Tao Gung Fu
Is a new style started in 2009 there is no claim whatsoever to have any links with any other Linage. It is not a martial arts in the conventional way. It is a way to improve your health using fighting as a way to test how your training is going. We fight very little. I teach what I have learned and find credible over the years. I don’t claim any title or rank. I am just a practitioner seeking to improve myself and pass on what I believe.
If you are interested in martial arts as a fighting skill or with a long linage and Grand Masters this is not the school for you!
Why Tao Gung Fu?
Tao = “The Way” I chose to interpret it as your way or path, I don't believe that copying others is the answer we have to find our own way by experimenting and then training.
Gung Fu = is a chinese name referring to a study or practice that requires patience energy and time to complete.
My definition and the reason I chose this name is that the philosophy of Tao and the practice of Kung Fu really resonate with me. I love the the flowing movements and the non rigidity. My aim is to develop freedom of movement and mind.
I have worked in the fitness industry studied Judo up to the level of brown belt (11years old to 17years old in Germany & Australia unfortunately I can substantiate this claim I have lost the name of the instructors). I tried out various schools of Martial Arts over the east coast of Australia via trial lessons. I studied with Max Austin for over a decade and still count him as my teacher.
To me grading is simply a way of setting goals and there is really no importance in the grade if you cant substantiate what it stands for. I pride myself in the fact that at 46 years of age I am still improving in all aspects according to my philosophy.
This year 2012 for the first time, four of our senior students attended the Kyokoshin and NAS tournaments. We had a great time and found many martial arts teachers to be genuine and respectful.
The aim of these tournaments was/is to substantiate our own training at the Kwoon.
NAS state title left to right Ian Tolnay 2nd place , Amie Hill 2nd and 3rd place(continuos), Kerim Schaber trainer, Sebastian Schaber 2nd place , Milena Lozonova 1st place (veteran). All students represented their age group and weight class in the point sparing.
Ian Tolnay also received 3rd place (16year old) in the Kyokoshin full contact national event at another tournament.
By coming to regular classes you can expect to
-improves your flexibility, strength, balance, explosiveness, cardiovascular system, body posture and agility.
-learn to meditate and stay calm in every situation.
-lose weight, your body will find its natural balance with regular training. Over time you will feel inspired to lead a healthier lifestyle.
- learn a variety of unique warm up routines for your Joints, Body & Chi.
-learn a variety of traditional forms handed down from teacher to teacher throughout the ages to stimulate chi flow, develop strength, balance and flexibility.
- learn to defend yourself with some useful simple techniques.
- gain discipline and respect especially for your own training and body.
-maximise your power and perform punches and kicks that are well beyond what you had ever expected.
-learn how to effectively take down your opponent in a confrontation.
-for the future as an advanced student you can experience the use of a variety of weapons.
-grow and develop with a realistic grading system.
-go on out door adventures to stretch your boundaries and venture out of your comfort zone.
Kung Fu in my opinion is continuously developing the body mind and spirit to reach ultimate freedom of expression. I have a network of fellow teachers I communicate to and discuss developments and exchange ideas with. There is no claim from me at all that I have the answers and/or that one particular style is the best. Truthfully, it is the practitioner who is responsible for the skill. If you are looking for credentials? I can’t give you any that you can research as my teachers style is unknown. My grading is not compatible with other styles.
The first class is for free, absolutely no obligation. I don’t train warriors but try to work on improving the whole. The classes are best suited for individuals who patiently seek to improve themselves. Come in and have a chat to other students or just try for yourself. Currently students training with me range from 4.5 years of age to 75 years of age. There is no intimidation or force other than encouragement and working together to improve physical skills.
The anatomy of human beings is responsible for the application of technique, therefore each practitioner will in any given circumstance reach the same conclusion of expression once true freedom has been found. My advice for a student who is looking to develop themselves. Check out the school by actually participating for at least a month with an open mind. This will give you an indication of the usefulness of the teaching. Don't get lost in accreditation's, belts, sashes or what not. Look at the teacher, look at the students listen and then decide.
In order to build a strong foundation, time is required. Time and of course much training. It is the training that will advance you and make you understand the truth of the teaching.
True foundation is applicable in every day life under all circumstance.
Don’t judge your teacher, just observe. Don’t judge yourself, just change.
Enjoy your training and thank you for visiting my site