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Torquay Martial Arts Classes

It’s surprising how popular taking up martial arts is nowadays! There has been a massive increase in people looking to take it up throughout the UK and Torquay is no exception to the rule. It's a great way to keep fit, it’s social, competitive and has a great team spirit. Not only are you learning something that can be useful but you’re also building concentration, focus and strength too. You can’t expect to become a professional in days but the training will pay off. There is nothing like practising that move over and over again and then in a sparring session being able to deliver it perfectly!



What’s the Best Torquay Martial Art to Choose?

We can’t tell you which are the best martial arts to learn in Torquay because a lot comes down to your personal choice. You should visit the club or school and see what the vibe is like, speak to some of the other people there. If you get on with them and feel comfortable, then that’s a good sign you’re in the right place!


Popular Martial Arts Classes in Torquay

We’ve researched which are the most popular martial arts classes that people search for online. Are they the best martial arts to start training in? Only you can decide that!


  1. Krav Maga
  2. Muay Thai
  3. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  4. Aikido
  5. MMA


We hasten to add, that this list is only based on the number of online lookups. To see the whole selection you should – Click Here


Martial Arts for Self-Defense

Yes, it is good to know how to defend yourselves but most instructors will tell you that there is no winner when it comes to standing toe to toe with an assailant and trying to beat them. The best self defence strategy is to always escape as fast as possible and run away. What martial arts will do, is help teach you how to escape, how to break a grip, possibly disable the assailant and then get out of there! One of the key factors to your escape is confidence in the knowledge that you CAN escape.

