Welcome to our website and thank you for taking an interest in Active Martial Arts Wing Chun Kung Fu. Our goal is to help all our students achieve their full fitness and Wing Chun potential through the use of our classes, courses and personal training programmes. Our emphasis is based on meeting student needs, forming professional relationships, while striving to achieve a balance between the art and the practical self-defence applications of the Wing Chun system. Our promise to you is simple - to assist you in becoming the best Wing Chun practitioner we know you can be. 


We hope you enjoy your visit and have answered any questions you have before you commit to your Wing Chun training.

Sifu John Cossentine 

(Chief instructor of AMAWCKFA)




Active Martial Arts Wing Chun Kung Fu is a logical and systematic approach to learning one of the most effective and popular, Chinese Kung Fu systems practised around the world. We are an organisation dedicated to teaching Grandmaster Ip man’s lineage of Wing Chun Kung Fu in a safe and friendly environment for people wanting to learn martial arts with an aim to lead a more active, healthy lifestyle.  




We provide high quality courses on Wing Chun Kung Fu for the complete beginner to the advanced student. All of our courses are taught by a Master of Wing Chun Kuen that has 30 years experience. 


We also combine the principles of traditional martial arts in conjunction with scientific, evidence based fitness that improves the overall functioning of all body systems (cardiorespiratory, circulatory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, endocrine and nervous system) to reduce the risk of chronic disease.

For more information, visit our join us page. 




Is there a grading syllabus? 


Yes. AMAWCKFA has an effective grading syllabus that overcomes the problems and challenges in learning Wing Chun Kuen. 


Are there any opportunities to teach?


Yes. Students can train to become a certified instructor and Sifu once they have achieved a particular grade from our in-house, instructor training programme. 


“I have studied Wing Chun for 9 years with various teachers and I can clearly state that The AMA Method is the most effective that I have been to. Classes are structured always with an end goal in mind and you always have something to work towards with your training rather than just going through the motions. With the Wing Chun syllabus split into chunks, it makes it easier to get through: it makes completing the Wing Chun system an attainable goal rather than something that you may eventually achieve.” James Wright