Welcome to PGB White Crane Kung Fu
Annual belt test - 10/22/16. Photo by Bessma Khalaf

What is PGB White Crane Kung Fu?

PGB White Crane (Bangau Putih) Kung Fu is the signature self-defense art of the Persatuan Gerak Badan (Unification of Body Movement) school in Bogor, Java, Indonesia. Our style of "kung fu"--or, more accurately, kuntao--traces it's lineage back to the Shaolin, Wudang, and Shandong temples of ancient China.

PGB San Francisco

PGB SF is a group of adults that trains together Saturdays 10am-12pm at Noe Valley Ministry. We are part of a larger collective of PGB cabangs (groups) in the Bay Area, as well as the world. You can find PGB students throughout the US, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Read more about our style and tradition on the Bay Area White Crane site.

Say hello to us at pgbsanfrancisco@gmail.com or on Instagram!

Video clip from the head training center in Bogor, West Java back in the day (maybe 80s?) #history #martialarts #kungfu #throwback #training

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Cheryl Fralick (Lead)

Cheryl has studied PGB Silat since 1986.

Her passion for teaching children for 8+ years helped form training ideas that had to be kept fun and interesting. It is exciting to watch people find the connection to their body and enjoy the martial arts movement system of our school.

In addition to overseeing the SF cabang, Cheryl teaches Tao Kung, our health system, in the East Bay on Sunday mornings. Tao kung cultivates body awareness and overall physical and mental health, which are just a few of the many benefits of our PGB White Crane Silat School.

Ross Chapman (Asst.)

Ross started training PGB Bangau Putih in 2006 with the Boston Cabang. After moving to the Bay Area in 2007 he continued training with PGB groups in Oakland and San Francisco.

In the summer of 2017 at the end of an intensive 2-month visit to the head PGB center in Bogor, Indonesia where he studied directly under Guru Besar Gunawan Rahardja (PGB Grandmaster) and other senior trainers, Ross received his assistant trainer credential. He's very excited to be teaching now!


Do you need previous martial arts experience?
All levels of experience, body types, and conditioning welcome! Feel free to jump in right away, though we encourage you to visit and watch a class before joining.

How much does it cost?
The first class is free, and first month is 50% off. Then it's $60/month (~15$/class) or $20/drop-in. Typically we have class 4 times a month but close for major holidays.

Note: monthly dues allow you to visit any PGB class in the Bay Area at a discount of $5/drop-in.

Financial assistance may be available upon request. To inquire, email us at pgbsanfrancisco@gmail.com.

What do I wear?
Loose fitting workout clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty on the floor.

What's a typical class like?
Each class you can roughly expect a schedule that looks like:

Come train with us in Noe!
Saturdays, 10am-12pm
Noe Valley Ministry
1021 Sanchez St
Everyone is welcome. First class free.
To let us know you're coming or have questions about what to expect? Email us at pgbsanfrancisco@gmail.com

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