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Head instructor Dave Moylan was living the white collar lifestyle as a chartered accountant in Canada’s technology triangle when he decided to pack in his calculator and follow his true passion Kung Fu. Today Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy is one of the largest and well respected Kung Fu facilities in southwestern Ontario.



The Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy is located in Waterloo, Ontario. The Academy has been teaching the art of kung-fu to both children and adults for more than 20 years. While the focus is not on instructing MMA, as the Academy’s focus is solely traditional kung-fu, classes are taught with fitness and discipline as a priority, giving students the foundations necessary to succeed in an MMA environment.

Respect, Discipline and Spirit are the core values emphasized at the school, which provide students with the motivation and environment to excel.

The highly structured traditional kung-fu curriculum is taught with a focus on strength, stamina, flexibility and self-discipline. The style of Five Animal Shaolin Kung-Fu is taught primarily as a striking art, with an emphasis on proper body awareness and strong stances.

The full-time kung-fu schedule is flexible for both adults and children, as classes are structured to be age specific and skill specific.

Classes offered

Kung-Fu is taught seven days a week with adult, youth and junior kung-fu classes per week, including noon hour classes, which vary based on skill level.


The conveniently located school boasts a 5000 square foot facility that features a large training floor and a weight room. The school is well out-fitted with four heavy bags, a speed bag, double-end bag and equipment including focus mitts, muay thai pads, and kick shields.

Staffing, Schedule and Pricing

All classes are taught by qualified black sash instructors, with a minimum of ten years experience in the kung-fu style taught and are also supported by a strong complement of assistant instructors and leadership team members. Private classes are available by request.

All programs are either taught or supervised by the head instructor, David Moylan. David has over 17 years of experience in this kung-fu style, as well as a background in kickboxing.

Adult Schedule (Age 15+)

Monday: All Ranks 12-1pm; Beginners 6:45-7:45pm; Yellow Sash and up 8-9pm

Tuesday: Novice II 7-8pm; Intermediate/Advanced 8-9pm

Wednesday: All Ranks 12-1pm; Beginners 7-8pm; Yellow Sash and up 8-9pm

Thursday: Novice II 6:45-7:45pm; Intermediate/Advanced 8-9pm

Friday: All Ranks 12-1pm; Beginners 7-8pm; Yellow Sash and up 8-9pm

Saturday: All Ranks 12:15-1:15pm;Sunday: All Ranks 12-1pm

Youth Schedule (Ages 6-10)

Monday: Novice I 4:45-5:30pm

Tuesday: Novice II 4:45-5:45pm

Wednesday: Intermediate/Advanced 4:45-5:45pm

Thursday: Novice I 4:45-5:30pm

Friday: Novice II 4:45-5:45pm

Saturday: Intermediate/Advanced 10-11am

Junior Schedule (Ages 11-14)

Monday: Novice II 12-1pm, 7:45-8:45pm; Intermediate/Advanced 12-1pm, 7:45-8:45pm

Tuesday: Novice II 7-8pm; Intermediate/Advanced 8-9pm

Wednesday: Novice II 12-1pm, 8-9pm; Intermediate/Advanced 12-1pm, 8-9pm

Thursday: Novice II 6:45-7:45pm; Intermediate/Advanced 7:45-8:45pm

Friday: 12-1pm; Intermediate/Advanced 12-1pm


Adult – 6 week trial $119 + GST

Student – 8 week trial $139 + GST

Youth/Junior – 8 week trial $129 + GST

Child – 8 week trial $99 + GST

Family – First family member (an adult, if applicable) pays full amount; second receives a 15% discount; additional members receive a 25% discount.


Waterloo Kung Fu Academy

Address: 3-620 Davenport Road Waterloo, ON N2V 2C2

Phone: 519-747-4241

Fax: 519-747-3931



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