Yee’s Hung Ga Kung Fu Academy offers you the complete authentic system of traditional Southern Shaolin Hung Ga Kung Fu. You have the choice of learning in our public classes, private 1-1 tuition or a mixture of the two.
Private 1-1 Tuition
If you would like to book a private 1-1 lesson with Sifu Hepple, please use the form below.
To book, select a date and time slot. Fill out your details and request alternative start times, if needed. (e.g. 10:15 instead of 10:00) Payment can then be made via PayPal, even if you don’t have a PayPal account, and you will finally be sent a confirmation email.
Once you have made your booking, all you need to do is turn up, ready for action!
If you make a booking and then need to cancel, please give 48 hours notice prior to your booking time as payment becomes non-refundable after this!
In the Beginners Hung Ga Form classes, the Hung Ga forms are taught to each student in manageable sections which are built upon every week, provided the student has practised sufficiently. This is the best class for beginners to start with.
In the Applications, Techniques & Drills class, techniques, drills, applications and fighting theory are taught.
The Sparring Classes are for students who have reached a sufficient level in their training to be able to practice their skills against each other.
The Lion Dance and Display Training is where students can prepare for public displays and demonstrations. The main focus of these classes is the traditional lion dance.
There are many benefits to Hung Ga kung fu such as increased strength and fitness levels, improved grip, muscle tone and power. Hung Ga has practical fighting applications and is excellent for self defence, this can also lead to increased confidence, self-belief and courage once the practitioner becomes proficient.
Hung Ga can also vastly improve your focus and concentration levels. It can empower you to train your mind over your body to enable you to accomplish seemingly unbelievable feats. The benefits are only limited by what you contribute yourself.
Kung fu can, however, sometimes be quite physically demanding on the body and it’s joints and for some people the stances can also be difficult to maintain for periods of time. It is recommended that you contact Sifu Hepple or try an introductory class to see if it is something that you are suited to.
As a student you will learn the following hand and weapons forms (patterns) and their practical applications:
- Gung Ji Fuk Fu Kuen (Subduing The Tiger In An “I” Pattern)
- Fu Hok Seung Ying Kuen (Tiger & Crane Double Form)
- Hang Yuet Darn Do (Moon Flowing Single Broadsword)
- Ng Ying Kuen (Five Animals Fist)
- Ng Lung Ba Gwa Gwan (Fifth Brother Eight Diagram Pole)
- Ji Mo Seung Do (Mother/Son Twin Swords)
- Ng Lung Ba Gwa Cheung (Fifth Brother Eight Diagram Spear)
- Chun Choy Dai Do (Spring Autumn Great Knife)
- Yu Ga Dai Pa (Yu Family Tiger Fork)
- Tiet Sien Kuen (Iron Wire Fist)
- Ngauh Gwat Sin (Beef Bone Fan)
- Dat Mo Yit Gung Ging (Known as the “Muscle Changing Classic”)
There will also be an opportunity to learn extra knowledge, forms and skills through regular seminars and tests.
Each class consists of two half’s. The first half comprises a qigong warm up, stance training and strength training. There is then a short break before the second half of the class where you will either be taught a section from one of the forms above, practical fighting applications from the forms, sparring, tradition training methods and body conditioning, weapons training or general practice sessions. Please check the timetable for updated information on individual classes.
For these classes you will need loose clothing, such as tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt and flat, comfortable shoes or trainers. A drink to hydrate at half-time and at the end is recommended.