What is the best place to study kung fu in London or anywhere near Hertfordshire?

Discussion in 'Kung Fu' started by Earthsnake, May 8, 2015.

  1. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member

    I'm 25 years old and I want to start studying kung fu intesively. I really want to reach a high level of proficency and I'm prepared to study it for many years.
     
  2. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Have you thought about what style you might be interested in?

    "Kung Fu" can cover a lot.
     
  3. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member

    I know it can cover a lot but I haven't thought of a particular style yet.

    What places would you recommend in general?
     
  4. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    There aren't general places. Better to think about what's available to you and then start looking at individual schools. Good gung fu could be taught at everything from a community rec center to a formal kwoon (school).
     
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    It doesn't look like you've thought this one through man. What styles are you interested in an for what purpose do you want to learn them?
     
  6. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member

    Shaolin is probably the one that appeals to me the most.
     
  7. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Cool. Is there any reason you want intensive training?
     
  8. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member

    Because I'm really interested in kung fu and I want to reach a high level.
     
  9. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Hi, the reason why we ask for specifics is so we can direct you to a school that would most likely suit your needs.
    "Shaolin" is still about as vague as you can get. You got Sanshou (Chinese Kickboxing) type and you got the wushu/gymnastic lot.

    Regardless, I'll just post this here which is google-able and let you make your own research

    http://www.shaolintempleuk.org/timetable/
     
  10. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member

    Definitely wushu.
     
  11. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Good luck! Wushu looks incredibly rewarding ;3

    Just don't expect to be able to fight incredibly well. That's more for the San Shou crowd :)
     
  12. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

  13. ned

    ned Valued Member

    Probably a good idea to go look for yourself -you dismiss it as wushu yet by your own admission you know nothing about gong fu :confused:
    I'm pretty sure they run a sanda school under this guy, shifi Yan Lei

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRWqhF_p9q8"]Shifu Yan Lei's A.M Fight Training - YouTube[/ame]
     
  14. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    This should be our stock answer when asked, "how do I condition my shins?"

    Also, that's tomorrow's training sorted out. :D
     
  15. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    I didn't get the impression he was dismissing it, I got the impression he WANTED wushu :confused:
     
  16. ned

    ned Valued Member

    Yeh,your right,I think I misread what he said.Still,better to go have a look for himself-I've met/trained with some of their guys,nice bunch.
     
  17. Earthsnake

    Earthsnake New Member


    Yep, definitely want wushu.
     
  18. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    Slightly off topic... does anyone know what brand of chest protector the trainer is using?
     
  19. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Can't tell, but it looks like a fairly generic sparring chest guard.
     
  20. butcher wing

    butcher wing Oi, Fatso!

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