Alan Winner has been teaching Tai chi, Qigong and Meditation in combination with different styles of Chinese Martial Arts and the philosophy of Daoism and Buddhism for the past 27 years. Through his teaching he offers guidance to reach a high level of health and fitness and complete relaxation for the mind, body and soul. Alan’s sessions would benefit anyone who leads a busy lifestyle.
Effortless combination of moves, which can help the individual to relax during simple exercise. It can reduce pain in the joints and cure rheumatism.
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Connect with nature, discover our internal energy and how to channel it throughout the body. The individual will be able to overcome any sickness and gain the advantage for a healthier and successful life.
Harmony and spiritual enlightenment of mind, body and soul can be reached. Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Meditation will tremendously improve the standard in any kind of sports.
is an old form of Martial Art created by a Chinese nun. It is simple yet affective, soft yet powerful. Based on touch and speed instead of physical strength, this style is suitable for all ages and abilities. Wing Chun was Bruce Lee’s first style when he studied in Hong Kong with Sifu Ip Man. In turn Ip Chun’s son, Ip Chun is still carrying on the Wing Chun tradition in Hong Kong and has bestowed Alan with the Ving Tsun Association’s teaching certificate. Wing Chun has 3 basic forms, Chi Shau practice and wooden dummy.
is China’s national sport, regulated by the IWuF. Taolu consists out of hand forms (long fist boxing and southern style boxing) and weapon forms (swords, stick, spear). There are various hand techniques and jumping high kicks. The Academy’s wushu team has had great results in National and international competitions. Next year the Wushu World Championships will be held in Malaysia.
Shaolin Kickboxing (Sanshou)
is a martial art which was originally developed by the Chinese military based upon the intense study and practices of traditional Kung Fu and modern combat fighting techniques; it combines full-contact kickboxing, which include punches and kicks, wrestling, takedowns, throws, sweeps and kick catches.
Sanda is practiced in tournaments and is normally held alongside taolu events in wushu competition. For safety reasons, some techniques from the self-defense form such as elbow strikes, chokes, and joint locks, are not allowed during tournaments. Competitors can win by knockout or points which are earned by landing strikes to the body or head, throwing an opponent, or when competition is held on a raised lei tai platform, pushing them off the platform. Fighters are only allowed to clinch for a few seconds. If the clinch is not broken by the fighters, and if neither succeeds in throwing his opponent within the time limit, the referee will break the clinch.
Training consists out of stamina work, body conditioning, stretching, bag work, partner work, forms and sparring.
Recognised by the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts, The Academy prepares students to participate in the Nationals for a chance to represent Great-Britain at the Wushu World and European Championships! The Academy’s Sanda fighters have recently won gold and silver at the Sanda Nationals.
Watch how Sifu Alan Winner prepares the athletes.