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The Martial Art Institute (MAI) was founded by Master
Wai-Po Tang in 1986. The organisation's training
syllabus encompasses both traditional and progressive approach.
Master Tang considers martial art is a way of life, and it is
not exclusively for learning to fight but a journey as well.
The training focuses effective combative techniques but also
focusses on health and fitness as well as personal development
- That is learning and discovering one self, through accepting
one's strengths and weaknesses; and attaining inner peace by
overcoming our own insecurities.
MAI have produced many champions, well known teachers and
accomplished students. Master Tang has conducted seminars all
over the world, stretching all the way from UK to USA, Sweden,
Former Soviet, Former Yugoslavia, Norway, Finland, etc. At present,
our Team Sweden has championed the sporting-combat element of
the MAI martial arts programme for many years.
many excellent practitioners, artists and fighters have springboarded
from the MAI, we are still predominantly, a service to the martial
artists' lifestyle. Therefore, we welcome anyone with or without
experience to join our club - fitness level is absolutely unimportant,
as you are encouraged to work within your ability. Our classes
are friendly and welcoming, and we always encourage practitioners
to help each other to improve, rather than prove one is better
than the other.
Last Updated on
Thursday, 7 December, 2017
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a look at the video clip glossary of the the beginners Level
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Tang is one of the highest authorities in Foshan Wing
Chun and contemporary Wing Chun, he was awarded the highest
traditional Kung Fu honour
'The Wing Chun Descendant' by China's Grandmaster
Yui Kil in February 1988. Master
Tang is an associated member and consultant to SPARTA since
2002; and a full member of the British Association of Sport
and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
since 2000; and a recognised sports coach UK member of the National
Coaching Foundation, and also an accredited
'GRANDMASTER' of Wing Chun Kung Fu - awarded by a UK
governing bodies AMA in 2001 and the British National Association
of Martial Arts and Combat Sports Worldwide; also by China's
Great Grandmaster Yui Kil Foshan Wing Chun Heritage.
well as attaining academic qualification specialising in Biomechanics
Psychology; Master Wai-Po Tang's practical experience
of applied Wing Chun is very extensive - Master Wai Po Tang
has encountered many brutal street confrontations and successfully
resolved them by will and strength and skills.
The knowledge of correct martial art training
methods, theories of peak performance and Wing
Chun Kung Fu interpretations are shared with all
you martial artists and martial art clubs.
site offers very comprehensive analyses and interpretations
of the Wing Chun Kung Fu style. This site gives information
on martial art clubs
(London, Wimbledon, Croydon, Surrey, Sweden), wing chun videos,
kung fu combat
sciences, exercise training methods, martial arts
history and culture, and lots of martial art institute news,
Master Wai Po Tang's daily tips,
for sale. The
purpose of the resources on this site are to encourage martial
artists, martial arts academics, martial sport coaches and general
practitioners to use these information to aid development of
martial arts around the world, regardless of style or discipline.
So it is not exclusive only to the Wing Chun world but the whole
martial arts community.
from the usual learning, the MAI also take part in stage performance
or film and TV works. From
news to documentary to drama.
A comparative illustration of Master Wai-Po Tang and Jennifer
Lopez 's Biu Sau at the RVP stage.
Wai-Po Tang performing pole fighting at Camden Roundhouse
Theatre for BBC Television
and Old News
1. What increases the speed of the kicks? A
Comparative Kinematics analysis of an expert-novice differences
in a Wing Chun Front Kick
in the BBC's
TV series 'Masters
of Combat', Master Tang (right) standing
with presenter Gail Hipgrave (formerly Porter) and artists
Wai-Po Tang performed at the Royal Variety
the Queen, at the London Dominion Theatre. Superstars finale