Kids Kung Fu classes make their return tomorrow at 11am. We hope you have all had a fantastic break and look forward to a fantastic year of training with you all!

It is a new term, so as usual term fees are due. To keep our price per term at such a low price, and to work with the needs of parents to be flexible we have 3 pricing options now for you.

You can either:

Pre-purchase a casual visit (or several) for $18 per class – [hc-hmw snippet=”Child-Casual-Visit—Purchase”];

Or, if you know that your child can attend only every second weekend you can pre-purchase the Child Term Half Pass (5 classes) $75 – [hc-hmw snippet=”Child-Term—Half-Attendance—Purchase”];

Or, if the Child Term Pass (10 classes – $100) has been working for you, then you can still purchase this option – [hc-hmw snippet=”Child-Term—10-Pass—Purchase”].

If your child does not use up all their classes on their pass they will no-longer carry over to the next term.

We appreciate that as a parent you are managing possibly many activities for your children and hope that this helps you in choosing a suitable membership for your child, while enabling us to continue providing this service to you.

 

 

Morning all!!

We have a new supplier for our BJJ gi’s! I’m keen to place an order so, anyone wishing to get a new gi or purchase their first one, I’d like to order by the end of the week.

They come in black, blue and white, price is $150. Our Tasmanian school vouches for them, saying they are comfortable and durable, and all round great uniform.

Please order and pay asap so we can get our first shipment in!!

Click here to order: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=282433&stype=43&catid=100001&prodGroupId=10384

Here’s the specs:

DRAGON V2 IBJJF APPROVED BJJ GI
Jacket features:
Lightweight 450gsm soft pearl weave fabric
One piece constructions wiht no back seams
EVA foam collar
Contrast red colour stitching and embroidery (black uniform)
Heavy reinforced seams with additional internal patches at major stress points
Tailored fit
Pant Features:
10oz, 100% cotton drill fabric with pearl weave crotch gusset insert
stretch rope drawstring
6 point loop system for a tight secure fit
Contrast red stitching and embroidery (black uniform)
Heavy reinforced seems at major stress points
Tailor fitted
Reinforced double layer extended knee padding
The V2 bjj uniforms are a clean crisp gi, minimal branding logos to allow you to put your club and sponsor patches anywhere you want.
Pro bjj white belt with black tip + a breathable gi storage bag are also included

 

No Gi required tonight!! Shorts and a t-shirt are fine. Great class planned – new trapping concepts – see you then.

Also reminder that tomorrow night’s 6pm is seniors class (black belt and above), so no kicking and stretching class. However, if you are not a senior yet, you are of course more than welcome to come in to do your own training.

 

Quick shout out!

Tomorrow night March has a no-gi class planned for BJJ, sounds like fun and will be a nice compliment to the current Sydney weather!

Friday we are CLOSED. Of course, if you have access you can come in and train, or come in and train with someone who has access. But we are having the day off.

Saturday classes are on as usual, and BJJ Sunday is totally on.

For those that are going away, have a safe and amazing time!

For those that are coming in to train, see you on the mat!!

(Tomorrow Morning’s Wing Chun class is level 6 curriculum material, and we’ll continue the power training theme next week for Mon & Fri morning Martial Xfit)

Hi guys!

Hope you all have been training hard and smart. We’ve had a great start to the year. Lots of new members so be sure to say hello to any new faces on the mat.

Please remember! We welcome all people of all levels of experience and inexperience, so bring friends or family along for a trial class on Saturdays (or any day really) – no need to book. We also have kids under 12’s on Saturdays at 11am (starting again on 3rd Feb) and teen 12yrs+ on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4pm starting again next week.

Besides the seminar on Sunday 4th Feb (details below) here are important dates over the next couple of weeks:

Tues 23rd 5pm – Girls Sparring Class (Girls BJJ class will be next month) Looks like we’re going to have a great turnout so far! Sparring with the guys is actually quite fun, but standing in front of some skilled dude 20+ kgs heavier than you can be pretty intimidating especially while you’re finding your feet! Even for the more experienced of us, pulling off takedowns can be challenging with that kind of weight differential as well. So having a sparring class for girls only is a pretty good idea!! We’ll cover sparring drills and skills, head movement, footwork, pad drills and some light sparring. Hope you all can attend! No Josh Smith…you cannot.

