1. 1. 

    absolutely necessary; essential.

    "……..of vital importance"

  2. 2. 

    full of energy; lively.

    "a beautiful, vital person"




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    lift and set down one's foot or one foot after the other in order to walk somewhere or move to a new position.

    "Claudia took a step in the right direction”

Vital Step Martial Arts…Now teaching Hung Gar Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Sydney

Guan Gong…The Red Face General

Guan Gong…The Red Face General

Welcome to Vital Step

In martial arts terms a vital step re-energises your stance, strengthens your root so you have maximum power for your next move. Dr Tennyson Yiu (my teacher) always said “You cannot use the same stance twice” The vital step is necessary to reinvigorate your stance and increases your agility as well. A vital step is usually a half step or quick shuffle of the foot.

What I love most about what I teach is that I guide you through the kung fu or tai chi forms until you have reached an independent state where you no longer need me. It is a gift of life that lasts a lifetime.

There is no expensive equipment to buy. The forms can be done indoors or out. The only thing you need is space. In searching for space I often find places of tranquility and beauty that greatly contribute to finding the inner peace I’m striving for. Just like the video below….

Taoist Tai Chi at Purple Palace Wudang Shan

What my classes offer are forms that…..

1/. Increase your strength by pushing your body to its limits in a way that you control.

2/. Increase your confidence by learning a martial art that enables you to protect yourself.

3/. Improve your mental well being with increased memory capacity which is strongly linked to staving off things like Dementia and Alzheimers

4/. Spiritual wellbeing by allowing you to transcend your daily care