Welcome to the RWCA

Hello and welcome to the website of the Ridings Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy. With classes in Leeds, York, Haxby and Doncaster we hope you'll have the opportunity to come and train with us and learn more about the deadly, efficient and useful art of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

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Latest News

Training event at Nostell

The recent training event at Nostell went great. The weather was warm and dry,(for a change!) and luckily we had a gazebo over us, to keep out most of the hot sun! It was good to see students from different classes getting some excellent partner training done. Everyone commented on how much they learnt and enjoyed the day. A huge thank you to fellow York student Mark Alston for allowing us to use this unique setting again, and thank you to John at Nostell for providing us with the much needed half time refreshments.(burgers and cold beer!) The next event is the legendary Training Camp! Definately one NOT to be missed! running over the weekend of Fri 31st July to Sun 2nd Aug (inclusive) Nr Boro'bridge, North Yorks' Camp under canvas, sleep under the stars, or commute up daily...which ever suits you. It's a truly fabulous weekend where you can train as much or as little as you like. Sit and listen with an ice cold drink or go for a walk. whatever pleases you. There will be arranged training times throughout the weekend with plenty of 'ad lib' going on too. It's open to all members and you are more than welcome to bring partners and family if you wish. There will be an evening B.B.Q on Saturday. This event is always well attended and therefore it will be on a first come first served basis for tent pitches. If you haven't joined us yet then please check out the gallery for some photo's of past camps, and pop along to one of our classes and have a chat.

Sifu Tony Robbins.
Posted 1st July 2009


June 2009

Well we are half way through 2009 and so far its been a very good training year. I know that the present economic climate has had a huge impact on a lot of you and your family, with many of you facing redundancy, and because this means that cash flow is hit hard it's usually the leisure persuits that go first. But remember, our Wing chun is just as much about the mental training as it is about the physical, and when it seems like nothings going right for you it's good therapy to get away from it all and de-stress with a group of like minded people doing exactly the same thing!(and i'm sure there's many a spouse/partner that would apprieciate you going too!) If you havn't taken up the art yet, well there's never been a better time. Check out the classes and come along and see what we do. We're a friendly lot, and always welcome new students. The next event is our training afternoon at Nostell Priory Park, in a beautiful wooded glade with a hard training surface (so we wont be 'chewing up' any grass!) I hope to see many of you there.
Posted 10th June 2009


Happy 2009!

Another year has flown past for the academy! Time flies when you're training hard and having fun.

More updates to come - in the meantime why not make a new year's resolution to start learning an effective and simple martial art?
Posted 2nd January 2009


NEW! Maps to all classes

We've just added times, locations and maps to the "classes" page (linked to the right) so you can see exactly when and where we teach.

Of course if you have any other questions please feel free to fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!
Posted 23rd September 2007


Government considers outright ban on swords

You may have read or heard recently that the Government are trying to ban swords, including the Japanese Katana and our own beloved Baat Jam Dao (Eight Cutting Broadswords)!

This is a knee-jerk reaction to the bad press that the katana swords have received in the last year. Not everyone who owns or uses a katana is a hooligan, thug, villain or homicidal maniac, the majority of these swords are owned by collectors or more importantly serious martial artists.

If the Katana and other Oriental swords are banned then we will see the end of a number of very traditional martial arts in the UK.

Sign the petition and try and get the Government to rethink their plans, maybe licence them, restrict sales to specific outlets. But is a total ban really the answer?

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/swords/

This is the official government petition and has a dedline of May 15th.
Posted 2nd March 2007


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