About White Eagle Martial Arts
At White Eagle Martial Arts we teach the art of Bai Ying Pai which means White Eagle System. It is an eclectic art form developed by Master William O. Cummings who has dedicated over 40 years of his life to the study of Martial Arts.
Training with many of the pioneers of martial arts like Masters Glenn Premru, Sam Pearson, Ted Volrath, John Hamilton, Tom Turcotte, Gene Thorner, Tony Farrell, and Roriko Masatani, Master Cummings became proficient at Kung-Fu and Karate along with Judo and Aikido and after many years of using these styles a natural blending occurred. This mass of knowledge included four different styles of Karate, three styles of Kung-Fu, plus Judo and Aikido leading to the development of a total system that incorporates the hard, straight line, interceptive movement of Karate with the soft, flowing, re-directive movement of Kung-Fu and combines these with the throws, falls, and grappling of Judo and the joint locking, and projections of Aikido.
After years of success at tournaments from Pennsylvania to Texas Master Cummings was encouraged by many of the above named Masters to develop his own system, which was recognized as an official style at the Okinawan Karate Federation meeting in Ontario Canada in March of 2002.
Although the style is relatively new, we maintain our traditional values and many traditional Katas from Shorin-Ryu, Pai-Lum, Hung-gar, and Wai-Lum. Master Cummings has found many parallels between his system and Jeet Kune Do (JKD) developed by Bruce Lee.
White Eagle's traditional teaching produces disciplined, confident students who have learned how to set and achieve goals, earn respect and except responsibility. We welcome people of all ages to become part of the Martial Arts tradition of achievement through hard work.