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Wing Chun Kung Fu


Introducing the UKWCKFA Syllabus

Starting Wing Chun, or any Martial Art for that matter, can be a daunting prospect.  This is one of the reasons why a good syllabus is essential.  The UKWCKFA has been producing some of the very best practitioners of the Art since 1985.   

Most people believe they will have to be fit and tough to start. Fortunately, they could not be further from the truth.

Founded in 1985, we use the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Assoc. long established syllabus.  

Master Eric Wilson uses a strike to the lower abdomen bladder.
Master Eric Wilson uses a strike to the lower abdomen bladder.

You will learn the skills that have made Wing Chun Kung Fu one of the most popular Chinese Martial Arts ever.

This is the Art immortalised by the late, great Bruce Lee and his Teacher Ip Man.   It is available to you NOW!

The beauty and grace of this Art, combined with devastating speed and power have led to many movies released about this beautiful and rewarding system.

Established in 1985 the UKWCKFA is privileged to have Master James Sinclair who as the Founder and Chief Instrucor.

Master Sinclair started Wing Chun in the early 1970’s.  He later met and trained with with Grandmaster Ip Man’s son, Grandmaster Ip Chun in 1981.  They ave met on numerous occasions since.  

At the National HQ we operate our classes according to ability.  As such we allow Advanced students to train and assist with lesser experienced students but the less experienced aren’t allowed to stay on into the later classes.

Our Beginners Wing Chun Classes have been developed over the last 30 years.  These classes are designed to allow virtually any person feel comfortable, and make good progress.


Our beginners classes introduce you to the simple but highly effective theories of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system.

Beginners classes have no prerequisites all we ask is an inquisitive mind and enthusiasm.    

Don’t worry about your level of fitness, we guide you in a progressive manner that suits your requirements.  

You do not need previous martial art experience.

The beginners Wing Chun Classes focus your training from the very first lesson.

Building a solid understanding of self-defence scenarios we ensure that YOU will have the skills and ability to feel confident in confrontational situations.  

We teach you to how to overcome, not only the physical, but also the psychological barriers involved in effective Self-Defence.

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a highly practical and intellectual system.

Basic concepts of Wing Chun Kung Fu covered are the

  • Centre Line Theory
  • Economy Of Motion
  • Simultaneous Defend and Attack
  • Developing Close Range Fighting Skills
  • Explosive Short Distance Power

Wing Chun Beginners Grading

Siu Nim Tao syllabus grading at National HQ. These students worked very hard to achieve their scores.
SNT Grading

Standing: Kevin Cutts. Roy Butcher, John Middleton, Bohpinder Jossen. Lewis Godier, Alban McLawrence, Vladimir.Piatkin, Phil Shankster John Lodge, Paul Bates, Robert Millo

Kneeling: Gill Paskins, Luke Hillier, Luke Bevan

Finally, these topics are taught in great detail leading you to be fully prepared to take our first grading the ‘Preliminary Grading.’

The Preliminary Grading requires students to demonstrate a good understanding and ability in practical self-defence techniques as well as striking and footwork skills.

We firmly believe that this can be reached within a 4-5 month period of dedicated training and practice, alongside expert tuition.

01 Siu Nim TaoBasic Form, Centreline, Elbow Control, Wrist Movement, Frame and Development
02 Centre Line PunchPosition, Fist Closure, Speed Power and Ability to Quickly Relax. Position of rear guard.
03 Double PunchesTo build the explosive 'throwing' of a punch not pushing, and fist closure speed for SDP.
04 Side PunchOften the fastest punch for beginners to develop. Very useful from low to high. Fast retraction and guard skills. Footwork and body shifting is encouraged.
05 Turning PunchAlignment of the joints from the ankle to the wrist. Very powerful turning and strong back.
06 Chain PunchingMultiple punches to develop hand speed.
07 Arrow WalkAdd and avoid pressure with small movements that adjust the distance.
08 Circle StepMoving forward in a very powerful driving manner, ability to 'slip' avoid and pressure at angles.
09 Back Circle StepThe ability to move back changing angles to avoid oncoming pressure.
10 Distance JudgementSimple Free Hand Practice to follow Centre Line


Milton Keynes Wing Chun Teacher Sifu Jeff Cure
Milton Keynes Wing Chun Teacher Sifu Jeff Cure

The intermediate syllabus classes are for students who have passed our Preliminary Grading and, as a result, they usually move on to this level class after approx.  4-6 months of training.

Students at this level may also attend the beginners classes and usually help bring the new students along with their help and support.

In this class the syllabus follows on from the development of striking and footwork and build the core hand skills of the Wing Chun Art.  

Introducing  comprehensive skills for developing defensive and counter attacking reactions through specific flexible drills, you will begin to truly appreciate the Art of the approach that eh UKWCKFA takes.

We use Lok Sau (Rolling Arms) and Single Chi Sau (sticky hands) to develop tactile responsive reactions to your training partners use of strength and pressure.

