Kung Fu Training for Beginners

For Adults and Children, scroll down for your age group.

3 - 6 YRS OLD

Our Little Tigers classes are fun and engaging for our youngest members. The Little Tigers classes combine Kung Fu skills, basic movement and mobility skills, specific self defence drills relevant to their age, skill based games and the discipline and structure of a group class.
The movement and coordination skills learned in kung fu are second to none. And are more effective for improving both gross, and fine, motor skills than OT programs.
 
If you would like to give your child the best possible Physical and mental start in life…try our Little Tigers program.
 

7 - 11 YRS OLD

Our Children’s Kung Fu classes are simply the best around. Fun, Engaging and most importantly packed full of the kinds of things you want your child to learn. Self defence, anti bullying, self development, mentoring and instructing programs and a whole lot more.
Traditional Kung Fu passed down over generations with modernised content unique to Head Academy. All of our programs are developed and honed by us, and only available at Head Academy Locations. Our classes focus on the skill development of each and every individual. Your child will benefit from improved concentration, better mobility and flexibility, whole body co-ordination and self confidence.

12 - 16 YRS OLD

Our Teens Kung Fu classes in Sydney are designed to focus on the specific needs and challenges for this age group. With content and a curriculum that is challenging yet achievable for complete beginners and experienced martial artists alike.
We train in empty hand self defence and of course all the traditional Chinese weaponry. This ads another dimension to our training which is rarely available at other martial arts schools.
If you are looking for classes that are stimulating, challenging and engaging…with a focus on effective self defence, fitness and of course fun, then join us for a FREE Introductory class.

17 YRS OLD TO ADULTS

You are never too old, too unfit or too inflexible to start learning Kung Fu. Our Adults Kung Fu classes and curriculum are designed to ease you in to a positive and rewarding training experience.
The benefits of training at Head Academy Kung Fu will effect all areas of your life. From improved movement abilities, to effective stress coping mechanisms. Training in Kung Fu focus on everything from correct breathing technique, through self defence, to flexibility and mobility. The traditional art we teach is called Jow Gar it has been passed down from master to student through 4 generations. Originating from Southern China
Let us show you how rewarding training with us can be!

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Start Your Journey with Kung Fu Training for Beginners

If 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 Difference

The 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


What our students and parents are saying about us.

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"After only 2 weeks at Head Academy Kung Fu it's already having a positive impact on my fitness, flexibility, stress levels and personal motivation. The no attitude instruction and vibe is really great... yep, I'm loving' it!"
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Our two kids aged 9 (Boy) and 6 (Girl) love attending Kung Fu each week. The teachers work so well with them, bringing confidence and mindfulness as well as focussing their energy into something positive and self reflective. We love the verbal discussions they have with the kids to deal with conflict situations and feel this gives them much needed tools to deal with life ahead. Thank you to the team at Caringbah Head Academy!
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Highly recommend Head Academy Kung Fu. My daughter has been attending for nearly 6 months and is beginning to demonstrate the physical and mental strengths that she is learning into her every day life. An excellent experience for her that is teaching her the benefits to be really confident in herself. Thanks Head Academy!
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"Nathan, you and the instructors are so passionate and so engaged with what you do and you have such great relationships with the kids. I love hearing the boys talking about lessons learnt at kung fu. You take a really holistic view of the development of children and as a parent that is much appreciated."
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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)."

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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 Wallmeyer

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.

OUR LINEAGE

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.

With it’s roots in Southern China Jow Gar ( Chau Ka, Zhou Jia, Jow Ga), The Jow family style was created by eldest brother Jow Lung and continually refined and developed by his brothers Jow Biu, Jow Hip, Jow Hoy and Jow Tin.
 
Jow Lung combined the Southern Shaolin Kung Fu Arts of Hung Gar and Choy Gar with Northern Shaolin kung fu. Later developments also show influences and techniques that may be recognised as Wing Chun.
 
Our lineage is as follows:
Jow Lung was teacher to Luu Phu, Luu Phu was teacher to Ly Truong, Ly Truong was teacher to Andy Truong, Andy Truong was teacher to Nathan Head.
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