Martial arts, fitness and self defence
Is it time to learn to fight and keep fit?
Welcome to the Southfields Wing Chun website. We run London based classes that focus on practical self defence. We have a lesson in Putney and in Southfields in the South West of London. The instructors at our club were both trained by Grandmaster Samuel Kwok the highest Wing Chun authority in the United kingdom. Please browse our site and let us know if you cant find what your looking for.
What are our lessons about?
Get Fitter - Martial arts including the pad work we teach will help make your body fitter.
Get Faster - The lessons will help your body and mind react faster.
Have Fun - Treadmills aren't fun, learning a practical new skill with exciting people is.
Practical Self Protection - Self defence should be easy and fast to learn if it's going to be effective! We will teach you to overcome stronger opponents with technique and movement rather than brute force.
Our teaching vision
To teach genuine (Ip Man) Wing Chun Kung Fu to an exceptionally high standard with the aim of making the students the best they can be. The focus is on practical self defence.
What is Wing Chun?
Wing Chun (also referred to as Wing Chun Kuen, Wing Chun Kung Fu or Wing Chun Boxing or sometimes even Ving Tsun) is a very unique and scientific form of martial art. Wing Chun's specialty is in close contact combat, using quick punches with a tight defence. The effectiveness of Wing Chun is achieved by well coordinated attacks with simultaneous defence. Wing Chun always aims to overcome force by deflecting it with techniques rather than meeting it head on.
What do we teach?
Our London based classes focus on practical self defence. Wing Chun was created to be a practical martial art. If done properly it can be phenomenally effective. Therefore at Southfields Wing Chun everything we do is intended to be useful and all students are encouraged to engage with their subject and think about and analyse the skills they are learning.
We have students who travel from all over London including Stains, Kennington, Wimbledon, Putney, Southfields, Kingston, Harrow and Essex to come to our classes. We think this says a lot about the Quality of the Wing Chun we teach but here are what some of our students have said about us:
What our students have said:
"Big respect to Dan Knight for today's lesson, much better than kamon wing chun !!" - Rob from South West London
"I train with Dan Knight in the Samuel Kwok association which is the Wing Chun of Ip man and his sons. Being so close to that lineage the knowledge and skills being taught are excellent.
I have trained at various different schools around London but find Dans teaching methods to be most suited with my style of learning." - Kingsley (owner of the Wing Chun Network) from Essex London
"Just wanted to say thanks for last weeks class. I like the relaxed atmosphere, the practical approach and the fact that you encourage students to ask questions." - Dave from Centeral London
"I was mugged by a group of teenagers a few months ago and it had a big impact on me. But this course is really giving me my confidence back. I think all women should do this." - S... from Wandsworth
"I would like to thank Sifu Dan Knight for his help and guidance over the past few months in teaching me an art that i truly enjoy, cant believe the nerves for the grading but buzz after is great, thanks Sifu!!!!" - Keith