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Wing Chun Training in London for Self Defence and Martial Arts.

Why Wing Chun Uses a Forward Facing Stance

What are the advantages and disadvantages of always facing forward in comparison to being side facing? There are advantages and disadvantages for both. If you are relatively square, the manner in which you generate power is not the same as if your hips and shoulders were slightly turned. When your hips are fully rotated as in a sideways stance, it is possible to generate a tremendous amount of power in a punch or a kick by rotating the hips 90 […]

Self Defence, Martial Arts London Wing Chun Academy.

The Self Defence Stance of Wing Chun

The fighting or self defence stance in Wing Chun is simply a variation of the basic Ma practiced in the basics of this martial art. In this version the leg is placed forward to protect the groin.

What is the Wing Chun Stance for?

Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma is the foundation stance from which all variations and the Wing Chun fighting stances and footwork are derived. It is essentially this position that influences the footwork of how a Wing Chun fighter moves and generates power.   The Concept Behind the Name The Cantonese name of the basic stance is Yee Jee Kim Yeung Ma, this describes the appearance and feel of the stance. It is the stance from which all three empty hand […]

WING CHUN SELF DEFENCE TRAINING

Wing Chun is a perfect martial art for learning self defence. Its simplicity makes it an effective martial art for close range fighting because it offers a small range of martial art techniques that work well against the majority of people in the majority of self defence situations. Meaning it works well against the ordinary person who may attack you in the street. Wing Chun is science in motion that is pure and simple and adaptable to any self defence […]

The London Wing Chun Academy for Martial Arts in London.

London Wing Chun Interview by Wing Chun Geeks

Sifu Mark Phillips was interviewed for the podcast Wing Chun Geeks. Wing Chun Geeks interviews some the world’s leading authorities and recognised Sifus from the different corners of the globe. So we are proud that our Sifu has been asked to contribute to such a noble forum.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu London

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Self Defence

The London Wing Chun Academy is pleased to announce that we have added a new Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to our range of martial arts classes. This class now meets every Sunday at 2pm. This class is ideal for new beginners interested training in this fun active martial art.

Children's Martial Arts Classes London

Belts and Progression

Considering the young age of this cohort, we believe that rank advancements should be based on attendance. Hence, all students will receive a certificate of completion of each training phase and the appropriate new rank. We wish to develop ‘Goal Setting’ behaviour from an early stage. Hence, a Patch Program will accompany rank promotions, in order to develop additional early life, safety and Martial Arts skills.

Kids Martial Arts London

Guidelines for Children’s Classes

Please see below a general list of rules and practical safety guidelines for appropriate behaviour within the London Wing Chun Academy. We ask parents to read through and where necessary explain appropriate guidelines for behaviour to their children:

The London Wing Chun Academy - Kids Classes

Kids Classes

We believe that Martial Arts should raise a child’s self esteem and build character and confidence. In order to achieve these qualities we have developed a range of training programs that address the different needs of children at different developmental stages (i.e. ages) of their early lives. Our training programs promote additional life and interpersonal skills, as well as traditional Martial Arts values and success. Your child will be exposed to many positive traits and values of Martial Arts: Self […]

Grand Master Yip Man

Next in the lineage was Leung Lan Kwai, a herbalist by profession, who introduced the Iron Palm training into the system. Leung Lan Kwai passed his knowledge to Leung Lee Tai, who then passed it on to Leung Jan, a famous herbal doctor in Fatshan. Leung Jan was famous for his Iron Palm technique. Leung Jan had chosen his sons, Leung Bak and Leung Chuen, as his successors. However, a neighbouring money changer, Chan Wa Soon, was greatly interested in […]