Children (min age 7 years old) – 5-6 PM
Teens – 6-7:30 PM
Adults – 6-7:30PM
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 Shaolin Gao Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan 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 have 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 Johnsonville, Karori, Petone and Miramar.
We will always be looking to grow, so we will always be taking on new students. 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 Shaolin Gow Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan Kung Fu School (Levin), training under my teacher Simo.
2004 – 1st Dan Black belt
2005 – Started teaching the classes in Levin .
2006 – Brooklyn, Wellington Shaolin Gow Can Mun Nam Pai Chuan Kung Fu school established.
2007 – 2nd D
2013 – 3rd D
Continual training and teaching Kung Fu seems to be my destiny and fits in well with my culture, values and beliefs. I believe there is no point in learning something if you cannot share it with others. 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 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.
I will always cherish training with Master Lai from the UK and being able to spend as much time with him when he visits. I look forward to meeting up again.
In life as well as in Kung Fu, we must always learn and grow. One cannot learn everything, but learn what you can and impart it, share it. So I am still learning – as for you?