Wing Chun is a self-defence type of Kung Fu, originally created for women. It is very effective and is suitable for people of all ages and physical condition, men and women. You do not have to be strong or flexible to learn this practical form of self-defence. Children over the age of ten can also attend the classes provided they are accompanied by a parent. The instructor is experienced in a variety of martial arts and has been teaching Wing Chun to adults and children for the past twenty years.
We have classes every Thursday night in the High Halden War Memorial Hall. The training begins at 7:30 pm and lasts for 1 ½ hours.
The lessons are structured and progressive (and we do not hit one another). You learn at your own pace and the training is good fun. We only pay for the hire of the hall, so it is not expensive.
You are welcome to join us for a trial class.
If you have any questions, please call Chris Emmerson on
0736 8477 382
or e-mail at [email protected]
Chris explains ".... I teach people how to avoid confrontations and how to stop a situation from escalating. Everyone knows it is better to run away if that is possible. But we do of course practice self-defence techniques. This starts with learning how to hold and control someone while you try to calm them down. The level of skill required is high, so much so that what we do often looks like fighting when in fact it is a carefully orchestrated practice drill. And, we do not, ‘fight’. The strategy of what we do is to minimise the possibility of someone hitting you, which means they only get one chance to do that (at the start). After that, we control the person by holding them or unbalancing them, so it is impossible for then to continue."
Update 20th March 2020
Sadly Chris and his students have made the decision to suspend classes for the time being due to the Corona Virus. They intend to return as soon as Government Guidance permits.