A new section of our website dedicated to featuring martial arts and parkour clubs/associations, the idea being that if one of these clubs is near you and you're looking to learn new skills you can try them out.
We're happy to consider all clubs for inclusion here so if you would like to do a review or feature on your club please drop us a line through our contact page. And if you're looking for a martial arts or parkour club near you then there may be something here for you (we will be expanding the list over time).
Clubs are listed in strictly in alphabetical order and we do not accept any payment for listings. All clubs have been recommended by their members.
Aberdeen Parkour, Aberdeen, UK
"Aberdeen Parkour is a community dedicated to development of Parkour/Freerunning and similar arts of movement. We aim to encourage participation in physical acitivity, appreciation of surounding environment and promote health with qualified Parkour coaching. For more information about the discipline, who we are and our classes please visit our webpage at http://www.aberdeenparkour.co.uk/ or our facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/292295780576/ "
Australian Parkour Association, Nationwide, Australia
Holy Trinity Church, Rushams Road, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2NT
St. Mary at Hill Church, Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8EE
Unit 1/2 Leeds Place, London School of Capoeira Heranca, London N4 3RF
Learn Wing Chun in London and Horsham! Five Element Wing Chun teach Wing Chun forms and applications and weapons training in Horsham and London. Their training is based on the five Chinese elements of earth, water, air, fire In addition they offer specialist classes in self-defence for women and children, security/law-enforcement training, training workshops plus semi-private and private lessons for students. Certified instructor training is also available.
Sifu Tomar B Shala, Wing Chun instructor and stunt performer in the movie 'World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries', teaches at both Monument and Horsham clubs with Five Element Wing Chun.
At the time of writing they're offering an introductory 5 classes for just £20 so whether you're in Horsham or London here's your chance to drop in and train Wing Chun with these guys and girls. More info on Five Element Wing Chun can be found at http://www.5elementwingchun.com/
Lau Gar Kung Fu, Leicester
Learn Kung Fu in Leicester with Carl Holyland H.O.F (above) who has been training in Lau Gar Kung Fu for 25 years and now has two clubs running, one in Syston and one in Oadby, Leicestershire. Carl has a real passion for Kung Fu and enjoys teaching people what he has learnt over the last 25 years of training. Adults can train for £10 and under 16s for just £5. More information and class schedules can be found at www.laugarkungfu.com
Northern Dragons Martial Arts Academy, Accrington, Lancashire, UK
7 Stars Praying Mantis Boxing, Crediton, Devon
Shaolin Temple Cheshunt, Herts, UK 少林英国
Surrey Wing Chun, Redhill & Reigate, Surrey
St Matthews Church Hall, 71 Station Rd, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1DL
Bell Street Studios,75 Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7AN
Sifu Dean (left) and Sifu Matt (right) teach at Surrey Wing Chun in Redhill and Reigate respectively. Dean has been studying martial arts for over 20 years with a background in Shotokan Karate and various styles of Wing Chun, specializing in Hong Kong style Ip Man Wing Chun. Matt, a serving police officer, has also practiced martial arts for 20 years, his favourites being Wing Chun Kuen and Western boxing. He is also a serving Police Officer who can advise on use of force legislation and justification of actions to defend self, family and property.
To get some expert Wing Chun training in Surrey visit http://www.surreywingchun.com/ and claim your two free lessons this week - if we lived in Surrey we would!
WCK UK, South London and Surrey
Multiple Locations in Surrey and South London
Learn Wing Chun in London or Surrey with The WCK UK Organisation (英國詠春拳組織). Overseen by Sifu Wes Hussey， WCK UK offers an excellent solution to anybody wanting to improve their fitness and protect their personal safety. Their self defence classes are suitable for men, women and children of all ages.
In the practice of Wing Chun students cultivate the power of relaxation, rather than brute strength, for use in self defence.
Be sure to drop in at one of their branches and see why millions of people around the world train Wing Chun Kung Fu.
WCK UK offer two weeks free training so you can see if Wing Chun is for you.
Yellow Mountain Martial Arts Self-Defence, Shanghai, China
YKS Black Dragon Kung Fu and Kickboxing, Gloucester, UK
Morelands Trading Estate, Unit 42, Bristol Road, Gloucester GL1 5RZ
Head coach and chief instructor, Clive Sutherland, 3rd degree black belt
Teaching Kickboxing and Kung Fu in Gloucester, Chief Instructor, Clive Sutherland has over 30 years experience in Chinese Kickboxing and Kung Fu (we suspect it's more - but he's not giving his age away!) and is very knowledgeable in helping students develop physically and mentally at a pace suited to each individual. No experience or background is needed, Clive will start you off slowly in a beginners program and gradually get you into the YKS system of training safely. Classes are friendly, educational and new members are always welcome.
YKS Black Dragon offers a full grading system in kickboxing and kung fu classes incorporating light and full-contact training, full body fitness, Chi na, throws, takedowns, weapons training, pressure points, dynamic tension. and self defence techniques. As well as kickboxing and kung fu, YKS also offers in Yang style Tai Chi, and classes in bag and pad work, Children and adults alike are always welcome (separate classes). Clive is assisted by three great instructors who have been with him for years: Shane Bishop, Tash Andrews and Kevin Baker.
For most of us at Yellow Mountain this is where our martial arts training really took off (despite the post-workout kebabs in Stroud!) and Clive's classes are some of the best we've experienced. This is THE martial arts club in Gloucester. If you're in the area visit YKS Black Dragon Chinese Kung Fu and Kickboxing at www.yksblackdragon.co.uk
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