Ha Ngo student since 2014
“Hi, I’m Ha Ngo. I started learning Wing Chun in September 2014. 10 months on and I have just completed my student level 3. I really look forward to come to the club every Thursday. Tony, our sifu, is excellent. I have chance to practice with everyone at all levels in the club (a bit nervous at first) but I can guarantee you will never feel lonely here whether you are a total beginner or not. Actions, actions and lots of fun (at least for me) My physical strength and endurance have improved significantly. My arms have been toughen up which is very useful for my kettlebell training. I really love the beauty of Wing Chun movements which look straight forward and simple most of the time but hugely effective as self defence as well as counter attacks. I also like it once I get the hang of a sequence and then learn to perfect it in more details.
The best thing is I feel a lot more confident and relaxed than before. All thanks to Wing Chun! So, please don’t wait. Come and join us for a better you!”
“Wing Chun is a fantastic way to learn a new skill from truly passionate instructors. The partner work makes it a great social too, so all in all a great 2 hours every week.”
Peter Scott-Wilds student since 2008
“I chose Wing Chun by chance. My son went to try it out and I watched. I liked what I saw and decided to join.
Classes are great for a number of reasons. Discipline, commitment, strength, confidence, memory and best of all learning self defence.
It is very important to have instructors who are full time professionals and also love what they teach.
I am proud to be a member of Wing Chun UK and would highly recommend for anyone to come and join us.
In one word I would describe what we learn with our Sifu’s is……..AWESOME.”
“My Martial Art career began with Judo as a teenager through to my early twenties. Through this I discovered a growing confidence and joy in my ability to defend myself. I soon came to realise however that, although somewhat useful, Martial Arts seemed to be designed for competition rather than defence – this was apparent from the number of ‘illegal’ moves that I was not allowed to practice or perform in either training or grading. I found this restrictive since my whole purpose was self-defence.
10 years later I came across some videos of Wing Chun which I found fascinating. My knowledge of such arts was mostly from having seen Judo and Karate, so seeing Wing Chun for the first time was like a revelation which relit my fire for Martial Arts.
My passion for Sifu Tony and Sifu Ed’s Wing Chun has grown and grown ever since. It is apparent from the techniques taught that Tony and Ed have huge experience from multiple Wing Chun variants, understand the weaknesses of some other systems and have adapted them to design a unique style which is highly effective. Not only is it effective for self defence, but my power, balance, co-ordination, speed and concentration have all grown immensely. It was therefore with great pride that I passed my 2nd Technician grade in November 2013 after nearly 8 years of regular training. The system is unrestrictive, adaptive, and purely focussed on self defence against individuals, multiple attackers, and weapons – very much for modern times.
Jen. Student since 2010
“I chose Wing Chun as I had always wanted to do a martial art and having done some research into what was on offer locally, I found that out of all the ones on offer Wing Chun UK had that something extra. It initially appealed at me, as the legend behind the founding of the martial art is that there was a woman who helped develop it.
The learning environment is perfect, as it is a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where everyone can learn at their own speed. I have made some great friends at class and look forward to the social events that run through out the year.
I have become more confident and my coordination and fitness levels have improved. The tuition fits my training needs and the instructors have endless patience. I am proud to be part of Wing Chun UK, whole heartedly recommend Wing Chun UK to everyone and guarantee you will gain new skills and make lots of new friends along the way.”
Adam Medhurst 2nd Technician grade of Wing Chun, training for 13 years.
“I am very proud to be part of Wing Chun UK because of the confidence I have gained through discovering my own capabilities as a student.
Since training Wing Chun I have changed in a positive way. My power, speed and level of technique have all increased. This has sharpened my mind and body leading to a total sense of wellbeing.
Liz student since July 2010
“I always had an interest in martial arts and firstly tried karate lessons. However I didn’t stick at it for very long and decided that perhaps martial arts wasn’t for me after all. Some years later I then started again to look online. After sending an email and signing up for a taster lesson I turned up full of nerves and uncertainty. Walking in the door I realised I had been noticed and it was too late to turn around and go home.
I was greeted by Tony and was instantly put at ease by his welcoming and friendly attitude. I got to work with different students in the class who all inspired me. By the end of the lesson I knew this was definitely the martial art for me and even better the right club for me.
Over 3 years later I still look forwards to every lesson, no one class is ever the same. There are always new challenges which lead to a great sense of achievement.
I would highly recommend Wing Chun to anyone considering taking up a martial art, it will change your life. I also believe that my personal experience has been made so great by Sifu Tony, this particular club and all the people who are a part of it.”
“It is my opinion that it is a good idea to know some self defence techniques and hopefully never need them rather than find you’re in a situation where you need them and don’t have any.
With no previous Martial arts experience I wanted to learn a system that is appropriate for today’s world to improve my confidence and to be able to protect myself if necessary.
Sifu Tony Hollander and Sifu Ed Pettitt are dedicated full time instructors, their apparently endless patience never fails to impress me and their genuine desire to share their knowledge and skill with the students is a key factor as to why we benefit so much from their instruction.
I consider myself very fortunate to have chosen to join Wing Chun UK and the highly professional instructors will help you to achieve whatever level you want to go to.