Tues 30th 6pm – Seniors Class (Black Belt and above) all instructors please do your best to attend. Sifu will be covering coaching essentials such as how to plan and execute a Wing Chun class, so if you have questions, get them ready. More of what he has planned will be updated next week, but there will be a Wing Chun by request segment so think about techniques, principles or drills that you would like more understanding about.

Seminar Sunday 4th February 10:30am The Winning MIND:

Book here http://www.redboatkungfu.com/event/the-winning-mind/

“Friends and family welcome.

A detailed study on the processes of elite performance athletes and how you can tap into your most valuable asset: your mind.

We have all witnessed when an athlete seems to punch above their weight, or out strip their apparent physical abilities. Invariably it’s the mindset that makes the difference.

This seminar will explore what makes them different and how to apply these unique skill sets to your own game/life.

At the end of the day you will have the unbreakable confidence that no one can negatively affect -not even you!! The motivation to push toward your destination regardless of any hurdle or obstacle you may face. The concentration to block anything that is not enhancing your purpose. The ability to achieve “flow state” at will, in essence, controlling time and space so as to experience perfect technique. And the organisational skills to keep powering forward – to set goals and create plans to achieve them and to understand the value of the feedback loop.

Please allow a half day for this seminar. We will also be getting advice from our own NLP Master Amy on how to fast track flow state, motivation – why it doesn’t always last and what you can do about it, moving beyond your limitations.

$80 per person, general public welcome!”

Book here http://www.redboatkungfu.com/event/the-winning-mind/

Lastly, mat chat from Sifu below! Welcoming the year and talking some more about the seminar.

 

We’ve announced our first seminar for the year.

Welcome back everyone! We had a cruisy start to the year with just a handful of classes put on last week. Well done to everyone who came in, we had some fantastic workouts and some fun rolling and sparring sessions.

This coming week is full steam ahead. All classes are back on. Except for teens, they start next Monday and the younger kids start on Saturday 3rd Feb.

New format for morning classes starts tomorrow. This Monday & Friday 7am Martial Xfit class will start with a mobility drill routine that we will run all month, this week’s theme for the workout is strength conditioning then finishing with pad drills. BJJ Core on Tuesday will include stretching, core strength, curriculum drills and some light rolling if time and numbers allow. Forms and Chi Sau Wednesday is self explanatory however, if Amy is taking class we will work on correct breathing and energy for forms and work on double arm chi sau – if Sifu takes class Sifu will do what Sifu does!! 🙂 Finally Thursday Wing Chun warm up will be the mobility drill routine, this week we’ll look at Level 4 grading material and finish with light cross arm sparring.

Sifu’s overall focus for the school at the beginning of this year is fitness and conditioning, forms and chi sau. He will be talking about sparring expectations also – some old grading prerequisites are looking to make a comeback.

We want to know what your goals are for the year too, it’s our job to help you achieve them! So, if you want to have a chat shoot us an email or put your name down at the front desk and we’ll organise a time to have a chat with you and see how we can help you achieve them.

The school as a club has some goals too. We need to grow! So bring friends along to a class after or before work, or get them out of bed early on a weekend for a smashing Saturday workout. There’s plenty of room, the more the merrier. We have some great deals for new members at the moment – free uniforms, gift vouchers & uni memberships and benefits for you too for anyone who you bring in that signs up. You don’t need to ask us if you can bring someone in, we just ask that you try to get in 10mins early for that class so we can meet them.

Looking forward to another fantastic year of training with you all!!

See you tomorrow.

 

What an amazing day yesterday!! Massive congratulations to Damien, what an amazing spirit! Can’t wait to edit the highlight reel as nothing I say could reflect how awesome his grading was. I know March got some great footage too so will be sure to share that too once he’s worked his magic on it. Congratulations again Damien.

In summary, morning 7am and evening 7:15/6:30 classes are not on for a while.

