Meet the Master Instructors

About Master Paul H. Borisoff…

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MASTER PAUL H. BORISOFF began his training in Kung-Fu San Soo in 1975 under Master Charles W. Cory and under Grand Master Jimmy H. Woo in classes offered by the first International Kung-Fu San Soo Association. He became an assistant instructor at the North Hollywood facility in 1977 and continued until opening his own school in November 1978. He obtained the degree of Master in 1986.

His experience teaching Kung-Fu San Soo includes:

  • Kung-Fu San Soo, Northridge – 13 years
  • Kung-Fu San Soo, Reseda – 28 years
  • Los Angeles Recreation & Parks (6 centers)
  • Los Angeles City Schools (In-service for teachers and school nurses)
  • YMCA
  • YWCA
  • Women’s Workshop
  • Every Woman’s Village
  • North Valley Jewish Community Center

He is committed to instructing the Art of Kung-Fu San Soo as taught by Grand Master Jimmy H. Woo and as a classically trained violinist, Master Borisoff understands the necessity of staying the course while keeping it pure and unadulterated.

He holds the view that the process of learning San Soo is long and at times arduous. As such, he believes that there is a great temptation for a school owner or student to take an easier, more immediately profitable path. It is not uncommon for some instructors to “adjust” their lesson plans to contain elements of the latest fad art.

In the end he feels that the achievement of excellence in this art depends on repeated practice and persistence, and that a school owner’s integrity is staying loyal and committed to the system which (s)he professes to teach. There is so much room for personal variation in this art, but one must honor its precepts and foundational concepts.

Master Borisoff is a Los Angeles native with a teaching credential and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio Television and Film from California State University, Northridge. He has also given music and photography instruction since he was sixteen.

About Master Kat…

MASTER KAT is an experienced, talented and intuitive instructor, possessing a superb ability to work and communicate with young people.   She is able to help children focus in on and accomplish the necessary technique and workout required to become confident, skillful, responsible San Soo fighters.  

Since 1995, Kat has been an important contributor in the design of lesson plans, drills, activities, helping to shape and implement the children’s class structure.  Her insights have been key in helping to create a supportive and intelligent learning environment in which young people can strive and thrive.

Kat has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked in market research, human resources, education, finance and currently is a background researcher in pre-employment screening.


Additional content will be provided by Master Patrick Lopez, a veteran of the Iraqi War who holds a degree in criminal science, and Christopher Drozd, a certified yin-yoga instructor, running expert and physical trainer.

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