Our school is run with a family type atmosphere where students work hard but have fun. Our kids and teenage classes are held at The Australian Institute of Sport in Bruce in the north of Canberra
Our wushu and dragon dance classes - available to kids, teenagers and adults - are held at the University of Canberra Sports Hall.
Kung Fu lessons held consist of:
1. Bow and Warm Up
2. Traditional Forms practice
3. Individual and partner drills and exercises
4. Sparring or simulated combat drills
5. Cool Down, stretching and breathing exercises
Physical training is complemented by theory in self defence, traditional kung fu and Chinese culture. This is given in the form of discussions and printed hand outs and via videos online.
We make use of open hand and kicking techniques, groundfighting, Chinese wrestling and Chin Na.
Students also train in the use of short and long weapons in the Chinese and Fillipino traditions.
Traditional forms are from Yee Kuen and Ba Gwa but aspects of Wing Chun, Eskrima and Hung Gar Kuen are also taught. Sifu Will Chen also teaches Zi Ran Men during the Sunday classes.
Each student learns at his/her own pace. Gradings are held 3 times a year for those who are ready to progress to the next level. For children and teenagers grading levels are denoted by coloured sashes: White, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple and Red. Adults start with a black sash which signifies emptiness then attain white stripes to denote their rank. Depending on the level a grading can consist of a physical, written and oral test on the day, an assignment before grading day, along with an element of continuous assessment.
We also participate in public demonstrations for Floriade, the National Multicultural Festival (Chinese Spring Festival) and many other events.