Instructor Profiles

Meet our Nationwide team of Wing Chun Instructors.

Instructor Profiles

Master James Sinclair

UK WING CHUN INSTRUCTOR

Welcome to the UK Wing Chun Association instructors page. Here you will find short profiles on some our teachers, past and present. The UKWCKFA has produced many of the leading teachers in the country. We have not listed all as some would prefer it to be kept private about their considerable training with us.

The UKWCKFA introduced a formal instructor ‘code of conduct’ and three stage training programme back in 1985.  It has proved a great success with the candidates all receiving training in First Aid, Health and Safety, Club Administration, correct Syllabus Instruction and many, many other skills including voice coaching!

The candidates are all working toward the tiltle of ‘Sifu’ or Teacher Father.

In the past candidates only had to pass the third level (Intermediate) grading, and be on the teaching programme.  However, it was realised that this was still a ‘self’ based attainment and not reflecting the teaching skill of the candidate.

In recent years we introduced the requirement that a candidate must prove their abilty to earn the title SiFu by

  • getting their own students to a level able to pass the Siu Nim Tao gradings,
  • pass the third level themselves.

It is now harder to earn the title Sifu but does reflect true teaching ability.  if you are lucky enough to have lessons with one of fully qualified Sifu, then you will know exactly how our training programme reflects the quality of instruction.

GRADINGS

Unlike many organisations none of our gradings, beyond grading two, are compulsory.  In fact none of our gradings are compulsory.  However, we use the basic gradings to filter students to appropriate level classes. The gradings are a great challenge to students and mark their progress in clearly understandable stages and give them clear goals.

It is a simple fact that the students who have passed the higher level grades have more functional skill. However, as this is the instructor page, it must be remembered that teaching is more than just personal Wing Chun skill.

Please note our grading names do not fully reflect the knowledge that students have. As the gradings are a matter of personal challenge, students take them when they feel the desire and motivation.

There are students who have been with us for many years and completed the art art right through to the Butterfly Knives but do not wish to teach and have not passed beyond our intermediate level grading.


 

Below showcases our Senior level Wing Chun Instructors (Sifu’s) who have undergone years of experience in both theoretical and practical Wing Chun Kung Fu along with UKWCKFA’s official accreditation.

Our Instructors are proficient in Wing Chun along with the modern requirements of training & teaching including, Health and Safety, First Aid, CRB, and Syllabus training.

Master James Sinclair

Master James Sinclair

Founder & Chief Instructor

James Sinclair Founded the UK Wing Chun ung Fu Association in October 1985. Position: Founder & Chief Instructor Experience: [...]

Master Mark Phillips

Master Mark Phillips

Master

  Master Mark Phillips London Wing Chun Academy Founder & Chief Instructor 8 Master Mark Philips is the founder [...]

Master Abid Mahmood

Master Abid Mahmood

Master

Master Abid Mahmood Founder and Chief Instructor of the Midlands Wing Chun Academy aster Abid Mahmood is the longest [...]

Master Eric Wilson

Master Eric Wilson

Master

Master Eric Wilson STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2008 Master Eric Wilson: Senior Instructor, technical and syllabus advisor Master Eric [...]

Sifu Nick Martin

Sifu Nick Martin

Master

  Sifu Nick Martin Luton, Lee Green, Ilford, Imperial College London Sifu Nick Martin is a bright star, respected [...]

Sifu Ashley Phillips

Sifu Ashley Phillips

Sifu

ifu Ashley Phillips is a steadfast reliable teacher and student of the Association. He has passed 4 gradings and [...]

Sifu Mark Solomons

Sifu Mark Solomons

Sifu

Sifu Mark Solomons Mark Solomons Sifu currently teaches in Chelmsford, Colchester and Harlow Essex Sifu Marks’ interest in martial [...]

Sifu Gary Cooper

Sifu Gary Cooper

Sifu

  Sifu Gary Cooper INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR 2009 ifu Gary Gooper has been a long standing student of [...]

Sifu Zubbiar Khan

Sifu Zubbiar Khan

Sifu

Sifu Zubbiar Khan Sifu Zubbiar KhanWalsall an d Wolverhampton ubbiar Khan is one of the most unassuming teachers we [...]

Sifu Roy Quiddington

Sifu Roy Quiddington

Sifu

Sifu Roy Quiddington Extensive martial arts & self-protection experience (since 1984). 1984-1987 Sifu Roy Quiddington trained in Judo. Instructor: Bob [...]

Sifu Paul Spencer

Sifu Paul Spencer

Sifu

Sifu Paul Spencer Paul Spencer’s first experience with the martial arts was in Karate in 1975 at the age [...]

John Cossentine Sifu

John Cossentine Sifu

Sifu

Instructor: Sifu John Cossentine Sifu John Cossentine  is a senior student and instructor, who is always striving to achieve [...]

Martin Randall Sifu

Martin Randall Sifu

Sifu

Details to follow [...]

Mark Withers

Mark Withers

Sifu

Sifu Mark Withers Sifu Mark Withers is the Head instructor and founder of the Nova Scotia Wing Chun Kung [...]

Mark Blackbourn

Mark Blackbourn

Instructor

Instructor Mark Blackbourn Maidstone Wing Chun Mark Blackbourn trained with Impact Wing Chun under the tutelage of Julian Williamson [...]

Stephen Cobbold

Stephen Cobbold

Instructor

Instructor Stephen Cobbold: Grays Steve Cobboldhas been training for quite a few years. He is an assistant to Paul Spencer [...]

Jeff Cure

Jeff Cure

Instructor

Jeff Cure has been training with the UK Wing Chun Assoc for many years. Prior to this Jeff had [...]

Steve Dhillon

Steve Dhillon

Instructor

Steve Dhillon is the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor at our Welling, Kent branch.  Steve is a well [...]

Peter Foreman

Peter Foreman

Instructor

Instructor Peter Foreman Peter Foreman started training in 2000 in North London under Master Mark Philips. Having no previous [...]

Richard Pomfrett

Richard Pomfrett

Instructor

Richard Pomfrett St Austell, Cornwall   Richard Pomfrett started training in Martial Arts many years ago. Firstly exploring Boxing, [...]

Arturo Rutter

Arturo Rutter

Instructor

Instructor Arturo Rutter: Loughborough, Leicestershire. Arturo Rutter was a student of Sifu Phil Jones and has trained to pass the [...]

Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Instructor

Russell Webster National HQ Instructor Russell Webster is on of the new generation of Wing Chun teachers being trained [...]

Kevin Ducran

Kevin Ducran

Assistant Instructor

Kevin Ducran trained within the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Assoc. for a few years in the early 1990’s [...]

Ryan Moyce

Ryan Moyce

Assistant Instructor

Details to follow…. [...]

Nick Bailey

Nick Bailey

Assistant Instructor

Nick Bailey Nick is a student of Sifu Nick Martin. He has trained in Wing Chun for  number of [...]

Instructor Archive

Instructor Archive

Assistant Instructor Instructor National Instructor

The U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fy Association has been producing a range of Instructors since 1985. There are a [...]

Alex Evans

Alex Evans

Instructor

Instructor Alex Evans Norwich Norfolk Alex was training under the guidance of Sifu Kevin Oldman and has trained well [...]

Sifu Tony Jaywant

Sifu Tony Jaywant

Sifu

Profile to follow. [...]

The above profiles demonstrate the breadth of the U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fu Association Instructors. Since it’s incorporation in 1985 a large variety of Instructors have undergone this training structure and branched off into their own regional schools outside of our Association.

 

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