Children (7-12 years old): 5-6pm
Adults and teens (13+): 6-8pm
Children: 3-4 pm Adults and teens: 4-6 pm
Class fees – $10.00 adult, $6.00 children.
Uni students – $8.00
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.
Despite having numerous schools in the North Island, I am excited to be opening the first Kung fu school in the South Island.
I would encourage you to come along and have a go. You will build your strength and fitness (functional), learn a range of traditional martial arts techniques (kicking, punching, take downs, forms, sparring etc) and also make new friends.
The Kung Fu journey is what you make of it, but first of all you need to start. When will you begin your Kung fu journey?
I picked up Nam Pai Chuan in 2010, my second year in high school. Most of my friends were already training there so I thought why not join them and share in the fun. My first instructor was Sifu Wallace Stirling in Feilding. He taught me the fundamentals of kung fu and took me through many of my belts. In 2013 Sigung’s student Sifu Sarah Waghorn took up the Feilding class and saw me through my senior grades. Eventually it came time for me to leave Feilding to go study Genetics and Anatomy at the University of Otago. There were no Nam Pai Chuan classes down here so my new instructor, Gow Lian Bjana Young and I started the first Dunedin club in 2015. Sigung, Simo, Sifu Young, and the other instructors have given me a great deal of support in helping me learn and teach a new class of students.
What I really enjoy about Kung Fu is that there is always something new to learn. Even in a technique that I have done many times over there is always something interesting to learn in its application. I happily extend this attitude to finding nuance elsewhere in life, which has proved helpful as the world of course isn’t simply black and white. As I teach I often emphasize the how/why part of a technique. This is what has and continues to help me learn kung fu.
As you train you will be encouraged greatly to think more deeply about each technique beyond the surface of its application. You too can benefit from learning Kung Fu. Training with us will improve your self discipline and your fitness. You’ll make friends and have lots of fun.