It is the objective of the Evergreen School of Wing Chun
to learn and practise the art of Wing Chun in its traditional
form as taught by the late Great Grandmaster
Ip Man. It is our wish to maintain the authenticity of our
martial art in the form and spirit as intended by the Grandmaster.
We shall pursue the learning of Wing Chun in its purest
form from wherever and whoever the knowledge can be acquired
by us. It is our hope that in our enthusiasm in the pursue
of our ultimate combat ability that we shall not adulterate
our knowledge with non-related skills that will corrupt
the purity of our roots. Using our ancestral roots for guidance
we shall study the true intention of the knowledge as taught
by Great Grandmaster Ip Man and we shall endeavour to constantly
improve our own ability to be worthy of his teachings.
Obedience to Grandmaster Ip Man's training rules
shall uphold the 9 training rules as set out by Grandmaster
Ip Man being:
uphold the sense of honour from the teaching of
understand courtesy, love for ones country and to
respect our elders
maintain a cohesive and harmonious team spirit
restrain our passionate release to conserve our
practise our skills diligently to avoid them being
restrain our temper and avoid fighting
be sociable and pleasant at all times
help those who cannot help themselves and be sympathetic
propagate and preserve our ancestral teachings.
Our Teaching Aim
is our aim that students come to us to enjoy the
learning of Wing Chun.
maintain a family atmosphere in our classes.
- We emphasize on the teaching
traditional and authentic Wing Chun as an art form
and as practical fighting system.
advocate thorough and systematic learning of Wing
Chun from the beginner level to advanced level
and to encourage student progress at all times.
lesson shall have a selection of combinations of
warm up exercises, forms, combat drills, controlled
combat applications or chee sau and sparring.
shall be the teaching of chinese culture, philosophy
and history along with the teaching of martial art.
teaching of Wing Chun shall include the attainment
of good health and wellbeing to the student.
shall be constant awareness of the need for health
and safety in our training.
The chief instructor
of our school is Sifu Hian Qui Kho. He has been training
in kung fu for most part of his life. As a teenager
he trained for many years in Hong Kong in the southern chinese
kung fu style of Mantis known as Chu Gar Tong Long.
In England he learned Wing Chun under Master Samuel Kwok
who in turn is a student of Grandmaster Ip Ching and also
previously was a student of Grandmaster Ip Chun, both of
whom were the sons of Great Grandmaster Ip Man, teacher
of Bruce Lee in the Fifties and Sixties. He has been
teaching Wing Chun in the south of London for some ten years.
Sifu Kho has been certified
as an instructor by Master Samuel Kwok. He is a Fellow
of the Society of Martial Arts in recognition for his long
standing experience in the field of martial arts.
He is a member of the British Council for Chinese Martial
Arts and also insured by them as an instructor. He
is also a permanent member of the Hong Kong Ving Tsun Athletic
Association. Over the years he has been certified
by Grandmasters Ip Chun and Ip Ching to have received intensive
studies of different aspects of Wing Chun. In order
to disseminate and share his knowledge of martial arts with
the general public he is also a regular contributing writer
in a major magazine in England called Martial Arts Illustrated.
Sifu Kho is assisted
by his senior students in the different classes. As
a strict teacher he has trained many advanced students who
have acquired high level of knowledge in Wing Chun.
His advanced students are well aware of the aim of the school
and the standard students have to attain to be representativie
of the school. The assistant instructors have to attain
a high standard of the forms and to have understood how
each technique can be applied in application. In addition
they have to attain a satisfactory level of competence in
always encourage our students to progress in their learning.
Students will be graded from time to time in order that
they are made aware of the level of knowledge they have
attained. The levels of grading are as follows:
Yellow - New entrant level
- First Level - Beginner - Siu Nim Tau Level
- Second Level -Intermediate - Chum Kiu Level
- Third Level - Advance - Bil Jee Level
Black - Fourth Level - Instructor - Gau Lin
Students who have attained the relevent level according
to the above grades will be awarded with a certificate
stating his grade. He shall also wear a sash
of the relevant colour around his waist to indicate the
level that he has achieved.
Classes and Locations
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