Instructors

Meet our Instructors, they are highly experienced, flexible, open minded and 100% focused on you. Click below to get to know them before you come and meet them!

Sifu Kelsey Chan (Kids Class)

Shaolin Kung Fu Palmerston North

Introduction

Sifu Kelsey Chan is the Co-Founder, General Manager and Chief Instructor (children’s) of the Kung Fu Academy NZ. She currently instructs the kids class. Sifu Chan began her martial arts training at the age of 4 and has over 25 years experience in Shaolin Kung Fu.

Achievements

Along with her 25 years of marital arts experience, Sifu Kelsey Chan is also a triple medalist in National competition, in both sparring and Taolu (Kata/patterns/forms). She has a Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science Degree, which gives her the necessary tools in providing you the best training possible. Sifu Kelsey Chan is a wonderful, charismatic person who works extremely well with children, of which she has three of her own! The special relationship she has with her students is testament to this fact. She is a full time mum and martial artist who dedicates all her time to her family and to growing the Kung Fu Academy into the ideal training platform and system for your children. 

About

Sifu Kelsey Chan’s hobbies include art, baking, reading, design and raising her beautiful children. In addition, she loves the beach, warm sunny days and helping children to grow and develop and helping adults meet their goals in life. 

Sifu Anthony Chan (Adults Class)

Shaolin Kung Fu Palmerston North

Introduction

Sifu Anthony Chan is the Co-Founder and Chief Instructor (adults) of the Kung Fu Academy NZ. He currently instructs the Adults class. Sifu Chan began his martial arts training at the age of 5 and has experiences in Shaolin Kung Fu, Taekwondo and Shotokan Karate.

Achievements

Sifu Anthony Chan is a former National champion in sparring and Taolu (Kata/poomsae/patterns/forms). He has four gold medals and a trophy for best overall performance for his efforts in several different martial arts competitions.

Sifu Chan has a Diploma in Management and a Certificate in Adult Education. He conducted part time study between 2015 – 2017, whilst working a full time job and growing and developing the Kung Fu Academy NZ into what it is today. This shows his commitment and dedication to the Art and provides you some insight into his commitment and drive to help you achieve your goals. He applies this to his classes to ensure his students get the best results out of themselves. His aim is to help you achieve 100% of your full potential.

About

Sifu Anthony Chan’s hobbies include tennis, rugby, motor-sport, and engineering. In addition, he has three wonderful children, loves helping people and hates working public holidays! 

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