Welcome to the Shaolin Kung Fu
Family Martial Arts and Wellness Academy.
return to usual training,
Tuesday 23 June, 6.25 pm

and then back to our regular classes,
continuing with Wednesday and Thursday, 6.25 pm, Saturday at 10.55 am,
and Kung Fu Kids, 9.25 am Saturdays.
Temperature checks before training and no hand shaking please!


Safe and Fun Martial Art Fitness and Meditation
Shaolin Kung Fu, we Enjoy what we do, and have fun too!

37 Albert Street, Mordialloc 3185 - 0458 742 654
Open Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

including during school and public holidays.

Our Usual Training Location, Tue, Wed, Thr 6pm, Sat 10.30am, Kids Sat 9.15am


Weather permitting, Training Sundays 10.55 am, by the Karakarook
Karakarook Park shelter and toilets! including the weekends of 6 & 7 - 13 & 14 - 20 & 21 June.


Have you ever wanted to try Kung Fu or a martial art? Have you ever wanted to learn how to manage dangerous people and and be calmer in an aggressive situation? Would you also like to know how to do this without you needing to be aggressive, violence or even overly strong or big? Shaolin Kung Fu is not a violent style, but it teaches you to manage Violent People and Aggressive situations. But it also does much more. Hi, I am Sijo Robert Z and I have been training Martial Art since 1962; in this time i have learned one important truth;

If you know Kung Fu, you will probably never need it.

Kung Fu is a beautiful style developed by Monks of the Shaolin Temple in Central China. Originally a Yoga style Breathing, Meditation, Stretching, Fitness and Health exercise, it needed to adapt to also be functional for Self Defense.

Buddhist Monks are averse to violence and aggression but still needed to protect themselves. It was then, much as it is today, the Police or equivalent could not be everywhere and could only do something about attacks after they have occurred. Then too, aggressive and violent house invasions were also common, even to the Shaolin Temple!

Although needing some 500 years, they developed the Shaolin 5 Animal Style of Kung Fu. This allowed the style of defense to be adapted to the needs of the individual, rather than requiring each person to be the same and just smash someone in the face as their main defense. With the Shaolin 5 Animal Style, you choose how you wish to manage an aggressive confrontation.

That is the key in Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu, Situation Management, not confrontation.

kung Fu for Exercise and Stress reliefe

You can choose to defend yourself physically. Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu is effective, no matter your body size, weight, age, coordination or physical limitations. Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu allows you to use what you physically have (Tiger). It could be strength, speed or agility. It augments this with the skill of Shaolin Kung Fu techniques and movements.

Conversely, you may be a person who prefers to manage a confrontation with your mental ability (Panther). Shaolin Kung Fu teaches about Redirection, Distraction, Calming techniques (for both you and your attacker), Strategies, Tactics, and Negotiation skills. All which aim to Manage a Situation before it may lead to violence.

Mayhap you are a person who prefers to avoid any form of confrontation and be an inactive, reactive person (Crane) when confronted by an aggressive of violent circumstance. Here too, Shaolin Kung Fu teaches the skills to allow you, to enable your aggressor to defeat themselves. With a combination of physical and mental techniques, you can learn how to not lose in a confrontation; how to 'allow' the attacker to make the mistakes themselves without much input from you. Not losing is better than not winning.

Finally, you may be the type of person who wishes to extricate themselves from a violent confrontation at the earliest possible moment (Snake). Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu allows you to do this too, to recognize when the time is right for this to occur; to read the attacker, to have the skill to avoid being punched, kicked or grabbed, to know when you can safely retreat, without opening yourself to an attack from behind. Turning your back on an aggressive situation has shown itself to be deadly through the spate of recent Coward punches.

You will not learn all this in six months but you do not need to. Whilst you are developing these skills, you are also exercising, stretching, becoming fit, healthy and well. You will never be bored with the variety of techniques, skills, tactics, and strategies that Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu has and teaches!

Not sure if this is right for you? No problem, come in to our center in Mordialloc on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 6 pm and try out three free sessions of Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu. Alternatively, we have Saturdays Traditional Chinese Weaponry training and Exercise session starting at 10.30 am. This is also suited for anyone from the age of 11 to what-ever. We have members aged over 70 training with us, but mainly between 13 to 65.

Three free sessions; and you will never, ever know if you too, are Shaolin Kung Fu unless you try it out.

Cats in the Cradle

A simple way to develop common interests with your children is to train Shaolin Kung Fu together with them! This adds to having a healthy, doubly healthy relationship with your children, partners, etc. Doubly as it helps to develop a healthy relationship to each-other; and as it also develops a healthy habit! This adds for you both, your family for a better communication now, and for the whole of life. At the very least, try the three free training sessions and see if this is something for you both or even for the entire family (Free Training Voucher)!

Cats in the Cradle; if you do not have the time for your children now, they will probably not have time for you then.

