Brighton Wing Chun is based in central Brighton and has been teaching the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu since May 2008. Classes are suitable for men and women of all ages and levels of fitness.
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Sifu Steve Poskitt
I first become interested in martial arts as a teenager at the height of the Bruce Lee craze and studied Feng Shou Kung Fu under Master Chee Soo. On moving to Brighton to attend university I was unable to find any kung fu schools in the area teaching so called soft styles, after trying several other arts I eventually found a class studying Pak Mei ( White Eyebrow ) Kung Fu and resumed my martial arts training. Unfortunately the classes did not continue and I spent several years studying a variety of other arts including Zen Chuan and Taekwondo. It was at this time my interest in weapons training blossomed and I spent several years training with nunchaku, swords and knives.
In the early eighties I first discovered Wing Chun when a friend asked me to join him at a class in Brighton started by Master ( now Grand Master ) Kevin Liu, thus my obsession for Wing Chun was born. After being involved in a car accident while working in Thailand I was advised by doctors to stop my martial arts training and for some years I avoided any serious training, just training sporadically in Tai Chi and Chi Kung.
In 2004 my son, then aged 12 years, pressured me to join him in training a martial art and after much searching we eventually began training in Nam Pai Chuan, a Shaolin based system from Malaysia under Sifu Matthew Gross at Sussex University. Realising that the doctors may have been playing it safe I immediately sought out a Wing Chun class and resumed my Wing Chun training under Sifu John Woolgar and Sifu Pete Woolgar ( this was the Leung Ting WT lineage ).
Several years later I am now continuing my training working towards 5th PG Level under Sifu Wes Hussey of WCK-UK and teaching at Brighton Wing Chun School two nights per week.
Sifu Ken Pang
My journey started in 2012 when I started learning Wing Chun from my two Sifus, Steve Poskitt and Chris Connah. Before that I had learned Taekwondo as a child and spent some time learning Pak Mei. What started as something to do as a side activity has now become ingrained into my life. The first 3 years or so I was learning the Wing Chun system from my Sifu however I was offered the chance by my Sifu to train with Sifu Wes Hussey (my Si Gung) and then through Si Gung, the rest of his WCKUK students (my Si Baks and Si Suks).
From that moment I have found my knowledge in Wing Chun expand at an amazing pace. Training with such a variety of skilled Wing Chun practitioners has really developed my own understanding and application of Wing Chun to a point where I have the great honour of being invited into the teaching fold.
I find Wing Chun is a fascinating fighting system which is easy to pick up but difficult to master. The ability to defend oneself even against larger opponents utilising body mechanics, economy of motion, and inch power can be truly devastating. Every fight and every opponent is different, it is important to make sure you train hard and be open to varying training partners. I have found that since training opposite different people (and also against different styles), has really advanced my skillset.
There are many different stories out there about the origin of Wing Chun and how it was developed. However what really intrigues me most about Wing Chun is taking the core principles, breaking it down to find how I can apply it effectively; and now of course to do the same for others. The principle of doing as much damage and ending the fight as quickly as possible may hold true when applying the system, however it is paramount that this is done only in self-defence or in defense of others. The discipline imbued in Wing Chun (and indeed all Chinese Kung-Fu) must never be forgotten. It is perhaps the most important lesson I have learnt from my Sifu and Si Gung. I intend to pass on the discipline and entire fighting system to as many people as possible.
If you are willing to learn, I am willing to teach.