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Recognition and Insurance

Nam-Pai-Chuan has been taught in United Kingdom since 1979. We are a member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA) in the United Kingdom. Through the BCCMA we provide comprehensive insurance for all our students and instructors.

How long before I become Competent?

This is very subjective since “competence” is a relative term. However, a student who trains diligently twice a week for six months will begin to feel physical and spiritual benefit. One who has done so for a year should be better equipped to defend himself or herself in most circumstances. Still learning just the “moves” is not the main object, because apart from that, Martial Arts help you to develop your character and ability to focus, improving confidence and humility.

What are our Students and Classes like?

All are welcome to our class regardless of gender, race or creed. A good percentage of our students are female.

During our classes, we will do our utmost to ensure your safety. Our instructor is a very dedicated individual with a fine sense of control over the class. A consistent factor in many classes will be limbering, stretching, conditioning and breathing exercises.

We teach the basic techniques of our System including traditional Chinese Classical Forms or sequences. This may at first glance appear to require a certain amount of aggression and energy, especially for beginners, but we believe one needs to understand the nature of energy and the best way to do so is to feel it yourself. It also allows you to understand your physical “Centre”, and as in traditional Chinese Martial Arts, our students frequently train in pairs, allowing you to actually practice a technique, without being confused by abstract mental concepts.

Development and Progression within the System

Grading examinations are held every 3 months or so. At certain times of each term, we will pay special attention towards preparing students for the grading examinations. Those who progress to Black Belt rank may then be eligible for Assistant Instructors’ and Instructors’ qualification courses. Upon qualification, you will be entitled to teach Nam-Pai-Chuan under the centre licensing agreements that exist for the control of proper standards and the promotion of the Art.