End of Year Celebrations!

Hi guys,

As you all would know now, the Gold Belt for 17th December had to be cancelled due to illness. So, the school grading has been shifted to this date and the after party will continue as planned on the 17th December. We’re heading back to the Cauliflower Hotel for this one.

Saturday 17th will start at 9am with the Juniors party and awards, then 10am for the (adults) school grading all levels. The year’s got to end with some fights, so if you’re feeling it bring your gear and spar – whether you’re grading or not.

This year has been a rocky road and not the chocolatey, marshmellowy type. Let’s finish 2022 with a bang. See you on the 17th.


Hi Guys,

Please take note of a timing error I made in the last email. Jonny’s Day is this Sunday, but you can meet at the Kwoon at 11am to observe a minute’s silence at the shrine and/or meet at the Martin Place Cenotaph at 11:30am to observe a minute’s silence there and move on to the Orient Hotel for a light lunch. All members and students are welcome to join us in this tradition.

Monday is a Public Holiday! So we are closed for classes.

Next weekend (18th/19th June) is the Adults Wing Chun Tips Grading on the Saturday. As we anticipate this will be a small grading and will not continue past 2hrs, we have decided to schedule it to start at 9am so that the Juniors Saturday class will not require re-scheduling.

The Wooden Dummy Workshop on the Sunday will start at 11am, please allow 2hrs. Get your name down at the front desk for this asap.

Gonzoil BJJ Tee Pre-Order end date has been extended so there is still time to get your order in for either or both the Classic Gonzoil or Crash/Flow style tees. Various colours also available.

Classes today are Over 10’s Juniors at 4:30pm and 6pm BJJ.

See you on the mat!



Hi guys,

We have a busy few weekends coming up.

This Sunday is Jonny’s Day. We meet at Martin Place Cenotaph at 11am to lay the wreath and observe a minutes silence and then move on to a light lunch (typically at the Orient). All members and students are invited and welcome to share in this tradition.

Saturday 18th is the last Tip grading before the mid year Belt grading/Sifu’s birthday. If you have missed the last few tip gradings, but you have been on the mat, you should be ready. We have done so much grading prep this year. If you are unsure please ask either myself or an instructor.

Saturday 19th is Sifu’s Wooden Dummy Workshop, get your name down and get in for this one. There’s never enough time to get you started from beginning to end on everything in your Wing Chun training. Especially the Wooden Dummy. It’s not just the order of the sets. It’s the hand positions, angles, distance, footwork, sequences within each set, rhythm and flow. Sifu is putting on this Wooden Dummy workshop on Sunday 19th June. Jump all over it. It is a fantastic opportunity to dive deep into what it takes to make your wooden dummy sing. All levels are encouraged. Tix under $150 for the day.

Thank you to all seniors who took care of the school while we were away. It was a very nice break and we are ready to hit the ground running once again.

See you on the mat.


Dear parents and guardians,

The new curriculum is now ready to download. Please follow this link https://bit.ly/3NmsfWE  it will take you to a page on our site where you can download your child’s grading material.

If your child is training twice a week or more they are most likely ready to grade. If they have only been training once a week they may need to wait for the next grading at the end of next term. But we do assess this on a child by child basis, so please contact Amy at info@redboatkungfu.com if you are unsure of what to expect.

Otherwise we have been preparing your children for all that is in the updated curriculum and will continue with their grading preparation during the coming weeks.

See you on the mat!
Red Boat Team


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Dear Mums, Dads and Guardians,


The next grading for your children is on Saturday 26th at 11am. If you have not downloaded already, please click on the link below for the grading curriculum:

Kids Grading Sheets


The cost for grading is $30 per child, please pay as you arrive so we can focus on assessments.


Additionally, as requested we ordered stock for children’s True Boxing T-Shirts. Since we did not have a pre-sale for kids, we are supplying all kids shirts at the pre-sale price of $39. (No hoodies, just the tees).



Hi guys,

After much deliberation, we have decided to postpone the first Belt Grading to mid-year. There have been too many changes in the grading structure to expect a lot of you to be ready for your belt grading yet. So class will run as normal this weekend. The next Tip Grading date will be announced shortly.

