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Date registered: 21/11/2011

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  1. World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017 — 20/04/2017
  2. Student Spotlight — 17/02/2017
  3. Motivation: Hints, Tips & Good Practice — 07/01/2017
  4. Who’s the guy with the big sword thingy? — 11/10/2016
  5. Flooring Facelift — 10/12/2015

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Apr 20

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2017

Yee's Hung Ga Kung fu Academy, Qigong classes

Feb 17

Student Spotlight

  This is a picture of Sifu Hepple and John Weaver. John has been practicing for 3-4 years now and is currently training towards his Yee Cup Jr (1st test of the 2nd level) Grading. Here John tells, in his own words, of his experience training at Yee’s Hung Ga Academy in Inverness. What made …

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Jan 07

Motivation: Hints, Tips & Good Practice

The training schedule and classes at Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy are now back in full swing for 2017. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned warrior, it can sometimes feel difficult to keep yourself motivated, especially with the cold weather, dark nights, the hectic partying over the festive period taking its …

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Oct 11

Who’s the guy with the big sword thingy?

Guan Do

The guy with the big sword thingy goes by a few names, Guan Yu, Guan Gong, Guan Di, General Gwan, amongst many others. In the ancient times of the East, there was a great war between Three Kingdoms. Guan Yu, and his friends, Liu Bei and  Zheng Fei, swore an oath of brotherhood in the …

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Dec 10

Flooring Facelift

Almost 2 years ago at YHGInverness, we did some major work in the school. We took down a wall and put new flooring down to make the training space bigger and level out the floors.                     From the above photos you can see the changes that …

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Nov 17

Grading 15/Nov/15

Congratulations to everyone who passed their gradings at the weekend. 4 Students from YHGInverness went through to Aberdeen to be tested at the Yee’s Hung Ga European Headquarters. All students passed with flying colours and did their school proud. Congratulations and keep training! 🙂

Nov 07

School Garden

After a lot of hard work, our school garden/training space is slowly taking shape. All the organic waste from the school (paper, card, tea bags, banana skins, weeds old oranges from the altar etc) gets turned into compost. At this time of year we collect all the leaves from the sycamore tree in the garden …

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Oct 26


A common question from new students is, “What’s with all the oranges on the altar?” Oranges are a common sight on Chinese shrines and altars. You may also see flowers or cups of tea as well as other types of food with incense burning nearby and statues or figures of deities. During Chinese New Year …

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Aug 17

Kids Classes Every Wednesday 4.30pm

With the new school term starting back up, it’s a good time to think about extra curricular activities to help keep the kids busy afterwards. Hung Ga Kung Fu is a great way for kids to get some exercise as well as keep their minds active and focused. We run a kids Hung Ga class …

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Apr 25

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 25.4.15

The last Saturday in April every year plays host to World Tai Chi & Qigong Day. It is part of a global effort to promote the healing aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong within our society. For the second year running YHGInverness participated in this global celebration by hosting a free Qigong seminar/workshop. Sifu Hepple, …

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Apr 19

FREE Qigong Seminar/Workshop for World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

In honour of the World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy, Inverness will be hosting a FREE seminar on the Yi Jin Jing or Muscle-Tendon Strengthening Qigong. Beginning at 10am on Saturday the 25th of April. The Yi Jing Jing is a qigong set, thought to have been developed by …

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Feb 27

Gradings & Seminar 22/02/2015

Congratulations to everyone who sat, and passed, their gradings last weekend (Sunday 22nd Feb 2015) Branches from Aberdeen, Inverness, Ellon and Peterhead assembled to test the skills of some of the students. It’s always great to get together and see old friends and new faces from Yee’s Hung Ga, pass on knowledge and learn new …

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Jan 29

Hung Ga: Iron Family

Here is a pretty cool video, from our relatives across the ‘wee pond.’ It embodies the essential elements of Yee’s Hung Ga which, I’m certain, are pretty much the same wherever you go. Yee’s Hung Ga is synonymous with Hard Work, Practice and Family. If you are looking for a way to live your life…. …

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Dec 06

Student Spotlight

This is a recent photo of Sifu Hepple with Jenny Thomas, one of the senior students of YHGInverness. Jenny has been training for almost 3 years now and is currently at Yee Cup Senior Level. Jenny occasionally helps teach some of the classes at the school and will also teach some Qigong classes in the …

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Dec 02

New Classes

With the arrival of 2015 fast approaching, YHGInverness have been busy arranging some extra classes in some new locations for the New Year. From the 5th of January we will be adding extra classes in the Apatite Suite at the Crystal House, Church Brae, Strathpeffer. There will be a Hung Ga kung fu class from …

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Sep 24

Tests and seminars September 2014

There was a large turnout for the recent tests and seminars at our headquarters in Aberdeen. Sigung Pedro Cepero Yee and Sifu Bruce Clark oversaw the tests of a range of different levels from Yat Cup Junior to Jo Gow and Dan level. Sifu Simon Hepple completed his 4th Dan test too. Many students from …

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Aug 30

Caledonian Canal Memory Walk

A student of YHGInverness has organized a fundraising walk along the Caledonian Canal in Inverness to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland. It will take place on September the 13th at 11.30, meeting at Canal Park, Inverness, IV3 5SS, and walking to Dochgarroch. You can choose to walk 5 or 10 miles along the canal. Sifu …

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May 09

Updated Timetable

There has been a re-jig of the current timetable which takes effect immediately. You can find a copy of the current timetable —> HERE. Basically Qigong Classes now take place on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm instead of Saturdays and the Display Training Class has been moved to Friday evenings at 6.00pm If you are interested …

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Feb 22

And our survey says….. Qigong!

