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5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy
10th October 2015

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus...
How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall
31st August 2015

How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

Being pushed against a wall is difficult enough to deal with, but worse when...
Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25
22nd August 2015

Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25 | Mark Phillips Front Cover

Wing Chun Illustrated is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun regardless of...
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8th August 2015

Is Wing Chun Chi Sao Useful for Self Defence?

While the concept of sensitivity training is not unique within the various martial arts,...
Self Defence Classes North London
31st July 2015

Self Defence Technique: Standing Rear Naked Choke Defence

How do you stop someone using a choke to drag you off to another...
The London Wing Chun Academy: Martial Arts London
25th July 2015

What Makes Wing Chun Effective?

What Makes Wing Chun Effective? The answer lies in the strategy of Wing Chun...
Wing Chun vs Boxing | Wing Chun Videos
19th July 2015

Wing Chun vs Boxing: What is all the fuss?

Wing Chun vs Boxing: What is all the fuss? On searching YouTube you’ll find...
Wing Chun Training in London for Self Defence and Martial Arts.
19th June 2015

Does Wing Chun Work?

Surprisingly there are some people outside of the Wing Chun community that have the...
The London Wing Chun Academy - Martial arts London
29th May 2015

Is Wing Chun Trapping Useful for Self Defence

Trapping hands is a popular aspect of Wing Chun. By definition this classical Wing...
5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

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. Many Wing Chun students underestimate the importance of pad work drills for their personal training. Yet, pad work training is […]

How to Fight Someone Stronger When Pushed Against a Wall

Being pushed against a wall is difficult enough to deal with, but worse when your attacker is stronger than you and intent on punching you in the face. This week’s video discusses the best self defence tactics when you are pushed against a wall. Of course this is a dangerous and intimidating self defence situation, but the first thing to remember is not to panic. Leaning against a wall is a blessing in disguise, as your attacker no matter how […]

Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25

Wing Chun Illustrated Issue 25 | Mark Phillips Front Cover

Wing Chun Illustrated is the world’s only magazine dedicated to Wing Chun regardless of lineage making it an unbiased peer credited publication and a leading voice of the Wing Chun community. The magazine features articles by and about the world’s greatest exponents of the art. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that our head Instructor Dr Mark Phillips is being featured on the front cover of issue 25 (which is currently on sale). While this confirms his […]

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Is Wing Chun Chi Sao Useful for Self Defence?

While the concept of sensitivity training is not unique within the various martial arts, the form and complexity that it takes in Wing Chun is unique. Known as Chi Sao, this exercise distinguishes Wing Chun from Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and even other forms of Kung Fu. Here are some simple questions and answers that will help you understand why Chi Sao training in Wing Chun is considered important.   What is Chi Sao? Chi Sao roughly translates […]

Self Defence Technique: Standing Rear Naked Choke Defence

How do you stop someone using a choke to drag you off to another location? In fact, how do you defend the rear naked choke, while stopping your attacker from pulling you backwards and away? Well our short self defence video will explain everything you need to know for your complete self defence.

The London Wing Chun Academy: Martial Arts London

What Makes Wing Chun Effective?

What Makes Wing Chun Effective? The answer lies in the strategy of Wing Chun fighting. What distinguishes Wing Chun from most martial art styles is the attention to detail. The focus on correct structural integrity, efficiency of movement, and the development of short distance power. These are the concepts that we should be seeking to improve by scientifically testing against a resisting opponent with no knowledge of Wing Chun. If these concepts are valid then they would hold up to […]

Wing Chun vs Boxing: What is all the fuss?

Wing Chun vs Boxing: What is all the fuss? On searching YouTube you’ll find lots of Wing Chun videos on the subject of Wing Chun vs Boxing. Of course, it is a childish pursuit agreeing which is a better fighting system as both has its merits. Perhaps the fascination of comparing the two combat styles is in the similarity between them. Both forms of combat rely on close quarter hand fighting and are effective for self defence. However, boxing is […]

Does Wing Chun Work?

Surprisingly there are some people outside of the Wing Chun community that have the opinion that Wing Chun does not work well in a fight. Of course defining a real fight is difficult, as the term can mean different things to different people. This is where the misconceptions about Wing Chun begin. If you are interested in learning Wing Chun, then don’t get caught up in all the hype. Essentially all martial arts are effective in their own right. The […]

Is Wing Chun Trapping Useful for Self Defence

Trapping hands is a popular aspect of Wing Chun. By definition this classical Wing Chun technique can be described as the action of crossing and therefore trapping your attacker’s arms. That said, Wing Chun trapping may be more effective and relative to a self defence confrontation than a boxing, kickboxing, or Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match. So, why is trapping trained extensively within the Wing Chun community?