Kung Fu Heathcote
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7 - 11 YRS OLD
12 - 16 YRS OLD
17 YRS OLD TO ADULTS
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Learn Kung Fu in Heathcote with Head AcademyTake the first step in achieving mind and body connection with Kung Fu in Heathcote at Head Academy. Learning a lifelong skill like Kung Fu is something that everyone can take advantage of thanks to Head Academy. With classes available for children aged three right through to teenagers and even adults, the combination of a martial arts curriculum designed to be challenging yet achievable and personal development through ancient Chinese wisdom adapted to suit the modern world. Our Kung Fu classes in Heathcote are taught through age defined classes for children and adults across five locations in Sydney.
Kung Fu Classes for Children & Adults at Head Academy HeathcoteThe Kung Fu classes near Heathcote are available in different sessions for different age groups – starting from age 3. In every class, the focus is on developing movement and mobility as well as agility – increasing self-esteem, confidence, focus, and respect through technique and skill. For the youngest students, Kung Fu lessons across Heathcote are structured to be fun and more about coordination and listening – a much better way to get children to participate and practice focus. While the martial arts curriculum is still being taught through drills and instruction, kids Kung Fu the atmosphere is one of shared experience and fun. As children grow, the Kung Fu training in Heathcote develops the structure of the curriculum to be more age appropriate. As part of the techniques and skills, we teach our younger students about conflict avoidance, danger awareness and conflict resolution as part of our proprietary PROTECT program. This introduces our students to a very important aspect of martial arts – the anti-bullying techniques that are a critical factor in the development of character that is much needed as the bullying rates climb in school. Our Teen classes are designed to meet the unique needs and challenges of this age group, with a supportive environment that challenges our students to achieve more. In the Teen classes not only do we teach the empty hand self defence skills that are part of the Kung Fu curriculum, but we also begin to introduce traditional Chinese weaponry, too. Our Teen students can focus on building strength and conditioning, using Jow Gar Kung Fu techniques direct from the Shaolin Temple – the original form of functional exercise. Adults’ Kung Fu classes are for everyone over the age of 17 – there is no upper age limit. It is never too late to learn Kung Fu in Heathcote – and no student is too old, too unfit, or too inflexible to get the benefit of increased movement and mobility. Adult lessons are all about improved movement, correct breathing techniques and flexibility, providing effective stress coping mechanisms alongside kick-ass self-defence. Our holistic approach tailors the techniques and skills necessary in the curriculum to be achievable for every student, so you too can take advantage of our knowledge of Chinese wisdom and apply it to your modern life. Contact Head Academy for more information about Kung Fu in Heathcote and start your journey today. 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.