Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK

Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK is a unique centre of excellence in which to learn Authentic Chinese Ma Welcome to the Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK, a unique centre of excellence within Chinese Martial Arts based in Maidenhead Berkshire UK.

Established since 1997 in our own full time kung fu school, fully equipped with everything you’ll ever need to learn Classical Authentic Chinese Kung Fu, open 6 days a week, with classes for Adults and Children in Eagle Claw Kung Fu, Taiji Quan (TaiChi), Qi Gong (Chi gung) and Lion Dance, with Worldwide links and connections. We share our passion with our students from age 6 to 80 each and every day, we look forward to welcoming you to our kung fu family “ Believe - Achieve - Succeed”

Operating as usual

09/09/2022

It is with Great Sadness we mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, a life of service to the United Kingdom for 70 years.

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 08/09/2022

We have just learned the sad news of SiSok Athur (Yau Yeung Bing) passing away earlier this year.

We had the pleasure of SiSok staying with us at our home and school for 2 weeks during Oct 2015.

He was a very unique person, a huge heart and great Eagle Claw Skills, the disciple of Late GrandMaster Liu Fa Meng (Lau Fat Mang and probably the first person to teach Eagle Claw in the USA.

Aside from learning Eagle Claw kung fu and history with him he also gave a lot of advice, guidance and life knowledge, he opened my eyes somewhat and helped guide me with insight and knowledge.

Our Shifu often spoke with his SiSok in the years after, who was always, kind, understanding, compassionate and tolerant. He always sought harmony and balance where others could not see it. Though he had a very difficult life in many ways he was able to live in the moment and always be happy.

He will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you SiSok for all you did for us.

03/09/2022

Opening the door starts your journey.

Ying Zhao Wu Guan UK

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 27/07/2022

Our Shifu Julian Dale gave an interview with the Line of Intent Magazine, an online magazine written by the esteemed Alex Kozma a long time practioner of Internal Chinese Martial arts and traveller to China Taiwan and Far East.

The article by our Shifu Julian Dale goes into his journey of Eagle Claw, his research and discoveries across HKG and China until finally arriving at the birthplace of the system and his acceptance into the direct family lineage.

Line of Intent magazine produces a series of good in-depth articles on various Chinese Martial arts. Please do visit the website site and page links below:

https://lineofintent.com/product/martial-cultivation-journal-january-2022/
https://www.facebook.com/martialcultivation

28/06/2022

Da Dao - Big Knife
Favoured for use during the II World War by infantry across China.

03/06/2022

The journey of martial arts is one of continuos personal growth and development.

Along that journey we reach milestones and achievements, we should not rest on the laurels of those achievements but recognise them as but mere moments along the path.

Over past two years we have sought to improve our in house standards and accreditations by passing academic exams in Safeguarding in Martial Arts and most recently accredited instructor qualifications from the British Martial Arts and Boxing assoc which are recognised by the Sports Council the UK Govt national governing body.

These achievements add to our long path of personal growth and development.

Never stop seeking to improve on all levels

26/05/2022

Be unwavering on your path, resolute in your focus.

09/05/2022

To Enter the door you have to open it.

When learning you have to open your mind and your heart to the knowledge, you may learn it quickly but will spend a lifetime mastering it.

We continuously work to improve ourselves and our Wu Guan, the entrance hallway has been finished after many years.

22/04/2022

The doors to the Wu Guan finally re open to accept international students.

Pavel Prucha from Prague in the Czech Republic spent 10 days with us enduring intensive study daily of 6+ hours and general group classes.

Pavel had spent the past 15 months following the Online Eagle Claw Kung Fu Skills course which we released as the worlds 1st during 2020, also taking twice monthly online coaching.

Pavel has previous Chinese martial arts experience with Ba Gua, Hsing Yi, Hung Gar and Shuia Jiao

We are delighted to welcome Pavel to the school and the Eagle Claw system and look forward to seeing him on his now planned regular visits to the UK for ongoing intensive study

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 15/03/2022

In Traditional Fatsan (Foshan) style Lion dance there are 5 brothers known as Liu Bei, Gwan Yue, Zhang Fei, Huang Zhong & Cao Cao. Each is represented with thier own respective lion.

