Are you breathing?  Is your heart beating? That’s all you need to start training.

We train the Classical Chinese Martial Arts of White Crane Kung Fu and Suang Yang Tai Chi.

They come to you in the hands of modern-day teachers, scholars, leaders, mentors – we call them instructors.

Come and find us.  We’ll be here – still training, still breathing, our hearts beating.

We will be here till the end.

So now it’s the turn of FWC City & Islington Instructor, Dave Courtney Jones to tell his story.  Here goes: “Egypt. Home of the pyramids, the pharaohs, biblical tales, crocodiles, sun, sea and lots and lots of sand.

In recent years it has also become the home of our instructor training camps, escaping to the heat, the five star location, space away from normal life to have a week to just concentrate on training and refocus on strategy. Read More

FWC London South student, Stephen Haynes, talks about how his training helped him complete the 140km Velothon Wales – “When it really hurt and it was really tough, I dug deeper – because I am now able to.”


“I recently took part in the inaugural ‘Velothon Wales’ – a closed road cycling sportive that started and finished in Cardiff City centre. This was a UCI (cycling’s global governing body) sanctioned event, with the pros following 13,000 keen amateurs of varying ability make their way across 140km of really stunning (and really steep!) South Wales countryside. Read More

Hi, my name is Lucas. I train with Karim at the Cambridge University Club with my ten-year-old son, Richie.

In my life I have enjoyed many sports such as football and cycling – these have been physically demanding, particularly on the lower body, but they pale in comparison with the leg-strength I have gained from Kung-fu training. Read More

Barbecue today. So change of plan and morning training in the arboretum surrounded by the mini-beasts. It’s also Saturday and the beach will be packed. More grappling with brain engaged  (hopefully).

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Someone said they had yoga for breakfast, but I think I must have mis-heard. The sea is pretty exciting again today, with big waves rolling in to shore. A breakthrough conversation today with the Leader of the Elders, always dapper in straw trilby (even in the sea). Read More