Grandmaster Randy Bennett

Jow Ga Kung Fu SiGung Randy Bennett

Our Grandmaster and Principal is the late SiGung Randy Sullivan Bennett. SiGung was an elite athlete and internationally recognised expert martial artist with well over 40 years of full-time Kung Fu training under his belt. As our student you would regularly find SiGung on the training floor teaching kung fu to junior and senior students regardless of their level or experience. Now the honour is passed on to Sifu John Callaghan who was appointed by SiGung, along with our many senior instructors who were personally trained by SiGung Bennett.

Upon his arrival in Sydney in 1982 SiGung established Australian Jow Ga Kung Fu – the first dedicated Jow Ga Kung Fu Kwoon in Australia. He devoted his life to Kung Fu, practicing rigorously and meditating every day.

SiGung began his Jow Ga Kung Fu training in 1973 under Master Chin Yuk Din, the father of Jow Ga in the USA. Kung Fu Side Kick SiGung Randy BennettHe immediately commenced intensive training, then began teaching under the guidance of Master Chin in Washington DC and at interstate Jow Ga branches. SiGung Bennett then spent almost 3 years sequestered as a monk – during which time he devoted his life to community service, meditation and extensive practice of Jow Ga Kung Fu.

In Hong Kong, SiGung Bennett received further Jow Ga Mastership certification from our Jow Ga Grand Master, the late Chan Man Cheung.

In the early 1980’s SiGung also spent many months in the Republic of China intensively studying and practicing Chang Chuan (Long Fist) and Chang Chuan Tanglang (Northern Praying Mantis) under Grandmaster Gao Daosheng. Later, in Australia SiGung also began training in the dynamic international performance art of Wushu under international Heroes such Shao Zhao Ming and Chang Xing. Due to SiGung Bennett’s background in Northern Kung Fu styles, Australian Jow Ga Kung Fu students in Sydney benefit from the influence and integration of longer range practices in our Kung Fu system.