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Bob Cummings

Owner and Senior Instructor

Shaolin Kung Fu

HQ Phone:  (828) 775-9122

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Shaolin Kung Fu

619 Haywood Rd

Asheville, North Carolina,28806

United States

Company Description

Here at the Kingsport Shaolin Center, we are dedicated to passing the tradition of Shaolin. We are commited to life-long fitness, self defense and mental well being. Our curriculum allows every student to apply their strengths and challange their weaknesses. W...more

Background Information

Employment History

Training and Development Manager

Red Oak Recovery


Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

ARP/Phoenix


Web References(11 Total References)


Program Staff | Red Oak Recovery

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Bob Cummings
Bob Cummings, CSAPC Training & Development Manager Bob has worked in the substance abuse treatment and substance abuse prevention field for over 30 years. In addition to working in the field, he worked street ministry with the homeless and homeless addicted population, worked in child protective services, and was the owner and lead teacher of a ShaoLin Kung Fu school in Asheville, achieving the level of ShaoLin Master Instructor. As the Training and Development Manager, Bob is responsible for making sure that all staff coming to Red Oak Recovery receive the best and most thorough training in the industry, and continue to upgrade their skills so as to provide the utmost in client care. Beginning from Day 1 and continuing through each staff member's tenure, Bob schedules, arranges, and often does the actual hands on training. Responsible for the day to day smooth functioning of the Training and Development Program, Bob brings his management, teaching, and supervisory background to the staff and clients of Red Oak. He also utilizes his background in the Chinese martial arts to teach stress skills, communication skills, and physical fitness through kung fu, t'ai chi, pa qua chang, and other traditional ShaoLin modalities. Originally from San Diego, Bob grew up in East Tennessee and now lives in West Asheville with his wife. They have three adult children between them, and are enjoying the peace and quiet of an empty house. In his spare time, Bob still teaches and studies ShaoLin Kung Fu, is an ardent canoeist, backpacker, fly fisherman, and loves doing all those things with his wife in the mountains of Western Carolina.


P.A.C.T. | ShaoLin of Asheville

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ShaoLin T'ao Instructor Bob Cummings
Physical Assault Crisis Training Nothing can guarantee that you or your loved ones never encounter a dangerous person, persons, or situations, but one of the best ways to ensure safety is by being prepared. Most people don't have the time or inclination to study a martial art, but almost anyone can familiarize themselves with basic self defense techniques meant to dispatch an aggressor, be it a mugger, rapist, intoxicated person, or mentally ill person on the street or in the home. With a combined total of over 30 years studying the martial arts and personal safety, the husband/wife team of Bob and Sue Cummings has developed a one day training seminar meant to take the average person all the way from personal awareness and safety to actual hands-on combat techniques. Bob Cummings is a Third Degree Black Sash instructor of ShaoLin Kung Fu certified to teach by Grandmaster Sin Kwang The'. He has studied the martial arts for over 18 years, specializes in Shan Tung Black Tiger Kung Fu, and is the owner and senior instructor of ShaoLin Kung Fu of Asheville. He continues to study ShaoLin Kung Fu under Elder ShaoLin Master Garry Mullins. Bob has worked in full-time Christian ministry in Knoxville, TN and in Asheville, has been a church youth leader, has worked with battered women and children, and is a Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in addition to teaching ShaoLin.


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ShaoLin T’ao Instructor Bob Cummings
Physical Assault Crisis Training With a combined total of over 30 years studying the martial arts and personal safety, the husband/wife team of Bob and Sue Cummings has developed a one day training seminar meant to take the average person all the way from personal awareness and safety to actual hands-on combat techniques. Bob Cummings is a Third Degree Black Sash instructor of ShaoLin Kung Fu certified to teach by Grandmaster Sin Kwang The'. He has studied the martial arts for over 18 years, specializes in Shan Tung Black Tiger Kung Fu, and is the owner and senior instructor of ShaoLin Kung Fu of Asheville. He continues to study ShaoLin Kung Fu under Elder ShaoLin Master Garry Mullins. Bob has worked in full-time Christian ministry in Knoxville, TN and in Asheville, has been a church youth leader, has worked with battered women and children, and is a Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in addition to teaching ShaoLin.


