Australian National Seminar 2019

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Australian National Seminar – July 20th and 21st, 2019

Weapons and Lohan Qi Gong training for both Instructors and general students.

Cost $250 Adults / $150 Juniors (aged 10-16)

The seminar will include instruction from Fire Dragon Disciples Sifu Alan Baxter, Sifu James Lui, and Sifu Craig Davenport.

The seminar will run from 8am to 10am on both days FOR WST ONLY, then from 10am to 5.30pm on both days for all students (NB: you must be a paid up member of a Chan Family Choy Lee Fut school to attend). Minimum age 10 years old.

LOCATION: Illawarra Kung Fu Academy, 46 Collins Street, Kiama, NSW


Contact for enquiries: Sifu Alan Baxter on 0414 445 579

The course will include Lin Warn Seun Dao (double broadsword form) for WST only, Gum Gong Pang (Buddha Warrior Attendants’ Cudgel form) for all students, and an introduction to the anatomical principles of qigong for all students.

The seminar will also include a special lion dance in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy school.


Term 1 and Term 2 end and restart details.

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Please note all the finish and restart dates for classes, and other events surrounding the Easter break. Firstly, here are the relevant class dates:

Adults Kung Fu Classes

These classes will continue throughout the Easter holidays with one exception – NO CLASS on Easter Monday, April 22nd.

Kids Kung Fu Classes

Last class for Term 1 – Monday 8th April

First class back in Term 2 – Monday 29th April

Qi Gong/Tai Chi Classes

Last class for Term 1 – Friday 12th April

First class back in Term 2 – Monday 29th April

PLEASE NOTE: The last Monday of term, Monday 8th April, Qi Gong will start at 9.30, not 9.00am. All other times remain the same.

Kung Fu gradings

There will be a grading for any kids who are ready to grade during the last class of Term 1. Please talk to Sifu Alan about whether your child is ready to grade or not.

The Adults Kung Fu grading will be on Saturday May 11th from 9.00am until 12 noon. Please double check with Sifu Alan if you’re unsure about any details relating to the grading.


Please remember that membership fees for the year are now overdue, so please settle up as soon as possible. Any problems, please have a chat with us about it. The fee is $75 per person.

That’s it for now. Please help us spread the word about our classes by telling family, friends, colleagues and class mates. Word of mouth is the best advertising we can get.

Alan and Halinka

Illawarra Kung Fu Academy

No tai chi/qi gong class on Thursday February 21st or Friday February 22nd

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We’re very sorry, but there will be no tai chi/qi gong class on Thursday February 21st or Friday February 22nd. We do our best to cancel classes as infrequently as possible, but sometimes things come up that are unavoidable. All other classes this term are going ahead as normal. Any queries, please give me a shout.

Also, this Saturday, February 9th, a bunch of us will be teaming up with Sydney and the other Australian schools to do a Chinese New Year parade all over Sydney’s Chinatown between 10.30am and 4.00pm. We’ll be visiting shops and businesses with two lions and letting off 29 rolls of firecrackers throughout the day! Come and see us – just listen, you’ll find us.

Please remember that membership fees for the year are payable now classes have resumed for 2019. These remain at $75 per person, payable before the end of February, please.

2019 Class details

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Happy new year! (And Chinese new year is just around the corner, but more on that in a minute.) Classes start back today (except kids) so here are the class start and finish dates for Term 1, 2019.

Adults Kung Fu
Starts – January 21st
There WILL be a class on Monday 28th January, even though it’s a public holiday. Otherwise no breaks for classes unless a Public Holiday or otherwise advised.
April grading date to be advised.

Qi Gong/Tai Chi
Starts – January 21st 
There WILL be a class on Monday 28th January, even though it’s a public holiday.
Last class term 1 – Thursday 4th April
Term 2 starts – Monday 22nd April
(NB This doesn’t match the school holidays – double check your calendars!)

Kids Kung Fu
Starts – February 4th
Last class term 1 – Monday 8th April
Term 2 starts – Monday 29th April

Other events:

Tuesday February 5th – Lion Dance at Shellharbour Club – Please let me know if you can help out, all hands on deck to make this a good performance. You can help even if you don’t know any of the lion dance skills, all assistance greatly appreciated.

Saturday February 9th – Sydney Bai Sun and Parade Day. Be at the Sydney school by 9am, again even if you can’t do specifics, all hands on deck helps immensely.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday and Sunday July 20th and 21st – South Coast Seminar and Illawarra Kung Fu 10th Anniversary. Details to be advised.

Also, please remember that all membership fees (still $75 per person) are due before the end of February. If you could pay this asap, that would be great. Any questions about anything above, give me a shout.

Christmas/New Year break

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All classes will wrap up for the year on Friday 21st December.

All classes except Kids Kung Fu will recommence on Monday 21st January 2019.

Kids Kung Fu classes will recommence on Monday 4th February 2019.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all.