• Wing Chun Foundation

    Student Grades 1 to 4

    What will I learn?

    As a beginner you will be taught the basics of Wing Chun Kung-Fu as a martial art and as a form of self defence.

    This will include our first form (Sui-Nim-Tau) our concepts, structure and footwork, and drills and fighting applications from the first four Student Programmes. You will learn useful techniques that can be applied from ‘day one’, and after completing the beginner level you will be well equipped to be able to deal with the majority of unarmed attacks.

    Trainers

    • Sifu Mike Gorton
      16 years experience
    • Kerewin Lee-Gorton
      5 years experience

    Class Features

    • Sui-Nim-Tau Form
    • Sui-Nim-Tau Applications
    • Footwork
    • Lat-Sau Drills
    • Self Defence Applications
    • Poon-Sau

    Stafford Class

    Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30pm.
    Elite 2000 Fitness Centre,
    St Patricks Street, Stafford. ST16 2PL
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    • Sifu Mike Gorton

      Sifu Mike Gorton

      2nd Technician grade

      Mike has trained in a wide range of Martial Arts systems, including Shotokan Karate, Wado Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Ninjutsu and Tai Chi.

      He has been training in Wing Chun since 1995 and took over the running of the Stafford club in 2000, and has been teaching Kung Fu professionally since 2005.

      Mike is now the Staffordshire Instructor for the WTKO teaching Wing Tyun Kung Fu; a development of the traditional Wing Chun system.

      Besides teaching Martial Arts, Mike is also a Web Designer, Artist and Musician. Hobbies include Weight Training, Sailing, Walking and Skiing.

  • Wing Chun Intermediate

    Student Grades 5 to 8

    What will I learn?

    On completion of the 4th Student Grade you will be ready to progress to the Intermediate class; here we study the second form (Chum-Kiu) develop your Chi-Sau skills and train the higher level Student Programmes. It is recommended that you continue to attend the Foundation class at this stage to further train and gain a deeper understanding of the core elements of the Wing Chun system.

    Trainers

    • Sifu Mike Gorton
      16 years experience

    Class Features

    • Chum-Kiu Form
    • Chum-Kiu Applications
    • Chi-Sau Sections
    • Groundwork / Anti-Grappling
    • Free Practice

    Stafford Class

    Tuesday 8:30 to 9:30pm.
    Elite 2000 Fitness Centre,
    St Patricks Street, Stafford. ST16 2PL
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    • Sifu Mike Gorton

      Sifu Mike Gorton

      2nd Technician grade

      Mike has trained in a wide range of Martial Arts systems, including Shotokan Karate, Wado Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Ninjutsu and Tai Chi.

      He has been training in Wing Chun since 1995 and took over the running of the Stafford club in 2000, and has been teaching Kung Fu professionally since 2005.

      Mike is now the Staffordshire Instructor for the WTKO teaching Wing Tyun Kung Fu; a development of the traditional Wing Chun system.

      Besides teaching Martial Arts, Mike is also a Web Designer, Artist and Musician. Hobbies include Weight Training, Sailing, Walking and Skiing.

  • Wing Chun Advanced

    Student Grades 9 to 12 & Technician Grades.
    Wing Chun Advanced

    What will I learn?

    In this class the student will improve their knowledge, understanding and application of the Wing Chun forms, and learn to apply techniques in a powerful and fluent manner.

    The Wing Chun student also trains against multiple attackers and a range of weapons, and learns control and restraint methods.

    Technician level students will learn Biu-Tze; the 3rd and most advanced Wing Chun form. This set is a combination of brutal attacks, such as elbow strikes and finger strikes, and contains emergency measures for the fighter that finds themselves in a disadvantageous position during a fight. It also helps to develop flexible power’ taking your Wing Chun training to a new level.

    At this stage the Muk-Yan-Chong or ‘Wooden Dummy’ form is taught. This training aid is used to practice and perfect distancing, angles, and footwork around an opponent using correct body structure; uniting the upper and lower body to generate force. It is also used to practice flowing from one position or technique to another whilst sticking to the opponent. The 116 moves in this form also contain elements of applications from the first 3 forms.

