Our Mission

Founded in 1998, Zhang Sah is an independent 501C(3) non-profit organized for the purpose of promoting and providing educational, cultural and athletic programs. Our practice incorporates research based human development strategies with multi-disciplinary martial arts traditions to yield positive outcomes such as educated, fit, resilient, socially mobile and enlightened students. Zhang Sah serves children, youth, and adults by offering educational programs and classes in communities that we serve.

Our History

Zhang Sah Martial Arts is continually being shaped by its commitment to carrying out its mission. Today, Zhang Sah continues to evolve as a multi–department wellness organization offering an array of innovative martial arts study curricula, child and youth development, and educational programming.

Styles

Our main martial art, Budo, takes a unique approach to learning multiple martial arts at once in a way that streamlines the learning process. In addition to the core arts proficiencies developed through our comprehensive program, we also offer additional martial arts lessons on a per-location basis. To become a black belt at Zhang Sah is to become a black belt in…

Tae Kwon Do – “The way of hand and foot”

Pre-M.A., Budo, Teen Budo, and Budo include Tae Kwon Do

Combines two Korean martial arts:

  • Taekyon
  • Soo bak do

Karate – “The way of the Chinese fist”

Pre-M.A., Budo, Teen Budo, and Budo include Karate Do

Combines Kung fu styles:

  • White Crane
  • Monk fist

Judo – “The way of suppleness”

Teen Budo and Budo include Judo

Combines two jujitsu styles:

  • Tejin-shin’yo Ryu (katame wasa)
  • Kito Ryu (Nage wasa)

Aikido – “The way of harmonizing energy”

Teen Budo and Budo include Aikido

Combines Jujitsu styles:

  • Daito-Ryu
  • Yagyu-Ryu
Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music.

Sifu Chik Mason teaches the following classes at Zhang Sah’s 530 Bainbridge Street location. See schedule for class days and times.

Dao Yin Yoga:

Translated as “cultivating the chi,” Dao-Yin is the grandfather of the internal yogic arts. Dao-Yin began in 1650 A.D., in a meeting of Chi Kung and Kundalini masters.

Kickboxing is a form of martial arts that involves punches and kicks at four contact points; the two hands and feet. Kickboxing is a good form of cardiovascular exercise and has been shown to improve participants’ VO2 max and decrease resting heart rate.

Leadership

DR. SALVATORE SANDONE

Executive Director, Sensei

Board of Directors

HEATHER SAPELBWEYAR

Chairperson

PHILLIP NANNAY

Treasurer

SARA KHAN

Member

PAUL DACOSTA

Member

Our Research

CASE STUDY 2017
LONGITUDINAL STUDY 2010-2013