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Don’t miss tonight’s boxing class at 6pm. We’re revising last week’s angled defensive and offensive footwork and combos, with some additional combinations and setups added to the mix. Repetition is absolute key to pulling any of this off in real time so don’t miss it and stick around for sparring after class.

Next Wednesday is the first class of the latest Beginner’s Course. This month’s one has been a load of fun and finishing up tomorrow. So if you know anyone who is keen to give martial arts a go but sitting on the sidelines get them to contact us and we’ll get them started.

See you on the mat.

kung fu waterloo

Hi guys!

Long weekend starts tomorrow so stay safe on the roads, but have an enjoyable rest/recreation. Monday we are closed for classes.

Today’s lunch class (12:15) will be a super-revision class taken by Sifu, covering the Wing Chun and Boxing themes we practiced this week.

Tonight’s 6:30pm class taken by Vadim will be running a mix of the 2 theme variations that we covered this week, trapping hands and flow into boxing.

Save the date!

October 18, Sunday, Bladed Weapons workshop. All proceeds go to a wall mounted dummy and a wall mount frame. This is a 3 part seminar for mastering Butterfly Sword, Military knife combat and the deadly Karambit. Starts at 11am and will require most of the day.

If you’re on Facebook you can register here: https://fb.me/e/2TG0m5lUE otherwise email, text, or sign up at the front desk.

Costs are as follows:
If you already have all the weapons – $149.00
If you need training Butterfly Swords – $199.00
If you need the swords and a karambit – $239

Practice military knives will be supplied on the day.Tomorrow’s classes:

It’s school holidays now so Kids classes are on hold until Wednesday 14th/Saturday 17th October.

Conditioning with Frances at 9am… be prepared!

Wing Chun with Sifu at 10am – Super-revision of this week’s training.

See you on the mat.

 

 

Hi guys..Thanks for a great class last night smashed it!…but lets cut to the chase ..as you know my injuries have deteriorated quite dramatically..ive done as much as i can for as long as i can but its time for a change …i have to reasses a number of things …personally if i keep going the way im going my hip wont hold up so ive got to make some changes to my training routine and delete a bunch of excersises …ill replace them with things that challenge me but wont make matters  worse ..my field of choice is narrowing in one sense but its forcing me to get creative ..but that is my lot at at the moment …for the time being i wont be streaming in the morning but will be streaming more often in the evening …this means i can tap into the talent we have on our mat and simply do a better job of coaching …for the morning crew  if your unable to watch in the evening ..just catch up next morning ..keep shouting out so i know your there as that has meant a tremendous amount to me ..seeing as my time on the mat is limited ive come with a new format monday nights will be foundation skills and drills  plus wooden dummy there pretty much always be striking and conditioning aspects to classes but that is the main theme that is the class you come to or view for those skills…tuesday night is true boxing  as usual …tonights theme …kill the body…Wed night forms.. forms.. forms plus trapping hands chi sau and clinch work ..as i said there will be striking and conditioning in most if not all classes but now you can rotate your training nights to suit your needs ….Saturday is super revision ..so if you missed out thats the one to get to …lunch time crew your on the same format ..you wont miss a thing …thats it for now thanks for your patience and see you on the Mat…regards Sifu

What a fantastic day on Saturday. Great turnout, thank you one and all, so very proud of all belts awarded with obviously a huge mention to Dave and Frances. Massive milestone. Congratulations “Red Devils” it makes it all worthwhile.

So onwards and upwards, this week is all about attacking the back, a strategty all Wing Chun warriors need to know. Get the back, attack the back, control the back. Tonight’s class will be taken by our accomplished Black Belts John (Kraken) and Alex, as Amy and I have a breather. Tomorrow for a bit of fun I will be coaching true boxing with a tribute to Lomachenko. Looking at what makes him tick with some of his best tactics and training drills.

See you on the mat.

Sifu

Hi guys,

Don’t miss tonight’s Boxing Class at 6pm at the Redfern Academy. Tonight we will be working on the shoulder roll.

This Saturday is a ceremonial event consisting of Frances and Dave’s Red Stripe grading, the Academy’s 34th Birthday and Sifu’s 60th! The start time will be 10:30am. Friends and family are welcome. DO NOT MISS THIS! Afterwards is lunch upstairs at the Cauliflower Hotel.

***Parents please be advised that the kids kung fu class will start at 9:30am, there will be no 11am class as the ceremony will most certainly run over time.***

Crazy conditioning people, since Frances is grading Ross has put up his hand to take the Conditioning class which will start early at 8:30am. So get in early for a great workout.

See you on the mat.

Blow. Newspaper 10 year anniversary edition.

Hi guys,

Great night last night, full house! Great efforts, well done.

Tonight in True Boxing class (at 6pm) we will cover executing the perfect hook punch, peeling the jab and using elbow guard to cut step. Plus, a new shadow box drill and partner drills for head movement. Don’t miss it.

While you’re in, grab one of the newspapers at reception. It’s not just any paper, it’s a celebration of March turning 10. Ha, March’s business Blow. turning 10. March coaches BJJ 6pm on Thursdays. In case you don’t know, he’s responsible for all of our t-shirts, logos and most of our posters (the really good ones). The newspaper that Blow. has produced doubles as a portfolio of some truly amazing work both March and his business partner have done over the years, mixed with some quite interesting articles.

So pick one up, have a geezer, even order some of the merch.

It’s not over,

See you on the mat.

boxing sydney

Hi guys,

Thanks for last night great class. We did some pretty intense circuit drills that everyone completed, well done. Then we explored the versatility of Pak Sau and the different variations of it. Plus we chatted about the missing principles of Wing Chun that actually make it work.

