Transition from Kung Fu and Dim Mak to Tai Chi

Ken Shue, long time student of Golden Lion Academy  Murrumbeena Kung Fu and Tai Chi shows that the transition from kung fu to tai chi is a natural and welcome possibility to keep fit and healthy. Read Ken’s story below. My Journey from Kung Fu and Dim Mak to Tai Chi After a recommendation from […]

Kung Fu Self Defence From Student to Instructor

Kung Fu Self Defence From Student to Instructor is Jordan Comerford’s discussion about his insights and experiences gained as a volunteer trainee instructor for the kids classes at the Rowville Golden Lion Academy. Below is Jordan’s story… From Student to Instructor Throughout my experience as a student of Kung Fu, I have been faced with […]

China Trip 2018

Visiting Wudang Mountain, China The Wudang Mountains are located near the city of Shiyan in Hebei Province Northwest China. The highest peak is named Wudang 武當山; literally “Military Wherewithal”; and it’s name is sometimes held to mean “Zhenwu deserves this mountain” – Emperor Zhenwu being a god-figure from Taoist religion. It is known as one […]

Tai Chi balance and flexibility training

Tai Chi Balance and Flexibility

  In Tai Chi, balance and flexibility are improved with regular training and correct teaching. Many scientific studies worldwide have now confirmed these benefits. The Golden Lion Academy offers regular specialised sessions in the correct ways to improve balance and flexibility so that the benefits can be enjoyed by all, long term. A report on […]

Bianca Mohan

Journey To Becoming A Kung Fu Black Belt

Bianca Mohan describes her journey to becoming a kung fu black belt, how kung fu training has helped her learn how to direct herself through life. Below is an account of Bianca’s journey. I will always remember my very first adult Kung Fu class. It was weapons day and we all had an opportunity to […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 1

Authored by Richard Howell What exactly is Yin-Yang? Its symbolic representation is common enough but it would be a reasonable bet that few who observe it will know much about its meaning, beyond thinking that it has something to do with opposites or duality. One approach to a truer meaning, is to consider what it […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 2

Back to Part 1 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice Forward to Part 3 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice To understand the way Yin-Yang is played out in Taijiquan, a practitioner needs to examine the  forms and the applications that lie behind them. Applications provide the intent and are the reason why Taijiquan […]

Yin–Yang and its relevance to Taijiquan. Part 3

Back to Part 1 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan practice Back to Part 2 – Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications Yin-Yang in Taijiquan applications There are many ways that a person can be attacked and many ways to respond. Put together all the forms from all the Taijiquan routines and what one has is a catalogue of possibilities. […]

Tai Chi Gradings Black Belt 3rd Degree Steve Williams

Tai Chi Gradings Black Belt 3rd Degree Steve Williams

Tai Chi Gradings for a Black Belt 3rd Degree level was successfully achieved by Steve Williams. Instructor Liz Simpson conducted the interview with Steve and they uncovered some tips that will help you on your tai chi journey. On 15 October 2016, Si Hing Steve Williams was examined for his 3rd Degree Black Belt grading.  […]

Ladies Self Defence Training

Ladies Self Defence Training

Ladies Self Defence training is offered on a daily basis in kung fu classes at all three Golden Lion Academies; however, special workshops for girls and women are given to reinforce techniques learnt in class. Bianca Mohan, Murrumbeena kung fu and dim mak student gives her report below… So, I will admit, that as soon […]