We offer significant discounts for monthly payments, speak to the class instructor.
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 School in Palmerston North has been offering martial arts classes since 1996 under the direction of Sifu. Sifu has over 45 years martial arts experience he is the most highly qualified kung fu instructor in the region. He has a PhD in education and runs a balanced class where he knows the importance of working hard but also having fun while you train. The Kung Fu School on Ferguson street has its own dedicated building offering the very best facilities available for martial arts training.
We offer the opportunity to learn quality established martial arts particularly Shaolin Kung Fu to the Manawatu region and Palmerston North. In our twenty two years of operation in the Manawatu we have successfully trained lots of people to the black belt level many of whom have gone on to have very successful martial arts careers. They have appeared on TV and in movies and some have become martial arts instructors in their own right.
The Kung Fu 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. We offer specialized programs for every age group.
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.
I began my martial arts journey at the age of seven when my mum took me to a class in England to help channel my boisterous nature and to develop self-control and confidence. Little did I know that over forty eight years later I would be writing my martial arts bio for a website in New Zealand.
I believe as individuals we should continuously develop, lifelong learning if you like. I have always felt that this is an important tenet to ensure as individuals we try to get as much out of ourselves as possible.
In my twenties I did a degree in education from a university in England. In My thirties I obtained a Masters honours degree in education from a New Zealand university. In my forties I completed a PhD in education from an Australian university. These international degrees were undertaken part time whilst being married and raising a family of four children. I spent twenty years working at a university in New Zealand teaching others how to teach.
Some might say I am an expert in both education and martial arts, so what have I learnt?
I believe that the practice of traditional martial arts offer one of the few ways in a modern world to develop the whole person; mind, body and spirit. Martial arts encourage the individual a chance to develop through physical and mental challenges.
If you believe, that you or your children would benefit from traditional martial arts training, I commend to you The Kung Fu School New Zealand.