Choy Lee Fut is one of the most versatile martial arts systems in the world.

It includes:

  • Kung Fu – self defence & a great workout from complete beginners to advanced level with weapons and dummies
  • Qigong – health & vitality through relaxed movement from complete beginners to advanced exercises and meditation

We’ve been teaching Choy Lee Fut in Sydney’s Chinatown for over 25 years. The best way to learn about the system is to come try or watch a free beginner-friendly class. To get your voucher for a free Kung Fu class and a free Qigong class, just enter your email below:

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Kiama June Fan Seminar

Dates: Saturday June 25th 9am to 5pm, and Sunday June 26th 9am to 1pm.

Location: Kiama, jointly hosted by Illawarra Kung Fu and Choy Lee Fut Sydney

Taught by: Sifu Alan Baxter & Sifu Paul Nomchong

Topics: Another rare chance to learn a fighting weapon form, we will be going through the Two Person Fan Form (including some basics of the fan as a Choy Lee Fut weapon). As always we’ll be doing some practical fighting San Da applications and training as well at the start of each day.

Pricing: $180 (includes fan and buffet lunch on Sunday)

Reservations: Bookings and a $50 deposit are essential. The first 10 people to pay a deposit will get the limited edition fan with the “Choy Lee Fut” characters.

To enquire, email

In-class lecture #1: The Six Stances of Choy Lee Fut

In 2016, we want to increase all students’ breadth of knowledge around different aspects of Choy Lee Fut, so that you can get more from your training.

To kick this off, Sifu Paul will be hosting the first lecture on Monday April 4th, in the 7-7:30pm timeslot (after the normal 6-7pm class).

The first lecture’s topic is the Six Stances of Choy Lee Fut. It will go through the stances in full detail as well as their applications and training techniques: learn the “why” behind the exercises we’re already doing in class.

All lectures are considered part of the regular class so are completely free as long as you’re up to date with your fees to attend regular classes.

See you there at 6pm for 1 hour of training followed by the lecture!

2016 Europe Seminars

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Chan Family Choy Lee Fut both in Australia and internationally. On the Wing Sing Tong, masters and disciples front, there will be two seminars in Europe, one in Barcelona and one in Wieliczka which will give a chance for some instructors in the Sydney school to train with their European brothers & sisters.

We will also be holding some great events in Australia, both for instructors and for general students (having already held a Qigong pole seminar) so stay tuned for more!



2016 Lion Dances

Lion dance season is here and we need your help!

Below are the dates we are performing lion dances, please have a look and email to let us know when you can come.

There is also a listing at the Sydney school for you to add your name down to help

Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated -… it’s going to be a great Chinese New Year!

2016 CNY Lion Dance Schedule:

  • Friday 5/02/2016 Evening
  • Saturday 6/02/2016 Day
  • Saturday 6/02/2016 Evening
  • Sunday 7/02/2016 Evening
  • Monday 8/02/2016 Day
  • Monday 8/02/2016 Afternoon
  • Tuesday 9/02/2016 Evening
  • Wednesday 10/02/2016 Evening
  • Saturday 13/02/2016 (PARADE DAY – COMPULSORY – All HANDS ON DECK!)
  • Saturday 13/02/2016 Evening
  • Sunday 14/02/2016 Day
  • Saturday 20/02/2016 Day
  • Saturday 20/02/2016 Evening

January Lion Dance Classes

Happy 2016! With Chinese New Year around the corner, we will be spending the rest of January running lion dance classes at the school (with term 1 starting on February 1st).

For those who are new, this time of the year is a huge tradition for us and will let you experience a whole other side of Choy Lee Fut. Everyone is welcome and we would like to encourage both the Kung Fu and Qigong students to attend.

All lion dance classes are free and separate from school fees. They will cover material from complete beginners to advanced:

  • Beginner skills: using the cymbals
  • Beginner skills: being in the lion tail (the best way you can help out during Chinese New Year!)
  • Intermediate skills: using the gong
  • Intermediate skills: introducing the lion head (taught by Sijie Crystal and Sihing Ken)
  • Advanced skills: drumming the full lion dance routine (taught by Sifu Michael)
  • Advanced skills: lion head routines (taught by Sifu Paul)

Below is a timetable of the classes:

  • Monday 11th January, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 13th January, 6-8pm
  • Friday 15th January, 6-8pm
  • Monday 18th January, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 20th January, 6-8pm
  • Friday 22nd January, 6-8pm
  • Saturday 23rd January, 1-3pm
  • Monday 25th January, 6-8pm
  • Wednesday 27th January, 6-8pm
  • Friday 29th January, 6-8pm
  • Saturday 30th January, 1-3pm

This is a great opportunity to learn another fundamental part of the Choy Lee Fut tradition. See you there!

Qigong Pole Seminar in January

“Life & Body Balance”

Qigong Pole & Breathing exercises with Masters Susan Bickel & Rebecca Bau

Thursday 14th January 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 16th January 1pm – 4pm

This seminar encompasses Qigong Pole and breathing techniques in the traditional Lohan Qigong System. It is aimed for those who may experience the stresses of everyday life that have resulted in tension, sore muscles, stiffness, joint pain, shortness of breath and low energy.

Pole Exercise

Within the Lohan Qigong system the course incorporates a series of gentle exercises using a long pole to provide balance and movement whilst simultaneously working with mind, body & breath control. Benefits include:

  • healthy posture and muscle balance
  • flexibility of the body, spinal health & coordination
  • circulation of blood & chi
  • invigorates the kidneys & strengthens the abdomen
  • relaxes your body and calms your mind
  • increased energy and a sense of wellbeing

The course is open to anyone of any age whether or not you have previous experience. The seminar is useful for those wishing to maintain a healthy body, flexibility & a focused mind.

REGISTER your interest via phone or SMS to: Susan Bickel 0410 499 187

Places limited – bookings essential

Poles are included.

Venue: Level 2, 15 Goulburn Sreet, Sydney
Date: Thursday, 14th January or Saturday, 16th January
Time: Thursday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Fees: AUD$150 (Non Members) – per day, AUD$120 (CLF Members) – per day
RSVP: By 5th January (deposit required) – so poles can be ordered.
Second time doing seminar (poles not included): AUD$95 (Non Members) – per day, AUD$60 (CLF Members) – per day

Registration payment needs to be finalised by Saturday 9th January.

Please contact 0410 499 187 for booking or any additional questions.