Self Defense is and should be an important modality of all Martial Arts training. Sifu Niam teaches the application of all his Martial Arts (Kung Fu) techniques. Learning a movement without understanding the application is not true Martial Arts. When a student understands why they are learning a move or technique whether being a single move or combination the performance and knowledge of why the strike or block is being taught creates a better understanding of the style of Kung Fu and how to utilize the technique for real life application. Understanding the strike or block creates better form and keeps the interest of the student and is a form of motivation to workout harder and develops better Kung Fu skills.