Kung Fu Republic Academy is a Kung fu martial arts school in Singapore and also based in Sydney Australia with Chinese Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi trainings. It was first founded at Sydney NSW Australia in 2000 and was named as Praying Mantis Kung Fu Academy. All of our classes offer amazing benefits for health and fitness. Some ancient and secret techniques can give you incredibly strong hands and arms where even a slap can knock out and inflict great harm to someone.
When the Shaolin temple was burned down in 1928, a Shaolin monk, Liao Kong, escaped the destruction and eventually settled in Shandong province. Liao Kong found work by performing in the Chinese Opera. He began to teach Shaolin Kung Fu to other members of the opera troupe including Fan Shu Long. Fan Shu Long began learning Kung Fu while performing in the same Chinese opera troupe as Liao Kong in Shandong province. He later became the Grand Master of a local kung fu school. Fan Shu Long is Shifu Daniel Wang's grandfather.
Master: Daniel Wang (Wang Yunkuo)
Shifu Daniel Wang was born in Shandong province, China. Shifu wang first started learning Kung Fu at the age of 6 years. At the age of 8, under the tutelage of his grand farther Fan Shu Long, he began his life long training in Kung Fu. In addition to normal education, the Kung Fu training was arduous, a typical day began at 4am in the morning with 3 hours of kung fu drills and ended at 10pm for another 3 hour session of drills before sleeping. Shifu Daniel Wang got chances to learn various Chinese Kung Fu techniques from some famous Kung Fu masters, specially a few of folk Kung Fu masters who are the successor of some secret ancient Kung Fu skills such as Taiyi Tai Chi Chuan because of his excellent potential in Kung Fu and hearty attitude.
Shifu Wang has spent most of his life studying and teaching martial arts. He was also a Senior Instructor for the Chinese Army for 10 years and specialized in training body guards for the Chinese Army. The diversity of his Kung Fu skills enables him to apply different techniques freely in self defense to a great extent. In 2000, Shifu Wang founded Praying Mantis Kung Fu Academy in Sydney, Australia.
Tai Chi Ball
Due to its secrecy, few and few people have learnt Tai Chi Ball so that it became almost unknown. Tai Chi Ball training has significant health benefit. it is the best training for deep understanding of Tai Chi movement and improving the sensitivity for feeling of Qi which is critical for Tai Chi pushing hands and Tai Chi Quan complex situation. The movement of the external Tai Chi Ball corresponds to the internal energetic circulation in the body, and it will allow you to strengthen your sensation of the upper and lower energy centers. The movement teaches coordination, fluidity, and the connection of the entire body from the soles of the feet to the tips of the finger as a single, whip-like unit. In the ball training, the ball is not regarded as separate from the body, but as an extension of it. Through projecting the sensation of the ball internally, one can have a stronger visualization in a shorter time and eventually develop the skills of passing intrinsic energy through the ball with the hand.
Chin Na Self Defence Accelerated Course
Chin Na is the best self defence technique and very effective in street fighting or any dangerous situations.This course includes the incomparable skills of “36 large Qin Na”, allows learners reap immediate benefits for self defence. It is an accumulation of the essence of Master Wang’s decades of Kung Fu experience. If you are keen on learning Kung Fu but can’t spare much time, then this course is your best short cut. 36 large Qin Na is uniquely characterised by 4 cyclical processes: 1) In controlling the opponent, there is striking. 2) In striking there is capturing. 3) In capturing there is defence. 4) In defence there is controlling of the opponent. Husband and wife, or friends can practise together, it enables the weak to overcome the strong, allow the efficient use of small forces to repel large forces, and teaches one to subdue an opponent in a single move. This skill set is an excellent gem for self defence, especially for those who travel overseas or anywhere away from home. One free DVD is offered with this course. This DVD demonstrates over forty Qin Na partner practice exercises that you will never forget, serving you life long benefits.