Temple Gym Martial Arts Centre
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  • Tai Chi
  • Self Defence
  • Wing Chun
Sifu Derek Vernon (Past, Present and Future ) Teachings of Wing Chun Kung Fu and San Shou. My lineage Yip Man Wing Chun 叶问詠春 Ho Kam Ming Wing Chun 何锦明詠春 Fong Chi Wing ( Augustine Fong ) Wing Chun 芳志荣(奥古斯丁芳詠春 Derek Vernon Wing Chun 德里克弗农詠春 كونغ فو _ وينج تشون Temple Gym Martial Arts offers a wide training within our programs for adults and children. Our programs are divided by level ranging from, 11 years and above. ​ This allows us to better focus classes training activities to the individual student's level of development. All of our martial arts programs are self-paced allowing students to train and learn at their own speed.​ Going at their own rate allows students to better develop confidence in their abilities. Each student joins us for a different reason. Reasons include:​ to gain self-confidence and self-discipline, learn self-defence, improve fitness, develop concentration, ​ coordination and core strength, have a sense of community and belonging. With all this in mind, ​ we focus on individual students' needs and goals. No matter what age range or skill level, every student will find an enjoyable, ​ A friendly and relaxed environment where they can learn martial arts skills and values while at the same time having a fun! Sifu Vernon is the Chief-Instructor of Vernons Wing Chun and co-director of the Temple Gym Martial Arts Centre. He is a family member of the British Chin Woo Association. Sifu Vernon Started training in the Martial arts at the age of 14 in 1980 at a branch school of Simon Lau’s in Barking, East London Until 1983. Sifu Vernon then moved to Torquay, Devon in the South - West of England In 1984. There was no Wing Chun any where in the South - West at that time, so Sifu Vernon Joined a Lau Gar Kung Fu School in Torquay. Which was Run by Mich Astian and Chief- Instructor Humphry Brooms.Sifu Vernon trained with the group from 19 84 - 1987. In 1989 Sifu Vernon started looking for Wing Chun again, and joined up with Sifu Leung Ting’s Wing Tsun Organisation. By attending Instructor training programs with Sifu Leung Ting, Sifu Vernon soon Found Himself Running a School in Torquay under Sifu Nick Smart. In 1992 Sifu Vernon travelled to the Far East to Research Wing Chun Kuen and Visited Masters in Hong Kong, Canton and Foshan. In 1993 Sifu Vernon achieved 2nd Level Technician ( Instructor Level ) with Leung Ting’s Wing Tsun Organisation. Sadly in 1994 the British Wing Tsun Organisation splintered away from Leung Ting’s Wing Tsun Organisation. Sifu Nick Smart formed the Pro-am Wing Tchun Organisation. Sifu Vernon Stayed with that group until early 1995, and in that time was awarded . 2nd level Technician ( Instructor Level ) In 1995 Sifu Vernon Formed the Wing Chun Research Association. In the same year Sifu Vernon was tested and approved by the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. Through the Council Sifu Vernon meet up with Sifu Samuel Kwok and trained along side him. In 1996 Sifu Vernon was made Assistant Secretary to the United Kingdom Chinese Kuoshu Federation and travelled to Taiwan as part of the British Team. He was accompanied by one of his students Nick Page become Silver Medalist in the Super Heavy Weight Division. In 1996 Sifu Derek Vernon started traing with Sifu Augustine Fong ( Fong Chi Wing ) at the head quarters of Sifu Fong’s Wing Chun Gung Fu Federation, which is based in Tucson, Arizona. Sifu Vernon would also like to thank his Si-Mo for making him feel a part of their family. Sifu Vernon has trained National and World Champions in Full-Contact and Forms Competitions. Sifu Vernon's Two oldest children are Gold and Silver Medalists at National Level. Sifu Vernon would welcome you to come along and try this fascinating and intelligent martial art taught by distinguished Sifu Derek Vernon, who has 36 years of experience. Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art incorporating self-defence, health, spirituality and philosophy. It is suitable for all ages, genders, and abilities, and has something to offer everyone. Wing Chun is a simple yet challenging martial art. Training incorporates elements of solo forms and exercises, moving meditation, partner drills, sparring and conditioning.
Newton Abbot HKB Martial Arts
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  • MMA
  • Jeet Kune Do
  • Kickboxing
Newton Abbot HKB Martial Arts is the Official Black Flag Wing Chun Headquarter School in the UK with smaller clubs throughout Devon, England - HKB is a World Recognised Organisation with over 3,000 members spread throughout 13 countries Worldwide. We pride ourselves in teaching authentic HKB - 'Black Flag Wing Chun Kung Fu'. HKB is a Martial Art system which is geared towards teaching Realistic Self-Defense (Effective in today's modern society) and not Idealistic (as demonstrated in most Kung Fu Movies). We have just opened a new (6 month) HKB Orientation Class in Newton Abbot, Devon, England aimed towards giving beginner students a Foundation Level Certificate in HKB (Black Flag Wing Chun) within just 6 months of training. Our 'Result Now' Orientation Program is available to complete Beginners and to Students from any other System or Style. *Please understand our complete 'Road to Black Sash' Program on average takes around 5 years of dedication to finish. HKB - Black Flag Wing Chun is a Secret Society Martial Art System with a unique fighting strategy and power generation system. HKB enables a smaller weaker person to overcome a stronger aggressor, based on the Maximum Efficiency of Time, Space and Energy. HKB uses structure and leverage to disperse muscular brute strength like most common Martial Art systems, however HKB goes deeper into the understanding of Chi Energy. HKB harnesses the Internal Power of Chi Energy through a series of unique and advanced Forms which help your body to develop Hoat Keng - Shock Impulse Power. Shock Impulse Power - when properly developed and understood can be transferred into an aggressors oncoming attack, sending not only their own power back into them, but yours also is added to the point of contact, leaving you feeling almost zero pain, and with them seriously thinking twice about a second attack; this power can be transferred through any part of the body and does not rely on structure or muscle mass. The Newton Abbot School can also provide Hong Kong (Ip Man) Style Wing Chun, Chinese Kick-boxing, plus basic MMA training. The main benefits people report after joining our Orientation Program after a 6 month period are as follows: • Build up in Focus and a Stronger Mindset, • Boost in Confidence, • Reduced Stress, • Better Social Life, • Enhanced Relationships, • Got in Shape & Fit Fast!. Some of our Key Introductory Benefits include: • Proven track record of achieving rapid results to thousands of students worldwide over the past 10 years, • No more than 10 students per class - designed for the close personal attention that people need to excel, • No Ego Zone - Family Run school where students are rewarded for loyalty, hard work, respect and discipline, We are one of the most cost effective Martial Art Schools in Devon (U.K). With multiple payment options giving you the best value to suit any budget! We service the whole of Devon: Plymouth, Exeter, Newton Abbot, Torquay, Paignton, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Totnes, Brixham, Ivybridge, Dartmouth and Exmouth. We also provide private lessons in the comfort of your own home!
  • Krav Maga

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