Welcome to HGYS

Hung Gar Yau Shu (HGYS) is the most versatile performing Asian Arts school in Melbourne.

Join the team

At HGYS we train 5 different streams of activities. Classes for each stream run weekly and can accommodate different skill levels. We are family-friendly and work to make everyone feel welcome. Our instructors have Working with Children certification and are First Aid Trained.

What to wear:

Runners, Sports clothes

For more information:

Hung Gar Yau Shu Lion Dance Team

Lion Dance

Day & Time:

Tuesdays 7pm to 9:30pm

Sundays 11:30am to 12:30pm

Sundays 2pm to 3pm (Instruments)

HGYS practices the southern Fat San lion dance style, which draws elements from Chinese martial arts as its foundation.

Hung Gar Yau Shu Drum team

Taiko Drumming

Day & Time:

Mondays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

HGYS Spirit of the Lion drum team incorporates styles of traditional Chinese drumming and Japanese Taiko.

Hung Gar Yau Shu Dragon team

Dragon Dance

Day & Time:

Sundays 10am to 11:30am

To perform a dragon dance a 10 person team needs to move, co-ordinate and understand each position to perform the art.

Hung Gar Yau Shu Martial Arts team

Martial Arts

Day & Time:

Saturdays 10am to 1pm

HGYS trains two main martial arts disciplines, Hung Gar Kuen and Jujutsu.

Hung Gar Yau Shu tai chi

Tai Chi

Day & Time:

Saturdays 2pm to 3pm

At HGYS we offer a 1 hour weekly Tai Chi class that focuses on building strength based on solo and partnered activities.

Love Lion Dance, Kung Fu and the Asian Arts?

So do we!!! In Melbourne, 1986, 7 friends decided to train in Lion Dance, Hung Gar Kuen and Jujutsu. Wanting to push their knowledge and pass on their teachings they constructed a school. This was the beginning of the Hung Gar Yau Shu (HGYS).

Today the school has added Taiko performance drumming, Dragon Dance and Tai Chi. We have over 50 active members and continue to grow each year.

Book us to perform at your event

We offer lion dance, dragon dance, drumming and martial arts performance packages. HGYS has full Public Liability for all our performances, including Chinese Firecracker coverage.

Contact us for a quote:

Some of our common performances include:

A Hung Gar Yau Shu  lion dance in a restaurant

Restaurant & business blessings

Celebrate a special occasion at your business with a lion dance blessing, which culturally brings good luck and chases evil spirits away.

A Hung Gar Yau Shu  Dragon Dance at a festival


HGYS has a strong tradition of representing the Chinese community in multicultural events. We can provide options for parades, stage performances and stall interactions.

A Hung Gar Yau Shu lion dance at a wedding


Our wedding performance features two lions which signify the union of the bride and groom.

A Hung Gar Yau Shu Lion Dance at a corporate event

Corporate events

Entertain employees and guests with a dynamic lion dance, dragon dance or drumming performance. Or why not all three?

Our clients

Crown casino logoBunnings warehouse logoSilks restaurant logoWhitehorse city council logoGreater Dandenong Council logo

Contact us

Contact us for free performance quotes, questions about training, or just to say hi. Our team will do the best they can to accommodate your request.