You are about to begin a journey into the Kung Fu Life. It will require discipline, hard work and perseverance. As discussed in the Our Lineage chapter, you are also joining a Kung Fu Family, with training partners who are here to support you, motivate you, and help you become your very best.
Kung Fu Birmingham was established in 2010, and currently has two locations in the Greater Birmingham area providing daytime, evening and weekend classes. Kung Fu Birmingham is part of Sifu Francis Fong's global network of affiliate schools.
All live training options include the Wing Chun Concepts Online course at no extra charge for as long as you remain an active student.
Unlimited classes each month. Attend daytime, evening and/or weekend classes.
10 credit hours at 20% discount. Equal to 10 daytime classes or 5 evening classes. Credit hours roll-over month-to-month.
20 credit hours at 25% discount. Equal to 20 daytime classes or 10 evening classes. Credit hours roll-over month-to-month.
The Wing Chun Concepts course is a members-only program open to adults ages 16 and up. Your initial membership is $60 and includes one month of unlimited training. At the end of your first month you can continue with the monthly unlimited plan or switch to our Class Card system (see details below). As a new member, you will have full access to the Wing Chun Foundations Level One course. You may optionally add-on the Kung Fu Fitness and/or the Spirit of Shaolin courses at no additional cost.
The Monthly Unlimited membership allows you to train at any time and location. We also offer a Class Card system allowing you to pay for only the class hours you attend. A single, drop-in class is $10 for day classes or $20 for evening classes. Class Cards can be purchased in blocks of 10 Classes for $80 (a 20% discount) or 20 Classes for $150 (a 25% discount). Class credits roll over month-to-month as long as you remain an active student.
All daytime training sessions are held at Steel Strength Training in downtown Birmingham, close to UAB, St. Vincents, Lakeview and Highland districts. Day classes are one credit hour each.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: NOON to 1PM
We currently have "Lunch-Break Kung Fu" classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 1:00 PM. These one-hour classes are densely packed with forms and tactics practice, allowing you to get maximum training with minimal impact to the rest of your busy life.
SUNDAYS: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Can't make the sessions during the week, want to make up a session or just want to get in extra practice? Our 90-minute weekend sessions give you the opportunity to rack up some extra "hands-on" training. Sunday sessions run from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM.
Steel Strength Training
516 32nd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Location Notes and Driving Directions
All evening training sessions are held at Gracie Barra Alabama in Pelham, close to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre and Oak Mountain State Park, and just south of Riverchase Gallaria. Evening classes are two credit hours each.
WEDNESDAYS: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
We have two full, immersive Wing Chun training sessions on Wednesday nights. These back-to-back sessions allow you to get deeper into the forms, drills and tactics training with combinations of group and partner-based training. We will be practicing at a state-of-the-art training facility with full matted surfaces, heavy bags, showers, and everything else you need.
Just like you would visit a potential college prior to registering, we encourage you to visit Kung Fu Birmingham prior to completing the official registration. Your first class is FREE, and allows you try Wing Chun first-hand to see if the program is right for you.
To arrange a visit, please use the Contact Us option below and let us know the location and date that you would like to visit. Wear or bring a t-shirt and workout pants. Daytime classes train in athletic shoes on a concrete floor; evening classes train barefoot on grappling mats. See the Location Notes and Driving Directions for each location above.
When you click the Register for Live Training button below, you will be taken to our online store for the registration and payment process. Once your account is processed (typically less than 24 hours) you will receive an email with your login information to access to your Student Dashboard and the Wing Chun Foundations Level One online course. If you still have questions, please use the Contact Us button.