With heavy heart, the family at Ling Nam Siu Lum announces the passing of Sifu Michael Manganiello on May 9th, 2015.
With his wishes, the school will remain open under the direction of his brother, Sifu Mark Manganiello.
Visiting hours this Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12th & 13th are from from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Bellmore Funeral Home,
Funeral will be Friday Morning at 9:45am at the North Merrick Sacred Heart Church. The burial will follow afterwards at St. Charles cemetery in Farmindgale. A luncheon to celebrate his life will follow immediately after.
Ling Nam Siu Lum Kung Fu
Academy was established in 1984. It was the first kung fu school
on Long Island that was to open to the public. Prior to that,
private instruction was available.
At Ling Nam Siu Lum students are trained in all aspects of Kung
Fu, including: forms, fighting technique, internal and external
conditioning, weaponry, Chinese herbology, and the traditional
Lion Dance. Kids classes are available and students of all
ages are given the opportunity to learn Kung Fu.
In so far as
"ranking" is concerned, our system has no belts, so
those looking for short-term gratification may be disappointed.
There are three levels attainable at Ling Nam Siu Lum: student,
disciple or master. Students advance at their own pace based in
large part on the "sweat equity" they've invested. Conversely, a brotherhood exists without the distraction of
colored belts allowing all to work together. Senior students
grow by assisting junior students and junior students benefit by
having help available a great deal of the time. While there is
only one Sifu, there may be several advanced students in each
class who are always more than willing to share their knowledge
so that you may grow. This typifies the non-commercial
atmosphere you will see mentioned here frequently.
Using the menu on the
left, please take a little time to explore this site and all
that Ling Nam Siu Lum has to offer.