Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu Club Classes

Self-Defence - Health - Philosophy

Direct lineage traditional Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu under Sifu Mike Purnell and Sigung Kwing Fai Kung.

It is our mission that through desire, discipline and dedication students learn the art of Seven Stars Praying Mantis Kung Fu.

Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu also practices kickboxing and Muay Thai.

Club athletes become members of the CMTC-A (Canadian Muay Thai Council – Amateur) and compete in sanctioned events throughout Western Canada.

Kung Fu

Kids Kung Fu Class
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Advance Kids Kung Fu Class
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Adult Kung Fu Class
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

The Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu Club has direct lineage to Northern Shaolin Kung Fu monasteries in Northern China. The Shaolin Kung Fu styles are defined by North and South because of the way the styles evolved on different terrain. Northern China is predominantly more dry and therefore the ground more solid. The Southern region receives a lot more rainfall and therefore the ground is muddier. The dry terrain allowed for more stability while kicking where fighting in the mud of the Southern region require more hand strikes to compensate for terrain. So Northern styles kicking more than southern styles and Southern styles utilized hands more.

Direct lineage under Masters:
– Si-Tai Gung Kwing Fai Kung
– Si-Tai Gung Kwok Cho Choi
– Si-Tai-Tai-Gung Lo Kwon Yuk

Kids Kung Fu Class and Kids Advance Kung Fu Class

In Kung Fu Tigers, students will learn the basics of Kung-Fu. Classes begin with running warm up and stretching to avoid injury. Classes usually incorporate an interactive agility game at the start to teach the importance of movement. Students are all smiles and laughter while they learn self-defense skills, the importance of respect and the basics of Chinese culture. Students do spar with gear, but no-contact and movement is stressed first. Classes always end with calisthenics to promote increased endurance and agility.

Kung Fu Young Dragons, students will follow a similar pattern outlined above. Students who have achieved the first rank of our system (yellow) will be given new knowledge while novice students focus on mastering the basics. Students will spar with gear, learn to use the long staff (and other weapons earned through achieving higher ranks), do pad work as well as play agility games and discuss Chinese culture. Classes always end with calisthenics to promote strength, flexibility and agility.

Adults Kung Fu

Advance at your own pace in a fun and exciting environment. Learn basic kicks, punches, grabs, holds, forms and weapons. Our style has ancient history which is reflected with a vast array of forms and weapons one could study and perfect!

Each class will challenge you with something new, or an area to analyze and improve in.

Classes start with warm-ups and stretching to avoid injury and end with a vigourous workout to improve strength and cardiovascular endurance.

Advanced Kung Fu

After students earn the first rank in our school (yellow) and show dedication, desire and discipline to the art, they are invited to the advanced class after regular classes.

Here students receive extra instruction in techniques, forms and weapons. Sparring with gear, advanced bag work and real life deadly situations are just a few of the exciting opportunities granted students who have shown an excellent understanding of the basics.

Tai Chi

6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday

All levels welcome!

Tai Chi is a type of internal Chinese martial art which is praised for its health benefits. Tai Chi allows for a range of motion, great for improving flexibility, internal and external breathing and stress management. Below is a short list of what our style of Tai Chi specializes in.

Single to Double


6 to 8 methods

Tai-Chi Sword Forms

Beginners welcome. Advance at your own pace in a friendly environment.

Call 403-346-7770 for any further information or if there are any questions!
Corner of Taylor Drive and 43rd Street, top floor.