ABOUT US

ABOUT OTKFA

ONE TAO KUNG FU ACADEMY

One Tao Kung Fu Academy specialises in internal martial arts. We teach a unique meditative approach to Wing Chun Kung Fu and Grappling.

The difference between internal and external arts, is that our internal approach focuses on balancing the body, using correct biomechanics, energy ‘chi’ work, building a calm, confident and powerful mind for longevity and happiness.

Our approach combines practical self defence skills, correct posture, balance, bio mechanics, fitness, the use of the energy body (chi body), focus, meditation, mindset and intention into a devastating fighting system and spiritually uplifting martial art.

WHO ARE WE?

THE BEGINNING OF OTKFA

One Tao Kung Fu is founded by Sifu John Cogan a lifetime martial artist who received his Wing Chun Kung Fu Master level at the Ving Tsun Kung Fu Athletic Association in Hong Kong under Grandmaster Ip Man – Chu Shong Tin lineage. John also has proficiency in Grappling, Tae kwon do, Boxing, Tai Chi, Qigong.

 

OTKFA stands for the principles of Peace, Love and Balance through Kung Fu. By working on ourselves daily and helping people to cultivate an inner state of calm, peace, happiness and balance we aim to help the world become better one person at a time.

Through learning the One Tao Wing Chun Kung Fu system, developing new supportive friendships and deepening the understanding of ones self, we can all “Be the change we wish to see in the world”.

We teach children and adults programs here at the Academy, hold events, workshops and teacher trainings that can help people to have more peace of mind, love in their hearts and power in their sense of self.

VALUES

DEVELOP PEACEFULNESS
Develop a calm, peaceful, non-violent approach to all life, including oneself

LOVINGNESS
Love your fellow students and all human beings

EXCELLENCE AND EVOLUTION
Aim for your highest potential, keep an open mind for your growth

BE POSITIVE IN YOUR MIND, HEART, AND TONGUE
Abstain from negative thinking

MAINTAIN GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
Take care of your body

BE CONSCIOUS OF YOURSELF
Be aware of what energy you are bringing to each situation

BE OF USEFUL SERVICE
Use your martial skill for the good of humanity

CULTIVATE YOUR SKILL
Practice regularly make your training a habit

BE A PERSON OF INTEGRITY
Conduct yourself with honesty, truth and alignment with your values

PRACTICE GRATITUDE
Be grateful for the blessings and lessons in your life