The current head instructor of the Kung Fu Academy (KFA). He started his training in Kung Fu at age 12 under the guidance of Si Gong Keith Blackburn (view Academy History for more details). Shi Fu Teja quickly fell in love with the art and with his teacher, and he trained and competed intensively for several years before obtaining his Black Sash.
In 1997 he went to the People’s Republic of China for the first time, then returned to run the KFA under the guidance of Si Gong Blackburn. Undertaking undergraduate education in Traditional Chinese Medicine, he sojourned for a year in the Yunan Province, PRC, focusing on traditional Shaolin forms, weaponry and Taiji.
Since the passing of Si Gong Blackburn, Shi Fu Teja has been running the KFA with a strong team of fellow Red Sashes, Black Sashes and student instructors.