Mountain Xpress A&E / The good fight

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"When he got there," explains teacher Bob Cummings of Shaolin Kung Fu of Asheville, "he found the monks to be in terrible physical shape because they spent all their time praying and meditating."They were fat, lazy and slovenly," Cummings declares."[Da Mo] went and meditated, supposedly, as history goes, for nine years, and developed the Ie Chin Ching, the Book of Changing Bone and Marrow.It was a set of exercises that he perfected that worked every muscle of the body, and got the monks healthy."At the same time members of the religious brotherhood were shaping up, their monastery became extremely popular, bringing in both wealth and requests for them to travel and spread the teachings of Ch'an Buddhism.As a result, the monks became frequent targets of violence and robbery."As a way of staying alive, basically, they morphed the Ie Chin Ching into a fighting technique," Cummings explains.It was effective, he adds, because traditionally, "whenever [the Chinese] do something, they do it very, very well, to perfection and beauty."The majority of the material is based on animal techniques," Cummings reveals."The monks would go out in the woods and they'd watch animals either defending themselves, or trying to keep from getting eaten, or trying to catch food.The belief was that animals have natural fighting spirits [that] humans have let go to the wayside."Unlike Japanese karate or Korean tae kwon do, which tend to be linear, kung fu is characterized by circular motions that Cummings says are designed to redirect an attacker's power and turn it back on himself.Kung fu also embodies the concept of yin and yang, opposites within a whole.Those monks were fast as lightnin' ..."True Shaolin is pretty," says Cummings."It's pretty to watch, but also, if you put somebody who's studied [it] ... on the street, they're going to take care of themselves really, really well."But Maoist control of China means the monks' upcoming performance will – according to Cummings – lean heavily on the artsy side of martial arts."What comes out of China now is called 'Wushu,'" he explains."It's Mandarin for 'martial art.' It's the Chinese-government-sanctioned martial art."Promotional materials provided by the monks echo Cummings assessment, noting that "in these more peaceful times" the monks restrict their use of kung fu to "a form of meditation and for mental development."Which isn't to suggest that Wheel of Life will be unimpressive (nor that I personally would care to find myself in a boxing ring with one of the Shaolin).The show evolved out of a kung fu exhibition staged by the monks as a fund-raiser.A British rock-tour producer – along with a choreographer, a director and a composer – were later hired to organize a more elaborate presentation.But as anyone knows who's seen the monks (who range in age from preteen to octogenarian), their acrobatic prowess and sheer strength remain the central attraction.


The good fight / Mountain Xpress / Asheville, NC

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"When he got there," explains teacher Bob Cummings of Shaolin Kung Fu of Asheville, "he found the monks to be in terrible physical shape because they spent all their time praying and meditating."They were fat, lazy and slovenly," Cummings declares."[Da Mo] went and meditated, supposedly, as history goes, for nine years, and developed the Ie Chin Ching, the Book of Changing Bone and Marrow.It was a set of exercises that he perfected that worked every muscle of the body, and got the monks healthy."At the same time members of the religious brotherhood were shaping up, their monastery became extremely popular, bringing in both wealth and requests for them to travel and spread the teachings of Ch'an Buddhism.As a result, the monks became frequent targets of violence and robbery."As a way of staying alive, basically, they morphed the Ie Chin Ching into a fighting technique," Cummings explains.It was effective, he adds, because traditionally, "whenever [the Chinese] do something, they do it very, very well, to perfection and beauty.Unlike Japanese karate or Korean tae kwon do, which tend to be linear, kung fu is characterized by circular motions that Cummings says are designed to redirect an attacker's power and turn it back on himself.Kung fu also embodies the concept of yin and yang, opposites within a whole.Those monks were fast as lightnin' ... "True Shaolin is pretty," says Cummings."It's pretty to watch, but also, if you put somebody who's studied [it] ... on the street, they're going to take care of themselves really, really well."But Maoist control of China means the monks' upcoming performance will - according to Cummings - lean heavily on the artsy side of martial arts."What comes out of China now is called 'Wushu,'" he explains."It's Mandarin for 'martial art.' It's the Chinese-government-sanctioned martial art."


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