A branch of the Harrisburg Kung Fu Center
About our school
The Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center is a professional martial arts school teaching Pai Lum Kung Fu, Pai Lum Tai Chi and Modern Arnis, taught by a dedicated full-time instructor. The Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center is an authorized branch of the Harrisburg Kung Fu Center, which has been providing high quality instruction in the martial arts since 1982. It has set the standard in Central Pennsylvania through hard work and constant focus on student progress. The Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center will continue this tradition.
The Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center is owned and operated by Samuel Rothermel, a senior student of Pai, Pono-Li (Michael J. Rothermel) and Pai, Mana-Li (Millie Ramos-Rothermel), owners of the Harrisburg Kung Fu Center.
Mr. Samuel Rothermel has been studying martial arts since 1993. He began learning the art of kung fu at the Harrisburg Kung Fu Center in 2006. Mr. Rothermel has a degree in elementary education and has taught in both public and private schools. The opening of the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center is the realization of a life long dream: to be a full-time, dedicated martial arts instructor.
Mr. Rothermel lives in the surrounding Elizabethtown community with his wife, Erin, and their three children. They have lived here since 2005 and are excited by this opportunity to serve the community that has become their home.
Training at the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center has something to offer everyone. Perhaps you are seeking an alternative method of staying healthy, reducing stress, losing weight, or improving your self-image. Maybe your interest is self-protection. You may be looking for personal development or simply a fun and challenging activity. These benefits and much more can be realized through training at the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center. For example, stress is reduced both by relaxation methods such as mediation and focused breathing, as well as the vigorous activity of punching and kicking. The accomplishment felt through consistent training will benefit your everyday life.
The Harrisburg Kung Fu Center has been successful in helping people reach their goals through proven, effective methods of teaching since 1982. This is why Pai, Pono-Li says, “If you’re going to study Martial Arts, it should be at a full-time school. It is assurance of professional teaching and training, simply because the individual teaching has made a full time commitment to teaching you. For that matter, his livelihood depends on it.” Mr. Rothermel of the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center will be following in these footsteps.
The study of Pai Lum Kung Fu will teach the student: “You must constantly strive for improvement.” This is one of the first lessons students learn at the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center. The potential for personal development is one of the many things that will keep students training in Pai Lum Kung Fu.
There are no promises of rapid development. Everything of worth is developed in small increments through time and effort. Students eventually realize what you do in Kung Fu relate to life in general. Quick fixes, quick diets, quick promises of fitness are usually short term. Lasting results in anything you do is based on time, quality, and effort, done on a consistent basis. This is what makes people believe in themselves. No one can tell them they have not earned what they have accomplished. This makes it real… this is what the Harrisburg Kung Fu Center has taught since 1982 and the Elizabethtown Kung Fu Center will continue to teach. Our instructors challenge students to grow and make the most of themselves, while developing an art of self-protection.