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The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.
15th November 2013

The Importance of the Wing Chun Centre Line Theory

The Centre Line Theory of Wing Chun is considered a major component of this...
The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.
5th October 2013

The London Wing Chun Academy to Teach in Crete

We are pleased to announce that the head of our team Dr Mark Phillips...
Kickboxing North London
28th September 2013

Try Our San Shou Kickboxing

San Shou (also known as San Da) Kickboxing could be considered the modern application...
The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.
21st September 2013

How Training a Martial Art Can Improve Your Life

Martial arts training teaches true values for living a well rounded and healthy life....
The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.
6th September 2013

How does a Small Person Hit Hard in Self Defence?

Often underutilised in self defence, the basic Turning Punch in Wing Chun combines a...
The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts & Fitness Classes in London.
27th August 2013

In Self Defence: What type of martial art punch do you need?

Is it necessary to understand the differences between a Boxing or Karate style punch...
Self Defence, Martial Arts Training at the London Wing Chun Academy.
19th August 2013

Punching in Self Defence: How to form a fist

Correct fist formation is essential for self defence in any martial art. After all,...
Fitness and Martial Arts Training in London. The London Wing Chun Academy.
16th August 2013

Focus Pad Training for Fitness & Self Defence

Training your martial arts skills on focus pads offers a realistic form of target...
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10th August 2013

Is Speed Important in Wing Chun?

In Wing Chun physical speed of movement is emphasised in order to develop power....

The Importance of the Wing Chun Centre Line Theory

The Centre Line Theory of Wing Chun is considered a major component of this martial art style, but why is it so important to understand? On a simplistic level, the centre line theory provides a guide to inflict damage on the human body. Yet on a conceptual level, the centre line theory offers a strategy for fighting and even self defence.

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

The London Wing Chun Academy to Teach in Crete

We are pleased to announce that the head of our team Dr Mark Phillips has been invited to Chania, Crete to teach a two day seminar on Wing Chun and San Shou (San Da) Kickboxing on behalf of the Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy of Chania. During the much anticipated event, Mark has been asked to teach his unique approach to live Wing Chun training. This will include developing skills for Gwor Sao (Wing Chun Sparring), Wing Chun Trapping, as […]

Kickboxing North London

Try Our San Shou Kickboxing

San Shou (also known as San Da) Kickboxing could be considered the modern application of traditional Chinese martial arts. San Shou (San Da) Kickboxing is not a martial art in itself, rather a format of fighting that combines striking with punches, kicks, elbows and knees for professional fighters, with wrestling, takedowns, throws, and leg catches. This style of fighting truly encapsulates all ranges of stand up combat, which transfers nicely to self defence application. Yet, San Shou Kickboxing is derived […]

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

How Training a Martial Art Can Improve Your Life

Martial arts training teaches true values for living a well rounded and healthy life. Not only does practicing a martial art instils the right values and attitudes that are conducive to Self Defence, but you’ll improve your fitness and well-being.  Through struggle and adversity a martial arts student builds character and the ability to overcome hardships that are placed in front of them. Some may think that only competitive martial arts, such as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, […]

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

How does a Small Person Hit Hard in Self Defence?

Often underutilised in self defence, the basic Turning Punch in Wing Chun combines a number of essential concepts for this martial art. Not only is this movement very effective in self a defence, but if applied correctly it is extremely powerful, even for small people. The turning stance is referred to as “Jun Ma” in Wing Chun (literally translates as ‘Jun’ meaning turning and ‘Ma’ meaning stance). This method of punching is a perfect example of how a small person […]

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

In Self Defence: What type of martial art punch do you need?

Is it necessary to understand the differences between a Boxing or Karate style punch and a Wing Chun punch? The simple answer is yes. Think of each type of martial art punch as a different tool for self defence. Regardless of the style of martial art, straight punches offer an opportunity to strike directly at a target in self defence. Hence the Wing Chun punch is not unique. However, there is a major difference in the physical structure and the […]

Self Defence, Martial Arts Training at the London Wing Chun Academy.

Punching in Self Defence: How to form a fist

Correct fist formation is essential for self defence in any martial art. After all, if you cannot form a proper fist you will have a less effective weapon to defend yourself with. Correct formation of your fist will develop the muscularity and strength of your forearms, which not only improves Lap Sao in Wing Chun, but also makes your punch heavier on impact.

Fitness and Martial Arts Training in London. The London Wing Chun Academy.

Focus Pad Training for Fitness & Self Defence

Training your martial arts skills on focus pads offers a realistic form of target practice for martial arts, self defence, or even fitness training. Hitting the pads and heavy bags offers not only a great martial arts workout that improves your fitness, but also develops co ordination, timing, and long distance power for martial arts students.

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Is Speed Important in Wing Chun?

In Wing Chun physical speed of movement is emphasised in order to develop power. The simple analogy being that a dead weight travelling at high speed will cause a tremendous amount of damage on impact. Bare in mind that Wing Chun is a traditional bare fist style of Chinese martial arts.