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

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 […]

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What to Self Practice in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We’ve all been in the position where we want to practice our martial art, but we don’t have a training partner to hand. Of course, practice makes perfect. So, how do you train a martial art when on you are on your own? Here is our advice in a two part article on ‘How to Train on Your Own’. The first article will briefly outline what you should practice in the gym for Boxing, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while […]

The importance of Shadow Boxing training for Wing Chun in the Gym.

The Importance of Shadow Boxing for Wing Chun

Shadow boxing is a great tool to improve your martial arts ability and skills. In any boxing or kickboxing gym you will find many fighters spending hours shadow boxing in front of a mirror or in the middle of a boxing ring. What are the benefits of shadow boxing and is there any value for Wing Chun practitioners in this popular training method? There are many benefits of shadow boxing in the gym. The main benefit is the ability to […]

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Should a Warm Up in a Martial Arts Class relate to Self Defence?

Of course it is important to warm up properly for any training session at the gym. A Martial Arts class is no different, but should your warm up be specifically related to Wing Chun, San Da Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or should it be functional for self defence? We believe that a warm up for any martial arts class should be short but practical in order to build the basics for functional strength, fitness, and conditioning. However, different styles of […]

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San Shou Kickboxing: Modern challenge fights in Chinese martial arts

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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Functional Fitness for Wing Chun: Why press ups are important

Of course it is important to warm up properly for any training session at the gym. A Wing Chun class is no different, but should your warm up be specifically related to Wing Chun or should it be functional for self defence? Although, we believe that a warm up for a Wing Chun class should be short, it should also be practical in order to build the basics of functional strength, fitness, and conditioning for self defence. A warm up in […]

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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 practice 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. Part of the reason I chose to train Wing Chun instead of the […]

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How Fit Do You Need to Be for Self Defence?

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?

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

Not Just an Ordinary Wing Chun School

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.