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The London Wing Chun Academy
4th December 2015

How to Fight with One Arm

How to Fight with One Arm There are aspects of Wing Chun that focus...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in North London | BJJ & MMA
21st November 2015

Defending Ground and Pound Attacks with BJJ

In this week’s video instalment we take a break from Wing Chun to look...
How to Fight Back When Attacked from Behind | Self Defence Training London
24th October 2015

How to Fight Back When Attacked from Behind

How to fight well when you are being attacked from behind depends on two...
5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy
10th October 2015

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus...
Self Defence Classes North London
31st July 2015

Self Defence Technique: Standing Rear Naked Choke Defence

How do you stop someone using a choke to drag you off to another...
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) London
22nd May 2015

How to Avoid Being Taken to the Ground

Avoiding a wrestling shoot or takedown in San Shou Kickboxing or even MMA is...
San Da (San Shou) Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in North London.
12th May 2015

How to Catch Head Kicks in San Da Kickboxing or MMA

Is traditional Wing Chun technique useful for training in San Shou Kickboxing or Mixed...
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23rd October 2014

What to Self Practice in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We’ve all been in the position where we want to practice our martial art,...
Kickboxing North London
17th August 2014

San Shou Kickboxing: Modern challenge fights in Chinese martial arts

In the past, Kung Fu schools would fight bare hand on a Lei Tai...

How to Fight with One Arm

How to Fight with One Arm There are aspects of Wing Chun that focus on training with one arm. For example Dan (Single) Chi Sao or even certain Gwor Sao drills. Why do Wing Chun students practice so often with one arm and is it really practical for fighting? Does it teach you how to fight to with one arm? The answer is simple. Training with one arm allows you to develop your ability equally without having dominance with one […]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes in North London | BJJ & MMA

Defending Ground and Pound Attacks with BJJ

In this week’s video instalment we take a break from Wing Chun to look at some simple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Self Defence concepts of how to defend against punches to your face when you’ve been unexpectedly thrown to the ground. The term ‘Ground and pound’ is normally associated with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but refers to the attack in which someone throws you to the ground, mounts you, and then punches you in the face. As brutal as it […]

How to Fight Back When Attacked from Behind

How to fight well when you are being attacked from behind depends on two key factors. Firstly, that you move in the correct direction when being attacked. Secondly, and this is important, that you can see what’s happening behind you in your fight for survival. We teach a very simple system of self defence when attacked from behind. Of course, you can’t fight or defend yourself if you can’t see the punch in the first place. This means that self […]

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads | The London Wing Chun Academy

5 Common Beginners Mistakes to Avoid When Punching Pads

New students to any martial art, especially beginners in Wing Chun should punch focus pads as part of their self defence training. However, there are 5 common mistakes often made by beginners at the London Wing Chun Academy. Here is everything a beginner at our gym needs to know to improve their punching power, accuracy and timing in our classes. Many Wing Chun students underestimate the importance of pad work drills for their personal training. Yet, pad work training is […]

Self Defence Technique: Standing Rear Naked Choke Defence

How do you stop someone using a choke to drag you off to another location? In fact, how do you defend the rear naked choke, while stopping your attacker from pulling you backwards and away? Well our short self defence video will explain everything you need to know for your complete self defence.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) London

How to Avoid Being Taken to the Ground

Avoiding a wrestling shoot or takedown in San Shou Kickboxing or even MMA is challenging at best especially when a takedown or wresting throw is combined with punches and kicks.  There are strategies in Wing Chun that can help prevent and even avoid being forced or throw to the ground. This video shows 3 simple Wing Chun strategies that may help your takedown defence. These techniques are commonly taught here at the London Wing Chun Academy as we think they […]

San Da (San Shou) Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in North London.

How to Catch Head Kicks in San Da Kickboxing or MMA

Is traditional Wing Chun technique useful for training in San Shou Kickboxing or Mixed Martial Arts? Well we say yes. In fact, we strongly believe that Wing Chun has a lot of effective martial art techniques that could contribute too many combat sports. One Wing Chun technique in particular is the High Low Gaan Sao which is often seen in the Wooden Dummy form of Wing Chun. This technique is highly versatile and can be used effectively to counter a […]

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What to Self Practice in Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We’ve all been in the position where we want to practice our martial art, but we don’t have a training partner to hand. Of course, practice makes perfect. So, how do you train a martial art when on you are on your own? Here is our advice in a two part article on ‘How to Train on Your Own’. The first article will briefly outline what you should practice in the gym for Boxing, Kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, while […]

Kickboxing North London

San Shou Kickboxing: Modern challenge fights in Chinese martial arts

In the past, Kung Fu schools would fight bare hand on a Lei Tai (a raised platform) to see which was the better fighting art. San Da as the modern development of traditional Lei Tai contests used to test the fighting arts of Kung Fu, but governed by rules to reduce the risk of injury.