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Want to know what it's like to train in Hong Kong? Or how a professional bodyguard would employ the Wing Chun system in a self-defence situation?

The M.W.C.K., taught by Sifu Joel Bell, was set up in 2007 with the permission of Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe to teach and promote original and pure Wing Chun Kung Fu in the Middlesex region. Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe is the senior western instructor of Sifu Ip Chun (eldest son of Master Ip Man, Bruce Lee's teacher). We maintain close links with Hong Kong and Master Ip Chun, with regular trips to train in Master Ip Chun's class.

This is a small class run for the dedicated and discerning Wing Chun enthusiast wanting to learn traditional Hong Kong Wing Chun the traditional way.

We run an informal but hard working class, dedicated to exploring the Wing Chun system and making it work for the individual. It is our goal that each student can get what they need from the system and the classes, with all students working closely with the chief instructor. There are many aspects of Wing Chun training, from the intellectual analysis of sticking hands (instantaneous, 3-dimentional, energy-based chess) and relaxation and focus methodologies, to the brutal reality of it's use in the real world. Anyone is welcome to train, everyone is a valued student.

The group also benefits from free online video instruction as an aid to students training at home and reinforcing class instruction.

Wing Chun Kuen can be trained equally by all.
1) Improves speed, reflexes, co-ordination and timing.
2) Develops a high level of physical sensitivity, allowing a practitioner to feel your opponents movements.
3) Increases stamina and fitness levels.
4) Increases concentration and self discipline. 
5) Reduces stress levels through relaxation and mental focus.
6) Increases confidence through physical training and develops a positive mental attitude.
7) Increases your audio/visual awareness.
8) Improves your body posture and balance.


Official Links

Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe
Master Ip Chun

Hong Kong Wing Chun taught in the traditional way, authorised lineage of Master Ip Chun, eldest son of Grandmaster Ip Man.

Through the Midlands Wing Chun, Sifu Bell is also a registered instructor with:
Ving Tsun Athletic Association Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Yip Man Martial Arts Athletic Association Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Wing Chun Ip Chun Academy (Hong Kong)
British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (UK)

'Sifu Bell teaches with such passion ...he knows each student...'

'Through my training I discovered Wing Chun is a way to develop my inner self'

'It's increased my level of confidence and awareness'

'It's a great thing to look forward to at the end of the day'

'Works when you need it'