Our Styles

What you will learn

Shaolin Kung Fu is a style of martial art which uses a broad range of self-defence techniques. All students start on building a solid foundation through various stance drills which helps strengthen the legs and core. We also incorporate the use of pad work which helps develop hand and eye coordination, understanding the use of force and technique.

Here is a list of just some of the things we teach.

Basic blockThe basics
Our students start their training by learning not to rely on physical strength, but technique. We begin by teaching them how to punch and kick effectively, how to use footwork and blocking to evade an attack, and how to use short and long range self-defence techniques such as joint locks and throws.

Practising formsForm
In years gone by the use of form was used to develop stamina through a sequence of pre-arranged techniques which help develop coordination and movement. This is something not too dissimilar to modern day shadow boxing. Our forms incorporate multi angle as well as multi level application which helps foster a better understanding of “flow” and “centre”.

Using weaponsWeapons
Once students have learned to master basic techniques they are taught how to defend themselves with different types of weapons. These include long staff, spear, dagger, broadsword and butterfly knives. Although many are centuries old, all have modern equivalents and by learning how to use them students develop control and technique that can be transferred to modern-day situations.

Animal styleAnimal styles
The monks at the Shaolin Temple used to watch the way animals would fight. From watching these animals the monks devised moves and techniques into various fighting skills. We teach seven main animal styles which have their own sub-school within the system which is taught at the higher grades.

Practising chi gungChi-gung
These are breathing exercises which are used to relieve stress, improve concentration, strengthen and nourish internal organs and to teach you how to channel your body’s own energy, its chi, into a movement or part of your body.
Chi-gung has been around for over a thousand years and helps improve strength and functionality of internal organs. Chi-Gung breathing exercises incorporate postural positioning which are either static or in movement, breathing techniques which use the lower diaphragm and mental focus.

Our Styles Sparring
We use sparring in order to give our students an understanding of how to use technique while under pressure. It also gives the student a better understanding of utilisation of power as well as the importance of mental focus. We utilise a full range of techniques which allows the student to gain a better insight into the various levels of combat.

       

Why NPC Kung Fu?

 
Why NPC Kung Fu is good for kids
Martial arts training is interactive and friendships are built through the many hours of training together.
Getting fit and losing weight
Going to the gym can be boring. Our classes can help you in losing weight, getting fit and having fun.
Learning self defence
Learning to defend yourself or your family is a priority to most people. Our classes deal with various aspects of self defence.
Instilling discipline
Discipline can be found in all of our classes and this is often a reason parents send their children to attend our classes.
Meeting new people and making new friends
Our classes are a great way to meet new people. Our students come from all walks of life.
Why NPC Kung Fu is good for adults
Our classes provide a fun environment where adults can escape from life pressures.
Improving behaviour
Our classes teach respect, politeness and having good manners and this helps foster and develop better behaviour overall.
Taking some time out for yourself
We offer a fun yet focused environment where you can take some time out for yourself.

About Us

 

We are one of the largest and most respected Shaolin Kung Fu schools in the world.

Our style originates from the Shaolin temples in northern and southern China, and is taught at centres around the world.

We employ traditional training methods which have been used for centuries to teach Kung Fu to Shaolin monks, alongside more modern methods to help our students learn self-defence techniques and improve their fitness.

Testimonials

 

Massive sense of achievement

I get a massive sense of achievement from seeing myself improve, and enjoy receiving constructive criticism from my seniors.

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