Membership to the U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fu Assoc. and training in our schools across the country?
As a membership based organisation and with over 30 years of experience, our approach to teaching Wing Chun is well structured, simple, easy to learn, and incorporates a high degree of fitness and self defence training. We provide a professional standard of martial arts, fitness, and self defence training for all ages.
Wing Chun, also referred to as Ving Tsun, or Wing Tsun, is described as a scientific method of fighting. We teach the art as an effective close quarter style of combat for any individual with no ‘secrets’ or gimmicks.
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Can I Start At Anytime?
The UKWCKFA have beginners start dates, where all new students are enrolled. You will be placed in a separate class and not ‘thrown in at the deep end’. However, you will not have to wait for too long at our three Full Time HQ’s in Essex, London and Birmingham as they have much more flexibility concerning enrollment. Please call 07860276923 we are happy to try and help.
To keep all students of particular levels together. We have classes separated by ability. We allow more experienced students to mix with beginners, as they can help, but not vice versa.
If you are an existing Wing Chun student or lapsed student of another organisation we would accommodate you to the appropriate class that your standard dictates. As there are traditionally no gradings in Wing Chun, every organisation has a slightly different way of separating students of differing abilities. We ask that you attend a beginners class and we will move you up the ranks as appropriate and as quickly as possible.
Will I Be Out Of Place?
All beginners are enrolled at the same time. After three weeks we close the doors to new students and concentrate solely on those new recruits. You will be trained together as a class and progress at similar rates. You will stay together developing a club spirit and new friendships and respect for your fellow training partners. Your levels of fitness, co-ordination etc. will judged and training set accordingly, making you feel comfortable. It is important to remember that your goal is to challenge yourself and not compare too much to others.
Is Wing Chun Suitable For Everyone?
Yes, we have both male and female students all working hard together. We have specialised sessions for children and run daytime self defence courses for women and businesses, as well as private lessons for individuals and small groups. In fact in recent times we have begun to teach within mainstream schools as part of the physical education curriculum and bringing an awareness of responsible self-defence.
The UKWCKFA branches only have a new intake of students a few times a year, generally Feb/Mar and Sept/Oct. However, due to the range of classes and time available, our 3 Full Time schools have monthly intakes.
We only take on new students at specific times for a number of reasons.
- Beginners start together and move on together. It builds better class atmosphere and progression.
- We keep students of particular levels together. We have classes separated by ability. We allow more experienced students to mix with beginners, as they tend to help the lesser able students, but not vice versa.
- If an intake is not deemed ready to integrate smoothly into the next class, they will be kept together and a new intake will be postponed until such a time that they can move up.
- We know that having to go over material you have already covered for the sake of less experienced students if frustrating. If you wish to review earlier material, you have the freedom to train in any class below your regular class level. Some students train in 3 classes per evening!
Contact the Association and ask for an application form to a branch that is local or convenient for you. You have a one month trial period during which you only pay for your tuition. This month is in place to enable a you to assess the style of Wing Chun Kung Fu and our teaching quality in order to ascertain whether or not it suits your requirements.
The Association is a membership based organisation. We have an annual fee of £55 (£45 renewal). This fee helps keep the prices of uniforms and equipment as low as possible, and to support the branches that are not as well attended. It also funds our free to attend events.
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