Instructors

Below are the instructors and other staff for the Sydney school. All instructors are accredited with a First Aid and CPR certificate. In addition, all instructors teaching children have an up to date Working With Children check.

Dragon & Tiger Disciples of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa

Sifu Barry Hale

Instructor (San Da & Lion Dance)
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Unparalleled

What is your Favourite Form?
Yam Yeung Ngoi Lem Sau (Yin Yang Internal Hands), Tung Yan Jong (Copper Man Dummy) and Dai Hung Kei Gwan (Big Red Flag Pole)

Sifu Barry has been training Choy Lee Fut since 1989 and has been a Golden Dragon Disciple of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa since 2001 during the first discipleship ceremony in Ging Mui, China. He has participated in numerous tournaments and has decades of teaching experience, having taught both adults and kids, both Kung Fu and Qigong and both nationally and internationally to spread the CLF teachings.

Sifu Paul Nomchong

CLF Sydney Director
Instructor (Kung Fu & Lion Dance)

Describe the CLF System in one word
Awesome

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Joi Baat Sin Kuen’ (Eight Drunken Immortals Form)

Sifu Paul began learning Chan Family Choy Lee Fut in 1995 and is a Fire Dragon Disciple of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa. He has assisted and personally ran seminars in various countries around the world, and competed in national and international competitions. He has also been a qualified and registered personal trainer since 2007.

Sifu Chris Wong

Qigong Instructor
Qigong Department Coordinator

Describe the CLF System in one word
Holistic

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Sup Baat Lohan’ (Eighteen Arhats)

Sifu Chris has been a practitioner in the Chan Family Choy Lee Fut system since 1995. He was admitted into Wing Sing Tong in 1997 and appointed as an International Master in 2011. He is now a Tiger Disciple of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa.

Leopard Disciples of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa

Sijie Susan Bickel

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Lohan (Arhat)

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Siu Lohan’ (Small Arhat)

Sijie Susan is an instructor-teacher of Shaolin therapeutic qigong. Susan began her practice over 14 years ago & is a disciple of Grand master Chen Yong Fa. She has worked in natural therapies for over 25 years. Her passion is to help educate people on their health & well being to have better healthier & happier lives – mind, body & spirit.

Sijie Crystal Mansfield

Lion Dance Coordinator
Instructor (Kung Fu & Lion Dance)

Describe the CLF System in one word
Challenging

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Ching Lung Gim’ (Green Dragon Sword)

Sijie Crystal began training in Choy Lee Fut in 2008. After 5 years of training and progressing through the system, in 2012, she was accepted to become a Hung Sing Gwoon Instructor and began to train directly under Grand Master Chen Yong Fa. Crystal participated in the 2012 Choy Lee Fut World Championship in Chile, competing in the fist and weapon forms divisions.

Sifu Callum White

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Journey

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Siu Lohan’ (Small Arhat)

Trained under Master Franco Riggio and later under Master James Lui at the Perth Choy Lee Fut school in Western Australia in kung fu, lion dance and Qigong starting in 1994.

Sifu Ken Chu

Kung Fu Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Practical

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Gum Lung Sin’ (Golden Dragon Fan)

Sihing Ken began training in Choy Lee Fut 2006. In 2011, was accepted to become a Hung Sing Gwoon Instructor and began training directly under Grand Master Chen Yong Fa. Ken participated in the 2012 Choy Lee Fut World Championship in Chile, competing in both Sanda and Forms.

Sijie Rebecca Bau

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Life-changing

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Dai Lohan’ (Large Arhat)

Sijie Rebecca has been a member of Choy Lee Fut since 2001. Since undertaking training with Grandmaster Chen Yong Fa in Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, she was inspired to practice and to share with others the benefits for holistic health and wellbeing.

Sifu Dave Collins

Kung Fu Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Genius

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Saam Sing Sa Ba Jong’ (Three Star Sandbag Dummy)

Sifu Dave has been part of Choy Lee Fut for over 17 years. He has trained under Sifu Barry Hale, Sifu Lane Louie and Grand Master Chen Yong Fa. He has taught both the adults and children’s class. He is a member of the Wing Sing Tong masters.

Sijie Miranda Budiman

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Infinite

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Siu Lohan’ (Small Arhat)

Miranda’s interest in Lohan Qigong began around 2004. Fortunate to be under the guidance and mentor of Grand Master Chen Yong Fa, her interest turned into passion. Learning qigong is like riding a wave, yet there is so much discipline. And this learning is a lifelong journey.

Sifu Michael Fridman

Marketing Coordinator
Kung Fu Instructor

Describe the CLF System in one word
Life-changing

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Ying Cheung’ (Shadow Spear)

Sifu Michael began training in 1998 in the children’s kung fu class. He joined the Chan Family instructors in 2002 and has taught both children and adults since then. He is now a Wing Sing Tong Master has attended multiple international seminars in China, Poland, Canada and Australia.

Wing Sing Tong Masters

Sifu Jeremy Lie

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Ultimate

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Sup Baat Lohan’ (Eighteen Arhats)

Jeremy‘s involvement in Lohan Qigong was rather unplanned. He joined the school in 2006 after suffering pain running down his right arm and in his lower back. Since then he has adapted the practice of qigong in his daily routines and hangs on to the ancient teachings on health and posture that ‘through regular short practices, we naturally shift our focus from what we don’t have to what we have’.

Sifu Darryl Choy

Kung Fu Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Unlimited

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Mou Git Kuen/Wu Ji Quan/無極拳’ (Without Limit Form)

Darryl started his Choy Lee Fut journey in 1989. Whilst continuing to learn, he is honoured to uphold and enliven the teachings of Master Chen and his forefathers. Darryl has also gained qualifications as a personal trainer in 2002.

Sijie Glenda Wong

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Energised

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Sup Baat Lohan’ (Eighteen Arhats)

Sijie Glenda started Qigong because of health problems in 2002 and has never looked back. Qigong has improved her health and has opened her mind to her health and longevity. She has been training in the instructors’ class with Grand Master Chen Yong Fa since 2005.

Sifu Dennis Lum

Kung Fu Instructor
Designer

Describe the CLF System in one word
Limitless

What is your Favourite Form?
“Baat Gwa Saam” (Heart of the Eight Trigrams)

Dennis began training in 2011 in Sei-lo San Sau courses held by Sifu Paul. From there his interest in the system grew leading him to the head quarters school in Chinatown, Sydney. There he continues to learn and develop his skills in the family that is Choy Lee Fut.

Hung Sing Gwoon Instructors

Sihing Peter Minton

Qigong Instructor
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Life enhancing

What is your Favourite Form?
Siu Lohan

Sihing Peter Minton Began training in Lohan Qigong in 1988 & continues to train with Grand Master Chen Yong Fa.

Sihing Ashley Tran

Assistant Instructor (Kung Fu)
 

Describe the CLF System in one word
Comprehensive

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Wu Dip Do’ (Butterfly Knives)

Ashley Tran has been training Choy Lee Fut since 2006. After exploring several different martial arts systems he felt that Choy Lee Fut was the most comprehensive and decided to make it an integral part of his life. Ashley has assisted in both adults and childrens classes and continues to study under Master Chen Yong Fa.

Other Team Members

Jia Ho

Events Coordinator

Describe the CLF System in one word
Complete

What is your Favourite Form?
‘Ching Jong’ (Balance Dummy)

Jia began training in 2011 in Sei-lo San Sau courses held by Sifu Paul. To further his training he began attending the head quarters school in Chinatown, Sydney. He also participated in the 2012 Choy Lee Fut World Championship in Chile, competing in Sanda.