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

Success is about believing that you can succeed. There is no magic involved but hard work and a little luck. But without the confidence to try, to persevere, and to overcome obstacles and prejudices, nothing will happen.

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

One of the most critical skills of success is failure. Only when you are comfortable with failure can you have the confidence to try and succeed. The fear of failure limits your life options and often has you stuck in the same-old, same-old. If you can not deal with failing, you can hardly succeed. You can read about success, how other people achieved success, but they are not you. Only by trying to accomplish can you learn and then succeed. That is why people fear success! The only way to get there is to try and have the confidence to fail. But to do this, you need to improve your self-confidence.

Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, said, "Confidence comes from discipline and training."

Training kung fu, training your body, mind, and spirit in the 1500-year-old art of safe self-defense builds confidence, no matter your age. You can start with children age six and over, and we have members who were over seventy training with us. In our children's training on Saturdays, at 9.15 am, our Tiny Tigers learn to enjoy their training and have fun while learning to manage their bodies and minds. To encourage family, one parent can train with their child, which helps with bonding and confidence. Our adult classes have members aged ten to sixty-seven training alongside each other. This intermix of people develops a comfort to be with different people types and ages. We have witnessed some spectacular success. Before making important decisions, sleep three times!

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it." - Stan Smith

Come along and try, three times for free. It is really the only way to know if Shaolin Kung Fu and we are right for you. But I encourage you to do all three training sessions before you make a decision.

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Our Training days and times, Tue, Wed, Thr 6 pm, Sat 10.30 am, Children 4y to 10y (with adults) Sat 9.15 am



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What is Shaolin Kung Fu →

What is Shaolin Kung Fu's main aim? →

Is training Shaolin Kung Fu Dangerous? →

Why is the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy the better choice? →

What is 5 Animal Kung Fu? →

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What is Shaolin

Shaolin kung fu is NOT a martial art. Shaolin Kung Fu is a health and fitness exercise and style, developed from Yogic roots, to have Shaolin Monks maintain their health and fitness. Shaolin Monks are Buddhists and avoid causing any living being harm as they believe that this will have negative consequences on their current and future lives. But, they existed in violent times and needed to protect themselves. So, they turned their yoga and chi kung health and fitness exercises into martial art training. In this way, they trained for their health betterment (internal kung fu) while having the confidence to protect themselves at the temple and in their journeys (external kung fu)!

What is Shaolin Kung Fu's main aim?

Confidence, real confidence, and comfort in managing conflict situations and life's challenges! It is not about fighting but about having the confidence in yourself, which allows you to remain cool and in control where others are agitated and panicked, rushing into avoidable mistakes and even fights. No, it is not about walking away from conflict and difficult situations but about management. The simple guide is,If you know Kung Fu, you will not need it. Never turn your back on an agressor or opponent, this is foolish and can have disastrous consequences.

Is training Shaolin Kung Fu Dangerous?

At the Shaolin Academy, in almost 30 years of operations, we have only had minor training incidents and always because students have experimented outside of the framework of our training. Yes, there is the occasional bump and bruise at the senior levels where we contact train. Beginner level students have never been injured or hurt and only participate in contact training if they want and are suitably trained. We also use protective equipment, whatever the person requires, to feel and be safe. Again, no 1st-year student has ever been hurt!

Why is the Shaolin Kung Fu Academy the better choice?

Experience! Sijo Robert Z started training martial arts in 1962 at age nine. He trained Judo, Karate, Aikido before he came across Kung Fu in 1982. Even at age 68, he still teaches every class ably assisted by experienced Shaolin Kung Fu practitioners qualified in Shaolin Kung Fu and teaching. We are not a franchise or have many locations, and there is only one Shaolin Kung Fu Academy in Mordialloc, 37 Albert Street. We have been around for almost 30 years, and we hope to be around for a long while longer. Most importantly, Sijo and his instructors care. They teach and train kung fu because they love it, not because it earns them money.

What is Five Animal Kung Fu?

When Shaolin Kung Fu was in its infancy, about 500 years old, Shaolin Monks realized that they could learn the ways, means, and animals' strategies. No, they did not act like tigers and cranes but did know the hunters' predatory ways and the defensive ways of the hunted. Only by understanding these aspects of conflict can one manage a dangerous situation. Shaolin 5 Animal Kung Fu developed over the next 500 years in the Shaolin Temple to be the best and safest health and fitness, self-protection, and conflict resolution style in the world. It is what Shaolin Monks needed in the dangerous times of the 1st and second millennium.

(Yes, in movies and some Chinese Wushu styles, you see practitioners acting like the animal style they train. This may be for effect and look interesting, but in real life, you do not give away your advantage by announcing that you are a martial artist and giving away your style and way.)

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