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  • Martial Arts Illustrated magazine interviews Master Tang. Sep 2008 issue, 'Asking The Masters' Column.

  • Jack French, a MAI UK fighter won gold at the Sweden All Style Tournament on the 1st December 2007. Two other MAI fighters from Sweden took 1 gold and 1 silver.
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  • M.A.I. fighters took 2 gold and 1 silver in the national San Shou Championships in Sweden in May 2006.

  • Prestigious 'Combat Hall of Fame Award' on 25th October 2003- Awarded to Master Wai-Po Tang for the contribution and development of martial arts in UK and around the world.

 

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MARTIAL ART INSTITUTE

Wimbledon, SW19

Contact Sifu (Instructor) Django Lagnado

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Introduction

The Martial Art Institute UK is a small but a very personal organisation, and it is headed by two very experienced instructors Sifu Lagnado and Sifu Pancerz. Both taught by Master Tang, and have vast experience of several martial arts disciplines. All club enquiries contact Sifu Lagnado - Mobile 07879 884 152.

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.

The 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.

Seminar in Russia

Although 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.


Lumpini Thai Boxing Champion OddNoi (left) with Wai-Po Tang in 1988

Website Last Updated on Monday, 9 September, 2013


 

New Classes

Our instructors Django Lagnado and Leslaw Pancerz are highly skilled practitioners. They teach in an effective and safe and friendly manner.

Take a look at the video clip glossary of the the beginners Level 1 Syllabus
MAI Syllabus has 8 Levels [more]


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Founder's Background

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Master 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.

Foshan Yui Kil's lineage

As well as attaining academic qualification specialising in Biomechanics and Sports 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.

Grandmaster Yui Kil presenting the Wing Chun Descendant Award to Wai-Po Tang Combat Hall of Fame Award

 


 

MAI Website

This 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, and goods for sale. wing chun, wing chun kung fu, karate, judo, wrestling, wwf, tae kwon do, boxing,  self defence, self defense, bruce lee, martial art, martial art institute, martial art schools, martial art clubs, kung clubs, kung fu class, kung fu fighters, shaolin kung fu, kickboxing, karate, judo, bruce lee, world federation wrestling, yip man, ip chun, wai po tang, wai po tang,  ving tsun, ving tsun, close combat, 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.

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Entertainment

Apart from the usual learning, the MAI also take part in stage performance or film and TV works. From news to documentary to drama.

Master Wai-Po Tang welcomes you to join his friendly classes in London, Wimbledon, Croydon, Crawley, Addington VillageMaster Wai-Po Tang demonstrating Wing Chun Snake hands Biu SauJennifer Lopez - executing the deadly Biu Sau or  is she begging  to join Master Tang's beginners classes?  hmmm...J.Lo is shouting she wants to join the beginners classes.  But she will have to wait on the list.
A comparative illustration of Master Wai-Po Tang and Jennifer Lopez 's Biu Sau at the RVP stage.

 

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Master Wai-Po Tang performing pole fighting at Camden Roundhouse Theatre for BBC Television

 


 

Articles and Old News

 

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Group picture at the BBC Television series Masters of Combat, standing with Wai-Po Tang, TV presenter Gail Porter, Jamie Cho and Chloe BruceStarring in the BBC's TV series 'Masters of Combat', Master Tang (right) standing with presenter Gail Hipgrave (formerly Porter) and artists wing chun, wing chun kung fu, karate, judo, wrestling, wwf, tae kwon do, boxing,  self defence, self defense, bruce lee, martial art, martial art institute, martial art schools, martial art clubs, kung clubs, kung fu class, kung fu fighters, shaolin kung fu, kickboxing, karate, judo, bruce lee, world federation wrestling, yip man, ip chun, wai po tang, wai po tang,  ving tsun, ving tsun, close combat,

Wing Chun Kung Fu  Master Wai-Po Tang (centre) backstage with popstars Hearsay 's Rachel and Mai-Lin during the rehearsals at the Dominion Theatre at The Royal Variety Performance 2001Master Wai-Po Tang performed at the Royal Variety Performance for the Queen, at the London Dominion Theatre. Superstars finale with Wai-Po.

 

 

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  • Discovery Channel broadcasted Master Wai-Po Tang in promo sponosred by Warners Brothers 'The Last Samurai
    Wai-Po Tang and Shaolin Monk 'Yan Min Chen' fighting at a Shaolin Temple. It is now Discovery Channel Travel and Adventure theme clip.

  • Wai-Po Tang played Kung Fu master in recent short film
    Wai-Po Tang acting with Kate Maberly
    'The Audition' -starring Kate Maberly (award winner in the 'Secret Garden' and played opposite to Jonny Depp and Kate Winslett in 'Neverland'. The Audition to be released this year.


  • Master Wai-Po Tang performed Her Majesty The Queen entering the Dominion Theatre for the Royal Variety Performance 2001
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    Royal Variety Performance for the Queen.

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