About the Freestyle Kung Fu Academy
Although associated primarily with fighting arts, the term Kung Fu actually means “hard work over time to accomplish great skill” and whether your goal is to learn to defend yourself, improve your fitness, or increase your own sense of self-discipline in all areas of life, our instructors are dedicated to helping each and every student achieve greatness.
It is our belief that it is the individual who makes the style and not the style that creates the individual. Every person is unique and there is no “one size fits all” approach to martial arts training. Men and women differ physically; some people are tall, some are short; where one person may have strengths another may have weaknesses and vice-versa.
Therefore our training begins by setting up a strong foundation to work from; the correct mechanics of how to punch, kick, move, block etc. are taught with the reason behind each technique fully explained. Once the foundation has been established, higher level students begin to focus on making the art their own; learning how to apply each technique with the student’s own creativity and personal expression.
No matter what your background or your goals, we welcome everybody to come along and experience Freestyle Kung Fu
Meet our instructors
Sifu Frank Mechler
Sifu Frank Mechler started his martial arts training at the age of 6 years old and since then his passion for the martial arts has never stopped growing. Over his life time he has trained in judo (junior brown belt), Tae Kwon Do (Black Belt), Boxing (Amateur), Muay Thai (Red Singlet), Choy Lee Fut Freestyle Kung Fu (master level). He has fought full contact in Boxing, Kick Boxing, Muay Thai, Kung Fu and MMA.
After a spinal injury, Luke began looking into several Martial Art Schools to help maintain core strength. He started training under Sifu Frank in 2009. His dedication to his Kung Fu training allowed him to compete in South-East Queensland in MMA and become an active instructor in the FKFA’s Competitive Fight Team. The biggest highlight for Luke as an instructor is seeing the incredible reaction of students who achieve their goals after convincing themselves that it was impossible.
Sibak Daniel Baker
Daniel has been studying with Sifu Frank since 2007. He has tried various martial arts – Muay Thai, Karate, Judo, Arakan – and has found Freestyle Kung-Fu to be the most adaptive for self-defence or sport requirements. Daniel has competed in Muay Thai events, has represented Queensland and competed nationally in the National All Styles competitions.
Phoebe has been training in martial arts since she was 4 years old. After beginning competition in National All Styles tournaments when she was 6 years old, winning both State and National titles, Phoebe recently turned her attention to full contact competition, stepping in to the Muay Thai ring. Phoebe loves teaching Kung Fu because she enjoys watching the kids grow and learn to apply new skills.