London Wing Chun Academy: What Makes us Different

The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.

The London Wing Chun Academy adopts traditional martial arts values of discipline, dignity, and integrity. However, it is a Wing Chun school in every sense of the word. The academy is a unique martial arts & fitness gym a range of specialised classes in Wing Chun, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Yoga, and Fitness.

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5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes.

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LWCA to Appear on Greek Television and Newspaper

The head of our school Dr Mark Phillips was recently invited to coach the Crete San Shou Kickboxing team in preparation for future competitions in Greece. Haing taught San Da throws and takedowns on day 1, How to use Wing Chun against common Boxing combinations on day 2, and finally traditional aspects of Wing Chun kicking and Chi Gerk (Stick with Legs) on the final seminar. 

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The Importance of Shadow Boxing for Wing Chun

The importance of Shadow Boxing training for Wing Chun in the Gym.

Shadow boxing is a great tool to improve your martial arts ability and skills. In any boxing or kickboxing gym you will find many fighters spending hours shadow boxing in front of a mirror or in the middle of a boxing ring. What are the benefits of shadow boxing and is there any value for Wing Chun practitioners in this popular training method?

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San Shou Kickboxing: Modern challenge fights in Chinese martial arts

Kickboxing North London

In the past, Kung Fu schools would fight bare hand on a Lei Tai (a raised platform) to see which was the better fighting art. San Da as the modern development of traditional Lei Tai contests used to test the fighting arts of Kung Fu, but governed by rules to reduce the risk of injury.

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Is Group Fitness Training Better than the Gym?

Fitness training in a group is very different from training on your own in a gym because you are motivated by the group of people you’re training with. When you go to a gym, you have to be self motivated unless you have a gym partner, someone who is going to spot or shout at you, and encourage you when your training gets hard.

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Why Wing Chun?

As a woman, choosing the right martial art for you can take time, especially while exploring many different types of classes. Before settling with Wing Chun, I trained Kyokushin and Go Kan Ryu karate. Having seen and practiced different martial arts made me more aware of what I was looking for and needed from my training as a woman looking for a good approach to self defence.

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Why Train at the London Wing Chun Academy

The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.

We have been creating the complete martial artist since 1989. Our approach is simple, professional, and unique to our gym. Regardless of who you are we have something for everyone, whether you wish to train for pure self defence, to improve your fitness, or even competitive fighting. The London Wing Chun Academy is a professional centre of martial arts excellence in London.

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