New York native Sifu Salvatore is part of Shaolin temple and is a frequent visitor to Arcosanti as he makes his way across the country. Throughout his visits he has engaged several community members and even took the time to share his knowledge of Kung Fu.

[photos by Laura Villa Baroncelli, text by Hildemar Cruz]

Traditionally trained in Shaolin style martial arts, he spend several days teaching residents a full sequence of moves. The training came about when planning manager Flavio Borrelli stumbled upon him practicing and Sifu extended an invitation to join. Every day thereafter a new participant joined the training, hopping from one community space to another until they found their way to the roof top of the East Crescent.

Although this training is available for a limited time only, while Sifu remains at Arcosanti during his travels, the collective physical exchange is always very welcomed.

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