shaolin kungfu classes newcastleLooking for Shaolin Kung fu classes in Newcastle? Come to Heart of The Orient  Dojo: originally established in Italy in 2005 by Shifu Fabio Zambelli and brought to Australia in 2012, Heart of The Orient  is the first Shaolin Kung fu school in Newcastle NSW (Australia). Heart of The Orient is also the headquarters of the Shunlian Shenghuo Kung fu Academy.


Believing is Creating. With more than 23 years of experience and complete dedication to Martial Arts, our Academy’s mission can be found not only in its kung fu practice, but in its hand-crafted Dojo as well: a pure oriental-style training center deep in the Heart of Hunter Valley, the first in the world being fully designed, built and run by its own Founder.

Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy Headquarters

kung fu classes newcastle nswAll classes and styles belong to the Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy program and are brought to you in their genuineness.
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Advanced Training. Heart of the Orient not only offers basic Kung fu classes, but advanced techniques and styles as well. Here’s a short video of what you can learn:


Two words, a lifetime to embrace them. Shunlian Shenghuo means “Training for Life” because our Academy aims at giving you a method to become your own master and use this gained strength to conquer your fears and pursue your goals. Our Academy continues to inspire students to follow our credoMotivation, Perseverance and Tenacity in what you really believe (from Latin: Voluntas, Assiduitas et Perseverantia in quo pro certo credis).

Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy membership
Shunlian Shenghuo Kungfu Academy 2009 Certificate of Registration

Course of study. Students can learn any class with no limitation. However, we strongly suggest to follow a gradual program where you can start from the easiest skill to the most complex Shaolin Kung fu technique. Furthermore, this is the only way the Academy will recognize your achievements.The Academy full program consists in 3+2 years of study. For an exhaustive list of all Units of Competency for each belt degree, please click here.

Our mission doesn’t end here. Alongside with our commitment to bringing you genuine shaolin kung fu classes in Newcastle, we have also designed a website for all our enrolled Students and Martial Arts Enthusiasts wishing to widen their knowledge with technical articles, videos and additional skills. Check this out:

Am I ready to join your Academy? It doesn’t matter if you are a Karate, Thai Boxing, or MMA athlete: come to Heart of The Orient and choose the class that matches your goals. Heart of The Orient guarantees students authentic training with amazing results. If you are a professional athlete, Heart of The Orient can also assist you in preparing for specific competitions.