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WingChun is a self-defence system. Contrary to expectations, the WingChun fighter actually attacks in self-defence. From early on WingChun Students learn a highly developed strategy and approach, with which they can control all conceivable attacks, and it is thus insignificant in what manner or how strongly an opponent attacks. In my system, differences such as gender and size do not even play the slightest role.

WingChun trains for every possibility that could possibly happen during a real defence situation. The simultaneous deployment and functioning of the hands, arms and legs are practiced within the framework of organized combat programs, even at the elementary level. The employment of the eyes and quick "reading" of the opponent is also a fundamental part of the WingChun lesson.

The WingChun academy offers friendly, professional WingChun instruction so get in contact now and claim your Free first lesson.


S.A.T refers to the ultimate applications from my complete WingChun system, as well as my Close Combat and Weapon Fighting Programs. So to speak, it includes the unlimited entirety of what the International Academy of WingChun has to offer. S.A.T is the essence of what I once developed and have been teaching for over two decades. 

I think it is imperative that everyone, even at the outset of S.A.T training, is given the opportunity to exercise a variety of applications to accelerate the acquisition of functional skills.

Adapted to our modern times, the S.A.T is a martial art which from the start trains applications from all areas of Self-Defence. Even if unarmed skills constitute the major part it is a necessity to train the proficient handling of a stick, knife, palmstick and tonfa at the beginning of the curriculum. Only in this way is it possible to practice the prevention of stabbing, slicing and striking attacks in the first training units and to understand the purpose of each weapon. The skills in dealing with these tools especially train the coordination and efficient response of the participants.


Escrima is an essential part of advanced WingChun training. Without the knowledge of weapon fighting the pre-primary level and the technician grades can not be achieved. The attainment of these high degrees of WingChun requires a corresponding ability in dealing with simple weapons.

In our Escrima we teach the deployment of functional weapons from diverse cultures. Starting with the simple stick, lessons then move from the machete on to the various types of swords. We also incorporate training with knives, shields, even long pole and double knives (in the scene often misinterpreted as top secret), farther tonfa, palmstick and (for special bodily training) unusual weapons such as the battle axe.

Steel supplied by Lancaster Armoury.

Sihing Greg Willis
WingChun Instructor

My name is Sihing Greg Willis and I have been leading the International Academy Of WingChun - Caterham since April 2011.  My passion for Martial Arts training with TaeKwon-Do in 1995 were I gained my 1st Dan Black Belt in 2001.  In 2003 I  moved on and began training a new martial art, Wing Tsun under the EWTO.  These we great building blocks into wingchun and it wasn't until 2007 when we found the most complete and understood system of WingChun which was created and lead by Grandmaster Sifu Klaus Brand; The International Academy of WingChun.  This style of WingChun was nothing like I had experienced before and are as passionate about the learning and teaching this stlye of martial art / self defence today as I was when I first experienced it. 


Since 2007 I have gained a 3rd Technician Grade, a teaching Instructor Grade, a Student level in Escrima (weapons fighting) and jointly lead the IAW-UK with 4 other fellow Head Instructors. 


IAW-Caterham offers WingChun training to Adults from the age of 12.  The classes are every Wednesday evening in the Studio room 2 and Sunday mornings in the sports hall.  Every class provides an friendly environment where you will learn assert yourself and build confidence, improve hand-eye coordination and a learn to defend yourself in physical situations.

Myself and my assistant instructors are talented professionals, who are passionate about providing the best Martial Arts School available to anyone, regardless or Age, Gender or Physical Attributes. We offer the guidance and support necessary for our students to reach their full potential.


The class is situated in Caterham and covers the surrounding areas of Coulsdon, Banstead, Purley, Croydon, Warlingham, Whytleafe, Kenley, Chipstead, Sutton, Godstone, Redhill. 

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International Academy of WingChun

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At the International Academy of WingChun our passion is driven by providing high quality and effective self defence catering for all ages and physical abilities.  All of our academies have fully trained and insured martial art instructors taught by the founder of the IAW Grandmaster Sifu Klaus Brand.


Sihing Greg Willis

Academy Leader

07802 180181


WingChun Caterham, de Stafford Sports Centre, Burntwood Lane, Catheram, CR3 5YX

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