Somerset Wing Chun Kung Fu

Ip Man Tong Foshan

Master Bill (prefers Sifu) has the unique honour of being a fully certified Master Instructor of Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu and a Board Member of the world-wide Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association.

Somerset Wing Chun Kung Fu is the longest running Wing Chun training organisation in Somerset and has an enviable reputation across the West Country.

Sifu Bill has been with GM Samuel Kwok and trained with his instructors, GM Ip Chun and GM Ip Ching, since 1987.

For the first 17 years Sifu Bill exclusively followed the GM Ip Chun lineage, meeting GM Ip Chun in the UK and Hong Kong, during training and at social gatherings and was awarded Permanent Membership of the Ip Chun Academy in 2000.

During this period Sifu Bill trained and promoted a number of instructors in the Ip Chun line and most of the instructors in the Ip Chun lineage in Somerset have descended from this legacy.

In addition Somerset Wing Chun has trained instructors who have moved into other lineages to continue their training and has trained many instructors and students from other lineages over the years which is line with the idea that One Size (Methodology) Doesn't Fit All.

Sifu Bill followed his Sifu GM Samuel Kwok to expand his Wing Chun knowledge and approach by adding 18 years of training in GM Ip Ching lineage.

The addition of GM Ip Ching’s methodology improved his application of Wing Chun and believes the blending of GM Ip Chun’s highly technical Wing Chun with GM Ip Ching’s practical application methodology has given him a more rounded Wing Chun.

Sifu Bill is grateful for the knowledge passed on from his instructor GM Samuel Kwok and his Sigungs GM Ip Chun and Ip Ching.


Over the last 30+ years Sifu Bill has interacted with, and respects, the other Wing Chun lineages in the UK but regrets the devisive nature of some of the Marketing in the Wing Chun world usually from lower level or insecure instructors but believes that most lineages have something to teach.

The emphasis of our training is orientated towards providing you with a sensible, useable, self-protection system based on a traditional martial art which has stood the test of time for over 400 years rather than for sporting or competitive martial arts.

Enjoy an ego-free, friendly, supportive environment which tailors the training to you.

Allowing you to develop relaxed power and automatic responses that are not based on muscular strength or athletic prowess.

You produce a personalized martial art which uses soft energy without being weak and hard energy without being rigid.

This is the style where age, physique or gender is genuinely not a barrier to training or a limiting factor in your ability to employ the art.

Contact Information

Contact  Bill - 07975 617610

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Somerset Wing Chun Kung Fu


Martial Arts in Weston super Mare - Somerset Wing Chun Kung Fu

Also in Weston, Taunton, Shepton Mallet and across the Somerset area of the UK.


We represent IP MAN WING CHUN KUNG FU in Somerset.

Grandmaster Samuel Kwok

Taught directly by both of Grandmaster Ip Man's sons, Grandmaster Ip Ching and Ip Chun, the original system is preserved by Grandmaster Samuel Kwok and SWCFK is a member of the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Art Association Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts

Wing Chun

Note: wing chun, wing tsun, ving tsun, wingtsun and other variations generally refer to the same core Kung Fu style, the spelling differences and pronunciations are an attempt to reproduce a Chinese sound in written/spoken English or differentiate a lineage's emphasis in their training. At their core there is generally the 3 hand forms, wooden dummy, knives and pole.