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Sifu John Cossentine is the chief instructor, and founder of AMAWCKFA. He is a talented martial artist and teacher of Wing Chun Kuen, and has been practising martial arts for 30 years. He is fully qualified to teach Grandmaster Ip Man's lineage of Wing Chun Kung Fu. ​



  • Certified instructor, Sifu (teacher) and Master of Wing Chun Kuen 

  • Hatton Boxing for Fitness certified instructor

  • Active IQ level 2 fitness instructor

  • Active IQ level 3 personal trainer (NASM certified personal trainer)

  • Licensed practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)  


Sifu John Cossentine began his martial arts training in 1990 practising Tae Kwon Do, a Korean system of self-defence. He trained for a period of four years, becoming a British champion in 1996, as well as achieving a (1st kup) red belt, black tip grade.​


During that time, John began studying Wing Chun Kuen. He knew immediately he was going to become a teacher, and eventually decided to leave Tae-Kwon Do to dedicate himself fully to the techniques, teachings and training methods of the Wing Chun system.


He trained diligently for many years, representing one of the UK's leading authorities, before setting up his own organisation. ​


Sifu John Cossentine is the chief instructor and founder of Active Martial Arts Wing Chun Kung Fu; NASM, certified personal trainer and qualified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). ​ 


Patrick Cotton

"A brilliant teacher who is inspiring, and understanding. Sifu John Cossentine sets real goals that make people want to practice rather than too many goals, which can be overwhelming."
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