The Academy

About Us

United Martial Arts and Fitness Academy (originally known as the NQ Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy) began in 2005 operating from the Aitkenvale PCYC with 30 students.

Over the last ten years, UMF Academy has grown to over 130 students and has moved into its own dedicated training facility in Civil Road Garbutt. The Academy now offers a wide variety of different programs for the whole family including Wing Chu Kung Fu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Cage Fitness, Jet Kickboxing, Street Edge Krav Mag, Women’s Self Defence, Kickn Fit Kids and Anti-bullying Programs for Kids.

UMF Academy has hosted martial arts and combat experts from across the globe, and regularly offers special events for students and the general community of Townsville.

Our Heritage

UMF Academy takes pride in understanding its historical foundation and where it comes from. In 2013, Sifu Pablo was part of a global delegation to China’s Henan Province led by Grandmaster William Cheung. The delegation, with local Shaolin monks led by Abbot Shi Yongxin, participated in a ceremony that recognised Wing Chun’s Shaolin origins.

The delegation included masters and students from Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, Italy, Slovakia, China, Japan and Turkey, and their names are engraved on the twenty-foot high plaque to the left. Some of the more famous names include, Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee), Mike Tyson, Christ Tucker, Stevie Wonder and Robert Downey, Jr.