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2/117 John Street, Cabramatta, 2166
(2nd level, Next to Mekong Club)

Our Hours

Tuesday 5pm - 8:30pm 

Friday 5pm - 8:30pm 

Thursday 5pm - 8:30pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm 

*Subject to change

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Phone : 0404 637 887

Email : THQcabra@gmail.com

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About us Sydney Cabramatta lion and dragon dancing Team THQcabra

ACYSF Community

Australian Chinese Youth Sports Federation Inc. is based in Cabramatta and currently consists of over 400 members that share the same vision of providing a support system for all ages to share their knowledges, skills, experiences and wisdom. 

Our community runs a program called ‘Developing Active Youth’ that focuses on nurturing young talent and teaching them the essentials of life such as respect, loyalty, discipline and honesty. In saying this, we run programs such as martial arts classes, lion dancing lessons and ping pong sessions to build their self esteem and encourage them to stay active.

Our community also runs a program called ‘Forever Young Elderly’ that targets the physical and mental health of the senior community. We run activities such as table tennis, dancing classes and karaoke sessions to encourage elderlies to stay healthy and actively socialise with other members. It is important to provide assistance and support to the older community as isolation is their biggest fear.

ACYSF Community

Australian Chinese Youth Sports Federation Inc. is based in Cabramatta and currently consists of over 400 members that share the same vision of providing a support system for all ages to share their knowledges, skills, experiences and wisdom.

Our community runs a program called ‘Developing Active Youth’ that focuses on nurturing young talent and teaching them the essentials of life such as respect, loyalty, discipline and honesty. In saying this, we run programs such as martial arts classes, lion dancing lessons and ping pong sessions to build their self esteem and encourage them to stay active.

Our community also runs a program called ‘Forever Young Elderly’ that targets the physical and mental health of the senior community. We run activities such as table tennis, dancing classes and karaoke sessions to encourage elderlies to stay healthy and actively socialise with other members. It is important to provide assistance and support to the older community as isolation is their biggest fear.

About us Sydney Cabramatta lion and dragon dancing Team THQcabra

Our Grand Master

Thien Ban Tran

Sydney Cabramatta lion dancing Grandmaster THQcabra

To know about us, we need to start at the very beginning..

Grand Master Ban was born on the 21st of December 1959 in a small country side south of Vietnam. During his early years, he had always had an interest and hobby in learning martial arts as a form of self defence. When he was 12 years old, he dedicated time and effort to learn Korean Taekwondo as well as another form of martial arts, Chi Kung. 

In 1975, the Vietnam War occurred and interrupted the learning and training of martial arts for Grand Master Ban. During the rough times, Grand Master Ban was lucky enough to escape the war and flee to Hong Kong via Huey Fong ship in 1978, where he was kept in a refugee camp for a year. 

In 1979, when Grand Master Ban was 21 years old, he arrived in Sydney, Australia. This is where he decided to continue his passion in Taekwondo. By mid 1980s, Grand Master Ban had received his 5th Dan Black Belt and decided to learn a new skill, which was the art of Lion Dancing. He gain experience from learning from his friends that lion danced around Sydney Chinatown.

In the early 1990s,  Grand Master Ban decided to take a break from Martial Arts and Lion Dancing to run his restaurant in Sydney and provide for his young family of 6. After a couple of years, the young family decided to move closer to Cabramatta to assist in the family operated hardware store. 

In 2005, Grand Master Ban decided that it would be his opportunity to share his knowledge and teach his style of Martial Arts. It started with his four young children, where he slowly taught them the basics and built his students. The class slowly expanded and with a determined goal and vision, Grand Master Ban decided to not only teach martial arts but to form a community. With the help of current President Thay Lim, Vice President Lisa Tran and Vice President Stephanie Boyd, they established Australian Chinese Youth Sports Federation (ACYSF). 

Since the operation of Australian Chinese Youth Sports Federation, Grand Master Ban has  focused on combining his previous Martial Arts experience to teach students a combination of Chinese Martial Arts and Korean Taekwondo which forms Trung Han Qun. Grand Master Ban has always dedicated his time out of a busy life to continue teaching his style to the new generation to continue living THQ.

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