Classes next week are limited to:

  • Monday: 12:15 Wing Chun & 5:45 Wing Chun
  • Tuesday: 5:45 Wing Chun
  • Wednesday: 12:15 Wing Chun & 5:45 Wing Chun
  • Thursday: 12:15 open mat/rolling & 6pm BJJ
  • Friday: 12:15 Sparring
  • Saturday: 10am Wing Chun
  • Sunday 24th: CLOSED

POST XMAS HOURS:

  • Monday 25th: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 26th: 8am-10am open mat
  • Wednesday 27th: CLOSED
  • Thursday 28th: 10am-12noon open mat
  • Friday 29th: 10am-12noon open mat
  • Saturday 30th: 8am-10am open mat
  • Sunday 31st: CLOSED

NEW YEAR HOURS:

  • Monday 1st: CLOSED
  • Tuesday 2nd: 2hrs of open mat time – actual time TBC – either 8-10am or 4-6pm
  • Wednesday 3rd: First class 12:15 Wing Chun, 5:45pm Wing Chun; 7:15pm TBC – we may resume 7:15 classes the following week.

Hope you all have a fantastic Xmas and New Year!!

Saturday’s grading was fantastic! There are plenty of photos and videos on our Facebook page, check them out here if you haven’t seen them already.

This Friday Karen, Frances and Dave are going for their next level Red stripes. Karen & Frances for 3rd, Dave for 4th. So there will be sparring, chi sau sparring, weapons sparring and weapon forms, chi sau technical and wooden dummy. The grading starts at 10am and is open to Black belts only. Lunch class will be cancelled for the day.

Saturday is Damen’s Gold belt grading. Open to everyone to watch. Bring friends and family too as all are welcome. The end of year party is afterwards at the Abbotts Hotel.

We are closed over Xmas and New Year period from Sunday 24th December – Tuesday 2nd January inclusive. Opening again for classes on Wednesday 3rd Jan. This only means about 4 days that aren’t public holidays that we are actually closed.

In saying that, Sifu will be seeing his private student over the break, at those times that we’re in the mat will be open for you to do your own training. We will post this on Facebook in advance.

There will be an end of year raffle at the party, main prize is a weapons pack: Dragon Pole, Kali Sticks, Butterfly Swords and Nunchaku. Tix are $5 each or $10 for 3.

Cover charge for party is $20 per person. Sorry they cannot allow kids at the Abbotts.

Cheers!

 

Good luck everyone for tomorrow’s Summer Grading, last whole school grading for the year. Everyone is looking superb. No Conditioning class tomorrow at 9am but do get in early to warm up and work off those last minute nerves. We have two Black belts going off, so we expect seniors to be on hand for sparring rounds! Bring friends and family too as always a fun day.

Next Friday is a Red stripe grading for Frances, Karen and Dave, starts at 10am and is open to Black belts and above. Then Saturday is Damien’s Gold belt!! Damien is fit and strong and ready. It’s going to be great. Starts at 10am, so be on time. Again, friends and family welcome. If it’s your first Gold belt, make an effort to come in as it’s an awesome thing to watch.

End of Year party is held after the Gold belt grading, at the Abbotts Hotel, cost is $20 per person to cover the food – please pay cash.

Good luck everyone!!

As promised, Sifu is putting on a free workshop this Sunday for grading practise. So for all who are grading this will be a good solid 2 hrs of immersion in your grading material for next Saturday. Starts at 10:30 and will run for 2 hrs.

Next Tuesday at 5pm – 6pm is a girls only BJJ class, so hope to see all the girls there!

Locker Fees: throughout the year you should have received an email saying that your locker fees were due – if you have a locker of course. I’ve just had a look and there are quite a number of locker fees that are well overdue. Could everyone who has a locker please clear up your payment? If you’re not sure shoot me an email and I’ll check. I’d rather not have to chase everyone.

The end of year party is organised, confirming that it is at the Abbotts Hotel after Damien’s Gold belt grading on the 16th December. There will be finger food and a cover charge of $20 per person to cover it.

Lastly a quick last minute shout out to see if anyone, anyone’s business or place of employment would like to donate a product or service for our end of year raffle? They will get mentions on our website and social media pages in the lead up to and after the draw at the end of year party, it’s a great fundraiser for the Kwoon and your support is appreciated!

Cheers guys!!