NZ Wushu Academy

New Zealand


About the School

Founded: 2018

Immerse yourself in the world of Wushu (武術), where the artistic blend of dynamic athleticism and explosive power converge. Commonly known as ‘Kung-Fu’, this contemporary martial art blends performance and martial application, showcasing the perfect balance between strength and grace.

Wushu encompasses a comprehensive range of elements including explosive power, speed, flexibility and natural, relaxed movement. With a rich cultural heritage, Wushu empowers individuals with discipline, self-control and physical fitness. A wushu practitioner combines flexibility with strength, speed with flawless technique, and fierce intent with effortless execution.​

NZ Wushu Academy aims to provide the best facilities possible, with the students having the privilege of training on our professional wushu carpet. Get in touch if you would like us to run workshops at your school or perform at your event!

At NZ Wushu, our academy is more than a training facility; it is a sanctuary where students find inspiration and lifelong friendships. We cultivate an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, allow students to learn from one another, growing and improving together. Our team of experienced instructors are committed to guiding each student through Wushu, ensuring a positive experience for everyone.

We offer a wide range of wushu styles, forms, techniques and weaponry. Although our specialty lies in competitive modern wushu training, we provide both traditional and modern styles. Many of our students have competed internationally, with more aspiring to reach this level. Our instructors ensure this training process has the perfect blend of hard work and fun.

We also provide Sanda Kickboxing classes and Tai Chi classes, with some of the best instructors in the country!

Whether you are seeking physical fitness, self-defence skills, or simply to learn a new skill, come to NZ Wushu Academy for your martial arts journey. We welcome anybody of any age (ideally above 5) and all abilities to join our vibrant community.

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Wei Zhao

Founder of NZ Wushu Academy, Coach Wei is a dedicated and friendly coach with over 15 years of teaching experience. Coach Wei is a professional athlete from China, marked by numerous national and internationally recognised achievements.

Having expertise in many different styles of wushu and weaponry, both traditional and modern, means students of his are able to learn a wide variety of different skills and routines. Chosen by his coach when he was 17 years old, Coach Wei also went to fight in Sanda competitions, gaining 2nd place in his province.

Coach Wei has choreographed fights for many films, and is frequently sort out by stunt actors wanting private lessons to broaden their skills.

Through his comprehensive knowledge and passion for wushu, Coach Wei is a valuable and influential figure for wushu in New Zealand. In 2018, Coach Wei led New Zealand's first ever team to participate in the 7th World Junior Wushu Championships, Brazil. Coach Wei takes great pride in teaching his students and continues to lead teams to compete in international competitions.

Not only does he inspire and guide his students to reach their full potential, Coach Wei also believes in instilling discipline and fostering personal growth in children.

Zhang Nan

Coach Zhang is a talented athlete and highly experienced coach from China. He thoroughly enjoys teaching people of all ages, young children through to adults. His teaching experience includes spending two years teaching Tai Chi in Japan, and working as a coach in Beijing schools.

Coach Zhang has won multiple competitions and travelled to a number of countries in Europe to perform wushu, representing Beijing Sports University. His specialties and passion are for Taijiquan, straight sword and spear, however he has profound knowledge and expertise in many styles of wushu, and also sanda kickboxing.

Being very encouraging, with the right balance of discipline and a bit of fun, students enjoy learning with Coach Zhang.

Styles Taught

Modern Wushu | Sanda | Taiji Quan | Traditional Wushu


80 Broadway, New Market Auckland New Zealand