Should you attend a Women’s only martial arts classes?

For many women, the thought of attending a martial arts class, whether to learn an effective way to defend themselves, help with fitness, improve confidence or even to get a little more “me time”  might be a little low on the agenda of things to do after a long hard day, would you agree?

Picture this

women martial arts trainingIf I asked you to picture a “typical” martial arts class in your head, what kind of mental picture does this pull up for you? All men, ego’s, bad language, smelly feet..?



Get that image out of your mind…

The Halesowen Wing Chun Kuen has been established in the Halesowen since 2013. The club started out renting a small church hall and has steadily grown into the club we are today. We have always strived to have a family feel to our club and we make sure that everyone feels welcome. We teach openly and honestly and understand that women who are looking to learn a martial art might find it a little scary to train with predominantly male students. Is that you?

It can be a little intimidating for a woman to turn up to any new class, let alone a martial arts class. Taking that first step can be the most difficult, but hopefully, you will. The aim of the Halesowen Wing Chun Kuen Women’s only martial arts class is to take away at least one of the obstacles to learning this great Kung Fu system. Are you willing to at least give the class a try?

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What is in a name?

One of the great things about Wing Chun Kung Fu is that it is said to be the only martial art founded by a woman and takes its name from its legendary ‘founder’; Yim Wing Chun. In Chinese Wing Chun literally means ‘beautiful springtime’ or ‘everlasting spring’.

The philosophy at the Halesowen Wing Chun Kuen for Women’s only martial arts classes is to give the female student the ability to learn in an environment that allows them to stay and feel safe yet be given the confidence to train in a way where the new-found skills and ability can be developed. Building skills that can be helpful in real-life situations.

The Wing Chun System is designed to work for everyone. Understanding the principles of the Wing Chun system, the theories, and concepts will guide you to an understanding that you do not have to rely on to pure physical strength.

Wing Chun is about understanding body mechanics and the use of efficient movement rather than set techniques, you become the master of Wing Chun and not its slave. The Wing Chun system will aim to teach you how to avoid using strength and force. Student’s will learn to use their body structure correctly; this is a key element in Wing Chun practice.

In the mix

Mixed Wing Chun class HalesowenAlthough we offer adults mixed class on a Tuesday and Thursday that starts at 7 pm we understand that some women would prefer to train with other women only. As your skills and confidence grow you may want to try one of the mixed classes but only if you wanted to.

If you would like to come for a free taster lesson of our Women’s only martial arts classes at the Halesowen Wing Chun Kuen then please contact Sifu Alan Bagley on 07821 126 685, email [email protected] Please feel free to text, call or email if you have any questions about the training.

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Come and give it a go. The first lesson is free.


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