Sorry for any inconvenience to anyone, but we feel this will be the best for the majority.

Thank you!

Hi guys!

Hope you all had an amazing Easter. We were pleasantly surprised with the fantastic turnout last night! Numbers can drop off a little this time of year (Easter/School Holidays) but you guys smashed it! We’re seeing great evolutions in everyone’s skill set too, so well done for all of your efforts.

The next Tips Grading is coming up (Saturday 17th April) so let’s stay on track on focused. We know that there are quite a few of you that wanted a little extra time, well it’s now 10 days away! Let’s see some names down for grading tonight.

The Butterfly Sword Workshop has been pushed back to May 2nd which is a Sunday, and will start after BJJ at 11am. The cost is $149 for members (no training weapon) or $199 for members for a training weapon included. Non members add $50 to either. You can book and pay by clicking this link. 

Don’t miss tonight! Sifu will be running through some new knife fighting defence tactics! And the Beginner’s Course starts anew at 7:15pm

News on the True Boxing Tees: we have placed the order, but they cannot start production until 14th April. So the pre-order period has been extended. Get your orders in to take advantage of the discounted price! We have also added kid’s tees to the mix! So kid’s can get their pre-orders in now too!!

See you on the mat.


It’s DONE!

There may be some tweeks, typos and formatting overlooked… hope not… but the curriculum is finalised. Please download your next level! (links below)

Remember, this Sunday Sifu is putting on a FREE workshop to answer all of your questions about the new material. PLEASE WRITE DOWN ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS and submit them after the seminar as he may not get to all of them in the time provided.

Times are as follows:

(going for):

Blue Whites and Blues: 11am

Blue Browns, Browns and Brown Blacks: 12pm

Black Belts and above: 1pm

Black Belts and above can start at 11am as we are sure you will want to know what’s new on the curriculum (as when you go for Gold you are re-tested on EVERYTHING)

Lunch out with Black Belts and above at the end.

Click link to download your level:

Blue-White Stripe


Blue-Brown Stripe


Brown-Black Stripe

Black-Red Characters

Black-Purple Characters

Black-Gold Characters

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Hi guys!

So much going on this week! Finishing last week with such a strong school grading (adults and kids) was fantastic. Monday Sifu was in for what turned out to be a very successful surgery as far as the surgeon is concerned. Sifu is recovering very well, uncharacteristically not trying to do too much! Now tomorrow is the Gold Belt grading and our end of year party!

Friends and family are welcome to come to the grading. Kid’s and parents are welcome too! There’s only restrictions on the party as Atomic are fully booked. We have booked for 46 all up (6 on a seperate table if you can only stick around for a drink and go). At last count there were 5-6 luncheon spots still available, so if you have forgotten to put your name down there may still be space for you. If you are paying on the day please bring cash ($55).

Grading starts at 10am. After the grading there is also the Student of the Year Awards and Sifu’s year in summary/plans for next year discussion. We should be heading off to the Atomic between 11:30 and 12noon.

I’ve been getting some nice messages over the last couple of days from some of you. Thank you very much! Hope I put on a good performance for you.

See you all tomorrow!

Hi guys!!!

What an amazing grading day that was! Congratulations everyone!!! And what an achievement for our 7 new Black Belts! (2 brand new, 5 next levels) and our very first Junior Black Belt!!! Well done guys. As Sifu said, he can go into his op today feeling braver after seeing what you all did on Saturday. Thanks for making it such an inspiring event.

We need final numbers for the party this weekend!!! PLEASE let me know if you are coming to the Atomic Beer Project with us for lunch after the grading. Let me know if it’s just you or you’re bringing someone(s). The $55 includes a 3 course lunch.

We also managed to negotiate a “tall table” for 6 people for 1 hour to be added to our booking for people who can only stay for a short while, there is no charge for this but could book out quickly so get back to me asap.

Otherwise, if you plan to stay it’s pay per person – Atomic’s conditions for group bookings for 10 or more people.

Please let me know ASAP/TODAY they are pressing me for final numbers.

Thank you!!!