Black Belts of Five Claw
ShiZong Dan Sandelin is the founder of Five Claw. He has been studying and teaching Kung Fu for over 27 years. His teaching style encourages students to achieve levels of technical skill and power that far surpass their expectations. Meet ShiZong Sandelin at our original Sonora School.
Shigong Zach Leslie began training in Shòu Shù Kung fu when he was 12. A well respected martial artist, he gets everyone's attention when he is on the mat.
Shun Shifu Nicco Sandelin has been studying kung fu with Shizong Dan Sandelin since the age of three. In the course of his training, he also had the privilege of training extensively with Shigung Zachary Leslie. By the age of 15, he was teaching adults, and was already being acknowledged as having excellent teaching skills.
Now, as an adult himself, and a skilled instructor, he runs our Vallecito schoo
Shifu Rebecca Lance has trained in a variety of martial arts, from judo, hapkido, Kuk Sool Won and Bagua. She freely admits, however, that Five Claw is her home, and the base of the finest martial art instruction she has ever found. She has been training closely with Shizong Sandelin for 6 years.
In addition to training in combat arts at Five Claw, she is a Certified Medical Qigong Practitioner and an acupressurist. She occasionally offers workshops in Qigong at Five Claw. For more information on Qigong training, see her website: www.SonoraQigong.com
Shifu Jonathon Verceles began training in martial arts when he was about three. He has been training closely with Shizong Sandelin for over 6 years. He is certified in knife training and knife tactics as well as urban combative tactics.