Shown here is the Huang Zhong 黃忠 Lion also known as the Righteous Lion , we are particlulary proud of this lion as we had the lion custom made in Foshan during 2017. Especially made for a visit to our Wu Guan by then current British Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May where we performed a Blessing Lion dance for her.

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 05/03/2022

Red Lions bring Happiness and Prosperity.

The middle lion was completely re painted by one of our family after it was delivered from the manufacturer.

We were not happy with the quality of the work and standard of the Lion so it was completely re-painted which makes this Red lion quite special to us as it carries the energy of the person who re-painted it.

This also means it should only be performed by the right people to fully bring it to life 🙏

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 06/02/2022

Chinese New Year Lion dance parade 2022 Year of the Tiger in Maidenhead.

After two years hiatus our Kung Fu school were able to bring the annual Lion dance parade back to Maidenhead.

Despite many challenges through the lockdowns and covid it was a delight for our team to be out performing for the public again, some 1,500 people joined together on the day, blessed with good weather and sunshine everyone enjoyed it immensely.

The event was supported by Make Maidenhead and the RBWM, along with with Coca.
Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.

Thank you everyone, please enjoy some photos taken on the day below

01/02/2022

The Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK are co hosting the Chinese New Year Lion Dance parade on Sat 5th of Feb starting at 1pm in Maidenhead High St.

Our annual community support for Chinese New will be bringing in the year of the Water Tiger, we very much look forward celebrating it with you all.
XinNian KuaiLe
Happy New Year

Photos from Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK's post 27/01/2022

Chinese New Year of the Tiger is nearly upon us, Lion Dance teams around the world will be getting ready to perform.

Dim Jing/Hoi Gong
Has your Lion received "dim Jing and hoi gong" ?
Does it cary a Hong Fa Red flower, ?
Did your Lion receive blessing in front of your ancestral table?

When all is done and the poems spoken, the Lion awakes fully empowered and ready to bring blessings to all

21/01/2022

30 years Shifu & Tudi
Ying Zhao Jia Ren

12/01/2022

Ancestral offerings.
On the 1st & 15th of the Chinese calender month, Ancestral tables (alters) are cleaned and refreshed with oranges, incense, and many other items.
The word for orange in Chinese resemble the words for luck and success, respectively. Their bright color also symbolizes gold, hence the fruits have a meaning of bringing good luck and wealth.

What happens to the oranges that have been changed ? We pass them out to our students to enjoy the blessing of the ancestors and that they may also have good luck & prosperity

31/12/2021

To all friends, we wish you all a very Happy New Year 2022. May the year ahead bring you good health, happiness, prosperity and long life 🙏

21/12/2021

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas, May it be calm, peacefull and happy for all.

26/11/2021

A Dragon rises from within the physical to the metaphysical, the concept of 精神 Jīngshén is metaphysical all Chinese Martial arts cultivate this within

12/11/2021

It is important within Traditional Chinese Martial arts to stand with Integrity and resolute stoicism, know that which your history, family and system mean beyond the superficial level. It is the bedrock foundation by which we move forwards, Wu de Martial Ethics are there to guide not control, both the mind and heart must be open, one should also not compromise and remain True to the path

05/11/2021

Qiang - Spear
A staple part of the Ying Zhao Fan Tzi Men Eagle Claw system. Our Shifu has had this spear for some 33 years now, 7.5ft in length with a good weight and flexible when the right amount of Fajing is applied.
One of the 4 classic weapons. Staff, Broadsword, Spear & Straight Sword.

20/10/2021

Master Chen Junxin head of our Eagle Claw Family visited our Wuguan (Martial Arts school) in Oct 2019, during his time with us in the UK he was able to pass on and teach many of the ancestral skills and methods of the Eagle Claw system as taught in the founding village of the Eagle Claw system in Hebei province China.
Master Chen Junxin is with family disciple Shifu Julian Dale and Shifu Dale's two closest and most trusted students at the Kung Fu school Da Shixiong Stuart Keating and Yi Shixiong Mathew Smith

21/09/2021

Wishing everyone a very Happy mid autumn festival 🙏🙏🙏

16/09/2021

Ying Zhao Ji ben gong Basic training. Cecilia is training a basic exercise that works on maintaining a low stance, step kick. Where we can improve here is a straighter back, keeping the transition step as a low lunge step (this is not a bow stance) the kicking leg must push the heel forwards and have no swing. Four lines with at least 20 repetitions in each line should be practiced, with focussed concentration, slow and steady, not rushed. Balance and structure really improve from this exercise as well developing a good stretch in the kicking leg

