Frequently Asked Questions
What type of martial arts do you teach?
The authentic traditional Wudang & Shaolin Kung Fu. Due
to our strong lineage, and full endorsement from Grandmaster
You Xuande & Grandmaster Shi Yan Ming, students are offered
the complete package of the Wudang & Shaolin Kung Fu and
When does training take place?
Generally all Kung Fu training takes place in the evenings
from 6pm until 10pm. Classes are held bi-weekly, running on
a Monday and Wednesday. For those students who wish to grow
even quicker within the art they are welcome at the School
on either of those evenings or on a Saturday morning to do
their own training. The SAWWI also offers tuition in Tai Ji
and Sanshou (Fighting).
What are the fees involved?
The monthly fee for Kung Fu, Tai Ji and Sanshou classes is
R400 per individual, regardless of age. Students
are welcome to train one style or all three styles. On joining
one will also pay an affiliation fee of R300. Private tuition
has its own fee structure.
Who can join?
Anybody. We cater for all age groups, and are non-discriminatory
in regards to race or gender. Regardless of your level of
fitness, you are welcome to join, as the training will improve
your fitness to the level necessary to perform the art correctly.
What benefits can one get from practicing Chinese
There are many benefits, and they may be generalized into
five categories: self-defence, health, vitality, mind expansion
and spiritual development.
Can you give an idea of the depth of Chinese Kung
It is no exaggeration to say that its depth is unfathomable.
Chinese Kung Fu is one of the oldest if not the oldest martial
art which influenced hundreds if not thousands of martial
art styles all over the world.
Can Kung Fu really be used in a fight?
The SAWWI divides its fighting into two categories - competition
Sanshou and Traditional fighting. The dynamic techniques taught
at the SAWWI are extremely effective for self-defence and
the students training at the school often enter full contact
knockdown tournaments with great success.