It all started when...
Flying Tortoise Kung Fu was founded by husband and wife team: Kate and Joey Haber. After 9 years training BaGuaZhang in Los Angeles they made their first trip to China in April 2013. Together they run Laurelhurst Family Clinic and Flying Tortoise Kung Fu.
In 2012 they moved the classes from the local park to the basement of their house. In 2014 the school moved to its permanent home at 4400 NE Glisan. Joey's old friend and training partner, Fritz Rice has to China with Joey every year since 2014. Their partnership as well as Fritz's knowledge of Beijing language and culture has propelled Flying Tortoise forwards.
It is the mission of Flying Tortoise Kung Fu to cultivate a safe and supportive environment for learning authentic martial arts.