A massive big thanks to everyone who completed our survey last month. People from all over the world were generous enough to give YHGInverness a couple of minutes of their time to help us out. We had people respond from a huge range of different sports and martial arts ranging from running and cycling to …

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Feb 09

Gung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year! Inverness had a visit from the same lion dance team (Hong Lok Dragon & Lion Dance Team) that was filmed last year on the doorstep of YHGInverness. Here is a couple of videos of them performing on the High Street this year. One at the bottom of the steps and another …

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Jan 29

Practice a sport?

Do you practice a sport or physical discipline? It doesn’t matter if you are a professional, semi professional, amateur or just do it for a laugh. We’d love to hear more about it with this short survey that we’ve created. Please help us out by completing it 🙂

Jan 21

Hung Kuen – The Great Fist of Southern China

Here’s an interesting Chinese documentary video on the various styles of Hung Kuen

Jan 12


Whilst YHGInverness was closed for the festivities, we were also busy doing some work inside the changing room. With the help of Graham, Kenny, Davis and Seamus, Sifu constructed three new changing cubicles for students to have a little more privacy whilst they are getting changed and psyching themselves up for their classes throughout the …

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Dec 30

New Year, New Start

two thousand and fourteen

We would like to wish everyone a happy new year. 2013 was amazing for YhgInverness and we are hoping that 2014 will be even more memorable. To kick off the new year we have re-introduced the Qi-gong and Tai Chi classes at a more user friendly day and time. They will begin on Saturday the …

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Nov 25

Let there be light…..

The hours of daylight are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder but at Yee’s in Inverness we can now make good use of the light that we do get with the new windows that Sifu has renovated in the stairwell. From this….. To this…. It’s just like ‘Changing Rooms’ 🙂 Special thanks to …

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Nov 20

Gift Certificates

Know someone who wants to train but haven’t managed to get themselves off the sofa yet? Here is a great way to get them motivated and a perfect Christmas present for any budding Hung Ga enthusiast. Certificates are available for: Monthly class subscriptions at £30 (£25 Students) Private one-one tuition classes at £20 for a …

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Aug 08

Seminar August 17th

YHGInverness will be hosting a seminar on the 17th of August for all students. The seminar will cover body conditioning theory, drills and routines. We will also cover techniques and applications from the form Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kuen. The seminar will start at 11am and is open to all students for only £20. There …

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Apr 28

Sifu Pedro Cepero Yee Visits Aberdeen

Students of Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy in Inverness have been invited to attend a very special test and training day in Aberdeen on the 19th May 2013. Sifu Pedro Cepero Yee will be visiting from America to oversee tests and to pass his extensive knowledge and skills on to further generations with a …

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Mar 10

Chinese New Year 2013, Year Of The Snake

Yee’s Hung Ga Inverness has been busy over the Chinese New Year Period. The festivities started off with a traditional Lion dance, right outside the front doors of Yee’s, on Inverness High Street. Sifu Hepple demonstrated the Chun Choy Dai Do (Spring Autumn, Great Knife), or Kwan Do, before a screening of a Jackie Chan …

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Feb 06

Chinese New Year Demonstration and Seminars

Yee’s Hung Ga Inverness students were invited to attend an insightful day of seminars and introductions to other martial arts, last weekend, by the Scottish Fighting Arts Society. The event was organised by Alan Mitchell from the Smithton Kempo School and seminars were hosted by instructors from Hapkido, Kempo, Ju-Jitsu and also from Yee’s Hung …

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Jan 29


My students bought me this scroll for Christmas. It is made of silk and, as you can see, it depicts two cranes. It is believed that the White Crane can live for a very long time because it knows how to conserve and protect its essence (jing). The Crane trains you to recognise proper timing …

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Jan 17

New Year, New School! :)

Yee’s in Inverness have now opened the school for 2013 classes. We have successfully upgraded the training area over the holidays. Special thanks to Charlie, Jenn and Graham for all your hard work and effort. We now have plenty of space to train in and to take on new students too. If you are a …

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Jan 08

Delayed School Re-Opening

The school is currently undergoing some refurbishment to enlarge the training space. The work is taking slightly longer than anticipated and has delayed the re-opening slightly. We aim to be back up and running for next Tuesday. (15th January) In the meantime, here are a few photos to whet your appetite and hopefully motivate you …

