Multiple Opponents Masterclass Review

One of the most highly anticipated events of the year was the multiple opponents masterclass, held last Saturday in Haywards Heath. The event was really well attended and we had a good mix of adults and juniors, which is always pleasing to see! Whist equipping those in attendance with tools, tricks and techniques to increase … Continue reading Multiple Opponents Masterclass Review

Busy summer ahead…

Well summer seems to be upon us and as well as the World Cup, barbecues, holidays, Wimbledon, gardening and all the other regular British summertime activities, there are plenty of activities to get involved with here at WCA! We are kicking off the summer in style tomorrow with the first of two Haywards Heath Tai … Continue reading Busy summer ahead…

Kettlebell Masterclass 2014

Always one of the most popular 'non-curriculum' events is the kettlebell masterclass. On Saturday 24th May we'll be meeting for a two hour session in Haywards Heath (1-3pm) for this years event. We'll be concentrating on basic kettlebell lifting and how they apply to martial arts, which exercises offer the best carry over into your … Continue reading Kettlebell Masterclass 2014

In celebration of the Chinese year of the horse

To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse, I thought it worth re-blogging an old article on low horse stance training! Enjoy...   In days gone by to prove loyalty, dedication and commitment, new students to a Kung Fu club would have spent the first 6 months or so of training just practising low horse … Continue reading In celebration of the Chinese year of the horse

5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

January is, of course, the time of year when many of us start thinking of putting new plans into action for the year ahead.However, everyone knows that the best intentions are often being put to one side by February or March. So here are a few ideas on how to keep up those resolutions and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Learning from your mistakes…

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”  ― Albert Einstein  One of the main barricades for new students starting a class is that they are worried they may make lots of mistakes in front of other people. It’s a valid concern but what is often not taken into consideration is that … Continue reading Learning from your mistakes…

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Cross training is an oft-mentioned term in the health, fitness and martial arts world and not without good reason. It is a great way to vary your training, keeping it interesting, helping you remain injury free or rehabilitate existing injuries. It allows you to develop skills and experience in other areas of training, while improving … Continue reading Benefits of Martial Arts Training

The Importance of Self Defence

The essence of the traditional martial arts is self-defence. With regular and diligent practice of tai chi and kung fu, you will develop practical skills that (Heaven forbid) you may need to use to defend yourself one day in an extreme situation. As unlikely as this potential situation might be in this day and age, … Continue reading The Importance of Self Defence

Kung Fu and Kickboxing Day 2013

Another year another Kung Fu camp in the lovely setting of Ben's family farm at Warninglid. This year we met up first thing on Saturday morning and Horsham instructor Hamish led students through a chi kung and mobility warm up - to wake everyone up and get the body ready for the hours of training … Continue reading Kung Fu and Kickboxing Day 2013