01 Siu Nim TaoAll 3 sections, Centreline, Elbow Control, Wrist Movement, Frame and Development
02 Bong Sau & Bong Chor SauThe Bong Sau demonstrates the universality of all 'normal' human arm positions. Used as a 'Wing' to cover and deflect pressure.
03 Laap SauLaap Sau or Deflecting Arm is used to clear the line to allow for striking.
04 Taan SauTaan Sau or Dispersing Hand is used to subtly redirect pressure. Colloquially know as the Palm Up block is is often used with a simultaneous strike and is then known as Taan Da.
05 Paak SauThe Paak Sau or 'Slap Block' is used in the combinations to free the hand after Taan Sau.
06 Jum SauThree versions of Jum Sau or 'Sinking Hand'. They are standard forward, Tiu Sau and Erect Palm Wu Sau.
07 Lok SauLok Sau or 'Rolling Arms' is a unique Wing Chun training approach that helps to build lightening fast close quarter reactions and build speed, awareness and tactile response.
08 Dan Chi SauThe 'traditional' very basic approach to introducing 'sticky hands'. Has more use in a real fight than double chi sau due to its simplicity.
09 Dan Chi Sau Ma Bo The ability to move turn and time the attacks to and from any position.
10 Gworr SauSimple Free Hand Practice


Wing Chun Wooden Dummy
Wing Chun Wooden Dummy

The Advanced UKWCKFA Syllabus are are conducted by our most experienced teachers.  These teachers have the title Sifu.

In the Advanced Class YOU will be training alongside the most talented students and instructors in the UK.

Your training in our our advanced classes is private, with only the students dedicated and skilful enough to pass their Sui Nim Tao grading permitted to attend.

In this class the whole of the Wing Chun System will unfold in front of YOU.

All of our our Open-Handed Forms including the Siu Nim Tao, Cham Kiu and Biu Tze will be revealed.   The Wooden Dummy and Weapons will also form an integral part of your training.

Dedicated training at this level will make YOU a highly skilled close quarter fighter.

Alongside skilful, like minded people, YOU will develop the concepts of Wing Chun fighting, taking your skills to new levels, continuing too grow into that most admired of positions… A true Martial Artist.

The students attending these classes have passed the first two grading and will have trained in excess of 3 years.

We do not run a grading system defined by coloured belt attainment, instead you move on pure recognised by your merit through ability.

Students are separated into classes according to grading attainment.

01 Siu Nim TaoAll 3 sections, Centreline, Elbow Control, Wrist Movement, Frame and Development
02 Cham KiuAll 3 sections. Turning, Frame, balance, power, kicking, recovery.
03 Dan Chi and Lok Sau Ma BoBuilding on previous grading level.
04 Sheung Chi SauClassic Double Sticky Hands from the Basic Stance.
05 Sheueng Chi SauAs above but with footwork.
06 Advanced Hand CombinationsAdding to the skill set of the previous grading showing Kwun, Gaan and Po Pai as well as interception strikes.
07 Leg SkillsKicking, Sweeping, Tripping, Knees, Stamps and more in combination.
08 Hand and LegBuilding on 5 & 5 above.
09 Shadow SparringFormless expression of the Wing Chun Kuen art.
10 Gworr SauFree Sparring.
01 Siu Nim TaoAll 3 sections, Centreline, Elbow Control, Wrist Movement, Frame and Development
02 Cham KiuAll 3 sections. Turning, Frame, balance, power, kicking, recovery.
03 Poon SauBuilding on previous grading level.
04 Dok SauClassic Double Sticky Hands from the Basic Stance.
05 Sheueng Chi Gworr Sau5x1 Minute Rounds.
06 Seung Chi Pak Lay MukBlindfolded Chi Sau Practice.
07 Boey Jet Pak Lay CheungBack to the Wall and Reverse Position.
08 Dan SauSingle Arm sparring to reflect the potential for disability through injury.
09 Gong SauTalking Hands take on Multiple Assailants.
10 Chun GingShort Distance Power to break Tile and Wood.



Wing Chun Pole training forms an essential part of the UK Wing Chun Assoc. syllabus.
Wing Chun Pole training forms an essential part of the UK Wing Chun Assoc. syllabus.

There are no secrets in Wing Chun, just material that you have not have learnt yet.  The emphasis is on YET!

The Advanced Wing Chun classes will cover everything from sticky hands to the weapons training.



Alternatively, some people are unable to attend mainstream classes or would simply prefer the convenience and privacy of one on one training.

We offer private lessons at times that suit your lifestyle, and at prices that you can afford.

Private lessons can prove a great way to learn the art.  You will be experiencing the UK’s best Wing Chun teachers one to one.

Contact the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Assoc. TODAY to discuss your interest and we will do everything we can to accommodate your enquiry.

Wing Chun Kung Fu Low Side Kick. Master Ashley Phillips