Shaolin Kung Fu Guan History


2001 Saw the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan (SKFG) founded by Shaolin Temple Disciple, Sifu Ramesh Patel (Shi Xing Zhong) in Brisbane, with its first class beginning in November of that year at the Coorparoo Secondary College.

2002 (Coming Soon)


The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan continued to be a leader in Shaolin and traditional Wushu with the Abbots Disciple and head of the Shaolin Warriors Group, Shaolin Warrior Monk Shi Yan Zheng being sent to conduct workshops and classes at the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan to further promote and pass on Shaolin’s traditions, philosophy and skills here in Australia.
This year was also the first time the Shaolin Warriors tour had come to Australia since there first worldwide famous Shami’s Way tour to Australia in 2000.  Sifu was reunited with his Shaolin Brothers and the students of the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan where honoured with a closed members only meeting that saw students perform in their first ever performance for the Shaolin Warrior Monks. 

During the meeting the Shaolin Warriors gave demonstrations of Shaolin’s amazing skills.  It was a great opportunity to show and pass on their culture here in Australia at the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan.  With preferential treatment the member’s of the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan where invited backstage prior to the show and experienced front row seating.

For the first time Sifu conducted his first trip to China for students in 2003.  This was the first time students where given the opportunity to travel and study at the source of their art with Sifu’s teachers and at China’s most famous martial institutions.  It was a great success with students having a once in a lifetime experience both culturally and martially.


It was the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan’s first time entering the competitive scene.  The first competition was the Australian Championships held in Victoria where the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan captured several Australian Titles and placed highly in its first ever competition, with many team members only having trained for 1 year. 

During this 1st year of competition the 1st world traditional Wushu championships where held in China and Sifu was selected to be the medical officer for the team and Damien Fisher was Queensland’s only competitor on the Australian team where he captured 2 world silver medals. 

During the year students had the opportunity to study with Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang’s son, Chen Peng Fei and his wife in Chen Style Tai Chi Quan in workshops conducted here in Brisbane.

For the second year in a row the Shaolin Warriors tour returned to Brisbane to continue to inspire and amaze the community with performances at QPAC once again.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan once again hosted there brothers and enjoyed a great performance of traditional Shaolin Techniques as well as catching up with old friends.  Students where once again treated with front row seating and backstage privileges.  It is great to once again have our Shaolin Brothers and to continue the promotion of Shaolin culture here in Australia.


Saw the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan attend and dominate the Oceania, Australian and Queensland Championships.  Capturing Oceania, Australian and Queensland champions and Grand champions, making the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan Australia’s number one competitive Traditional Wushu School.    The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan’s depth in traditional Wushu saw them compete at the elite level and achieve more than any other school in the Oceanic region.

In the latter part of the year the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan was honoured to host Professor Wu Dong from the Beijing Sports University and Sifu Allen Kelson of the Australian Tai Chi & Chi Kung Institute.  Seminars where conducted on Traditional Wushu and Qi Gong during there time here in Queensland and Australia. 

The Tai Chi Association of Australia held there national championships on the Gold Coast.  Sifu was one of the Judges at the event which saw Shaolin Kung Fu Guan student, Damien Fisher capture Gold in the Novice Chen Tai Chi Category.


The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan once again dominated the Australian and the Queensland Championships capturing a record number of Champion and Grand Championships to retain the title of Australia’s number on competitive traditional Kung Fu school.  The schools youngest champion was only 7 years old. 

This year also saw the 2nd World Traditional Wushu Championships held in China once again.  This year saw Sifu become the Australian Team Head coach. The team was also fielded the largest representation from Queensland ever on any Australian Wushu Team.  All of the Queensland representatives where selected from the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan.  Students of the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan captured 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 8 Bronze individual medals and 2nd in the team event for Australia.

The Tai Chi Association of Australia held there national championships once again on the Gold Coast.  Sifu was again called upon to judge due to his deep knowledge on Tai Chi.  This year saw students Damien Fisher and Mathew Love competing.  Mathew Love captured 2 Gold in the Novice Sun Tai Chi and the 24 Step Form.  Damien Fisher also achieved great success in the Chen Style Tai Chi in the open division, however just missed out on capturing first place in his first time in the open division.

The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan embarked on its first Chinese New Year Lion Dance performances.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan’s lions danced and the beat of our drum rung out during Chinese New Year throughout Brisbane.


Shaolin Warriors tour once again returned to Australia and once again visited there Shaolin family here in Brisbane.  The Shaolin Warriors and the students of the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan shared experiences and performed for each other.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan had 8 Lions blessed by the Head Warrior Monk Shi Yan Hui.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan then awoke the lions and performed with all 8 for the visiting Shaolin Warrior Monk troupe.   

The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan where honoured by Sifu’s teacher Shaolin Warrior Monk Grandmaster Shi De Yang, the worlds leading authority on Shaolin to come to Australia for the first time to conduct workshops and classes at the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan.  A truly enlightening experience for all who attended with participants travelling from as far as the UK to experience training with the best. 

The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan where selected from several candidates to perform in China Town and represent one of Chinese most famous cultural treasures. With stunning performances of Shaolin Kung Fu the China Town Cultural performances have given local, interstate and overseas visitors to Brisbane’s Chinatown an enjoyable and exciting experience.

The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan is continues to be the leaders with no school in Queensland or Australia achieving the great success and accolades the Shaolin Kung Fu Guan has in such a short time.

The school has been involved within the community both locally and interstate on many projects.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan has participated in many events and performances to continue to spread the teachings of Shaolin Temple and Chinese Wushu here to everyone in Australia.  The Shaolin Kung Fu Guan has supported charitable groups and many local schools and businesses throughout its short history.

2008 (Coming Soon)

2009 (Coming Soon)