Choy Lee Fut is one of the most versatile martial arts systems in the world. Established in 1836 by Chan Heung, the system draws on a Shaolin tradition spanning centuries and includes kung fu, qigong, lion dance and more.

The Sydney school has been an iconic part of Sydney’s Chinatown for over 25 years and we’ve made it our mission to promote this rich southern Chinese tradition in Australia. Our school is at 15 Goulburn St, Haymarket, Sydney

Learn more below or try a class today!

Choy Lee Fut Family School Open Day on Sunday 27th Sep

It’s been a long time since we got the schools together so we’re having one in September! On Sunday 27th Sept 2015, we are inviting all members, family and friends to get together for a lunch. Doors open at 11.30am for a 12pm start.

There will be the following on the day.

  • A brief CLF history presentation
  • Lion Dance demonstration
  • Kung Fu and Qigong demonstrations
  • Introduction of all individual schools and introductions
  • Food. Lots of Food.

If everyone could bring a plate of your signature dishes to share with the family, it would make the day fantastic. Also bring your uniform shirt for group family photos!

Drinks will be provided, so bring all your friends and family and enjoy the day.

Please email by Saturday 19th September if you wish to come and meet the CLF Family!

Qigong Yin Yang Pole Seminar

“Life & Body Balance”

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

Thursday 24th, September 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 26th, September 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, 24th September or Saturday, 26th September
Time: Thursday 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Fees: AUD$150 (Non Members) – per day, AUD$120 (CLF Members) – per day
RSVP: By 4th September (deposit required) – so poles can be ordered.

Registration payment needs to be finalised by Saturday 11th September.

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

South Coast Kung Fu Seminar, Kiama, July 4th & 5th


Hosted by our sister school the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy and taught by Inner Chamber Disciples Sifu Alan Baxter and Sifu Paul Nomchong, including the rare opportunity to train with Grand Master Chen Yong Fa on Saturday!

Saturday 4th July & Sunday 5th July
46 Collins St, Kiama, New South Wales

Saturday: 9am-5pm (lunch 12pm-2pm)
Sunday: 9am-1pm (followed by lunch and party at the school)

The seminar will teach:

  • San Da fighting techniques
  • Monkey Pole vs Five Element Pole

Cost is $150 (includes a pole and lunch on Sunday).

Numbers are limited so get in early! $50 deposit to secure your place; contact Sifu Alan Baxter at or 0414 445 579

South Coast Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu Seminar

Hosted by the our sister school the Illawarra Kung Fu Academy, there will be a 2 day seminar on the 4th & 5th July 2015 in Kiama. The seminar is $150, full program and timetable will be released soon.

As this is an overnight event, there will be further planning and arrangements required. For this instance, we are asking for expressions of interests to gauge numbers.

Please let us know if you’re interested in attending before Saturday 23rd May. Just email or SMS Jai on 0403 577 878.

Lion dances for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year lion dance season is upon us, giving all past and present students a chance to participate in some fun and awesome performances! As always, we need the help of school members with these and would appreciate any/all assistance. Please have a look at the timetable of what lion dances we have below and let us know which ones you can make by emailing us, SMSing Jai on 0403 577 878 or putting your name down on the list that will be posted at the school.

  • Sun 1st Feb (Morning)
  • Fri 6th Feb (Night)
  • Sun 8th Feb (Day)
  • Fri 13th Feb (Day)
  • Sat 14th Feb (Day)
  • Tue 17th Feb (Night)
  • Wed 18th Feb (Night)
  • Thu 19th Feb (Morning) – Chinese New Year’s Day
  • Thu 19th Feb (Day) – Chinese New Year’s Day
  • Thu 19th Feb (Night) – Chinese New Year’s Day
  • Fri 20th Feb (Day)
  • Fri 20th Feb (Night)
  • Sat 21st Feb (Day) – Parade, compulsory for all students
  • Sat 21st Feb (Night)
  • Sun 22nd Feb (Day)
  • Sun 22nd Feb (Night)
  • Thu 26th Feb (Night)
  • Sat 28th Feb (Day)
  • Sat 28th Feb (Night)

Thanks again, it’s going to be a great Chinese New Year!

2015 Timetable

2015 is gearing up to be a great year at Choy Lee Fut Sydney!
Below are just some of the things we have planned; stay tuned for more details.

Term Dates

  • Term 1: Tue 27th Jan – Thu 2nd Apr
  • Term 2: Mon 20th Apr – Fri 26th Jun
  • Term 3: Mon 13th Jul – Fri 18th Sep
  • Term 4: Tue 6th Oct – Fri 18th Dec

Adults KF Gradings

  • Wed 8th Apr
  • Wed 1st Jul
  • Wed 23rd Sep
  • Wed 16th Dec

Lion Dance Classes

  • Mon 12th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Wed 14th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Fri 16th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Sat 17th Jan (1-3pm)
  • Mon 19th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Wed 21th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Fri 23th Jan (6-8pm)
  • Sat 24th Jan (1-3pm)
  • Sat 31st Jan (1-3pm)

Chinese New Year

  • CNY Eve (Wed 18th Feb)
  • CNY Day (Thu 19th Feb)
  • Chinatown Parade (Sat 21st Feb)


There will be a combined Sydney school + Illawarra school seminar on the South Coast (Sat 4th Jul – Sun 5th Jul). More information will be coming soon!

Social Events

  • Open day (Sat 11th April)
  • Bowling (Sun 17th May)
  • Hotpot dinner (Sat 13th Jun)
  • Christmas party (Sat 19th Dec)

New morning kung fu classes are here!

Start your day fresher than ever

  • Learn the basics of kungfu over a 5 week course.
  • Get super fit and flexible.
  • No equipment or prior experience required.
  • For women and men.

Course includes FREE gift!

7am – 8am Tuesdays and Thursdays.

5 week course commencing Tuesday 12th of August.

*$160 inc GST (total of 10 classes).

To enrol, click on the image above or email David at General inquiries are also welcome!

Term 3 Begins

Term 3 is now on at the school from 14th July to 21st September 2014.

The school is being renovated to improve the training space. Entrance will be from the front office (Grand Master Chen Yong Fa’s clinic).

We are also increasing the number of classes. The fee structure has been updated to give students more flexibility as well as to let them train more classes. Most importantly, any student can now train any/all kung fu and qigong classes, making it easier to learn the full range of the Choy Lee Fut system. See here for the full fee and timetable details.