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The Society for the Development of Chinese Martial Arts


We are running Zoom classes, as all face-to-face sessions are currently suspended due to the current situation. Please get in touch for more information - we are currently taking on new students.

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History of Kung Fu

Chen Wu Kuan
Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu

Chen Wu Kuan school of traditional Chinese martial arts and contempory Wushu was founded over 40 years ago by Dr. Raymond Smith, former President of the British Council For Chinese Martial Arts, President of the European Wushu Kung Fu Federation and Vice President of the International Wushu Federation, a man hugely respected in the martial arts world for both his mastery of kung fu and his dedication to the cultivation of Chinese martial arts in the west and indeed all over the world.

In our classes we teach Traditional Shaolin Kung Fu, including Southern Five Ancestors and Northern Long Fist, and Qi Gong (breathing techniques). Our training includes a wide variety of activities including sparring, self defence, set routines, and development of strength, stamina and flexibility

Traditional classes are based in Reading, UK, and in Tauranga, New Zealand. 

Our classes in Reading are held at  Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Lower Earley, Reading, RG6 4GD. Further details can be found on our Classes page; and

In Tauranga at: The Martial Arts Academy, First Ave, Tauranga and the Aquinas College, Pyes Pa Road. Contact CWK NZ 0220 77 64 84 (intl. code +64)

CHEN WU KUAN: The Development of Chinese Martial Arts Trust. Members of: The British Council for Chinese Martial Arts.
Recognised by: The UK Sports Council.The Chinese martial arts ( Wushu ) is recognised by the IOC as a sport.

Established 1977 (UK), 2005 (New Zealand)

The Chen Wu Kuan Schools predominantly teach the system of Wuzuquan the FIVE ANCESTORS external and internal Chinese martial arts and we pride ourselves in cultivating a friendly, relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The external curriculum focuses on traditional Northen and Southern styles of Shaolin Kung Fu, which is very rarely taught in other UK schools, and we provide expert tuition in these stunning styles with an emphasis on close contact combat techniques (including weapons forms for higher grades).

The internal martial arts offered are Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Our master is proud of the quality of teaching and of his Instructors, who are extremely skilled and experienced in their chosen disciplines. We are confident that they will provide you with the best quality teaching available in the UK and NZ today.

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