Sifu John Cossentine is a talented martial artist and teacher of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He has been practicing martial arts for nearly 30 years and is fully qualified to teach the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu professionally.


"My goal is to empower clients to be the best they can be. To encourage them to be difference in the quality of their lives. To create 'change', while teaching them the most basic and advanced aspects of Wing Chun Kuen." - Sifu John Cossentine 


Sifu John Cossentine began his martial arts training in 1992, practising Tae Kwon Do, a Korean system of self-defence. He trained for a period of four years and became 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 under the guidance of a well known and respected master. After his first session, he knew immediately he was going to become a teacher of Wing Chun and eventually decided to dedicate himself fully to the techniques, teachings and training methods of the Wing Chun system. He trained diligently for a period of 25 years, representing one of the UK's leading authorities, before setting up his own association for students wanting to learn Wing Chun quickly, safely and easily (in a logical and organised structure).


In addition to Wing Chun, Sifu John Cossentine is also a personal development coach, specialising in weight loss, confidence and stress, with qualifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Active IQ, level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 diploma in personal training. As a martial artist and optimum performance coach, he understands the mind-body system, how they are linked and connected and utilises a range of skills, tools, techniques and strategies to help people be the best they can be, in all they endeavour. 


Sifu John Cossentine is the chief instructor and founder of Active Martial Arts Wing Chun Kung Fu ( 


“Sifu John Cossentine is a great teacher with obviously years and years of experience and is fantastic at breaking things down and learning to apply the applications into the form. Hard-work and commitment is what he brings to each session and he somehow brings that out in you. Learning so much and look forward to learning loads more. Thanks.” - Martin Barrett 


Wing Chun Kung Fu


Sifu John Cossentine developed his skills and learned his trade under the careful watch and guidance of his teacher, Master James Sinclair of Although Sifu John Cossentine has gone on to develop his own coaching style and approach to learning Wing Chun, he credits his Sifu for his knowledge, skill and ability. 

"I owe everything to my Sifu. In my opinion, he's one of the best out there and I am eternally grateful for the training he put me through." - Sifu John Cossentine.  


Tae Kwon Do (ITF) 


Sifu John Cossentine's journey began in martial arts under the tuition and guidance of world championship coach, Master Roy Bertrand of To this day, Master Roy Bertrand has continued to be a positive inspiration and guide in life and the world of martial arts  and is one of a select few who Sifu John Cossentine will turn to, if ever in need of new insight, wisdom or guidance.  

"Master Roy Bertrand has been my inspiration in the martial arts. He is the man I have modelled myself on over the years and continue to aspire to be like. In my opinion, he is the perfect martial artist with well-rounded skills in street self-defence, martial arts combat and mindfulness. If I ever attain his level of skill and knowledge, I'll be happy." - Sifu John Cossentine 


Neuro-Linguistic Programming


Sifu John Cossentine believes in learning from the best and what better man to learn from than the genius that is Dr Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP. Sifu John Cossentine continuously develops his skills by attending seminars and events, which includes the presence of the UK's best selling author Paul McKenna, who is also trained by Dr Richard Bandler through 

"The best thing I ever did in life was to become a student of NLP. It allowed me to break free from the limited thoughts or patterns of behaviour that served a positive purpose and allowed me to direct my thoughts in a much more positive, constructive and resourceful way." - Sifu John Cossentine   


Fitness instructing and personal training

Sifu John Cossentine developed his skills through Premier Global, who have partnered with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - the leading Personal Training authrority in the USA to learn NASM’s world-leading Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model (a proven scientific and evidence-based training system). His fitness qualification includes:

  • Active IQ Level 2 fitness instructor ( 

  • Active IQ Level 3 diploma in personal training ( 

Specialist skills in total fitness, health and wellbeing 

  • Physical fitness

  • Mental and emotional fitness

  • Nutritional fitness

  • Social Fitness


Health- related fitness


  • Cardiovascular fitness

  • Muscular endurance

  • Muscular strength

  • Flexibility

  • Body composition


Skill-related fitness 

  • Speed

  • Reaction time

  • Agility

  • Balance

  • Coordination

  • Power