Wing Chun Kung Fu Classes are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus-covid-19 global pandemic.
Student Reviews of this Class
David – “I’d go every day if I could. Brilliant teacher and friendly fellow students. The best club for miles around.”
Nick – “I can highly recommend Paul’s teaching of Wing Chun at this class, I have been joining in for 6 months and it seems to me to be a Martial Art for the thinking person.”
A detailed explanation of the whole Wing Chun system is contained within Paul’s Wing Chun Book that students receive free at their first class. The book contains the structured syllabus that students work their way through. They can see how they are progressing and achieve their goals.
The classes focus on learning the great art of Wing Chun there are
No grading fees
No monthly charges
No membership fee
No bulk booking obligation
Just pay for each class at that class
Each class is £10
(students must be over 18)
If you would like to attend the class please contact Paul first do not just turn up, thank you.
A Brief Overview of the Wing Chun Syllabus
Wing Chun has many benefits, it is a technical style that makes great use of angles and theories of body structure and movement. It does not rely on strength and force. It is a system that cultivates principles of movement to gain success. The Chinese martial art of Wing Chun is enjoyable and interesting to train.
Wing Chun cultivates the individual, it can improve your coordination, enable you to gain greater physical confidence, develop your focus and determination. Training in Wing Chun is a Way of self development as well as a Way of self defence.
Wing Chun is a close range combat system that enables people to develop great martial arts skills. It is famous for its economy of movement, enabling great effect with minimum effort. It is known to increase the speed of a persons reflex reactions and the ability to simultaneously defend and counter attack.
Training in Chinese martial arts is a journey of self discovery, what are your strengths? what are your weaknesses? As well as building up your martial arts skills you also build determination, focus, concentration and a deeper awareness of yourself and your interactions with other and the world around you.
The College of Chinese Martial Arts Wing Chun system has three levels, Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced. This is a very compact, efficient and practical version of Wing Chun. It is what Wing Chun was originally intended to be, easy and quick to learn and apply.
How to stand, how to punch and how to move
The Beginners Level Two-Person Training Drills
At this level students are learning the moves and how they work
Everything is pre-planned and choreographed
The Intermediates Level Two-Person Training Drills
At this level students are learning how to fight
There is a greater element of spontaneous reaction and unpredictability
At the Advanced Level a unique Two-Person Training Drill is taught, it is called Kuen Fa (Fist Fighting Method). Most Wing Chun schools use Chi Sau to practice all the applications of the system. We use Kuen Fa. Within Kuen fa all previous moves, applications, shapes and concepts can be expressed. Kuen Fa is the gateway to spontaneous, reflex reaction free fighting. Also at the advanced level students learn The Wooden Man Form and The (Eight Cut Blades) Butterfly Knives Form.
The Wing Chun Wooden Man Form
The Butterfly Knives Form
(also known as Eight Cut Blades)
Introduction to the book – ‘Wing Chun Martial Art’ by Paul Brecher
I began training martial arts at the age of ten in 1977 and Wing Chun in 1991. Training in the Chinese Martial Arts has benefited me immensely, health, strength, combat skills and confidence. My experience over these decades has resulted in a process of fine tuning, letting go of what is inferior and concentrating on what is relevant and practical. The Wing Chun that I teach reflects this.
Wing Chun is not a combat sport encouraging aggression and violence. Wing Chun is a martial art system to cultivate martial art skills. As students work their way through the syllabus their character and attitude improves. They have more confidence and also become more thoughtful, Wing Chun is a system of self-development as well as a method of self-defense.
This art develops improved balance, speed, timing and exceptional reflex reactions, increased sensitivity and awareness and improved coordination. Wing Chun is an excellent close quarters fighting style. If you train Wing Chun you acquire a large number of martial arts skills. How to strike whilst maintaining good balance, stability and correct posture. How to combine fast, clever footwork, torso rotation, weight-shifting and impact shock power in all your techniques. How to apply simultaneous defense and attack whilst moving your center away from the opponent whilst attacking their center. Wing Chun is also famous for its Wooden Man and Eight Cut Blades. Training in Wing Chun can contribute towards ones health, self-defense and self-development.
The training of Chinese martial arts is a very enjoyable and interesting journey and it overlaps with the Chinese healing arts that also have great benefits. It is hoped that you will never need to use your Wing Chun for self-defense. But better to have it and not need it, than not have it when you need it !
Enjoy the training and do not be where fights happen !
Paul is also available for Private Martial Arts Lessons
Foreword to Paul’s book – ‘Wing Chun Martial Art’ by Dr Mark Green PhD
I have been studying the Internal Martial Arts of China for well over 25 years. To the casual observer, my pursuit of Kung Fu has been nothing short of an obsession. And on this journey, Wing Chun was my first love.
I have, on occasions, met other people who share this pursuit with just as much passion. Mark Tan, who writes the other foreword to this book, has that dubious honor. We have been training partners now for almost 20 years.
However, in all my years of training and living in “The Martial Arts World” only once have I met an individual I consider to be an entire order of magnitude more “hardcore” than Mark Tan and myself. Paul Brecher is that person. Unsurprisingly, Mark and I have been training obsessively with Paul since the day we met him. Now, more than 15 years later, the rate at which we are learning from Paul is still accelerating. We are in a place I didn’t even know existed.
They have a saying in China. When a Kung Fu Master reaches an exceptional level, that person is considered a “National Treasure”. In the UK, Paul is our very own National Treasure. Here is his meditation on Wing Chun Kung Fu.
There are no secrets.
Good luck with your training.
Dr Mark Green PhD