Crystal Palace Wing Chun | Part Of The WCK UK Organisation

Sifu Ben Mansourjah
Head Instructor

I wanted to take up Wing Chun for a long time ever since I had found out it was the foundation of Bruce Lee's martial arts. My wife and I decided to take up a couples activity over 4 years ago and with very little persuasion we found our way into Sifu Jason Ludwig's WCKUK classes.

From day 1 I knew this would be a passion of mine for the rest of my life. Wing Chun is such an intoxicating martial that is only helped by the ego free environment Sifu Jason and WCKUK have created. Sifu Jason and WCKUK have knowledge about the system second to none while learning this amazing skill you are always able to question what you are doing, receiving an answer to suit you and showing the practicality of any particular movement\shape.

Joining the instructor's team is a great honour. I love imparting the skills and knowledge I am gaining through my own training on others and look forward to doing it for a very long time to come.

If you are looking for something new to do, Wing Chun with WCKUK is the answer.

Sifu Jason Ludwig
Instructor

Hi, my name is Jason Ludwig and I’m the head instructor at WCKUK South Norwood, Coulsdon and surrounding areas. I started training martial arts in 1992 under a system called Wing Tai Chun, which consisted of my Dad's experience in Wing Chun Kuen and western boxing, and his masters formidable expertise in Tai Chi Chuan and various other styles. I also trained privately under some other well known Wing Chun Instructors and competition fighters of various martial backgrounds. During my time as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Whitgift School Combined Cadet Force, my Dad and I started teaching Wing Tai Chun to cadets.

This included annual demonstrations to pupils, teachers and high ranking officers in the British Army. To compliment my training I also competed in gymnastics. After secondary school, I took a short break to start a career in music (which I still do today), and eventually restarted my training in 2007 under the Wing Tsun system, and teaching it at a very basic level to kids and adults part-time. This lead me to finding The WCK UK Organisation, which I have been training under since 2010, and became a WCKUK Certified Instructor in 2014.

I also work in feature films and television as an actor, fight performer and musician, and have worked on 47 Ronin, Jack Ryan, Pan, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Electric Dreams, Aladdin and most notably in Kick Ass 2 as a stunt performer. Some of my earliest memories in life are training martial arts, specifically, Wing Chun, having been raised into it from the age of 4 it is not only my greatest passion but also my main career, teaching and training an average of 30 hours a week.

With the continually growing popularity of this great system, it became more important to train the most effective Wing Chun available in the south of England, and to train the Wing Chun which makes the most sense to me - I have found this with the WCK UK Organisation.

I hope to see you in one of my classes soon!

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Sifu Dan Marchant
Instructor

I began practising Wing Chun for the purpose of self-defence and wanting to better my mental attitude. After seeing how effective and truly understanding the simple yet complex art of Wing Chun. I knew it was something that should be taught and shared with as many as possible.

This is why when I was offered the opportunity to be an Assistant Instructor at WCKUK South Norwood’s kid's classes I took the offer as quickly as possible. Wing Chun changed my life for the better and I hope to inspire others and give them the same inspiration I have training with Sifu Jason Ludwig.

I have now been teaching the children at South Norwood Wing Chun and Coulsdon Wing Chun for almost 3 years and have enjoyed every moment of it, alongside working at a school as a teaching assistant in a primary school for 3 years giving me the experience needed to work with children of all abilities and ages. I am keen to give children the crucial skills they need in life not only for self-defence but also to better themselves in both their mental attitudes, how they present themselves with confidence and carry themselves with pride, giving them the ability to represent what they believe.