History of Wing Chun

Wing Chun was started in Southern China between 250 and 300 years ago by a Buddhist Nun and grandmaster of Mui Fa Kuen named Ng Mui. Wing chun is based on the mongoose and the snake. Our story begins during

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Times and Lessons

Here is our current schedule for training times and lessons at the Southern Academy of Martial Arts in Shirley, Southampton. Tuesday – Adults lesson 7.00pm-9.00pm Thursday –  Adults Lesson 7.00pm-9.00pm Saturday – Adults lesson 9.00am-10.30am. Children’s lessons are from 10.30 am

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Contact Us

If you would like to learn Wing Chun or Martial Arts, or if you would like to hire us to provide demonstrations then please contact The Southern Academy of Martial Arts using the details or form below: Phone: 07427 667297

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The Fire Temple Inner Path,The Way to Internal Gong Fu

Ever thought about learning Wing Chun? Here at the Southampton Academy of Martial Arts, we teach non traditional Wing Chun to adults and children of all ages. We've been teaching Wing Chun at our current location in Shirley, Southampton since 1993 as well as other styles of Shaolin and Kung Fu.

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Learning Wing Chun will not only provide you with the knowledge of self defence should it be required, but Wing Chun and Kung Fu in general has the ability to instill a certain self discipline, confidence and even spirituality that can infinitely help your life outside of our lessons. We adapt to every individual's needs to help provide them with the skills necessary to learn the forms of Wing Chun.

Based in Shirley in Southampton, Hampshire we currently teach Wing Chun to people from all over Southampton, Eastleigh, Romsey, Winchester and beyond. Please browse our website or contact us below for more details.


As a young family (2 adults, 2 young children of 5 and 7) we have been learning Wing Chun now for 6 months at the Southern Academy of Martial Arts. Shaun is a very good, relaxed, patient but disciplined master. He has a wealth of knowledge about Wing Chun, Shaolin and other Martial Arts in great detail. Learning Wing Chun has not only been beneficial for us all physically but knowing just a few simple moves has provided us with confidence that we can defend ourselves should the need arise. The discipline required has also helped the children to focus more at school. Most of all though, it's great fun! - Paul.

Shaun is a fantastic teacher. Having learnt Wing Chun before, I found that I learned more from Shaun in a short space of time than I did over several years with my previous instructor. Highly recommended. - Stuart


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Contact Details

Stephen Cox Chief Examiner and Shaun Thomson Chief Researcher

Tel. 07427667297 or 07415340883

Email at: k.fumonkey@live.com