7:30pm to 9:15pm
Clapham Methodist Church
Clapham High Street,
London, SW4 7JR
Doors will be open from 7.30pm, class starts at 7:45pm.
Students are welcome to come and warm up before the class starts.
Trial Introductory Lesson applies, please read below. Come and train.
Please note – If you have any further questions about the class, please first read our FAQ. There are many answered questions that have been asked before. However, if you find that the question that you have has not been answered, please feel to ask us via the contact form.
The introductory lesson allows you to participate in the class and make an informed decision about joining. The instructor will be available on that day to answer any questions that you may have.
Members of the school all pay a monthly tuition fee, however, if you would like to trial the class, you are welcome to with a pre-confirmed session.
- The Trial session fee is £10 and is held on the Tuesday’s class.
- All introductory lessons need to be booked in advance.
Please do not just turn up at the start of the lesson. Simply, use the contact form to request a trial lesson, we usually run these once or twice a month and we will get back to you with the next available date.
Please note – Before asking any further questions about the classes via the contact form. Please read our FAQ. The website contains much information about our school and how we run.
The website does not publish our class tuition fees nor do we send pricing information. Our preference is to meet potential students in person. Our classes are run different to gym type memberships who’s interests focus more on a commercial level. Learning an Art form and going to the gym are two different things. This is our approach and in order to find out if Wing Chun or specifically if this school is right for you, your best assessment is by taking part. With this approach, you get a better idea if going forward is the right choice for you. Very similar to when you first joined an academic school, you would go there and meet the teacher, get an idea of the school environment, then decide to join or not.
This is the reason why we offer a ‘trial introductory lesson’. You are allowed to participate in the class, meet the instructor and then train with the other students. You can also ask any questions that you may have. Pricing is given at the end of the class. We apologise if this may seem like a strict process to those who simply want pricing. However, the effort has to start from the onset. Making that first step by taking part in a class. In the olden days, traditionally, paying a Sifu (teacher) did not guarantee you a place in the school. The teacher had to select you based on your attitude and commitment levels. We do, however, appreciate that this is now the modern day era and information should be available for better decision making.
The school consists of members who make a commitment (discipline), set time aside once a week to come to train and learn the art. The aim is not to make the classes as large as possible. More so, to focus on quality tuition.
Simply enter your details using the contact form and press send. If possible, please suggest a date that works for you. We will then contact you via email to confirm the next steps. Our preference is for you to book a trial lesson online because sometimes when voicemails are left the message is not very clear. Also, there can be signal issues with mobile phones which makes the voicemail even more unclear.
Please can you check your spam/junk folder. Sometimes we get emails from potential students who said they didn’t realise that our reply went into the wrong folder. When it comes to voicemails, sometimes we cannot hear the message clearly because of the mobile phone signal. It is better to email us via the contact form.
Not at the moment. If you are interested in having your kids take part and learning Wing Chun Kung Fu, then please register your interest using the contact form and we will contact you if and when the classes are ready.
We now do not accept students younger than 18 years of age.
At the moment, classes are only taught on Tuesdays
We do not run separate classes for beginners. The class combines students of all levels. That way the whole call can benefit from training with one another. The more beginners learn from the advance from their experience, the more advanced learn from the beginners by teaching and paying attention to their basics. We are all there to learn from each other and grow.
There is no standardised way of teaching. Teaching will vary depending on the level and experience of the students. However, to give you an idea, classes usually start with warm up exercises. This involves some fitness training such as push up, sit ups, etc. Our school does emphasise that a certain level of fitness is required. Learning Wing Chun is not all about techniques, nor is it about flashy movements. The body requires a certain level of conditioning to be able to make the techniques work. After, students start practicing some of their Wing Chun techniques with a partner. The instructor will go round to each student to explain its application, assist and demonstrate where necessary. Students often change partners regularly to benefit from the different types of energy. For example, some students are more faster, stronger some are more accurate, etc. All these different aspects enable the students to gain experience.
At present, classes are on Tuesday evenings. Learning Wing Chun or any form of Martial Arts requires discipline and commitment. At the beginning, once a week is sufficient. Classes can be quite intense, so you may find that once a week accompanied with home training, maybe sufficient to start with. Of course, the more frequent you train, the better it is for your progress.
We do not allow observation during the class. If you would like to find out more about the classes, then consider the trial introductory lesson. All introductory lessons need to be booked in advance, please do not just turn up at the start of the lesson. Simply use the contact form to book a lesson, specify a date, and we will confirm your attendance via email.
Wing Chun is a martial art and in essence, a combat system. Most martial arts involve some form of physical contact. For example, in Wing Chun, the training distance range is close and the main contact point, at the beginner’s level, is on the forearms. Over time, the muscle fibers and bones will strengthen and can withstand more endurance and impact. However, there is a process involved. It takes time to condition our natural weapons. If you do not like some form of physical contact or conditioning, please recommend that you evaluate whether training Wing Chun is suitable for you.
Most forms of martial arts require some level of fitness in order to be proficient. At our school, we do occasionally warm up with physical exercises to build up our stamina and endurance. Students get an idea of the fitness levels required during the initial classes. If you are a little unfit, then you are there to train to become more fit. Martial arts is an excellent way to help you achieve this. The level of fitness required during the class is to help keep the students at an optimal level. A more important question is, what level of fitness do you want to achieve and how much are you willing to put into it?
Prior to becoming a full member, where the school uniform is necessary, general gym wear is suitable. For example, a t-shirt, jogging pants and trainers. Training in bare feet or socks is not allowed.
Not all Wing Chun is the same or is taught in the same way. Our policy is that no matter how long you have done Wing Chun before, you must start from the beginning. The philosophy of “emptying your cup” cannot be emphasised anymore here. However, because you have done Wing Chun before and with your familiarity, your progress is likely to be faster.