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Kicking in Self Defence: What not to do

Kicking in a Self Defence confrontation should be avoided, but if the opportunity arises then there are some basic rules that you should follow when kicking in self defence. Here are the do’s and don’ts of kicking in a street fight.   Don’t Kick Above Waist Height Do not kick above waist height towards your attackers head, especially at close range. We’ve all seen martial arts films in which the star kicks their way through a cast of willing stunt […]

5 Life Saving Rules to Survive a Gang Attack | How to Fight Multiple Attackers

HOW TO FIGHT MULTIPLE ATTACKERS – 5 Rules to Survive There are 5 golden rules that may help you survive an attack by multiple attackers. Self defence is not easy and even harder when faced with a gang of attackers. This is a simple self defence strategy for managing a confrontation with a group of multiple attackers. Although if you want to know how to fight multiple attackers then you should consider that you can only fight one person at […]

Condition Your Hands for Better Self Defence

It is undeniable that the ability to punch hard in self defence is important. Logically, if you can throw a powerful punch then you should have the stopping power.  However, all of this means nothing if your hands are not conditioned enough to absorb the impact. Poorly conditioned hands will result in injury or worse if caught in a self defence situation. In fact, the harder your hands the more dangerous your punches will be.   So Why Do You […]

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Pak Da Training: Clearing the Obstruction?

Ever since the classic scene in ‘Enter the Dragon’ the Pak Da movement has been iconic of Wing Chun. What is the real purpose of this drill? And why do we practice it? The answer is simple. Pak Da teaches the concept of clearing an obstruction in order to punch a person. However, when you examine this iconic Wing Chun drill there is much more to this idea. Here are 3 reasons to train the Pak Da drill.   1) […]

How to Train Wing Chun Forms: 3 ideas to consider

In Boxing and Kickboxing shadow sparring is used to develop practical fighting skills. This approach is effective and valuable because it relies on repetition of movement and technique to develop muscle memory (see The Importance of Shadow Sparring for Wing Chun). In a similar fashion, the forms of Wing Chun are vital to improve your martial arts skills, while giving you an understanding of physical structure and your use of energy (see How Forms Improve Chi Sao). Yet, very few people practice […]

The 5 Best Exercises to Improve Your Wing Chun

One of the most common questions we often get is how long will it take to be good at Wing Chun? The answer relates to how much time and effort that you are willing to put in to practicing this martial art. In general the more you practice the better you will get. So here is our advice on what to practice in order to get better at Wing Chun quickly. The secret of a quick improvement in Wing Chun […]

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Forms to Fighting: How forms Improve Chi Sao

Some martial arts, such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, have no structured approach for training specific techniques without a partner. Granted, Boxing and Kickboxing have the method of shadow sparring, but this is still simplistic when trying to develop an understanding of what you should be doing when someone is pushing your arm (or punch) away. How does it teach you how to respond to physical contact?  In fact, the training methods often found in kickboxing lack clear conceptual guidelines that could […]

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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.  We are pleased to say that his 3 day seminar tour was a complete sucess. So […]

5 best exercises to improve Wing Chun footwork. These are the best exercises for solo training Wing Chun.

The 5 Best Exercises to Improve Wing Chun Footwork

Good footwork is key to any martial art. Whether you are Boxing, Kickboxing, or practicing Wing Chun excellent footwork will make all the difference. Without good footwork you will never be able to deliver those powerful punches and kicks that you have learned in the gym.

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Wing Chun Footwork: How to train Biu Ma

The footwork of Wing Chun is very simple, direct, efficient and not much different to the directness of boxing or kickboxing footwork. Although there are major differences to boxing or kickboxing in the triangulation of the feet, knees, and hips. It is key in Wing Chun footwork to focus on triangulation these joints to gain a good structure in the body when driving forward towards an attacker in self defence. Wing Chun footwork is derived from the basic stance training […]