Note: Pee wee (5-7 yo) classes (same time as children classes) starting soon. Please register your interest to the above email.
Children (min age 7 years old) – 5-6 PM
Teens – 6-7:30 PM
Adults – 6-7:30PM
Children (min age 7 years old)- 9-10.00 AM
Teens – 10-11.30 AM
Adults – 10-11.30 AM
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 (Wellington) was set up in Brooklyn, in 2006 under the direction of Sifu Rob Young.
In 2012, we located to our current premises, where we are able to set our equipment up permanently. There is ample parking and the use of outdoors. The classes are varied, focusing on fitness, balance, fun, agility, discipline, commitment and the art itself. On many occasions, the school has been asked to perform and demonstrate at community events, such as Owhiro Bay fair, Brookyn Festival, Wellington Zoo, birthday parties and the Wellington City Council Chinese New Year festival. This gives the students a sense of pride and of being a part of the community.
We now have much more diversity and talent with more Black Belt instructors and encourage you to attend any of our schools. Since our first Wellington, Brooklyn school (2006), we have grown our schools to include Karori, Petone and Miramar.
We are constantly growing, so we will always take on new students.
“We want you – especially if you feel you need to exercise, need to be more flexible and need to have more self confidence. If you can’t punch or can’t kick, even better. We like to teach people like you and watch you grow in confidence and ability. So get off the couch, the computer chair, the office chair and free yourself from your device for a fun hour and a half. “
Feel free to contact us or come along and join in.
1983 – 1996 Started Martial arts journey with Chan’s martial arts (Dunedin) then ITF Tae Kwon Do to 2nd Degree
2001 – Joined the Kung Fu School (Levin), training under my teacher Simo.
2005 – Started teaching the classes in Levin.
2006 – Brooklyn, Wellington Kung Fu school established.
2018 – Onwards and upwards
Continual training and teaching Kung Fu seems to be my destiny and fits in well with my culture, values and beliefs. I believe that if one is in charge of teaching others, one must have high moral values and integrity. In life as well as in Kung Fu, we must always learn and grow. I feel we should not measure ourselves based on our belt (as traditionally, Kung Fu does not have a belt system), but on what we can do for our art and our students.
I also believe there is no point in learning something if you cannot share it with others. I routinely receive correspondence from students and parents telling me how great kung fu has been for them or their children. To me, that’s what its all about – the students’ getting something of value.
However, we all need our teachers. My great privilege is to train under and be guided by my teachers, Simo and Sifu O’Sullivan. Teaching helps us learn and helps others to help themselves. Teaching also helps us become good leaders (being 2nd born, I am not a natural leader). Another great privilege was being able to train with Master Quek (student of Monk, Cho Si) in Malaysia on several occasions. With his passing in 2010, sadly that is no longer possible. However I will forever treasure and share those memories.
“One cannot learn everything, but learn what you can to impart and share it. So I am still learning – as for you?”