Chinese martial arts Gold Coast with a difference.
Our martial arts Gold Coast school has, at its core, a sense of community. We foster a family-oriented atmosphere that is built on etiquette, ethics, respect and morality. With our support, experience growth in your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing—in whatever sense that means to you. No matter what brings you to FitLife, you can expect friendly, knowledgeable and professional expertise in a safe and supportive environment. We invite you to drop in and join a class soon.
When I first came to train Southern Mantis, my main focus was to get fit again and learn a style of Kung Fu. And while I did just that, I found it had a lot more to offer than just learning how to fight. The Kung Fu training was hard, which kept me keen and focused. I noticed my energy levels at my work had increased and I felt generally healthier. This only got better as I started regular Tai Chi and Qigong classes. At first they were simply something to improve my Kung Fu, but they became much more. Again, I could feel the difference in my health. I felt much calmer and not as stressed. Finally, I also adopted a more positive attitude in general from the people around me, and a ‘can do’ approach to life.
I became interested in Tai Chi because, from what I could see, it was a form of moving meditation. And, sure enough, done with awareness, it is. For me, it’s not about learning new forms or about it being a martial art. Instead, it’s about perfecting the sequence of moves to better attain a state of harmony. I have been to other instructors and find that Marc Webster excels in imparting a balance of information pertaining to inner and outer technique. The fact that he is continually perfecting the art himself is a positive, because it means that the classes never become stagnant. Rather, they evolve as we do.
I practise Vipassana meditation daily and wanted to increase my knowledge of internal and external energy. Qi Gong had always been of interest for me so with some research I soon discovered Sifu Marc Webster and FitLife. After a few classes I was immediately hooked to the beautiful art of Qi Gong, I always leave the class calm and energised. I soon discovered the depth of the Chinese Arts, and FitLife has it all! I started Tai Chi on top of the Qi Gong and before I knew it I was training Kung Fu. I can honestly say that Sifu Marc Webster is a wealth and a depth of knowledge not only in Martial Arts but also the internal energy field of Qi Gong and Chinese medicine. I have tried several Martial Arts in my 38 years but none have I enjoyed more than Henry Sue’s Circular Tong Long, it is a vast sea of intricacies and a beautiful dance of energy. I’m lucky enough to have found something that I love! Thanks Sifu and all the instructors at FitLife for introducing me to this art and I look forward to the journey ahead of me.
My one regret about joining the Mudgeeraba Chinese Kung Fu Academy this year is I should have started 3 years ago when I first met Sifu and Sijair Toni. How much more advanced I would be now. Thank you all for welcoming me into your School in January 2010 and Wow! I have come a long way in these past few months. I feel energised and alive, something I haven’t felt in years, even after participating in other disciplines of exercise three and four times a week. I feel privileged to be taught by the dedicated Teachers within the School and feel honoured to be a part of the camaraderie and respect the students have towards each other and the enthusiasm for the teaching. I look forward with great anticipation to our Tai Chi and Qigong classes. If I feel this good after six months, imagine how I will feel after three years! Go the Grannies!
Dear Marc, thank you for giving me back my energy. Since the last few months I have been attending the Academy doing Tai Chi and Qigong. I suffer from a rare neurological disorder that makes the muscles in my eyes, face, neck, etc cramp up. When I do your routines it provides me with the best relief, and also energy. It has given me my life back. Thank you so much, Marc.
I started learning martial arts to improve my self-defense skills and fitness. Since doing Tong Long these have improved, as have my self confidence in all situations, including work. I also have found that I have a greater sense of general wellbeing and have a more open mind to learning anything new. I have found our style is so unique, as it uses a combination of body mechanics and internal Qi to develop massive amounts of energy. It has always amazed me that everyone in the art, from our Sigung down, is so humble and gentle and teaches the students to use Tong Long as self defense. There are no bullies in this art. I love that the organisation is one big family, where people are always willing to help you learn and the depth of knowledge which can be learned is seemingly endless.