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Martial Arts

Wing Chun Instruction

Matt instructing in wing chun.Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art and is widely regarded to be one of the most effective self defence systems in existence. Wing Chun utilizes avoidance and defensive blocks simultaneously with retaliatory strikes and kicks to provide an efficient and potent response to physical attacks.

Wing Chun is easy to learn and does not necessarily require high levels of fitness or physical strength to apply. In fact Wing Chun was originally developed by a Chinese Nun; her name was Wing Chun, translated ‘beautiful springtime‘. This means that the martial art was designed from the foundations up to overcome the attacks of  potentially larger and stronger individuals. It is a classical example of how superior skill can overcome physical might.

One to one Wing Chun instruction and grading is available at the Barnes Sports Clinic from Matthew Barnes 2nd Master Grade, who is qualified to teach up to and award black belt status. Matthew Barnes trained intensively under Sifu Jason Gallagher and is 6th generation from Yip Man, the Master responsible for the formation and structuring of the Wing Chun system and incidentally the instructor of  the late Bruce Lee.

We are pleased to announce that we have recently trained James Stark up to black belt level! He began wing chun training in October 2011, and completed his 4 hour black belt assessment in July 2012. Below you can see some of the highlights of his black belt assessment.

Muay Thai Instruction

Matthew training in Thailand

Muay Thai is Thailand’s national sport, a versatile martial art and an excellent form of self defence. This unique style of kickboxing is often referred to in Thailand as the “art of eight limbs” as it uses eight points of contact within its varied techniques: the fists, the elbows, the knees, and the shins. Barnes Sports Clinic offers one-to-one Muay Thai instruction with Matthew Barnes, who was personally trained by professional Muay Thai boxers in Phuket, Thailand. On the left you can see him training with one of the professionals in Thailand. The training can be as intense or as gentle as you wish. Attendance and achievement certificates for Muay Thai instruction are available on request; please contact the clinic for more details.




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