MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY
Children – 6-7PM
Teen & Adults – 7-8:30PM
School holidays 17th – 28th of April
Combined classes 6-7:30PM
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.
The Kung Fu Nam Pai Chuan club in Remuera has been training since 2003 under the direction of Sifu Simon Billington. Sifu Simon has been training in Nam Pai Chuan since 1998 and is a very experienced martial artist. He runs a balanced class where he knows the importance of working hard but also having fun while you train.
The Remuera club has now grown in size and attracts many new students due to word of mouth. The club has a very strong children’s class that boasts over 30 students in each class. The adults class is also strong with around 20 students training each night from beginners to black belts.
Remuera Instructor: Sifu Simon Billington
I started Kung Fu in Palmerston North in 98, training under Sifu O’Sullivan. I was doing a degree in Business and marketing at Massey University. Kung Fu fitted in well with my studies. It gave me direction, fitness and great bunch of friends. By the time I left Palmerston I had two degrees; one in Business and the other in Kung Fu. Achieving my Black belt in Kung Fu has been one of my most rewarding achievements and my most difficult mentally and physically to date.
The journey didn’t stop there. The structure Kung Fu has, means all students are involved in the growth of the system. Helping others to train, teaching students inside the class and then some seniors move on to teach their own clubs. During my growth in Palmerston North I taught juniors in the club, then as part of my requirements for Black belt I taught some classes. Teaching students and classes is a skill that sets Kung Fu apart from most other sports.
I moved to Auckland in 2003 and started my own club in Remuera. I started the club in Auckland with the idea of growing a strong children’s class, then working towards adults. We have a large number of child students, which creates a great family environment. We always have great grading’s with plenty of students and seniors coming up from Palmerston to help out. We have started making a regular trip down to Palmerston to train and socialise with the students down there. My major focus as a teacher is to make the classes as enjoyable as possible. I believe people learn and train better in a friendly and enjoyable environment. When people ring me about the class, I say the best idea is come along and give it a go. You will have fun, get fit and meet a great bunch of children and adults.