Self Defense Classes

Self Defense ClassesBuy Kung Fu classes at the Academy of Kung Fu with one easy click and start your self defense classes.
This is an introduction to the Ving Tsun system, it is valid for one week of training. This introduction course is a great way to get an overall feel for what we have to offer at the Academy of Kung Fu. There is no contract or commitment to try this week of classes. Just come on in, get a great workout, meet some new people and learn some basic skills for how to defend yourself. If you decide you liked your experience and want to learn more about Ving Tsun and self defense you can continue your training.

$39.99 includes 2 adult classes or 2 Kid’s classes and a free t-shirt.

Scroll Down to see more information on Class Descriptions and Schedule. Once purchased, please fill out the registration form below. Adult intro classes are held Wednesday and Thursday at 6:00pm. Please call (804.346.3478) if you have any questions.

Class Schedule

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Private Lessons:

self defense classesPrivate lessons are one-on-one instruction with Sifu O’Brien. These lessons are scheduled based on availability and are separate from regular class. This is a good option for someone who is looking to learn about Ving Tsun and self defense but may be apprehensive about jumping into class or someone who would like a more personal training experience.
Please see scroll down to Class Descriptions for more information on private lessons. One private lesson is USD $95.00 or a package of 5 private lessons for a discounted price of USD $445.00. Once purchased, please call (804.346.3478) to arrange your private lesson(s).


Class Descriptions

Self Defense Classes

Conditioning and training exercise.

We offer some of the finest Martial Arts training available anywhere. Self defense classes are taught by Sifu O’Brien who has been training in the Ving Tsun (pronounced Wing Chun) system for 28 years. The system is so brilliantly designed that we use the same techniques and exercises that have been used for 300 years.
We care about our students and want them to leave class with more than a new belt or a fancy move. We want to instill a habit of discipline and have students leave class feeling more confident in their ability to defend themselves and their loved ones if the occasion may arise. We also want to provide an atmosphere that enriches the lives of our students by improving their health and fitness while challenging them to use not just their bodies, but also their minds.

Our training consists of:

  • Forms and Relaxation Training

  • Conditioning and Improving Fitness

  • Real World Combat Application of Training

  • Two-man exercises.

We now have an Adult Morning class on Monday and Wednesday from 7:00-8:00am.

Adult Classes

The Standard Class consists of:
Tues./Thurs. 6:00pm-7:00pm
•Mon./Wed. afternoons 12:00pm-1:00pm
•Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm

• Fast paced Ving Tsun workout including all of the traditional training methods.
•Up to five classes a week.
•Classes are one hour each.
•A Good workout
•Provides self-defense training
•Builds a good foundation in Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
•Designed for those with a busy lifestyle who still want to learn traditional Kung Fu.

Kung Fu Richmond VAThe Advanced Class consists of:
Mon./Wed./Fri. 6:00- 10:30pm and Saturday 12:00am-2:00pm
•This is advanced training for senior students.
This class covers:
•Advanced Chi Sao and My Sang Jong.
•Fighting application and advanced methods of defeating other Martial Arts styles.
•Muk Yan Jong (the Wooden Dummy)
• Luk Dim Poon Kwan (6 and a half point pole).

•Mon.-Fri. By appointment 10:00am- 6:00pm
•One hour long workouts with Sifu O’Brien .
•Can be taken exclusively, or as part of the private student program. The Private Student Program includes Standard and Intermediate Classes as well as one private lesson per week.
•These customized lessons offer a focused, in depth study of Kung Fu theory and technique.

The Adult Morning Class offers:
Mon./Wed. mornings 7:00-8:00am
• Traditional Ving Tsun training.
•Provides self defense training.
•A Good workout.
•Builds a good foundation in Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
•Designed those who prefer a morning workout or whose schedules don’t allow an evening workout.

The Adult Afternoon Class offers:
Mon./Wed.  12:00-1:00pm
• Traditional Ving Tsun training.
•Provides self defense training.
•A Good workout.
•Builds a good foundation in Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
•Designed for an additional workout for those enrolled in the evening class or for those whose schedule only permits a lunch hour workout.

Customized group classes are available for a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 20. Available for families, buisnesses, women’s self defense or private groups. Classes are held once a week for one hour each. Scheduled individually, call to arrange your class. 804-346-3478
4-Week Class: $150/person
8-Week Class: $300/person


Children Classes

DPP_0031The Kid’s Class focuses on:
Tues./Thurs. 4:00pm-5:00pm
•Spring Semester: January 23rd- May 15th, 2018
•Teaching children real Ving Tsun Kung Fu, fitness exercises and strength training.
•Great workout that gets kids moving their whole body.
•Training leads to improved balance, flexibility, coordination and strength.
•We teach the kids the importance of manners, respect and discipline.
•We also address how to prevent and deal with dangerous situations.
•Classes meets twice a week for one hour.
•Children ages 5-8
IMG_0887Junior’s Class is designed to:
•Tues./Thurs. 5:00pm-6:00pm
•Spring Semester: January 23rd- May 15th, 2018
•Impart a strong foundation in Ving Tsun Kung Fu.
•It teaches awareness and self-defense.
•Geared towards improving fitness, confidence and self-discipline.
•Cardiovascular, flexibility and strength exercises are also incorporated into every class.
•Classes meet twice a week for one hour.
•Children aged 9-14.

Class Schedule

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At the Academy of Kung Fu we try to offer people a variety of training options. If the standard class time does not work for you, you could try a private one-on-one lesson with Sifu O’Brien or a semi-private group lesson. We feel it is important to learn to defend yourself and we have seen first-hand the difference Ving Tsun Kung Fu can make in a person’s life. If you have questions concerning the class schedule please feel free to call (804.346.3478) or email us at