Children (age 7 – 12): 6:15-7:15pm
Teen & Adults: 6:15-7:15pm
– Children must be 7 or older
– This is a new club started in early 2018 so we will start both separate children and adults classes in the future plus add a second night when the club is established
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, Mt Wellington.
Mt Wellington is new location in Auckland that opened in early 2018. We have the use of a spacious, well maintained hall at Panmure District School. It has lots of parking and easy access off Mount Wellington Highway, just 2 km north of Sylvia Park.
As our class is new we are currently combining children and adults together in one hour sessions (Wednesdays 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm).
As we expand we will separate the adults and children’s classes, and eventually offer another class on Monday nights.
We are easily accessible for people living in Mt Wellington, Panmure, Ellerslie, Glen Innes, Penrose, Pakuranga and also further east and south.
The Mt Wellington 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.
Hi I’m James the instructor at the Kung Fu School, Mt Wellington. Here students refer to instructors as Gow Lian which just means “instructor”.
As a traditional martial art there is an element of etiquette we follow which helps to structure our learning. Our Instructors and senior students will only be too happy to explain and help you along as you train.
I’ve been training and then teaching Kung Fu for just over 7 years. Initially I started at Remuera with Sifu Billington and then I moved to Mt Eden with Gow Lian Dewe and helped grow the club there.
After moving to Mt Wellington in 2018, I was happy to set up the club here and offer instruction to students living out this way.
I enjoy training and teaching at the Kung Fu School (Shaolin Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan) for a variety of reasons. One of the most important to me is the people and the concept of everyone learning together. Everyone helps each other and we have fun along the way.
I also firmly believe children in particular need more access to fun physical activity that can help build their confidence, self esteem and provide them with new skills.
Of course there is also the structure which provides a proven process of personal development. Improving fitness, coordination concentration and discipline.
Previously I spent many years snow boarding which was great for fitness and fun, but without structured learning I eventually moved on to other things.
I’ve played football, scuba dived and spent a lot of time sailing but each of those is limited by weather, location and cost.
Kung Fu can be practiced just about anywhere rain or shine, winter or summer. The costs I believe a relatively small compared to other sports and hobbies. This is great as it opens up access for so many people of all different walks of life.
So regardless of your reasons for why you would like to try it out, come along and give it a go.