The Sheng Chi Foundation is a tax exempt public charity with IRS 501 (c)(3) status. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. This includes in-kind donations.
Realizing the many benefits which can be gained by the program of instruction in Shou' Shu' we work to place those who will benefit into the program. In addition to program sponsorship we have an advocate work to make sure the student has transportation to and can attend classes and functions. We've found this “Keeping tabs” on these students is oftentimes essential.
These are typically children who come from poor households. Because of low levels of self-esteem and lack of direction, these youths are at high risk of involvement in criminal activities. We feel that we have been able to have enough of a positive influence in the lives of these youths to put them on a positive and successful track.
The Sheng Chi Training Center teaches a strictly self-defense art known as Shou’ Shu’. Through the learned ability to defend oneself students develop a high level of self-esteem and self-confidence, while also becoming or remaining humble. Through hard work they develop self-discipline and through a system of incremental rewards they develop goal setting. Classes are both physically and mentally demanding. They develop physical fitness while at the same time providing intense mental stimulus. The art we teach involves a high degree of cross lateral motions, which have been shown to greatly enhance brain development. These types of motions are not typically found in other physical activities. Other developmental benefits include visualization skills, which we have found lacking in today’s youth due to the large amount of time spent with television and video games.