WELCOME TO CENTRAL WING CHUN
We pride ourselves in providing a safe, productive and well-balanced environment where students can develop practical skills which will serve them beyond the class. All egos should be left at the door.
07546 016 381
MONDAY 7.30 - 9pm
FRIDAY 7 - 8.30PM
We are passionate about Wing Chun kung fu and throughout the years our passion has spread to our students, some of whom have become teachers themselves. The Central Wing Chun family was founded in 2009 by Neil Parris who has been studying Wing Chun since 1993.
At Central Wing Chun we combine traditional and modern training methods so we can get the very best out of each and every student. Often described as a scientific approach to fighting, you will be taught the details of each action while being pushed physically and mentally to overcome your individual obstacles.
Is it going to be tough? You'd better believe it, but make no mistake, we are not drill sergeants! You'll be taught and trained in a hard-working, yet relaxed atmosphere so you can develop practical skills. Skills that when applied, can be used both in combat and everyday life.
The students in our London Wing Chun classes are everyday people like you, from different walks of life, but with similar goals. Primarily our students want to learn how to defend themselves on the street, but many want to be more active and simply don't connect with standard gym training. Our Wing Chun classes can provide an outlet for the gymophobes and gym pros alike, but if you want all study and no sweat, or all sweat and no study, we suggest you look somewhere else.
Due to popular demand in the past, we restrict class sizes at our London Wing Chun classes. This way all students can get the attention they deserve and not get lost in the crowd. We therefore request that you get in touch before coming along to one of our London classes to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you can arrange a private Wing Chun lesson in London with an instructor at a time to suit you.
"At Central Wing Chun we find that one of the greatest things Martial art training gives the student is a channel to disconnect from the daily demands of their life and to focus on something positive while shaping themselves into more capable human beings"
Sifu Neil Parris
Head instructor at Central Wing Chun
Sifu Neil Parris started learning Wing Chun in 1993. Since then he has actively sought out ways to continue improving his skill. He has been trained both in the UK and Hong Kong, and has been teaching Wing Chun for over two decades.
You can read Sifu Parris' regular column Trained Instinct in Wing Chun Illustrated magazine where he regularly shares his knowledge to an international audience.
Having trained in other Martial art disciplines, to include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Escrima, Neil Parris views his Wing Chun from a broad perspective while staying true to the principles taught to him.
In addition to his Martial pursuits, Neil Parris is a qualified Physiotherapist with a detailed understanding of human anatomy and body mechanics. Yes, he can break you, and build you back up again!
His teaching style adapts to each individual, bringing out the best in you, the student. Lessons are calm, yet energising and always focused on a practical application of the art. Whether you choose group classes, or a private lesson, Sifu Parris' attention to detail will guide you towards your goals, while having fun along the journey.
You can train with Sifu Parris at our Wing Chun group classes or in a private Wing Chun lesson in London, 6 days per week.
An integral part of our Wing Chun family, our assistant instructors are often on hand to share their experience and offer private tuition.
CLASSES AND PRICING
First lesson FREE for all Beginners this January and February 2023
use code FREE1 when booking your session
1 class per week
2 classes per week
3 classes per week
19:00 - 20:30
Bermondsey village hall, SE1 3TD
19:30 - 21.00
Fitness first cottons
For members only!
I HAVE NO MARTIAL ART EXPERIENCE, CAN I ATTEND CENTRAL WING CHUN CLASSES?
Absolutely yes, beginners are always welcome at our group classes.
WHAT AGE GROUPS ATTEND YOUR GROUP CLASSES?
Our minimum age is 15 and there is no upper age limit. Our current students range between 20 and 65 and include all genders.
DO I NEED TO BUY A MEMBERSHIP?
Yes, after your first 2 classes CWC membership is required! This costs £10 for a whole year and includes member to member cover.
WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES
Wing Chun classes are taught by Sifu Neil Parris. On occasion one of our assistant instructors will teach the class under the supervision of Sifu Neil Parris.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR MY FIRST LESSON?
Just bring an open mind and some determination. There are changing facilities at the gym for those coming straight from work etc... Wear anything you feel comfortable moving and sweating in. Class t-shirts are also available to purchase on request.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND YOUR CLASSES?
Our Wing Chun class sizes are kept low. this is so you don't get lost in the crowd with no guidance. its also why we ask new students to let us know before they come along. This way we can monitor the numbers in attendance.
DO YOU DO SPARRING?
Yes, we have a class specifically for sparring but you'll need to have a good grasp of the fundamentals before coming to these sessions. Usually, after 3+ months of training with us students will be invited
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“Neil's class has a friendly family atmosphere. He loves his art and loves teaching, holding nothing back”
— Dominic Van Spall, Testimonial
07546 016 381
Our Martial art classes are held near London bridge underground and rail station.
To secure your place in any of our Wing Chun classes, please book in advance using gym catch. Gym catch allows you to use a debit/credit card to pay for your session. Once this is done you're in and we'll be happy to welcome you for your first class.
You are welcome to email or call if you need more info.
Monday and Friday: Both locations are a short walk away from London bridge rail and underground stations. Please see map below.
Central Wing Chun class locations
Mondays Book your place now
7.30 - 9PM
Fitness First, Cottons building
Fridays Book your place now
7 - 8.30PM
Bermondsey village hall
Why not try your own Private Wing Chun lessons
Flexible times to fit your schedule, available Monday to Saturday
At your home / convenient location of your choosing (within London), or come to us in Streatham SW London