The Illawarra Kung Fu Academy is run by Sifu Alan Baxter, ably assisted by a team of dedicated instructors.
Sifu Alan Baxter (right)
Sifu Alan Baxter (pictured with Master Chen Yong Fa) is an International Master of Chan Family Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu and Qi Gong and an Inner Chamber Fire Dragon Disciple of Master Chen Yong Fa (the direct descendant of the Founder, Chan Heung, and current Jeung Mum, or Keeper of the Style of Chan Family Choy Lee Fut).
Sifu Alan has had over forty years experience in the martial arts, studying a number of different martial styles, including Judo, Karate, Muay Thai and several styles of Kung Fu before discovering his true home and passion in Chan Family Choy Lee Fut. Sifu Alan has Instructor certification from the UK, the US and Australia. In 1996 he won the British Wutan Federation National Championship title. Since 2009, Sifu Alan has taught Chan Family Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu & Lohan Qi Gong on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.
For many years Sifu Alan was a practicing Personal Trainer, fully qualified through the Fitness Institute Australia.
Sifu Alan is continuously studying to improve his knowledge, regularly training both in Australia and China, as well as teaching in National and International seminars.
Some of Sifu Alan’s professional qualifications are:
* Wing Sing Tong International Master, Fire Dragon Disciple of Master Chen Yong Fa (Chan Wing Faat), Chan Family Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu and Qi Gong
* Certified Punchfit Punch Pad Instructor
* Certified Punchfit Kick Pad Instructor
* Combat Sports Worldwide International Coaching Diploma
* Ancestral Mountains Martial Arts Assoc. Coaching in Martial Arts
* Also graded in Judo, Wado-Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Wutan Kung Fu and others
Health & Fitness:
* Fully Qualified and Registered Level 3 Exercise Professional – Personal Trainer
* Certificate IV in Fitness – Trainer of Special Populations
* Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training – Fitness
* Certificate III in Fitness
* Gym Instructor
* Certificate of Attainment – Advanced Resistance Training
* Certificate of Attainment – Advanced Aerobic Conditioning
* Certificate of Attainment – Nutrition and Weight Management
* Certificate of Attainment – Professional Practice
Sifu Alan with the Gao Lung Cha, the signature weapon of the Founder of Choy Lee Fut, Chan Heung.
Sifu Halinka Orszulok
Sifu Halinka Orszulok is Sifu Alan’s wife, and a Wing Sing Tong Master and Leopard Disciple of Master Chen Yong Fa in Chan Family Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu and Qi Gong. She is the Deputy Chief Instructor at the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy. Halinka has studied kung fu since 2001 under Sifu Paul Nomchong and Sifu Barry Hale as well as Sifu Alan Baxter, and now trains regularly under Master Chan Yong Fa.
Halinka also has many years of child care experience which she brings to the Kids Kung Fu classes to make those classes a fun and safe learning environment.
Both Sifu Alan and Sifu Halinka are qualified Senior First Aiders and both have Working With Children certification.
Sijie Shanti Pillai
Sijie Shanti is a Hung Sing Gwoon Instructor with more than 10 years experience of Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu.
Sihing Shane Gribble
Sihing Shane is a Hung Sing Gwoon Instructor with more than 10 years experience of Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu.
Sihing Dav Cossa
Sihing Dav is a Hung Sing Gwoon Instructor with more than 10 years experience of Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu.