Balcatta

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8 Booth Place Balcatta, WA
(08) 9240 4240

O'Connor

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24B Hines Road O'Connor, WA
(08) 9331 7337

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Chinese Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy

Authentic Choy Lay Fut Buk Sing Kung Fu, Chen Tai Chi and Lohan Qigong from original sources in history brought into the future now.

The History From 1995 and beyond

In 1977 a young George Michielsen started training in Kung Fu under famous Masters Vince and Dave Lacey in Perth Western Australia.  He had intended to join Kung Fu for three months only,  but before he knew it, it was six years later, two world tournaments and an Australian title fight, and he was still training.

In 1995, George made the decision to start a full time Kung Fu Academy to preserve the incredible art of Choy Lay Fut Buk Sing.  The chosen location, a growing suburb in the market garden region of Balcatta, Western Australia.  It was August when the first Academy officially opened its doors.  Three years later he opened the O’Connor branch.  The Academies were originally named Choy Lay Fut Buk Sing Gwoon, but changed to the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy in 1999.

Since then both Academies have seen immense growth.  The market garden area of Balcatta is now a bustling residential and commercial area.  There has been many exciting events and visits to the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy by Famous Kung Fu and Tai Chi Masters from all over the world.  We have been privileged to witness many positive changes in peoples lives and enjoy the great relationships and friendships that have started and continue to blossom. He has endeavored to preserve the treasures of real martial arts for us and future generations and he is eternally grateful to the Master’s and Grandmaster’s who have shared their knowledge.

We are all creating history as we go. And that’s why we would love you to be part of it all.

Our Vision

Here at the Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy, we bring the ancient proven and elusive martial art forms of Choy Lay Fut Buk Sing, Chen Tai Chi and Lohan Qigong to everyone. That means all the physical training, mental focus, along with spiritual gain is here.  And we bring it to you in the simplest and most effective way.  We take you from absolute beginner to as far as you can imagine.

Sifu George Michielsen

Head Instructor and Founder

A photo of Sifu George Michielsen

Sifu George Michielsen began training in 1977 under his Masters Vince and Dave Lacey who founded the first Kung Fu School here in Perth in 1966, after moving here from Hong Kong. Now, 38 years later he is more passionate than ever about the arts of Choy Lay Fu Buk Sing, Chen Tai Chi and Lohan Qigong. He says “This is what I love to do and I will always be doing it”.

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Meet Some of the Instructors

Our Academy has grown with support from a lot of people. We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support of Sifu’s dedicated disciples and the present and future team of Instructors and Assistant Instructors. Without them, none of this would be in existence.
Sifu constantly works with the instructors to update their knowledge and teaching skills and also has monthly meetings at the Academy to ensure everyone works at an optimal and consistent level.

Spartacus Devereux

Junior Assistant Instructor

Rhys Greenhalgh

Assistant Instructor

Alaina Fleay

Assistant Instructor

Alan Jones

Disciple

Daniel Paulsen

Instructor

Scott Munro

Instructor

Aden Michielsen

Sifu's Son

Ry Carpenter

Instructor

Steve Raspa

Instructor

Olive Birch

Disciple

Arie Leatham

Instructor

Erica Menichelli

Tai Chi Instructor

Gary Lipthorpe

Assistant Instructor

Retz Oddy Snr

Instructor

Paul McPherson

Assistant Instructor

Clinton Gray

Disciple

Benjamin Thatcher

Instructor

Matthew Ha

Instructor

Mark Higgins

Disciple

Daniel Jones

Disciple

Chris Fabbro

Assistant Instructor

Tarm Michielsen

Sifu's Son

Sarai Le

Instructor

Todd Bassan

Disciple

Henry Raphael

Assistant Instructor

Tessa MacNish

Junior Assistant Instructor

Marion Piggott

Instructor

Marco ‘Machine Gun’ Tentori

Disciple

Sydel Michielsen

Sifu's Daughter

Phu Nguyen

Disciple

Sebastian Price

Junior Assistant Instructor

Brendan Graca

Junior Assistant Instructor

Zane Begley

Assistant Junior Instructor

Mario Recchia

Instructor

Our Locations

Students are welcome to train at either one or both Academies.
The hardest part is walking through the door for the first time.

Balcatta

8 Booth Place Balcatta, WA

O'Connor

24B Hines Road O'Connor, WA

Book your obligation Free Intro Class which includ…

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