How you will learn

Nam Pai Chuan Shaolin Kung Fu is a traditional martial art and rooted in Chinese culture. Central to our training is a system of respect. We ask students to respect the information they are given, the system they are taught, their instructor and the wellbeing of their training partners.

Our training takes place in classes of mixed ability and we encourage students to constantly change training partners to learn from each other and experience training with different people – from beginner to black belt.

Rather than being something to be fearful of, this gives new students the chance to learn from our more experienced students, who are expected to demonstrate control over their techniques, assist new students, and help them to develop confidence and skill.

As a mark of respect, students are expected to bow to each and every training partner they work with, whoever they are. Traditionally, a student had to earn the right to learn kung fu, which was seen as privileged information.

Although things have changed and we actively welcome newcomers to our training centres, we believe that students should still be respectful of the knowledge they are given. To help students master each different technique properly and to continuously improve, we use a training syllabus. Grading examinations are held every three months based on this syllabus to assess students’ progression. Different coloured belts are issued as a formal indication of a student’s level of skill and knowledge.

After passing a grading students are expected to regularly attend training sessions and practice what they have learned to maintain the standard that they have reached.

All information and guidance given to a student by an instructor should be viewed as valuable. To show their respect for an instructor, students should try to follow all instructions and training rules to the best of their ability.

For health and safety reasons and to show respect for their instructor, students should avoid causing any unnecessary distractions during training, for example by switching off mobile phones and asking their instructor’s permission to get a drink or leave the training hall. You should bow to your instructor at the beginning and end of every class, and when given information by your instructor as thanks for teaching you.

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Why NPC Kung Fu?

Building friendships
Our classes are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Friendships are built on a shared interest and understanding.
2022 Chinese New Year Greeting
Chinese New Year Greeting from Master Lai: I wish all our Chinese members, and those that follow Chinese traditions, the very best of good fortune, good health and happiness in this New Tiger Year ! Ride the Tiger in the most enjoyable way and make him work for you!! Always in our ART Sifu 1st
Why NPC Kung Fu is good for adults
Our classes provide a fun environment where adults can escape from life pressures.
Taking some time out for yourself
We offer a fun yet focused environment where you can take some time out for yourself.
Why NPC Kung Fu is good for kids
Martial arts training is interactive and friendships are built through the many hours of training together.
Improving behaviour
Our classes teach respect, politeness and having good manners and this helps foster and develop better behaviour overall.
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.

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.



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

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