Fundamentals of Leung Sheung Wing Chun

16 March 2024 - London, UK

Discover the fundamentals of Leung Sheung Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art known for its simplicity and efficiency. Join us for an in-person event in London: March 16th from 10am to 6pm in the Barbican area, at the Golden Lane Community Centre. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this full-day event is perfect for anyone interested in exploring this unique system.

Join David Davila and the London student group, as we guide you through the essential principles and techniques of Leung Sheung Wing Chun in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

This is a unique opportunity to take a break from our hectic London lives and deep dive into the world of Wing Chun. Through solo and partner exercises, this practice helps develop better awareness, body structure, and movement efficiency.

Who is David Davila?

We practice the Wing Chun of Yip Man (葉問) as taught by Leung Sheung (梁相) to Kenneth Chung (鐘萬年), and in turn to David Davila.

Leung Sheung was the most senior student of Yip Man in Hong Kong. Leung Sheung was widely acknowledged for his skill and practical application.

Kenneth Chung began his Wing Chun studies in Hong Kong in 1965 and is considered Leung Sheung's most outstanding student. Ken was a pioneer of Wing Chun in the United States and is well known for his 'soft force'. His teaching emphasises a relaxed yet rooted structure, precise position, and acute sensitivity.

David is Ken's direct student and founded the Shanghai Leung Sheung Wing Chun Student Association. He is regularly invited to run seminars in the US, Europe, and Asia.

What is Wing Chun?

Popularised in recent years with the popular movie franchise "Ip Man" or Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster", Wing Chun (詠春拳) is a traditional Chinese martial art from southern China designed to use simple, direct movements to overcome larger, stronger opponents.

Utilising the laws of physics, we do not rely on pure speed and brute strength, but rather develop our position, sensitivity, and timing. We believe in building a strong foundation in practice and precision in execution. Proper training develops calm confidence and a healthy mind and body. We place a strong emphasis on accurate position, structure, and relaxation to generate the proper energy for application.

How do I join?

Register using the link below to secure your spot. We will limit the total number of participants to ensure the quality of the workshop for everyone.

We will meet in the Lower Ground room at:

Golden Lane Estate Community Centre
Golden Lane Estate
London EC1Y 0SA

The workshop will run from 10am to 6pm (with breaks, including a longer one for lunch).

What should I wear and bring?

Comfortable clothing that allows free movement (eg. T-shirt), flat shoes, and a bottle of water. Some participants have also found that bringing a notepad helped with their learning, especially with new concepts.

Do you offer regular classes in London?

Yes, the London student group meets weekly on Wednesdays, in the Barbican area. If you want to continue to explore Wing Chun following this workshop, these weekly sessions are ideal to practice with a supportive group. Read more on when we meet.

How do I know if Wing Chun is for me?

Wing Chun is suitable for adults of all genders, sizes, and athletic abilities. We are always open to beginners. Practitioners of all horizons enjoyed training with us: movement enthusiasts, dancers, martial artists, or anyone looking for an embodied practice aiming beyond physical fitness.

I'm traveling from out of town, can you tell me more about logistics so I plan?

Sure! We're glad you're looking into traveling to London to join us.

Public transport: the venue is 5-min walk away from Barbican station (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan lines), 10 min from Old Street (Northern line), 12 min from Farringdon (Elizabeth, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan lines), 14 min from Moorgate(Northern, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan lines), 16 min from Liverpool Street (Elizabeth, Central, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan lines).

If you're coming in by train via St Pancras / King's Cross, it takes between 15 and 20 minutes to get to the venue.

Accommodation: we know London can be an expensive city. The venue is located close to many public transport options, accessible from most parts of the city. However, if you are to pick a place from scratch, we'd recommend staying in Central/East London. For a friendlier budget, you may want to explore Airbnb. The area also offers hotels across the price range, from very budget to high-end. In the mid-range, you could consider checking places like MamaShelter Shoreditch, CitizenM Shoreditch, OneHundred Shoreditch.

If you need help, just drop us an email.