The academy has had various homes over the years and as the number of members has grown in size, so has the premises. In 2014 Chris decided that it was time to move into a larger space and fit it outto be a true flagship HQ for Chris Rees Academy. The aim was to make the premises a welcoming and professional base for the club so current members would have the best facility possible and prospective members would be greeted with a top class facility in which to start their training.
I am also a Senior instructor and grading examiner within the organisation, which means you can grade to 3rd Dan in any of the above disciplines in house. I am also CRB checked and hold an NVQ 3 inChild Care. So whatever kind of training your looking for, within a group or private tuition, you've come to the right instructor, someone who is going to be with you, helping you every moment your training, with one intention, to help you attain you goals.
This site will give you information on all our Lau Gar Kuen Kung Fu classes in the Swansea and Neath Valleys, with links to all the other official British Kung Fu Association (BKFA) clubs throughoutthe UK. Mailing List - Remember to sign up to our mailing list for updates on all courses and grading dates. Go to the "Contact Us" page and add your email address to stay informed. Our pages include information on the history of Kung Fu and the development of the style of Lau Gar Kuen.
Trained by World Champion Kickboxer David Lee North, the club trains in a fully-equipped martial arts centre with a padded floor, selection of punch bags, focus pads, kick shields, skipping ropes,medicine balls and protective equipment. The Ladies Only classes include aspects of Kickboxing and Self Defence. Trained by a Female instructor, you are in safe hands for those who want to advance through gradings or those simply looking for an exercise group.
Firstly and most importantly the Academy is run by qualified coaches with appropriate indemnity insurance, undertake Child Protection Course Courses, are First Aid trained and qualified with enhancedCRB checks. In addition, the Management Team attend external run Seminars by international Martial Artists and are always introducing new and exciting techniques and combinations into the classroom. It is a safe environment for you and/or your child to train in.
Students of Karate learn punching, blocking and kicking techniques along with respect and control. Benefits such as feeling fitter, being more flexible, and increasing self-confidence. GichinFunakoshi was born in 1868 - the year of the Meiji Restoration - in the capital of Okinawa shuri. A weak child, Funakoshi trained in karate as an exercise to improve his general health and was the only student (at that time) of Yasutsune Azato, a master of the Shorin-ryu school of Karate.