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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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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How Fit Do You Need to Be for Self Defence?

Group fitness classes in North London.

Ask any new student why they wish to train martial arts, and they will invariably reply “To get fit, and learn how to defend myself”. But how fit do you have to be in the first place to defend yourself? Is there a relationship between fitness and self defence and should you take it seriously?

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Not Just an Ordinary Wing Chun School

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

Our success does indicate that we are different from the typical Wing Chun school. We are effective, dynamic, and capable of fighting in arenas out of our comfort zone. Most importantly our training methods and approach differs by far too many Wing Chun schools in London.

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Why Fitness Training is Important for Self Defence

Good fitness training is essential for well rounded self defence ability. By focusing on functional fitness requirements rather than simple gym exercises you can build a better body, but more importantly a fighters mind.

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LWCA Fight Team Succeeds in BCCMA San Shou Tournament

San Shou Kickboxing London

The format of the competition was simple. Three 2 minute rounds, the winner is decided by knock out, or points accumulated by clean strikes, throws, takedowns, or push outs. Under these rules, three fighter's from the London Wing Chun Academy won one gold and two silver medals.

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The Challenge of Martial Arts: A woman’s perspective

Martial Arts Classes in London.

Training martial arts is fraught with challenges. There will always be people bigger, better, stronger than you. So, the question remains: Are these challenges greater for women, and does it affect their ability to learn a martial art?

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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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