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?

 
Building self-confidence
Our classes work on building a solid foundation with attainable objectives, which help increase our children's overall confidence.
Dealing with bullying
Our training helps our children grow in confidence, which fosters a positive behaviour and prevents any tendencies to want to bully.
Learning something new
Our classes are a great way to learn something new and different. We consider ourselves to be the thinking person's art.
Gym etiquette during Coronavirus epidemic
If you feel unwell and have either a fever, a bad cough or cold, it is best to stay away from class and see a doctor or get some medication. Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.  Wash your hands before and after training for at least 30 seconds, with
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.
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.
COVID-19
Following the government’s latest advice on reducing non essential contact and travel, the system has taken the decision to close all NPC classes from Monday 23rd March 2020 until at least Monday 20th April 2020. We take the well being of all our members very seriously and in these testing times our priority is to

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

 

Fallen in love…

I have fallen in love with this martial art, and I fully expect to do Kung Fu for the rest of my life.

Ben Reed Student member

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