News & Events

Grand Masters Meet

It was a real honour and privilege to be present at the first ever meeting of two Grandmasters, Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei and Grandmaster Jeremy Yau. The two met recently when Grandmaster Chen Zhenlei was over in the UK on a teaching visit. The two were introduced over dinner by his senior student Master Liming Yue, who runs the Chen Tai Chi Centre in Manchester and is also a good friend of Grandmaster Jeremy Yau.

Black Sash Training

23rd April

Drogheda (Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove Estate)

Master John Russell - Winter Training Weekend

11th February 2017 (Brown Sash and Above)

Navan (St. Josephs Mercy Primary School)

12th February 2017 (All Grades Welcome)

Drogheda (Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove Estate)

Master J. Yau Weekend Training Course & Black Sash Gradings

Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May 2017
Image Health Studios Wexford

BKFA Summer Course 2017

July 23rd-29th 2017
Llandudno Wales


Lau Gar Kung Fu

The style of Kung Fu practiced in Boyne Valley Martial Arts schools is a kung fu system known as Lau Gar Kuen, meaning Lau Family Fist. Lau Gar is a traditional Kung Fu style based upon the 5 Shaolin animals. As well as their movements, the "spirit" of these animals have also been incorporated into the forms (sets) of the style. The training is designed to strengthen and develop what is known as the "three treasures" namely the mind "shen", body "jing"and spirit "chi"of the practitioner through vigorous training, forms practice and Chi Kung. For example, a person whose jing is full is physically fit and healthy; one whose chi is plentiful is emotionally stable and full of vitality; and one whose shen is abundant is mentally fresh and spiritually mature.


Kickboxing is a modern martial art, developed by combining oriental kicking techniques, with western style boxing techniques. At Boyne Valley Martial Arts schools, we teach practical, adaptable techniques, suitable for both competition fighting, as well as for self-defence. Kickboxing is increasingly being used as a method of fitness training and weight control. Kickboxing is increasingly being used as a method of fitness training and weight control. Circuit training, pad-work and other the exercises used in our classes are suitable for use as a self-defence system, or purely as a means to keeping fit. There is considerable emphasis placed on physical fitness, using rigorous exercise to gain the ultimate in stamina, flexibility and strength.