08/09/2021

The role of a teacher is often bitter/sweet. We have the privilege of playing an important role in our students lives forever how long they are part of the Kung Fu school. This evening we gave Kiran Merry a small farewell send off as he begins his new adventure at University this Friday, Kiran has been a long time dedicated student both in our Kung Fu class and also a significant part of the Lion dance team over many years.
A card and gifts from the school were presented to Kiran, good wishes, good luck, be successfull and look forward to seeing you in the near future 🙏🙏🙏

26/08/2021

Through many travels in China over the years, I have followed a path of learning and discovery, often the destination is hidden from view untill between the gates of a mountain pass the signs ahead lead to a tower of reward at the seat of learning. Always follow the compass in your heart, you may experience difficult times and an arduous journey that seems unsurmountable, yet never stop climbing, never stop learning, never stop growing as destinations become clear to see along your path.
Photo taken in Hangzhou, China circa 2008

25/06/2021

Iron Eagle Claw Lin gung and strength training with 8kg old railway sleeper, bought as a pair. The perfect size and shape for training seizing/catching skill.

22/06/2021

“Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK leads the way with new Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts”accreditation
The Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark”.
Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK’s commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child.

“When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding and upholding safe practices for their children if they display the Safeguarding Code ‘mark’.”

As Maidenheads longest serving full time martial arts centre, we have always strived to develop the very best in our standards both internationally and locally, not only by creating a one of a kind training centre, and having a track record of unique Chinese Martial Arts connections and training through China & Hong Kong, further investing into our activities and growth as a school we are delighted to have achieved accreditation with “Safeguarding in Martial Arts”. A huge amount of work was put into completing the 80 page compliance documentation by members of our Instructor team. This is a great initiative for all Martial Arts within the UK and I would encourage all Martial Arts school to strive for excellence by gaining a Safeguarding in Martial Arts Accreditation.
Our thanks to ShiXiong Andrew Small for all his help in working with Shifu on completing all the work required to achieve this accreditation, also acknolwedgement and thanks to Sophie Marie Glover (Shijie) for all her help in the past writing of all our internal policies and proceedures documentation.
www.eagleclawkungfu.uk
Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018.
https://www.safeguardingcode.com/

22/06/2021

“Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK leads the way with new Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts”accreditation
The Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK is leading the charge in sports safeguarding, having successfully attained the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts “mark”.
Achieving the Safeguarding Code, demonstrates Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK’s commitment to upholding its duty-of-care to the community and young people and recognises Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK as a martial arts provider that has reached and effectively maintained good safeguarding standards. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been created so that parents and carers can clearly identify a martial arts provider that have demonstrated that they have reached and maintained good safeguarding standards and can make informed decisions when selecting a club for their child.

“When making choices about martial arts schools, parents and carers can easily determine, and be reassured that clubs in their local area are committed to safeguarding and upholding safe practices for their children if they display the Safeguarding Code ‘mark’.”

As Maidenheads longest serving full time martial arts centre, we have always strived to develop the very best in our standards both internationally and locally, not only by creating a one of a kind training centre, and having a track record of unique Chinese Martial Arts connections and training through China & Hong Kong, further investing into our activities and growth as a school we are delighted to have achieved accreditation with “Safeguarding in Martial Arts”. A huge amount of work was put into completing the 80 page compliance documentation by members of our Instructor team. This is a great initiative for all Martial Arts within the UK and I would encourage all Martial Arts school to strive for excellence by gaining a Safeguarding in Martial Arts Accreditation.
Our thanks to ShiXiong Andrew Small for all his help in working with Shifu on completing all the work required to achieve this accreditation, also acknolwedgement and thanks to Sophie Marie Glover (Shijie) for all her help in the past writing of all our internal policies and proceedures documentation.
www.eagleclawkungfu.uk
Developed in consultation with Sport England, representatives from martial arts governing bodies, and leading safeguarding experts, the Code is funded by the National Lottery and was launched by the Sports Minister in 2018.
https://www.safeguardingcode.com/

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Monday 10am - 10pm
Tuesday 10am - 10pm
Wednesday 10am - 10pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm

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