The Hong Kong Academy Kung Fu Hong Kong is a full-time school in Sheung Wan and is part of the worldwide Internal Wisdom and Knowledge Association (The IWKA).
We are known as one of the premier associations for building the Body, Mind, and Energy through the Arts of Wing Chun and Taiji.
Sifu Sergio Pascal Iadarola has studied Chinese Martial Arts intensively. He has combined his 30 years of experience and extensive research into the history, philosophy, concepts, and principles of Chinese martial arts, with the most up-to-date Western teaching methods.
Furthermore, by putting the pieces of the various lineages of Wing Chun found in China and Southeast Asia together, IWKA is the most complete available Wing Chun system to date, yielding results never before thought possible in students worldwide.
We offer beginner-friendly and advanced classes in our IWKA School for adults and children; it takes you through these ancient arts in a unique way with our Road to Black Belt and Bridge to Mastery.
Self-Control, Discipline, and Health
Originally, martial arts were created in order to preserve life through self-defense. Nowadays, people come from a variety of backgrounds, all with their own reasons for wanting to train.
Some want to learn how to defend themselves, some wish to improve fitness, some wish to learn the art while they are in Hong Kong, whilst others just want to have fun and meet new people. Whatever your motivation for taking up a martial art, the IWKA Kung Fu system can fulfill any expectations. Kung Fu is a vehicle for physical, mental, personal, and emotional development.
Goals play an important part in our training, whether they are short term goals that differ from class to class or long term goals that may take years to complete, even a dream of becoming an instructor can become a reality with consistent, progressive training and the support of our instructor team.
"We understand how daunting it may be to walk through the door for the first time so we are pleased to let you know that all our classes are renowned for their relaxed and welcoming atmosphere."
We encourage students of all grades to work with each other as well as targeted learning within their ability level, this will allow you to learn from those more experienced than yourselves but also practice what you have learned in a structured environment.
There are many benefits of Sifu Sergio’s IWKA System, you will learn all the unique techniques in a friendly environment at our academy. IWKA Students have one thing in common, is that by the training they reach their goals and have a unique and positive influence in their life that was not there before.
IWKA Kung Fu students train in groups, however, always with personal attention and guidance.
The skills of the student will be improved and extended. Our IWKA instructors share their knowledge with students in a very relaxed atmosphere. One of the reasons a new student visits a martial art school is to gain a higher feeling of safety. Consequently, a starting student should be capable to defend him or herself in a more sufficient way, right after the first class. During the first half a year they will be taught how to defend themselves in a legitimate way against an aggressor.
So in the beginning the emphasis is not that much on the art, the philosophy, and the beauty of the Kung Fu system, but more on the motions, which have been proven to be very effective time after time. In IWKA Kung Fu schools all over the world, this program is taught in the same way, in order that anyone could have the best preparation possible for a situation that hopefully never occurs.
In a later and more advanced stage, when the capability to defend yourself has increased, changes in contact reflexes will be trained. The student will learn how weakness can turn into strength, how softness overcomes hardness, how to gain victory by surrendering, and why the person who is more intelligent and smarter can conquer by yielding. Also will be learned how the truth, which is assimilated by the body, could be applied in daily life. This implies that you will go through life in a lively state and full of awareness. It's this brightness that will enable you to communicate with empathy and respect with your fellow human beings. This is the long-term goal. To accomplish this goal, one must conquer different personal and physical obstacles.