No risk, no injuries and no tough-guy instructors. Not sure? See and experience Shaolin Kung Fu with us three times for free! Consider, the time you spend together with your children now, can create so much more for the future, aside from the obvious healthy habit and learning self-defence.

Children - have their Parents train FREE with them on Saturdays 9.30 am!

Always be aware what you children are exposed too at this young age. Be there and learn with them! Help them develop the skills that build their confidence in themselves and their confidence in you. Start early to build trust and common communication. understand the world they are in as they are starting to understand your world!

~15 Centuries

Shaolin Kung Fu still maintaining it's Yoga roots but adds to it a comprehensive array of Physical and Brain Development. Strength, Coordination, Balance, Posture, Flexibility and Agility are just some of the physical improvements you will experience whilst Focus & Concentration, Working Memory, Divided Attention, Spatial Recall, Hand/Foot-Eye Coordination, Visual Field, Short Term Memory, Response Accuracy, Impulse Control/Inhibition, Reaction Speed and Perceptual Speed are some of the mental exercises which will develop your Brain Powers.

Situation Management not Violence

Shaolin Academy Kung Fu honors it's roots and chooses the peaceful path of martial arts, kung fu. We develop all our muscles including brain and reasoning with the kung fu skills. Manage aggressive behaviors and dangerous situations in a way that allows you to live with yourself and does not create future problems for you and your family. Violence breeds further violence.

But don't take our word for it, try it out for free!

Kung Fu Martial Art Victoria

Three for Free

We welcome anyone to come and try three free sessions of Shaolin Kung Fu with no obligation to continue thereafter. You either like it after the free sessions and come back to the fourth, or you don't!. And when you do decide to join, there are no contracts, terms or minimum periods. You join when you want and can stop, interrupt, put on hold or cancel anytime. No problems and no explanations!

Shaolin is for Everyone

Although the Shaolin Academy follows the basic concepts of the Shaolin Peaceful Warrior, we do not follow any particular religious or doctrines. All Religions, Ethnicities, Professions, Education Levels are Welcome. We focus on Safe, Interesting and Fun Kung Fu training; in the spirit of Situation Management rather than Conflict. We teach the skills and strategies necessary to manage adverserial encounters not resorting to violence unless it is offered to us. Our first option is always Avoid and then Evade. Only if we need to protect someone in our charge or there is no option will the Shaolin Warrior choose to act; but in a responsible, reasonable and proportional way. There is no win to making enemies and injuring people.

Advanced form of Situation Management

To be able to do this, the Shaolin Kung Fu academy member learns a range of Skills and Strategies that help them being confident in their being and skills so that they do not need to panic in an aggressive encounter. You will learn about Triggers, Flight-Freeze-Flight Response, Vital Points, Strategies and Tactics all with the aim that you will be and feel confident in most any type of conflict situation, not just the physical!

Shaolin Kung Fu for Family's

Invitation by the Shaolin Academy Team

We are confident in what we do and the ability to deliver what we promise. So confident that we offer you three Three Free Try-out Sessions with us, the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy. And we offer you these 5 promises;

  1. Three Free Sessions; no resulting obligations, agreements or harassing phone calls asking you where you are.
  2. No Lock in Contracts or Contracts at all. When you join, there are no contracts and you can stop, interrupt, put on hold or end your membership anytime; no costs or fees involved.
  3. No Training Price Increases Ever; once you are a member you will never have a training price increase, even if you go away and come back. The price will be the same as originally agree!
  4. No Hidden Costs or Fees; All training and Grading's are part of the Membership. The only additional costs you could have is if you want new materials like a t-shirt or trousers; and yes, every-so-often you will need a new Colored Sash when you pass your Grading's and are advanced to the next level. Even the once-a-year Graduation and Celebration Event is free for members and partner/parents!
  5. No tricks, no misdirection and definitely no bull.

Our Word is our Honor

No empty promises, no contracts and no traps at the Shaolin Kung Fu academy. Our Word is our honor, for that is really all we have that is our; our Kung Fu Skill and our Honor. That is why we like you to try, Three Free Training Session; to see "if you too, are Shaolin Kung Fu". Why three you ask?; it is based on an ancient Chinese Wisdom which states;

Before making important decisions, sleep three times!

Mountains of Information on this WEB site

You may have noticed the looooooong list to the right side of this page. Those are the main pages; there are a lot more and it is easy to get lost whilst exploring the Shaolin Academy WEB site and all the information on kung fu, martial arts, training, etc. We suggest that when you do get lost, just come back to this Home Page and close all the other Tabs in your browser. The whole site is SSL secured (hover with your mouse over the SSL for info) and any links to the few pages other than our own have been vetted by us. You are safe when on the shaolin.com.au and kungfu.network sites as both are Shaolin Academy sites!

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Finally; Kung Fu is my life; i am happy to answer any and most all questions about Kung Fu, Training, The Academy, any concerns you may have in trying out, most any, anything!And you can ask these questions in most any way convenient to you that i (sijo) use. Following are your options;

So, come on in and see if what we do is for you!