Look out for my new vlog “Shooting from the Lip” and I’ll see you tonight for True Boxing where we’ll cover dealing with the jab and the cross with parrys and footwork principle “step up and over”.

See you on the mat.

Sifu

 

Welcome home everyone!

We kicked off Saturday with Frances’ 9am conditioning class, Sifu’s 10am Wing Chun and Damien’s 11am kids kung fu. Sunday was an awesome BJJ session with Andrew and Monday smashed with Zac at 12.15, Sifu at 6pm and Mayur at 7pm.

Today is 730am live stream with Sifu plus 6pm True Boxing again, with Sifu.

If you aren’t aware, approved class numbers have increased to 20 PLUS instructors and assistant instructors. So, while we’d still like you to pre-book via the mindbody app, there’s plenty of room for everyone. I’m hoping to update the number limitations on mindbody today.

Live streaming has been reduced to 7am Tuesdays and Thursdays, then 10am Saturdays and kids live streaming will continue only until the end of the term on Mondays and Wednesdays, the start time is moving back to 415pm as of this Wednesday to again allow for travel times after school.

Lastly as of July 1st adult contact sports are allowed! So let the fight begin!!!

See you on the mat.

PS. Email to follow in next few days in relation to updates in policies so please keep an eye out. In relation to COVID proceedures, please ensure you temp check at arrival, sign in and sign out on the register in addition to checking in on mindbody. As for training, X marks the spot, no intentional touching, limited sharing of equipment is allowed, please use your 16s or bag gloves when on the heavy bags or pillars and wash and sanitise your hands regularly!

PPS. Grading and gathering looking to go ahead late July! So start training asap!

 

 

Our annual memorial service for Jonathan Church is this Friday. This year marks 24 years since his passing. He was Sifu’s 6th student and Sifu considered him to be like a brother/son and was one of Sifu’s first Gold Belts. Every year on 12th June we honour his memory. Our Student of the Year Awards have been given in his name every year since his passing.

Jonathan Church was one of 18 killed in a training disaster in Townsville 1996. In 2015 a new annual tradition was initiated called “The Jonathan Church Ethical Soldier Award and will be made to nine soldiers each year, three of whom will be also named as ambassadors. The award is named in honour of Tpr Jonathan Church, an SASR paramedic who helped save children whose parents were massacred in Rwanda in 1995.”

For those who cannot make it into the city, we will be observing one minute’s silence before the 7:30am morning live stream class. For those who can make it in, we are meeting at the Martin Place cenotaph between 11 and 11:30am. Afterwards we will go to the Cauliflower Hotel in Waterloo to commemorate. Jonny’s training buddies will be there as always.

We hope to see you on Friday online or in person.

 

 

By now everyone would have heard the good news that we are allowed to re-open the Kwoon as of this Saturday 13th June! As you can imagine we are super excited like you! There are changes that we need to adhere to for the time being. Most of these will be outlined below, it’s all pretty straight forward and what you would expect given the current state of things.

It’s ideal that you read and understand the rules and procedures now so that we can focus on doing what we enjoy the most when we re-open so please take a moment to read this message in it’s entirety.

While the Government has not provided specifics on everything, it is the Australian Institute of Sport who are the primary influencers in setting the framework for how the fitness industry will function, so that is what we are basing our plans on at this stage.

The rules are that classes are limited to 10 participants (including the coach) and up to 100 in the facility as long as social distancing requirements can be maintained, that we know. Due to the size of our facility, technically we are allowed up to 60 people inside (if we count the entire floor space it’s actually 90). This does not translate practically however. We can easily accommodate 10 per class with social distancing requirements, but we can only have up to 6 of you doing your own training – split between training in the gym or on the heavy bags/in the heavy bag area. What it does mean though is that people can watch the class as long as social distancing is maintained. This is especially important for parents who like to watch their children train.

We have a touchless thermometer to be used on entry. If you have a high temp (over 37.5) we cannot allow you to train. If you’re feeling unwell please stay home.

Cleaning products are available for use after use of equipment and hand sanitiser will be available at the entry/exit area and outside the bathrooms.

Please pre-book for classes to reserve your spot and please be mindful of others and cancel your booking in good time if you can no-longer attend that class. We have set the pre-booking limit to 9 with a wait-list of 5.

In addition to checking in on Mindbody, there will also be an attendee register to fill out and sign.

It’s recommended that you come ready to train and shower at home where possible and socialising is meant to be kept to a minimum. This is to minimise unnecessary contact in change rooms, bathrooms and communal areas.

In relation to Kung Fu: Shadow boxing is allowed. Non-contact technical work with coach, including using bag, speedball, pads, paddles, shields is allowed. No contact or sparring.

In relation to BJJ: Non-contact skills training. Resistance training in gym, solo mat-based drills (e.g. weighted bags) are allowed.

In general: Activity that can be conducted by a solo athlete or by pairs where at least 1.5m can always be maintained between participants. No contact between athletes and/or other personnel. Indoor/outdoor activity that can be conducted in small groups (not more than 10 athletes and/or other personnel in total) and with adequate spacing (1 person per 4m2). Some sharing of sporting equipment permitted such as kicking a football, hitting a tennis ball, use of a skipping rope, weights, mats. Non-contact skills training. Accidental contact may occur but no deliberate body contact drills. No wrestling, holding, tackling or binding.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, see you all on Saturday!

So far 10am Wing Chun with Sifu and 11am Kids with Damien is confirmed.

Watch this space for more updates.