About Kamon Wing Chun
What is Wing Chun?
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a close quarter Chinese fighting system first seen demonstrated in the West by movie star legend Bruce Lee. It was brought from China to Hong Kong in 1949 by Bruce Lee’s teacher, Grandmaster Ip Man (aka Yip man). Wing Chun was created by Shaolin nun, Ng Mui, in the 17th century and named after her first student, Yim Wing Chun. It has been passed on and developed by successive masters to become what it is today, a unique fighting system. It is characterised by using the most direct lines for attack and defence and combines explosive punches, elbows, palms, chops and mid to low section kicks.
What is Kamon Wing Chun?
Kamon Wing Chun was founded by Master Kevin Chan in 1992. Kamon Wing Chun is built on the solid roots of Ip Man Wing Chun and is firmly rooted in the complete classical Wing Chun system. It believes in the importance of heritage, preservation of the art, the philosophy and the deep rooted culture. However, Kamon’s philosophy incorporates progression and evolution of the art.
Who is Kevin Chan?
Kevin Chan is the Master of the Kamon Martial Arts Federation and a life member of the Yip Man Martial Arts Association. Kevin is UK born Chinese, he started HaKa style Kuen Mo in 1979 at 11 years old with his uncle in Hong Kong. Since then he has practised; Gung Lik Kune, Tong Long (Mantis), both Boxing and Thai Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ and he has been a Wing Chun practitioner since 1987. Kevin has trained under Steve Mair and Sam Kwok and with Ip Chun and Mark Hyland amongst others in Wing Chun. Kevin is recognised as a leading expert in international Wing Chun today. Read more
Why practice Kamon Wing Chun?
- Become proficient in an established fighting system
- Improved health and fitness
- Boost your self confidence & self-awareness
- Improved balance & co-ordination
- Train in a safe, friendly & positive environment
- Beginners welcome, classes cater for all levels
Kamon Wing Chun is for everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or fitness level. Kamon Wing Chun is neither a fight club nor a group of people learning to be street fighters. Our members are balanced individuals who enjoy health and fitness through an exciting combat form of martial art. Rather than going to the gym and working on the same old machines, Wing Chun offers a challenging way of getting fit.
You don’t have to have Martial Arts experience or change your lifestyle to start but a little Wing Chun at Kamon every week will improve your life in many ways. It will go a long way to develop a healthy body and healthy mind. Our Practitioners find it improves their self-confidence and inspires a sense of lifelong personal development and learning. You will learn at your own pace in a supportive environment and you will be training with like minded individuals, making new friends along your journey.
“During my recent visit to Hong Kong I attended several of Grandmaster Ip Chun’s Wing Chun classes in Mong Kok, it was an experience and enhanced my understanding of Sifu Chan’s methods and philosophy to self defense. At Kamon we’re at the top of the pack and I’m loving it.”
“I have been training in Kamon for 15 years. It’s been a fantastic and life enhancing experience. When I practice Kamon Wing Chun I feel the freedom to be able to express my Wing Chun martially and artistically. It’s no coincidence there are so many musicians training with Kamon. We have the freedom to develop personally and artistically, while learning from a modern Master.”