Henry Sue Circular Tong Long Kung Fu

With 6th degree master Sifu Marc Webster

Learn to Defend Yourself: Effective and practical fighting style

Get Fit & Build Strength: High intensity classes

Have Fun & Meet People: Family friendly club full of great people

Learn a fast, direct and effective fighting style in our Circular Tong Long Kung Fu Gold Coast classes. Built upon the ancient Kung Fu styles of Southern Preying Mantis, Eagle Claw and Cotton Palm, this modern take incorporates the principles of Yang and Chen Tai Chi. Understand how to deliver maximum power through correct internal and external body mechanics and positioning. Learn how to produce devastating power in strikes from a very short distance via the progressive practice of Ying (shape), Yi (mind), Hai (breath), Sun (focus) and Gung (power). Classes are under the tutelage of 6th degree master Sifu Marc Webster. As one of only two 6th degree masters in Australia, you can be sure you’re in experienced and knowledgeable hands.

Take advantage of our trial offer:

5 classes for $39

Weekly class times

Monday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm
Thursday: 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:15am

Kung Fu Gold Coast Introductory Course

Not sure if this is the art for you? Our four-week introductory course will give you a taste for our system of martial arts and our professional, supportive and friendly club.

Our Kung Fu Gold Coast introductory course caters for everyone—men and women—of all skill and fitness levels, with no previous martial arts experience required. If you do happen to be coming from another martial arts or Kung Fu Gold Coast school, you’re sure to learn something new, fun and dynamic in our unique classes. Through the four weeks, get a feel for the basic warm ups, conditioning drills, Kung Fu fundamentals and Circular Tong Long principles. We’ll also incorporate the Doon Gwun (short stick) to enhance your understanding of the body mechanics required to generate maximum power.

Circular Tong Long fundamentals

The traditional Southern Kung Fu system takes its power from Ma (the correct stance).

This stance involves gripping the floor at just the right moment to generate and deliver maximum power to the striking surface. The power then moves from the feet, up through the legs and body and out the fist, transforming the entire body into a powerful driving force. Basically a ‘close in’ fighting system, Southern Preying Mantis is known for its ‘one-inch strikes’—similar to the one-inch punch made famous by the legendary Bruce Lee.

Mantis practitioners do not give their opponents a chance to deliver more than one blow. The practitioner turns defence into attack by striking immediately.

The theory is to get your opponent off-balance and not let them regain it, and at the same time, shift in close and attack with many rapid-fire short strikes.Many of the strikes are open palm attacks for a faster delivery. The characteristic fist of the system is the ‘phoenix eye fist’, which the mantis practitioner uses to attack pressure points.

The distance needed to provide Southern Preying Mantis’s devastating power becomes shorter over time as training moves from externally generated power to internally generated power. In this system, with regular discipline, it will become possible to knock someone out with just your palm contacting the head, without any need to physically draw back your arm beforehand.

Essentially, Circular Preying Mantis Kung Fu doesn’t practice blocking. Instead, ‘blocks’ are initiated as attacks.

Defence takes the form of striking any incoming limbs with a ferocity that immediately puts the attacker on the back foot. The initial ‘block’ can be used as an attack to redirect the force of their attacking blow, but it is still a hit with maximum power. This power is not used directly against force in the Preying Mantis system. That wastes valuable time.

Using Tai Chi principles we redirect the blow and immediately counterattack with rapid, multiple strikes. What better way to deter a would-be attacker than delivering power that instantly produces fear? If you can hit hard enough a person will faint, whether you hit their head, arm, or body.

Southern Mantis Kung Fu fighting style weapons include, the Staff, Tridents (or Sai’s), Walking Stick, Single and Double Short Sticks, Single Broadsword, Butterfly Swords, Tai Chi Sabre, and Tai Chi Fan.

Weapons are taught to students after they have spent time on the basics. Specific weapons are introduced in certain grades to enhance the understanding and power of the techniques.

Power

The traditional Southern Kung Fu system takes its power from Ma (the correct stance).

This stance involves gripping the floor at just the right moment to generate and deliver maximum power to the striking surface. The power then moves from the feet, up through the legs and body and out the fist, transforming the entire body into a powerful driving force. Basically a ‘close in’ fighting system, Southern Preying Mantis is known for its ‘one-inch strikes’—similar to the one-inch punch made famous by the legendary Bruce Lee.

Striking

Mantis practitioners do not give their opponents a chance to deliver more than one blow. The practitioner turns defence into attack by striking immediately.

The theory is to get your opponent off-balance and not let them regain it, and at the same time, shift in close and attack with many rapid-fire short strikes.Many of the strikes are open palm attacks for a faster delivery. The characteristic fist of the system is the ‘phoenix eye fist’, which the mantis practitioner uses to attack pressure points.

The distance needed to provide Southern Preying Mantis’s devastating power becomes shorter over time as training moves from externally generated power to internally generated power. In this system, with regular discipline, it will become possible to knock someone out with just your palm contacting the head, without any need to physically draw back your arm beforehand.

Blocking

Essentially, Circular Preying Mantis Kung Fu doesn’t practice blocking. Instead, ‘blocks’ are initiated as attacks.

Defence takes the form of striking any incoming limbs with a ferocity that immediately puts the attacker on the back foot. The initial ‘block’ can be used as an attack to redirect the force of their attacking blow, but it is still a hit with maximum power. This power is not used directly against force in the Preying Mantis system. That wastes valuable time.

Using Tai Chi principles we redirect the blow and immediately counterattack with rapid, multiple strikes. What better way to deter a would-be attacker than delivering power that instantly produces fear? If you can hit hard enough a person will faint, whether you hit their head, arm, or body.

Weapons

Southern Mantis Kung Fu fighting style weapons include, the Staff, Tridents (or Sai’s), Walking Stick, Single and Double Short Sticks, Single Broadsword, Butterfly Swords, Tai Chi Sabre, and Tai Chi Fan.

Weapons are taught to students after they have spent time on the basics. Specific weapons are introduced in certain grades to enhance the understanding and power of the techniques.

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