Sifu Stuart Mackinnon - Director- Swansea Wing Chun Society
I started Wing Chun in 1997 and opened my own school in Feb 2000. In April 2004 I emptied my cup and travelled to Canada to study under Master Eric Li (Li Yun Tung) and have been lucky enough to be accepted as his student, and sole instructor in Europe. My understanding of the system has been transformed under Sifu Li's guidance, which is thorough, humble, consistent and incredibly knowledgeable. Master is a term is which is too loosely used in the world of kung fu, but Sifu Li can truly claim the title - not merely due to his skill and understanding in the art - but because he has remained grounded, loyal to traditional methods of teaching and is happy to share rather than 'sell' the art. Anyone who has met Sifu Li (or just 'Eric' as he prefers to be called ) will testify to these sentiments, and students of SWCS are incredibly lucky, as am I, to have access to such a teacher.
My aim is to teach Wing Chun to like-minded individuals free from the dogma of commercialism in martial arts. I have a strong ethical approach and I am equally concerned with you developing as an individual, as I am a competent martial artist. You'll hear no politics at our school, no rubbishing other teachers or other martial arts. We love what we do, and if you like that too you'll be made very welcome !! If you want a very simple approach to an art which is all too often adulterated, you might like come and try a class for free!
- Sifu Mackinnon is insured and licensed with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts -
For further info contact Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07703 575732
Dave teaches Wing Chun in the Port - Talbot area. Dave is also a Master Woodturner, so for all enquiries on classes, private instruction or the best wooden dummies available For more info contact Dave on 07900 846397 or www.porttalbotwingchun.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Apprentice Instructor - Peter Cullen - Swansea Valley / Pontardawe
Si-Fu - Matt James - Private Instruction / Swansea School Instructor
in 2010. Originally just tagging along with his girlfriend, Matt continued to train hard in the system and passed his full Sifu grading in 2012. Prior to Wing Chun Matt studied Kickboxing and Aikido, but found that the WC system was what he was looking for. Matt has studied privately with Sifu Li during his visits and has taught regularly at the school. Matt is laid-back, knowledgable and has completed the full system to pass onto anyone wishing to learn under his tutelage.
Matt is available for private instruction in the Pontlliw / Pontarddulais / Hendy Area, by appointment.
For further information contact Matt on 07595 739459 or email Matt10886@msn.com
Si-Fu Geoff Lewis - Private Instruction / Swansea School Instructor
Sifu Geoff joined the school back in 2007, with Wing Chun being his first art of study. He has trained solidly ever since, attaining his Instructor qualification in 2010, and will be grading as Sifu in 2012. Geoff says ' I find Wing Chun to be a pragmatic and effective self defence system. Lessons at the school are always interesting and accessible for all levels, regardless of experience. The art is taught so that the student interpets the system for themselves, and understands how to apply these principles in a self-defence sitauation. I also find the arts really helps you understand your own being, as well as purely the martial side.' When Geoff isn't training Wing Chun, hes off building Yurts !
Geoff is available for instruction in the Swansea and Brecon areas. Contact Geoff on 07815 868070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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