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Welcome!!! to Jade Fortress

We are a Chinese martial arts academic center. Specializing in human development. Shaolin is a martial art with a heritage in Buddhism. It is not a requirement to be or become Buddhist. Our principles of Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood, is a benefit to everyone. Join us in becoming the future leaders of tomorrow!


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Mind, Body, and Spirit through GongFu




503 S. Dunlap Ste. E

Savoy, IL 61874

(217) 904-8213


Urbana (Brookens Gym)

1776 E. Washington St.

Urbana, IL 61802

(217) 904-8213


Developing a strong code of behavior. Discipline is one of the most important attributes to improving your life. At Jade Fortress it is our number one priority in helping our students become successful not only in martial arts but also in life. Notice an improvement in you/ your child's attitude and behavior after training with us. As well as a stronger sense of focus and willingness to do better.
Creating an environment that focuses on trust, teamwork, and good will towards others is our community. At Jade Fortress our goal is to continue to grow with one another. The base of community is gathering together as a family.
The meaning of gongfu is skill acquired through hard work and time. Creating a no quit always do your best attitude is essential to progression and achieving your goals. How do you achieve this? Little by little
May 28th, 2023


This was a great weekend for the Jade Dragons. Congratulations to both MoChen & Kai'mere for winning 1st place in all of your divisions at the PKC Great Lakes National Martial Arts Championships.

MoChen                                               Kai'mere

1st in Weapons Forms                         1st in Weapons Forms                     

1st in Empty Hand Forms                    1st in Empty Hand Forms

Grand Champion

Continue to train and continue to grow. Jade Fortress JiaYou!!!

May 7th, 2023

Take your family to the movies to see the private screening of Legendary Masters Council and support your favorite elementary school in the process! Sponsored by Jade Fortress,Legendary Masters Productions, Bottenfield Elementary PTA, Edison Middle School PTA,
Dr.Williams Elementary, & Thomas Paine Elementary.

May 4th, 2023

May the 4th Be with YOU!!! Enjoy Star Wars Day with Shifu and ShiShu Nguyen. TikTok duet!

July 22nd, 2022

Amituofo!!! Shifu has been in the UK filming for a week now. He sent us some cool shots from the film!

July 1st, 2022

The Jade Fortress Satellite school is re opening in Urbana at the Brookens Gym starting Monday July 18th. Register for 1, 2, or 3 classes per week.

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We Are Shooting A TV Series
"Legendary Masters Council"

 We are producing a martial arts tv series with the help of Dark Minds Productions and would love your support!  “Legendary Masters Council” is a NEW tv series focused on the physical side of martial arts, as well as the more important side WuDe (martial ethics.) This project is a great way to promote unity through martial arts. Please take the time to go through the Kickstarter and make a pledge to breathe life into the show. We can not do this without your help. Donating even $1 will make us one step closer to our needed goal by April 23rd.

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June 8th, 2022

Amituofo!!! THAT'S A WRAP!!!

The martial arts TV series "Legendary Masters Council is officially in post production! Make sure you check it out on Vimeo later this year!!!

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Jan 1st, 2022

It's a New Year time to increase our grind. To make that happen we have a special gift.

SHAOLIN RELIEF IS BACK!!! Free classes the whole month of January. Multiple classes each day Sunday-Thursday!

Let Jade Fortress help you with your new year's resolution. We've Got You Covered!!!

Nov 8th, 2021

Shifu is back home safely from the Midwest Gaming Classic. Checkout the awesome pics from KungLao's band performance. Shifu Daniels aka Jade Jackhammer joined the original MK crew for a podcast talking about there experiences in the film industry and making the filmMK Legends never die. This was such a great experience, there are many more events that will be coming up.