Taoist Secret Kung Fu
This skill has been handled down exclusively through generations of Taoists. It practises Qi regulation within the Dan Tian (an area in the abdomen), is simple and easy to learn, and does not require the direction of Qi. Those who practice this skill will quickly and greatly increase their vitality and physical strength, while middle aged and older practitioners will feel much younger. This skill is particularly suitable for those who are physically weak, of poor vitality, easily tired at work, or troubled with reduced sexual abilities. Nourishing the Yin (negative) and strengthening the Yang (positive) as a holistic system is the essence of Taoist practice. This skill is suitable for both male and female practitioners, and will enable them to become more confident and energetic, with life long benefits.
Wushu is a modern exhibition sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts techniques. Wu Shu forms comprise of a sequence of movements requiring great agility, strength, flexibility and balance. The school provides training for both kids and adults to competition level and regularly enters teams in state, national and international martial arts tournaments.Shaolin Kung Fu and traditional Chinese weapons trainings are also available here. Read more about Wushu
Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu
The Northern Praying Mantis system (Tang Lang Quan) is a traditional style developed over a thousand years ago by the martial artist Wang Lang during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). It incorporates elements of various Shaolin styles and is inspired by the movements of the praying mantis insect. Tong long quan is a very effective sytle of kung fu for self defence. It is unrelated to Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Read more about Praying Mantis Kung Fu
Wudang Tai Chi
Tai Chi is the practice of slow, controlled body movements for the promotion of health in mind, body and spirit. Common styles of Tai Chi include Chen, Yang, Wu and Woo. The Wu Dang style (also known as Wudan, Wudong or Wu Tang) is one of the rarer styles of Tai Chi combining both soft and hard movements. It is excellent for promoting health and well being, but also has highly effective martial application. Read more about Tai Chi Quan.
Advanced Kung Fu Courses and Techniques
The school also has advanced training courses to students already proficient with the basics of one of the above systems. Advanced courses include Chin Na, Yuang Yung rings, Iron Moneybag, Iron Palm and the Nine Pillars Fighting System. Read more about Advanced Kung Fu Courses and Techniques
Kids Kung Fu
For kids it’s an excellent way to develop a child’s self esteem and confidence while promoting fitness, coordination, flexibility and balance. There are also mental benefits such as respect, responsibility, courage and discipline. The best thing for kids is that it’s fun and great way to channel their natural energy. Read more about Kids Kung Fu
Kung Fu Republic Academy previously was called "Praying Mantis Kung Fu Academy". Kung Fu Republic Academy is a martial arts (Chinese Kung Fu - Wushu) school based in Sydney NSW Australia. Obviously Praying Mantis is one of the training courses in this school. While Tai Chi Chuan is getting more and more popular in Sydney, you can find and learn a very unique Tai Chi Chuan style here which is called " Taiyi Tai Chi Chuan" , Taiyi Tai Chi Chuan is very different from the more popular styles of Tai Chi Chuan which you can find in history such as Chen style Tai Chi Chuan and Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. To understand Tai Chi Chuan especially the application of Tai Chi Chuan and benefit of Tai Chi Chuan, read introduction to Tai Chi Chuan . Chin Na is the best self defence technique which is very effective in street fighting. Shaolin Kung Fu, long fist is available here. We also offer lessons in Hsing Yi Chuan, Pa Kua, Chi Kung ,Thai boxing, Kick boxing, Grappling, Ground fighting, meditation and courses in men and women self defence. Some of the techniques taught can also be similar to Tai kwon do, karate, aikido, judo, wrestling, jiu jitsu, ect;. All of our classes offer amazing levels of health and fitness. Iron palm training and iron arm Kung Fu; Yuan Yang Ring training are also available. These ancient and secret techniques gives you incredibly strong hands and arms where even a slap can knock out and inflict great harm to someone. We also sell a wide variety of top quality martial arts equipment at whole sale prices, eg boxing bags, boxing gloves, thai pads, shin pads, thai boxing shorts, martial arts uniforms ect. There are also people trained in Chinese medicine.