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Dec 23

Success for students

Congratulations to the 3 students from Yee’s Hung Ga, Inverness who passed their grading tests in November at the Aberdeen branch. Jenny Thomas, one of the students from Inverness said, “It was such a fantastic experience to visit The Granite City, train in such a renowned school and learn from such a well respected Master, …

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Dec 07

Shishi (Foo Dogs)

Foo Dogs

  On a recent trip to Glasgow, I bought these wee guys in a Chinese supermarket. They are called Shishi, which means Stone Lion. Sometimes they are called Imperial Guardian Lions, Chinese Guardian Lions or Foo Dogs in the West. It is common to see them in front of important buildings such as temples, Imperial …

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Nov 11

Dates for your diary

Due to Yee’s Hung Ga Inverness students being tested in Aberdeen, the school will be closed on Sunday the 18th of November. Stand by for updates on how they got on. 🙂 The school will also be closed the following weekend on Saturday the 24th and Sunday 25th of November, as well as Sunday 2nd …

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Oct 25

Groupon Voucher at YHGInverness

Yee’s Hung Ga Inverness has partnered up with Groupon to bring you a special discounted deal on classes for new students. This would be perfect if you are thinking about starting a martial art or are curious about Hung Ga. For the price of 3 classes you can get 12 classes, including an introductory class …

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Aug 23

Yee’s Hung Ga For Ever Video

I thought that I would share this with my students and my friends, for no other reason than because it is cool! 🙂

Aug 21


Levitating Woman

Here is something that you don’t see every day, a woman levitating in the middle of the street! This photo was taken right outside Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy on Inverness High Street, Sunday 19th of August 2012. It is, of course, a clever trick. I was asked by one of my students when …

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Aug 01

Locker Hire

Changing room lockers

Never forget your training kit by hiring out a locker in the changing rooms at Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy, for only £5 per month (plus £10 deposit) For more information contact Sifu on: 07545460743 or email on: [email protected]

Jul 12

Extra Qi-Gong Classes Added To Timetable

The qi-gong classes at the Inverness branch of Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy are proving to be very popular. New classes have been added to give students more flexability. There are now classes on Sunday 2-3pm, Tuesday mornings 10.30-11.30am and also Tuesdays & Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm. Qi-Gong (pronounced Chee Gung) are gentle relaxing exercises, designed …

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Jul 12

Scottish Country Dancing Display, Outside Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy Inverness

Here is another fine display of traditional Scottish entertainment, filmed on the doorstep of Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy tonight. (12/7/12)  

Jul 07

Changing Rooms

Changing Rooms inside Yee's Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy, Inverness

Here’s a wee update on the changing rooms of the Inverness branch of Yee’s. The flooring has now been laid and the lockers will soon be added. Ideally cubicles will be added for students to change in. It does still need some work and a bit of a paint but you can see from this …

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Jul 07

Pipe band play outside Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy, Inverness.

This is a regular sight outside the Inverness branch of Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy. You can often hear pipers play whilst training. Many buskers play on the High Street during the day but this pipe band practise every Tuesday night.

Jun 30

Hung Ga Iron Ring Training

Here’s a photo of some military webbing which i recently purchased. Its pretty tough stuff, used to hold cargo onto lorries etc. I wasn’t particularly interested in the webbing itself, more the rings on it. These rings can be used around the forearms to add extra weight for training and help condition the muscles, bones, …

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May 30

Sifu Hepple Tested by Master Frank Yee

It was smiles all round this weekend (26th-27th May 2012) as 30 students from the Aberdeen branch, the European headquarters, of Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Association passed their gruelling tests in front of the watchful eye of 10th Dan Great Grand Master Frank Yee (Yee Chi Wai.) Master Frank Yee filmed some of the …

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May 20

Training Area

The training area for Yee’s Hung Ga Inverness is now mostly complete. You can view a couple of photos in the Gallery. The changing rooms and courtyard are still undergoing some works but the school is now open to students. See the Classes page for times and costs.

Apr 14

Phone :(

I apologise if anyone was unable to contact me over the past few days. The display on my phone stopped working and I lost all the contacts that weren’t saved to my SIM card. 🙁 I now have a new phone with the same number though so I’m back in the 21st Century! 🙂  

Jan 15

Master Yee Chi Wai To Visit Aberdeen

Master Yee Chi Wai

I was very happy to hear the news of Master Yee Chi Wai‘s welcomed return to Aberdeen this coming May. Master Yee will be conducting seminars and tests at the Yee’s Hung Ga European Headquaters in Aberdeen, where I trained with Sifu Bruce Clark. Here is a video of Maser Yee which aired on Chinese …

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Jan 03

Plans for the Mo-Kwoon

The Mo-Kwoon (school) on Inverness High Street is currently going through planning application procedures with the Highland Council. Various renovation work will be carried out to transform it from a disused shell on the High Street into a practical, usable space. There will also be a small gardened area, to the rear of the property, …

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