The UK Wing Chun Assoc. was formed in 1985 by James Sinclair. over the many years it has gone on to produce the very best Wing Chun Kuen teachers and practitioners. On this site we will release videos that will inspire and educate you in the Art we all love.
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I was looking for my 8 year old son to have self-defence lessons as he was being bullied at school. I couldn’t have done better than put him under the tutelage of Roy Quiddington. His sessions were always fun yet focussed. Roy was always passionate about helping his pupils succeed and as soon as my other son was old enough he joined this great class too.
The More You Sweat In Peace, The Less You Bleed In War
Before I started any training I wanted to learn a self-defence system that would
work against a bigger and stronger opponent that did not require a lot of size
and strength to be effective. My brother’s friend told my brother and I about
wing chun and the calibre of Master James Sinclair. I did a little research into
the style and saw Master Sinclair on an episode of Way of The Warrior and in
1990 I joined the UKWCKFA knowing that I was on the right track. Master
Sinclair’s high level of practical knowledge and excellent teaching skills was
immediately apparent and I began to experience everything I was told about the
teacher and the organisation. The time and attention he devotes to each student
in the class can sometimes feel like you are having a private lesson. After two
and a half years of training I left to further my education at university and
stopped training to focus on my career.
In 2010 I returned to the UKWCKFA; I could have gone to another wing chun school
(as my friend did) but due to my previous experience of Master Sinclair’s
excellence of execution and teaching abilities, I knew that to train anywhere
else would be second best. Once I started training again, I noticed a slight
difference in the teaching style and in the application of some of the shapes
and techniques compared to when I first trained in 1990. Master Sinclair had
progressed the applications, making the fighting style and the training drills
much more alive and more suitable for a self-defence situation in the world we
live in today. His developments, his passion and his determination has produced
some talented wing chun practitioners and a great teaching and training
environment for any wing chun student at any level.
Thank you for all of your hard work and the years you have dedicated to your
skills and talents in the art, which you endeavour to pass on to your students.
My older cousins who shared a fascination for Kung fu movies, as did my uncle who practiced Kung fu, meant that I was exposed to martial arts from a very young age.
My uncle currently resides in America studying qi gong, now that I’m much older, we hold interesting conversations about our knowledge and experiences of martial arts.
In the past, Ive tried other styles such as saikido, karate and Muay Thai boxing. I didn’t dedicate myself to any of these styles long enough to be proficient for various reasons including lifestyle and other commitments. It was after an incident where I was outnumbered and attacked that a friend of mine first introduced me to wing chun years ago. I said to myself that I would not allow myself to be made to feel the way I felt during and after that incident again. I attended a few sessions on and off and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them.
I moved out of Birmingham and was unable to attend alternative classes. When I did move back to Birmingham, for quite some time I promised myself to start classes again and attend regularly. I eventually came back at the beginning of this year and it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made.
There’s a positive atmosphere and energy in class which feels great. The Sifu and other pupils are friendly, work well as a team, supportive and there are no egos, all of which which I feel are beneficial towards our progress and development. There are so many other benefits that I have gained since practicing this art which others who make the decision to learn can and will gain too. My confidence, physical fitness, strength, and general sense of wellbeing have grown significantly. For me wing chun is a lifestyle, the discipline is appealing, and the cognitive process that takes place during and straight after training is exciting. I want to continue training and discover what new paths lay ahead and where they may lead, I’m very optimistic and enthusiastic about developing a reputable level of competence and skill in wing chun.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I’ve been studying Wing Chun under Master James for the past 2 1/2 years.
From day 1: I’ve enjoyed the practicality in which the art is taught and how it can be applied in a street fight scenario. Ive found the training to be tough, mentally and physically, with a grading system to keep you encouraged.
All of the instructors are friendly and approachable, they also explain shapes and training techniques in great detail so It is easy and enjoyable to learn.
For me, it’s a disciplined class which is character building and self rewarding.
I would highly recommend anyone wishing to learn a self defence system to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu at the UKWCKFA
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get!
If you want to learn Martial Arts, Roy’s classes are the place to do it. My son took his classes, learnt loads, made friends and enjoyed every moment. You can’t ask for more than that, brilliant.
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