Class Themes, ***Reminder Class Time Changes Tomorrow***, Jonny’s Day and Catch-up Sessions

Tonight’s 6:30 class with Vadim main focus will be on using range to deliver close weapon strikes, uppercuts and hooks with sparring at the end.

***No Conditioning tomorrow, but there will be a 9am Wing Chun class followed by 10am Kids Kung Fu – Kids Kung Fu class will build on grappling, arm drag and spin takedown.***

Jonny’s Day starts with laying flowers at the shrine at 11am in the Kwoon, 11:30 at Martin Place Cenotaph for laying the wreath, then we move on to the Orient Hotel for lunch. Sifu has selected a $60 set menu package for food. You only pay if you plan to eat, it includes 3 courses and some yummy selections for all tastes. You can come to the venue whether you are eating or not.

FYI: Catch-up sessions are 30 minute one-on-one sessions available to all active members for FREE every 30 to 60 days depending on your membership level and typically run by me (Amy). It can be a mini training session, nutting out grading material or it can even be for problem solving fears, anxieties and other mental obstacles. I had a great session with a student today problem solving such things. Contact us to book in!


Dear Members, Mums and Dads,

Saturday 12th June marks the 25th year since Australia’s worst peacetime military aviation disasters and the loss of our Kung Fu son and brother Jonathan Church member #06.

As part of our traditions, on this day we lay a wreath at the Shrine in the Kwoon, then make our way to Martin Place to do the same at the Cenotaph. Afterwards we locate to The Orient Hotel for a light lunch. While it’s a sombre topic it is a lovely day of reminiscing and reflection and everyone is invited to share in this tradition.

To accommodate the day we are cancelling the Conditioning class and bringing the adults Kung Fu class forward to 9am, and the Kids Kung Fu Class forward to 10am. Both classes on this day will run to 50 minutes instead of the full hour.

Thank you all for your understanding and we hope to see you on the day!

Kuen Yao Sum Faat


So, for the first time in over 2 years the Kicking and Stretching workshop is back!!

I know it’s short notice but here we go… in 2 hours I’m going to condense every training and stretching trick in the book. How to maximise stretching performance, speed development, timing, accuracy, power and more! It’s $60 for the day, starting at 11am this Sunday 6th June.

The money raised will go to the wreaths we get for Jonny’s Day. 

I spoke to the President of the Commando  Association yesterday who will be holding a memorial as well. They weren’t going to until they found out that we were. They want to do it at a specific Commando site in Martin Place. I politely declined. We are not doing this because Jonny was a Commando or Special Ar Services, but because he was one of us – a Martial Arts brother and friend.

See you on the mat.


Red Boat Kung Fu Referral Program!

Your commitment to your training and loyalty to our school is amazing and we want more dedicated people like you. There is nothing more encouraging to an instructor than someone who puts in the work. We would love more members just like you.

People generally associate with people that are just like them, so we are asking you which two people do you know that would greatly benefit from joining our club?

What if they just needed a little nudge to walk through our doors?

What if they are interested in BJJ, Kung Fu, MMA or even martial arts movies and are quietly curious about training but just didn’t know where to start?

We have a gift to give that may just encourage them, and you will benefit by enhancing your friendship plus if they use this gift, it gets reboxed for you to use too!

If you have two friends we have $100 Kung Fu Dollars to give them… $50KFD each.

They can use this money to spend on any services we offer. That could be put toward their first membership purchase, or toward a private session, or one of our 6 and 12 week challenges.

When they spend their Kung Fu Dollars, that $50KFD is then re-gifted to you! There’s no limits to what you can use this re-gift for. You could put it toward a new uniform, sparring gear, merchandise or membership fees. Totally up to you! It’s our way of saying thank you for spreading the word about our martial arts academy.

Choose your two friends and have a chat with Amy about claiming your $100KFD today.


Greetings and salutations..its good to be back ..thats the longest ive been off the mat in a very long time..injuries that simply needed to be rested …had a ball last night so good to see everyone …ill send a more comprahensive message tomorrow …for now.. dont miss tonights boxing drills and skills workout cant wait ..see you there ..regards Sifu

Friday 6:30pm class: continue working on set ups, getting hands and feet moving and sparring full kit at the end.

Saturday: 9am Conditioning, 10am Wing Chun, 11am Kids Kung Fu.

See you on the mat!

Morning all!

Tonight’s 6:30 Wing Chun class with Vadim is working on close range weapons: knees, elbows and the clinch.

9am Saturday morning with Frances is a Hero workout in honour of our Anzacs.

11am Saturday is the return of Kids Kung Fu classes! This is going to be a big term for the kids as they are all prepping for their next grading which will be at the end of the term in late June.

Being the beginning of term it also means term fees are due. Thank you to all the parents so far that have arranged term fees online, it really helps us focus on the kids rather than admin on the day. It’s extra helpful for this weekend too, as annoyingly enough, I won’t be there! If you missed the link to online registration here it is. If it’s not allowing you to submit the form it’s usually one or two checkboxes haven’t been ticked – they’re very easy to miss. There is also room to add your Active Kids Vouchers, I will adjust your total once you submit the waiver for review.

Sifu and I will be at a Kyokushin training camp tomorrow to do a BJJ seminar so make sure you have a smashing workout for the 10am!

Sunday is ANZAC Day. BJJ class is officially cancelled for the day, but some of the guys and girls may want to come in for a roll. If this is the case, please ensure you observe one minute’s silence before commencement of your training. If you’re not on the BJJ Facebook or WhatsApp group chat let me know and I’ll add you. If anyone plans on going in, that’s where you’ll hear it first.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

See you on the mat.


Huge thank you to everyone for saturdays efforts…Grading was rock solid and with 2 of my favourite people on point i was really happy with the outcome  …plus great to see seniors there just to lend support makes it all worthwhile…so this saturday Amy and i are coaching at the kyokoshin training camp a huge honour so we will be putting our best foot forward…saturday is one of my favourite classes so dont miss it because were not there …butterfly sword is just around the corner sunday 2nd of may…to gain entry to advanced butterfly sword you have to have done this seminar so try not to miss out …so once again thank you one and all see you on the mat…regards Sifu

Sifu’s in for lunch today, get your boxing boots on you’re in for a treat. Prior to that, he’s doing a mat chat. If you missed it, it will be in the Facebook Livestream group.

Friday 6:30pm class: Trapping hands to clinch and polish up on froms before the grading.

Kids Kung Fu starts NEXT week. First classes back are Wednesday 21st and Saturday 24th.

Tomorrow, the Tip Grading is set to start at 10am. The CONDITIONING class will start EARLY at 8:30am so the mat will be well cleared for those grading to warm up.

If you are new to Red Boat, everyone is welcome to watch and show support at a grading, so come along whether you are grading or not.

Monday 16th 7.15pm
Chisau fundamentals with fakes and dealing with multipal attackers.

See you on the mat!

P.S. Tees & Hoodies are in production as we speak!


Greetings …firstly what a great week on the mat the true boxing class is becoming a monster everyone is shining …very proud of your efforts

Saturday was a hoot with lots of fun with Chi Sau and Wooden Dummy ..ironing out the details.. my favourite thing to do ..I know this a grading week so dont

worry there will be plenty of practice …but i would also like to look at the next level footwork from the Wing Chun blue print tonight …after that anyone not grading Dummy!! see you on the mat…regards Sifu