    Trainers

    • Sifu Mike Gorton
      16 years experience

    Class Features

    • Weapons Awareness
    • Advanced Chi-Sau Skills
    • Wooden Dummy Form
    • Biu-Tze Form

    Stafford Class

    Tuesday 8:30 to 9:30pm.
    Elite 2000 Fitness Centre,
    St Patricks Street, Stafford. ST16 2PL
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    • Sifu Mike Gorton

      Sifu Mike Gorton

      2nd Technician grade

      Mike has trained in a wide range of Martial Arts systems, including Shotokan Karate, Wado Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Ninjutsu and Tai Chi.

      He has been training in Wing Chun since 1995 and took over the running of the Stafford club in 2000, and has been teaching Kung Fu professionally since 2005.

      Mike is now the Staffordshire Instructor for the WTKO teaching Wing Tyun Kung Fu; a development of the traditional Wing Chun system.

      Besides teaching Martial Arts, Mike is also a Web Designer, Artist and Musician. Hobbies include Weight Training, Sailing, Walking and Skiing.

  • Wing Chun All Levels

    All Student Grades

    What will I learn?

    This class is a mixed class catering for all Student and Technician levels from beginner to expert, incorporating Wing Chun, fitness, flexibility and energy drills.

    You will receive instruction according to your student level as in the other level classes.

    Trainers

    • Sifu Mike Gorton
      16 years experience
    • Liam Cairns
      10 years experience

    Features

    • Padwork
    • Forms Practice
    • Self Defence
    • Lat-Sau
    • Chi-Sau Sections

    Stoke Class

    Wednesday 7:30 to 8:30pm.
    MAC Sports & Leisure,
    Rosetree Avenue,
    Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 6NL
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    Stafford Class

    Friday 6:30 to 8:00pm.
    Tixall Village Hall,
    Tixall Nr. Stafford.
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    • Sifu Mike Gorton

      Sifu Mike Gorton

      2nd Technician grade

      Mike has trained in a wide range of Martial Arts systems, including Shotokan Karate, Wado Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Ninjutsu and Tai Chi.

      He has been training in Wing Chun since 1995 and took over the running of the Stafford club in 2000, and has been teaching Kung Fu professionally since 2005.

      Mike is now the Staffordshire Instructor for the WTKO teaching Wing Tyun Kung Fu; a development of the traditional Wing Chun system.

      Besides teaching Martial Arts, Mike is also a Web Designer, Artist and Musician. Hobbies include Weight Training, Sailing, Walking and Skiing.

    • Liam Cairns

      Liam Cairns

      1st Technician Grade - Level 1 Instructor

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  • Fighter Fitness

    strength, speed & stamina

    The next level

    Outdoor Fighter Fitness sessions are held in Stafford once a month. This training helps to build the stamina needed to apply your Martial Arts in a ring or street confrontation. Starting with a warm up, followed by 50 minutes of effective and varied fitness training.

    Sessions will include periodic fitness assessments based on military fitness standards.

    Trainers

    • Sifu Mike Gorton
      16 years experience

    Class Features

    • Running
    • Padwork
    • Resistance Exercises
    • Pressure Testing
    • Free Fighting
    • Sifu Mike Gorton

      Sifu Mike Gorton

      2nd Technician grade

      Mike has trained in a wide range of Martial Arts systems, including Shotokan Karate, Wado Ryu Karate, Lau Gar Kung Fu, Ninjutsu and Tai Chi.

      He has been training in Wing Chun since 1995 and took over the running of the Stafford club in 2000, and has been teaching Kung Fu professionally since 2005.

      Mike is now the Staffordshire Instructor for the WTKO teaching Wing Tyun Kung Fu; a development of the traditional Wing Chun system.

      Besides teaching Martial Arts, Mike is also a Web Designer, Artist and Musician. Hobbies include Weight Training, Sailing, Walking and Skiing.