The Kung Fu School

Shaolin Kung Fu

Welcome to the Kung Fu School

About Us

Kung Fu has been made famous through movies and movie stars such as Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan. Shaolin Kung Fu is a traditional Chinese martial art, considered one of the oldest dating back to 520AD.

At The Kung Fu School we teach the best of martial art traditions in a modern world context. The Chinese words Kung Fu actually mean success through effort, which we think reflects us perfectly.

The Kung Fu School offers a broad martial art that uses a mixture of different techniques, these include:

  • “Bi” (Avoiding) – evading, moving out of range
  • “Da” (Striking) – use of fist, open hand, elbow, fingers, head
  • “Ti” (Kicking) – kicking, sweeping, kneeing
  • “Shuai” (Throwing) – wrestling, throwing, takedowns
  • “Na” (Seizing) – joint locks and chokes, i.e. submissions

Our Aims

At The Kung Fu School we specialise in classes for children, teens and adults which are designed to be both productive and rewarding. Our overall aim is to help you:

  • Lose weight and get fit
  • Learn to defend yourself and others
  • Have greater confidence in your abilities
  • Reduce your stress and gain more focus
  • Set and achieve your goals
  • Make new friends and be part of something unique


  • “Kung Fu is fun & different to going to the gym for exercise & fitness. Also, it’s a practical art form that can be applied to everyday life.”– Alex (Age 40)
  • “I like Kung Fu because it’s fun exercise with friends, you learn self defence, get flexible and meet lots of new people.”– Harriet (Age 15)
  • “Kung Fu is fun because it helps me be athletic and strong.”– Alexander (Age 10)
  • “I like Kung Fu because it is really fun to do and it’s good exercise. It also teaches you how to defend yourself.”– Ibrahim (Age 10)
  • “I like Kung Fu because it’s fun and it helps with your skills”– Hamish (Age 8)