What we’re all about
We deliver traditional Chinese martial arts in the fullest way possible. Teaching the southern Shaolin style, Hung Ga Kuen, that incorporates traditional forms with self-defence techniques as well as including lessons on culture, tea ceremony, meditation and philosophy.
There are now four 60-90 minute lessons per week. Each lesson consists of 1-hour teaching and 30 minutes self-practice. Teaching will begin with learning the basic stances, kicks and punches and incorporate forms, as our abilities progress the classes are tailored to become advance. Additional self-practice lessons will be included throughout the term as well as guest teachers. Gradings will be 2 times a year for each participant to get examined and move up a belt.
*** NO TRAINING FROM 09.12.19 till end of JANUARY!!!***
New Training times will be made available in January
Mondays - Studio 1 (Edge Gym) 7:30-8:30 pm ==> Lesson taught by Master Ang
Tuesdays - Studio 1 (Edge Gym) 7:30-8:30 pm ==> Lesson taught by Master Donaldson
Thursdays - Studio 1 (Edge Gym) 6:00-7:00 pm ==> Lesson taught by Master Donaldson
Sundays- Studio 2 (Edge Gym) 1:30-2:30 pm ==> Lesson taught by Master Donaldson
Competitions and Performances
Students/Members have the chance to join the competition and performance team for those who have an especially strong interest in martial arts and would like to share it with the general public. Training times for this group of students will vary. By being part of the team you are eligible to part take in all lessons and progress to train others in Hung Kuen. In the process of becoming more proficient in Hung Kuen you will get the chance to share Chinese culture on a voluntary basis in many intercultural events and collaborations with learning centres.
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3 mandatory meetings once a term within which we will discuss current memberships, finances and any issues regarding governance, where society members can bring up and issues or suggestions to improve our club. The last meeting of the year will be an election where all members of the society can vote on committee members for different roles.
Socials will range from special workshops around traditional Chinese culture and mediation, which could be a collaborative event with other related societies, to tea ceremonies and movie evenings for our members and some free sessions for non-members.
Early Bird all-inclusive membership - 100 £
(Includes access to all activities and events hosted by the society and 2 weekly classes for both semesters)
Single semester all-inclusive membership – 50 £
(Includes access to all activities and events hosted by the society and 2 weekly classes for single semester)
Membership – 15 £
(Only includes access to socials and activities, no classes for the current academic year)
10 Classes card – 20 £
Free access to any 10 classes throughout the year.
Why become a member?
Besides professional classes taught by our trainers Andrew Donaldson and his Master Ang there are many more benefits which come with being a member:
- Socials! Film Nights, Exclusive Tea Ceremony classes and many more options.
- Additional unlisted classes and practice times become available to our members only.
- Enter competitions and interact with the global martial arts community.
- You get a T-shirt with this year’s Hung Kuen Logo.