“Kung Fu is more than just fighting. It has been about strengthening my mind, balancing my emotions and making me stronger. Not just to take or give a punch, but to be more resilient, and versatile in my entire life. I would not be the person I am today without it. It taught me discipline, respect, patience and perseverance, it provided me with confidence, community and motivation. It helped me deal with any stresses I had, it helped me focus on my studies so I could maintain high grades, it provided me with a safe group of people I could talk to. At times it was all that kept me going- the thought of training, it would get me through the day, and the day after, until it was time for the next lesson. Whenever I felt lost it gave me purpose, when I felt weak it made me strong and when I was ready to give up it always helped me get back on my feet. For me it is not only a training class, but a self-fulfilment, to be taught under such a dedicated, amazing and continually inspiring master. I have been training for over a decade now and it is the proudest thing I have achieved in my life.” — Shanti (originally in Kids Kung Fu, now in the Adults class)


“Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu at the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy is more than just a martial art. It is a life time of physical and mental learning, growth and development. It is a lifestyle supported by a worldwide family. Sifu Alan and Si Jie Halinka have an unparalleled passion and knowledge of the art. It is without doubt one of the best things I have ever done. I can’t recommend it highly enough.” — Mick Grogan, Kung Fu student


“If you need more energy in your life I highly recommend Qi Gong. I started learning 18 months ago after a bout of Bell’s Palsy which left my system exhausted and my confidence was shot. The more I practice Qi Gong the more I want to keep doing it as my energy levels have improved and so has my confidence. It leaves you feeling great! Alan is a very experienced and patient teacher and I thoroughly enjoy every class.” — Vicki Walker, Lohan Qi Gong student


“Studying Lohan Qi Gong with Alan has improved my health, my strength, my balance, and my general confidence in life. It has given me a focus and greatly reduced my levels of stress. I can’t recommend these classes highly enough.” — John, Lohan Qi Gong student


“The performance was exceptional! I couldn’t stop talking about it afterwards. The whole team was professional and you worked extremely well with the Gallery’s limitations. Thank you to you and the team for such a memorable performance. We will be using you / recommending you for any future events!” — Wollongong Art Gallery


“The Illawarra Kung Fu lion dance team brought magic and excitement to our wedding with a wonderful performance. They were professional and considerate throughout. I recommend them highly.” — Sadie & Lee, Shellharbour