few short months, she found her strength and courage, becoming an inspiration to all those around her. She has become a strong leader who inspires our many other students.
Briana is a Junior Assistant in our Lil' Tigers class.
Junior Assistant Vanessa Mehaffie
Vanessa and her family joined Tiger's Kung Fu in 2017 and they all have been incredibly enthusiastic in their training. Vanessa has been a fearless and confident leader since her first day of training. With hard work and a desire to become the best she can be, she has been a great example for all students to follow. Her sister Briana and herself, make a perfect combination of teachers for our little students.
Vanessa is a Junior Assistant in our Lil' Tigers class.