Kung Fu Training for Beginners
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Start Your Journey with Kung Fu Training for BeginnersIf you are looking for a new challenge, then you might be looking for Kung Fu training for beginners to help make the changes you want to see. Head Academy offers a range of Kung Fu lessons for beginners suitable for both children and adults, across five locations in Sydney. Sifu Anthony Head, our director, started studying judo at the age of 12 – and since then has learned under the tutelage of renowned martial arts masters, focusing on Jow Gar Kung Fu classes for over 14 years. This has led to the development of the Head Academy, combining a world-class martial arts curriculum with principles of Taoism in meditation and Qigong, as well as healing modalities. The Head Academy Kung Fu training for beginners is the perfect place to start your journey – wherever you want to go.
The Head Academy DifferenceThe Head Academy takes ancient Chinese wisdom and brings it to our modern life in a way that creates balance of all four aspects of the human realms of self. These are the physical realm, the mental realm, the emotional realm, and the spiritual realm – and with Kung Fu for beginners, our students can start their journey to find their own personal balance. Kung Fu beginners’ classes are designed to be challenging but achievable, modified to suit the needs of every age group – from 3–6-year-olds through to teens, and adults of all ages. You are never too old or too inflexible to take advantage of Kung Fu beginners lessons. We know that even as we get older it is important to keep moving. The human body is a complex organism, so movement and mobility offer great benefits to the body even as it ages. The specific movements that are involved when you learn Kung Fu as a beginner can grow brain synapses, strengthening the connection between mind and body. This means that with the right Kung Fu for beginners’ program and an appropriate level of effort, youthful mobility can be available to you. That is why we provide other movement-based classes alongside the more traditional JJow Gar Kung Fu training – such as a yoga-based flow, a cardio class, and sessions aimed at rehabilitating existing injuries while preventing others. From kids through to adults, the Head Academy provides Kung Fu beginner lessons that combine mastery of breath work, effective stress coping mechanisms, flexibility, self-esteem, respect, and confidence – all while learning some kick-ass self-defence.
Take the First Step on a Journey That Will Change Your Life: Book Your Kung Fu Beginner Class Today!Making the decision to learn Kung Fu as a beginner of any age is easier when you realise that Head Academy run Kung Fu classes throughout the week across five locations in Sydney – so it couldn’t be more convenient to find the right class for you. Through our Academy, you can also take advantage of the other aspects of Chinese wisdom that we can offer; from meditation and Qigong, right through to healing modalities like Chi Nei Tsang, Tok Sen Therapy, and Qi (Chi) healing. We have workshops and retreats available for all. Choose Head Academy for the Kung Fu training for beginners that you are looking for to transform your life and health – easily and simply. Read Less
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"Please let me express my thanks to you and please express my gratitude to your great team of instructors. Let me assure you that what you are teaching is so very valuable and has made a real difference to my boy's life (and it will continue to do so)."
Our martial art classes offer the very best in self defence training combined with systems of health and well-being that incorporate everything from flexibility and mobility to energy work (qigong) and fitness.
We train Martial Arts for self defence, health, and personal development through applied discipline to mastering our art. This is not a sport where there are winners and losers, and confidence is gained at the expense of someone else losing.
visit one of our Five Locations Across Sydney
Leichhardt, Caringbah, Engadine, Strathfield and Padstow.
Sifu Nathan Head
Founder of Head Academy Kung Fu (December 2003).
Sifu Nathan established both the Leichhardt and Caringbah branches of Head Academy. He has been training in martial arts since the age of 12, and has been teaching Jow Gar Kung Fu for the past 16 years. He is the Head Teacher for Head Academy and continues to train all instructors, school owners and Black Sashes. It was Sifu Nathan's vision to bring the disciplines of kung fu, meditation, qigong and healing back together and create a unique system for balancing the 4 Realms.
