Location: Firth Park, Mudgeeraba (Gold Coast) 
Ph: 07 5559 2894
a trusted local club 
in operation since 2003
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Henry Sue Circular Tong Long Kung Fu
with 6th Degree Master SIFU MARC WEBSTER
Circular Tong Long Kung Fu is a very fast, direct, and effective fighting style built upon the fundamentals of the Kung Fu styles of Southern Preying Mantis, Eagle Claw and Cotton Palm as well as the principles of Yang and Chen style Tai Chi.

In this system, speed is essential and we train students to be able to deliver maximum power through correct external and internal body mechanics. The progressive practise of Ying (shape), Yi (mind), Hai (breath), Sun (focus), Gung (power) in our training allows for devastating power to be produced in our strikes from very short distances
A teaser video showing some elements of Tong Long Kung Fu 
(including various weapons)
Get started with our introductory course
Come along and join a group of like minded people and get a taste for our system of martial arts. Our introductory tong long course will short cut you into our style of Kung fu.

The course will introduce you to the basic warm ups, conditioning drills, Kung Fu fundamentals, and Circular Tong Long principles. This course will also use the Doon Gwun, or short stick, to speed up the teaching of your body mechanics to generate maximum power.
Because it is a beginner course it caters for all skill and fitness levels, which means that you don't need to have trained in martial arts before however, if you have, you're sure to learn things you've yet to encounter in your martial arts journey. 

We also have many female students and instructors so we encourage women to come along and join in the fun too.
$39 for 4 weeks training PLUS free short stick weapon 
Class Times
Mondays 7:15pm          Wednesdays 7:15pm          Thursdays 6:00pm          Fridays 7:30am          Saturdays 10:15am
"A brilliant school, rooted in traditions of respect and martial morality. The art is amazing however this school in particular has always made me feel so welcomed. It has such a great family and social atmosphere where martial arts are trained with humility and without ego, not what I expected from a martial arts school when I first started. I have made so many life long friends here.
I'm 6 years in and still only scratching the surface of this immense and deep fighting art. The guidance and teachings from Sifu are something that will keep me here for many years to come."

Brendon - Blue Belt Level 2
"A fantastic martial art taught by the brilliant Sifu Marc Webster and his terrific instructors - in a focussed yet fun and friendly environment. Everyone is made to feel welcome from the moment they first walk in. This is an awesome school."

Simon - Orange Belt


"Family feel, community oriented club that respects tradition whilst still being extremely pragmatic as a style of kung fu. Highly recommended!"

David - Green Belt Level 1
"Love this place. Great instructors. Very family orientated environment. Learn everything from Mantis Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong and more. I arrived one day 2.5 years ago to learn Tai Chi to help with my anxiety and haven't looked back. Great place to switch off your mind from every day dramas and open your mind to something totally different, challenging and rewarding."

Kirren - Blue Belt Level 1
Sifu Marc Webster
Sifu Marc Webster (6th degree Red Sash) is extremely passionate about traditional Chinese Martial Arts and even more so about the moral codes, standards of ethics, and etiquette that go with them. 

For more than 24 years he has been a dedicated student under his Sifu 9th Degree Grandmaster Henry Sue. Over those decades he has also committed himself to Tong Long Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Qigong. More recently he has had the opportunity to study under great teachers of Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang, and Filipino Arts in the Filipino Elusive Warrior system. 

Under his direction, students of Circular Tong Long Kung Fu and Tai Chi not only learn the physical skills of arts steeped in tradition and warfare but also the morality of mind and deed that is required by the warriors of centuries past. Sifu Marc leads a dedicated and highly competent team of Kung Fu and Tai Chi instructors to instill martial skills, and more importantly, life skills and values into the students of his school.
6th Degree Master Sifu Marc Webster demonstrating a wrist grip technique used in Kung Fu to control and restrict the movement of your opponent. You'll see the other hand up in an 'active' position, ready to strike at short distance with the speed and power of Tong Long Kung Fu.
Get started with our introductory course
$39 for 4 weeks training PLUS free short stick weapon 
Power
The traditional Southern Kung Fu system takes its power from the correct stance, or ‘ma’. This stance involves grabbing the floor at just the right moment to generate and deliver maximum power to the striking surface.

The power then moves from the feet through the legs and body, and up out the fist. The entire body becomes the driving force. Basically a close-in fighting system, Southern Preying Mantis is known for its “one-inch strikes”, similar to the one-inch punch made famous by the legendary Bruce Lee. 
Striking
Mantis practitioners do not give their opponents a chance to deliver more than one blow. The practitioner turns defence into attack by striking immediately. The theory is to get your opponent off-balance and not let him regain it; at the same time, shift in close and attack with many rapid-fire short strikes.

Many of the strikes are open palm attacks, which are a faster strike to deliver. The characteristic fist of the system is the phoenix eye fist, which the mantis practitioner uses to attack pressure points.

The distance needed to provide the devastating power of Southern Preying Mantis becomes shorter over time as the training moves from externally generated power to internally generated power. In this system with regular discipline it will become possible to knock someone out with your palm already contacting the head, without the need to physically draw back your arm.
Weapons
Weapons in the Southern Mantis Kung Fu fighting style include, the Staff, Tridents (or Sai’s), Walking Stick, Single and Double Short Sticks, Single Broadsword, Butterfly Swords, Tai Chi Sabre, and Tai Chi Fan.

Weapons are taught to students after they have spent time on the basics, and specific weapons are introduced in certain grades to enhance the understanding and power of the techniques.
Three instructors demonstrating some choreographed hitting sequences (Jongs) which are repeated many times over in order to train accuracy and speed of technique, and in the case of the person receiving the hits, body conditioning. 
Blocking
Essentially, Circular Preying Mantis Kung Fu doesn’t practice blocking. Instead, our ‘blocks’ are initiated as attacks.

To defend ourselves we will strike any incoming limbs with a ferocity that immediately puts the attacker on the back foot. The initial ‘block’ can be used as an attack to redirect the force of their attacking blow, but it is still hit with maximum power. 

This power is not used directly against force in the Preying Mantis system; again, that wastes valuable time. Using Tai Chi principles we redirect the blow and immediately counterattack with rapid, multiple strikes. 

What better way to deter a would-be attacker than delivering power that instantly produces fear. If you can hit hard enough a person will faint, whether you hit their head, arm, or body.
Get started with our introductory course
$39 for 4 weeks training PLUS free short stick weapon 
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