All newcomers are welcomed
into the beginners group for a compulsory 16 lesson introductory course, during
which time they are taught the basics. There is no uniform or formal training
clothing required; training or jogging trousers, a plain t-shirt/sweatshirt and
training shoes (and a desire to learn) are all that is needed.
Over the introductory
period, beginners are taught the basics whilst having the opportunity to watch
16 typical lessons, ask questions about all and any aspects of the Wing Chun
system, the Sifu (teacher), the classes etc.. At the end of the introductory
course newcomers can decide whether they wish to apply to join the
However during that same 16
lesson introductory period the newcomer is the subject of a psychological and
physical assessment by the Sifu (teacher) who will listen to the questions
asked, review their attendances and punctuality, note the beginner's respect
(or lack of it) and assess their attitude and suitability. At the end of the
introductory course the Sifu will decide whether to invite and accept the
applicant as a member, student and ambassador to the school.
"We teach by
selection and invitation only, we offer authentic Wing Chun taught in the
traditional manner. We set and expect the highest standards, teaching only
respectful, disciplined and dedicated martial artists, who train hard with the
correct mental attitude"
Shaun Rawcliffe - Chief Instructor MWCK