The School


108 started as a collective of like minded martial artists stretching across varied disciplines. Brent (founder), started teaching kung fu in a rainy Sutro Heights Park 7 years ago, after training martial arts since the age of 8. At the time, with only 3 students; and working an assortment of day-jobs. He kept getting students, and moved to Apex Wellness, a small, 4th floor boutique wellness center in the Financial District, sharing times with all sorts of crazy fitness fads that have come and gone. After 2 years, Apex went out of business and Brent had secured a relationship with the Kwan family to establish a full-time, commercial space underneath the Chinatown Guan Yu Temple where we have been for the past 5 years, teaching thousands of people from all walks of life. We have trained, and pushed hands with many, but this school does not lay claim to any lineage. You can see our instruction influences below. Our style retains an authentic, traditional kung fu base - but has been fine-tuned, validated, cross-trained, and evolved over the years in order to combat modern arts, deeply understand our roots, and retain the honored effectiveness from the masters of old. Through consistent cross-training and truth seeking, we have refined methods already existing, opening up new ways to approach an ancient tradition. Brent Kekoa Ramos is the founder, owner, head instructor, and teaches every class. He is also an active healer & therapist using Hawaiian & Lomi Lomi technique. Visit him on this personal site HERE, to learn more or to book to book a massage/healing session. 

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Some of the teachers and influences below I have spent years, to decades with. Some, I can only catch when they are traveling near my city, others were simply extensive workshops or weeks at a time, and a few I am currently training with! Some arts are belt "ranked", while others are not. Regardless, the teachers and schools listed below are by far the most skilled and important teachers to note in regards to our presentation:

Zheng Man Qing | Benjamin Lo | Scott Meredith - Taiji, Xing Yi, Bagua (current)

William CC Chen - Taiji

Fu Zhong Wen | Gordon Feng - Taiji

CSA (Combat Sports Academy) - Muay Thai, MMA, Jiu Jitsu (current)

ISKA - Tae Kwon Do, 1st Black Belt attainment

Gary Mullins - Kung Fu, 4th Black Belt attainment

Ralph Gracie - Jiu Jitsu, (current white belt)

East/West - Wing Chun

Gurdev Nidar Nihang Singh - Shastarvidiya

NorCal Systema (Alameda) - Russian Systema

Jeana Iwalani Naluai - 250+ c.e hours, Hawaiian healing, culture & lomi lomi bodywork (current)

Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu - Hawaiian hula & chant

Kumu Mike Lee - Hawaiian sea medicinals, culture, and cosmology




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