Sifu Chris Pendergast
Chris has been surrounded by an active lifestyle from a young age. Growing up Chris was very sport orientated competing to a high level in Cricket and Soccer and attended Endeavour Sports High School. After years of being in this type of environment he realised he needed more fulfilment in his life. A simple phone call was made to Sifu Nathan Head and Chris’s life was forever changed. He had discovered what was missing from his life which was only filled through physical activities. Kung Fu opened Chris’s eyes to all the answers he was seeking. It didn’t matter if the question wasn’t about Kung Fu, the power of Kung Fu wisened Chris up to the calmness it took to deal with any situation that confronted him. Chris realised what his journey was. Chris started up his own Head Academy Jow Gar Kung Fu School under the continual guidance of Sifu Nathan Head in Yarrawarrah in August 2013. With steady growth of students, Chris moved his school into a full time location based in Heathcote in October 2014. The school continues to flourish with the positive energy each student brings to his school. Not one to keep himself bored, Chris has a daughter Kayleigh and is expecting the arrival of twins with his wife Cassy. Chris is always searching for ways to better himself and goes by the following rules: Trust yourself, Break The Rules, Don’t be afraid to fail, Don’t listen to the naysayers, Work Overtime and Give Something Back. With constant goal setting, anything can be achieved!
Sifu James Agius
Sifu James is the Head instructor at Head Academy Kung Fu Padstow. He has a passion for instilling the values of traditional martial arts and the positive qualities they bring to day-to-day life. Sifu James teaches Jow Gar Kung Fu, Taoist meditation and Chi Kung every week.
Dai Si Hing Jun Liew
Jun is the lead instructor at the Leichhardt academy, and has been training with us for 12 years now. He is training towards his 2nd degree Black Sash.
Jun has been training at Head Academy since 2009 and has enjoyed the journey so much that he has gone on to instruct from 2014 and now has become a part-owner of the Leichhardt Academy. He very much subscribes to the idea of always learning, continually growing and improving; Jow Gar Kung Fu has been a great motivating vehicle to drive this passion. The biggest reasons Jun continues to train at Head Academy (for over a decade and running) is because of the open, ego-free, fun yet driven atmosphere on the mats, the superior skill and knowledge of the senior instructing team, and the depth and complexity of the Jow Gar style of Kung Fu. Beyond the training side of things, Jun has a unique insight as an instructor into all the programs delivered to the children - particularly the PROTECT program and self-defence principles we impart. One big reason the instructors continue to do what they do is because of the difference they make in these children's lives - this is no different in Jun's case.
Azi has been training in Kung Fu since 2007, when a friend of his mentioned kung fu his interest was piqued immediately. He had wandered through many team sports and activities looking for a way to be healthy but never found one that fit. Kung fu turned out to be the one, he was fascinated by the traditions of it, the generations of knowledge being passed down, on the individual focus required to improve, and the giddy heights of reaching a goal with no one else to thank but hard work. Over the years of dedicated practice and martial arts exploration, he has learned many lessons about confidence, strength, conflict, and holistic health. He is undoubtedly a martial arts fanatic and is dedicated to passing on the cherished art of Jow Gar Kung Fu.
Sifu Eric Jewson
The first of Sifu Nathan Head's students to grade to Red Sash. Eric has been training with Head Academy Since 2004. He is a lead instructor at Head Academy Leichhardt and is a key figure and inspiration to all students who train with him, and who are taught by him. Eric is one of the "Original Three" who have fundamentally helped Sifu Nathan create and build Head Academy to what it is today.
Dai Si Hing Harrison Jewson
Has been training at Head Academy Kung Fu since 2004. One of the "Original Three" Harrison is a teacher of unrivaled talent. His joy of teaching, and for kung fu, shines through whenever he has interactions with students. He is a gifted kung fu practitioner who has dedicated most of his life to training in the art of Jow Gar Kung Fu. He is another of our Lead Instructors at the Leichhardt branch.
At Head Academy we teach the Chinese Martial Art know as Jow Gar Kung Fu. All programs and curriculums at Head Academy have been created, developed and refined by Sifu Nathan Head and his team of Senior Instructors over the past 16 years from the traditional forms that were passed down to him by Si Gung Andy Truong. We have constantly strived to create classes and programs that reflect our students goals, while maintaining the traditional focus on martial skill development and self defense.