MASTER JOHN COSSENTINE
Sifu John Cossentine is a talented martial artist and teacher of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He has been practicing martial arts for 30 years and is fully qualified to teach the art of Wing Chun Kung Fu professionally.
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 teacher. 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 and represented 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 () and trainer in Integrated Optimum Performance Training Concepts.
Sifu John Cossentine has been certified in Grandmaster Ip Man's lineage of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is also a certified Hatton Boxing for fitness instructor, Active IQ, level 2 fitness instructor, Active IQ, level 3 (NASM Certified Personal Trainer), and a licensed practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
WORK AND CAREER
Sifu John Cossentine is a spotlight, equity registered actor and has been trained in the 'Sanford 'Meisner' approach to acting. He has worked with some big names in Hollywood such as TOM CRUISE, Charlotte Riley, BILL PAXTON, Luke Goss, HENRY CAVILL, Patrick Baladi and KIM BODNIA to name a few.
"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
"There's a skill to teaching and John's definitely got it. Some instructors make you feel imtimidated and nervous, others inspire you to want to perform well." - Patrick Cotton
A brilliant teacher who is inspiring and understanding. Sifu sets real goals that make you want to practice rather than too many goals, which can be overwhelming.” - Patrick Cotton
"I think the training John put me through and knowledge he imparted is worth it's weight in gold." - Brian
"I have just completed the Wing Chun foundation course with Sifu John Cossentine and found it an excellent way to get acquainted with the martial art and to ensure that I have a good knowledge of the fundamentals in building a solid foundation. Sifu John Cossentine is a great teacher and has been able to adapt his teaching approach to make sure I understand each lesson fully and how to get the most out of my training. I now feel confident to move on and look forward to continued learning at AMAWCKF. I would recommend The AMA Method to anyone who wants to learn Wing Chun from beginner to advanced levels." – Ben Healsey (Ricky Hatton Academy)
"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 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.