Gold Mountain Arts

Asian Martial Arts & Health Traditions

In our family-style school we practice the traditional Chinese gongfu (martial arts) of Xingyi, Bagua, Taiji ("tai chi") and Water Boxing. We also train in the martial arts of Kajukenbo and Escrima stick fighting, and the health-promoting practices of Qigong.

These arts include practical self-defense, comprehensive exercise for fitness, training of the mind and willpower, promotion of health and healing, and internal cultivation. They have been handed down over many generations and continue to reveal their depths through long years of training.

Our school is a member school of the North American Tang Shou Tao Association (NATSTA). For more information about the arts we train, please visit

Our Instructors

Sylas Navar Gold Mountain Arts Gongfu Kajukenbo

Sylas Navar

Head Instructor

Sylas has been studying traditional Chinese gongfu for 30 years, and teaching for more than 20 years. He is a certified Instructor in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, holds a 4th degree black belt in Kajukenbo, heads the Liu He Ba Fa (Water Boxing) committee within NATSTA, and is a formal disciple of Grandmaster Vince Black and Shifu Liu Shuhang (Gao-style Baguazhang).

Leilani Navar Straight Sword Gold Mountain Arts

Leilani Navar

Assistant Instructor

Leilani has been training traditional Chinese martial arts since 2004. In 2007, she joined the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, and became certified as an Assistant Instructor in 2009. She primarily studies Shen Long-style Xing Yi Quan, as well as training in Kajukenbo, Ba Gua Zhang and Qi Gong. She has been leading classes since 2011 and currently instructs the Foundations classes for adult students at Gold Mountain Arts.

New Students

If you are interested in training with us, please contact us using the form below, and we will get back to you within 3 business days. Thank you!

or, you can email us directly at leilani (at) healgrowthriveflow (dot) com