1 Monpelier Gate
The UK Kung Fu School was founded by Neil McCarthy and teaches a system of kung fu based on internal and external systems.
The School teaches a dynamic kung fu style that incorporates concepts and principles of fighting and self defence to create a style for you.
Given this approach, regardless of age, gender and strength, the School philosophy is a creative style that works to strengthen your attributes and, whilst recognising your limitations, work to improve them. The style, at its simplest level of self defence and fighting, uses a centre line approach. Therefore early lessons develop the skills of protecting your centre line (eyes, nose, throat, stomach and groin) and if appropriate using these targets to disable an attacker.
There are two sides to the style that make up the whole. Firstly the physical side will prepare you with numerous ideas and concepts to develop your body and give you techniques that will heighten your overall awareness. This will be in the form of patterns of movement which will strengthen your body and speed up reactions. This will also be in the form of sparring using both hands and legs either together or independently. Basic punches, kicks, blocking, movement, pace, weight, control, pad work, sport arts and fighting arts, focus and feeling are just some of the ideas we teach. Undoubtedly, this alone will give you a great understanding of fighting and self defence principles as well as conditioning the body, gaining a sense of overall fitness and well being.
I am a student of Neil's and have been attending for several years now. an excellent teacher and fantastic martial artist. I have found the classes to be mixed with good fitness combined with a very good understanding of martial art technique. Nice one Neil. chen
chen marksman - 06/11/2006 | report this review
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