Kimberly Smith has been practicing Chu Ka Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu under Sigung Manuel Rodriguez since 2008. She is a Chi Kung Instructor, an active practitioner of acupressure (G-Jo) for health and wellness, and a brown belt in taekwondo / hapkido.
She has successfully competed in several martial arts tournaments and participated in seminars to improve her knowledge and understanding of martial arts. Having owned a business in the financial industry for over 20 years, Kimberly has applied her entrepreneurial skills to help run this successful school alongside Sigung Manuel Rodriguez.
Red Dragon Kung Fu Academy
Joshua Murphy Rodriguez has been studying Chinese Kung Fu, specifically the style of Chu Ka aka Southern Praying Mantis for the past ten years under the tutelage of his father and Sifu, Manuel Rodriguez. Joshua also has experience in several other martial arts such as Tai Chi, Jujitsu, 8 Step Praying Mantis, and Taekwondo. When it comes to competition, Joshua has competed in various tournaments around the country such as The Tempt One in Los Angeles and The Desert Dragon in Albuquerque, New Mexico to name a few.
Kurt Kaiser has been training with Sigung Manuel Rodriguez since 2014 in Chu Ka and Chi Kung. He has studied martial arts since the age of 6, including Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Northern Kung Fu, and wrestling. In addition to martial arts, Kurt is also a personal trainer, helping clients lose weight and gain strength injury free.
Sifu Joshua Murphy Rodriguez
Assistant Instructor / Coach