After 40 years of training in different styles from JKA karate as a teenager, to taiji and shaolin qigong, white crane and Japanese and Chinese weapons systems in recent years, the path and way of martial arts has protected and nourished me in times of hardship and kept me healthy with few illnesses over these many years.
My personal experience of running Karaoke clubs in Japan and providing security to Japanese Companies within the industry as well as security for concerts and club events, both for my own company and others has honed my skills in awareness, focus and polite non-aggressive crowd and security control. I have provided security in San Fransisco, South Africa, Japan and Australia both for private and corporate clubs and music event organizers. Classes of around an hour’s duration can be arranged in blocks of between two and eight sessions, once or twice a week to suit. Courses comprise techniques for awareness and breathing, in punching, kicking and blocking, and stances and strikes all of which can be learnt easily and practised in short ‘morning memory’ exercises which take literally a minute or two.
In 2003 I began teaching children at Crown Street Public School, Matraville Soldiers Settlement Public School, Botany Bay Public School and more recently teaching Self Defence Classes at Bethany College, Kambala, Sceggs, Ascham, Queenwood, Rose Bay Secondary College, Kincoppal and for individuals and companies interested in personal training instruction as well as for other private groups.
I borrow from the systems I have previously studied and work diligently on those aspects which suit my abilities, and it is for students to experience the personal benefits of this training and draw their own conclusions.
These short self-defence courses will equip everyone with the skills and mindset to develop a confident approach in daily public life.
Self-protection means to defend one’s own self and is therefore a ‘vital’ skill. The ability to protect your own self depends on a positive state of mind as well as the willingness to engage in these ‘vital’ protection self defense techniques.
Fitted to your time and place
The self defence, taiji and qigong courses and classes in Sydney are
open to the public Saturday and Sunday mornings, private classes Monday to Friday
Public and private schools self defence
self defence programs in the eastern suburbs to co-incide with school terms "Keep Safe"
Corporate groups self defence
One-day seminars, lunch-time sessions, or convenient times and places by arrangement.
Preventive measures to avoid being knocked out in one punch
Gather a few friends and have fun together and learn a few 'vital skills'.
Training with like-minded friends is an enjoyable and safe way to learn basic self defence skills
Self defence meditation exercises
Learn breathing, visualisation relaxation techniques to make life and work commitments less stressful.
White Crane is based on the late Fujian Daoist Sage Master Xie Zhongxian,
teacher of the late Master Huang Sheng-Shyan in his Daoist medical,
spiritual and martial arts system of white crane which includes drinking crane, feeding crane and breathing crane and these systems’ associated exercises.
1 is breathing crane
2 is drinking crane
3 is flying crane
4 is eating crane - sanfeng quaiquan (quickfist dedicated to Chang sanfeng, founder of taiji)
5 is secret crane
These forms were taught alongside the taiji curriculum.
If taiji is analogous to the 'drawing of the bow', 'releasing of the arrow' is the power of white crane.
White crane classes in Centennial Park Sydney embrace beginners and intermediate students and form part of the taiji syllabus. Individual attention to white crane forms, applications and techniques is by enquiry, as are individual and group instruction in taiji.
Public tai-chi and qigong classes are held every Saturday morning in
Centennial Park (view map) Sydney at 8.30am or
Rushcutters Bay Park every Monday morning at 7.00am to 8.00am.