MONDAY and THURSDAY Children (ages 7 to 12): 6 – 7PM
Teens and Adults (ages 13 and above): 7 – 8:30PM
Note: Children must be 7 or older
Please enter your details on the right (or send us a text message) if you’d like your first class for free.
Then read the Your First Class tab at the top of the page to find out what to bring.
Your First Kung Fu Class
Congratulations on taking the first step. Here’s a list of things you should be aware of for your first class:
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the class starts. This allows us to meet with you to explain a little about our history and how the class operates and then pair you up with a training buddy.
New people are paired with a senior to ensure they get the best attention during the class.
Wear loose fitting long pants and a plain t-shirt. No shorts, singlet tops, or offensive markings/alcohol advertising.
You can bring a drink bottle if you wish or purchase one on site.
If you come with an open mind and a good attitude you will enjoy yourself.
We welcome you to your own martial arts journey.
Welcome to the Kung Fu School Grey Lynn.
The school has been operating since 2007 and has many senior students who have been training since those early days.
We run a children’s class (ages 7 – 12) and an adult’s class (13+).
We offer the opportunity to learn Shaolin Kung to the Grey Lynn, Ponsonby, Westmere, Point Chevalier, Herne and Freemans Bay suburbs.
The Grey Lynn school encourages anyone with any level of martial arts experience to have a go. A typical class starts off with a warm up, with exercises that:
* Increases fitness and conditioning
* Builds flexibility and coordination
* Develops strength and power
* Warms the muscles to prevent injury
After we are adequately warmed and stretched we move into teaching techniques found in our syllabus which focuses on movement, application and self defence.
The Kung Fu School is a family orientated martial art with a focus on support of our students learning and providing a challenging and ability appropriate training ethic.
The best way to find out if this is something for you is to come down and have a chat with one of our seniors and experience it for yourself. We are always willing to assist you in any way we can.
Hi my name is Joshua Bensemann and I first started training in the system in 2009.
Three flatmates and I had discovered that we all interested in martial arts but had never tried one. After discussing possible martial arts, we decided to try Shaolin Kung Fu. We were attracted to this system because it is not designed for a specific type of person or body type. As four individuals we could see different aspects that interested us both individually and collectively. As a university student at the time, I was initially interested in learning something completely new, and pushing my body to do far more than to sit at a desk.
One flatmate and I showed up to our first class intending to observe before joining the following week with the rest of our flats group. We were quickly encouraged to join in and were both paired with existing students for the first class. Since I had originally intended to watch, I had shown up wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt, which made the whole experience very interesting. Learning to kick is challenging enough for any new student, but even more so when your clothing is restrictive. Despite the handicap, the class had the right mixture of challenge and enjoyment; the two of us went home raving about home much fun we had, and how unfit we both were. I was excited to be back the next week with all three flatmates and appropriate clothing. It has been years since that class occurred, and while my flatmates had to dropout due to other commitments, I am still excited to go to class each week.
As I have continued to train, I have learnt that there is so much more to learn than I initially imagined. My body has greatly improved, and I can always see ways that it is capable of far more. The things that originally interested me in kung fu continue to bring me back and as do other things that I have discovered along the way. In particular I always find it fascinating to ask a new student why they decided to give it a go, since their answer is usually different from mine and yet always seems like a great reason to me.
Recent years have seen me take on more responsibility and new challenges. One of the most rewarding of those challenges is teaching a children’s class. Learning how to take my own understanding of a concept and break it down for someone who hasn’t yet learned about physics or geometry, is a unique experience that improves both student and teacher. I look forward to the day when one of my students gets to experience that for themselves. Until that time (and definitely after that) I will continue train and experience new challenges.