Matt Lembo

Matt had the great fortune of beginning his study of shaolin with Thad Wong at the New York City Shaolin Center in 2004. While working toward his black belt in NYC, he began assisting under Thad’s enthusiastic guidance. Since moving to Portland it has been his privilege to continue to learn from Joe while helping the school grow.

“What I love about Kung Fu is that everyone can do it. To be a great musician you have to have talent. To be a mathematician or a scientist you need to be really, really smart. But anyone can do Kung Fu. I think of Qi as the song of the body. I’m not a very wu-wu guy but Kung Fu for me is how I touch the universe.”

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