Combining Kung Fu, Tai Chi and other internal arts with practical self-defence our aim is to give our students confidence and peace of mind whilst learning to defend themselves. All ages welcome from 6 to 60 and above, you are never too old to learn!
Our Chief Instructor, Jason Firth, has been learning Kung Fu and internal arts for over 25 years and has gained a Black Belt 4th Degree (4th Dan). He has won medals at national competitions and visited China to train with Chinese Masters. Jason is friendly and approachable and loves seeing students develop in confidence as they learn and improve their skills.
Classes for experienced martial artists and beginners based in Colchester. We accept students with previous martial arts experience whether Kung Fu or another style (see FAQ). You can join at any time, just fill in the register interest form and we will get in touch with you.
Our martial arts club is based around traditional Kung Fu. This includes line work, grading from white to black, self-defence, sparring and as you get through the grades leads on to weapons training and internal arts. We also teach Tai Chi and other forms of meditation as well as the practical self-defence side of Tai Chi.
Our classes are suitable for kids of all ages! Whether you're 8 or 80, we have something for you. You are never too old to learn a new skill like Kung Fu or Tai Chi, or too young to want to burn off some energy!
If you've learnt a simliar style to Kung Fu elsewhere, or want to try something new, you are welcome to come along. We will introduce you to the club and if you haven't trained for a while, gradually ease you in. After a few classes we will suggest a skills evaluation to check your level.
You can join the Kung Fu and Tai Chi classes at any time, there are no fixed courses that start on a particular date, we meet every week, we just ask that you sign up to a trial in order to experience more than 1 or 2 classes. For the Women's self defence, these are only short courses and run at fixed times, so check the website here for details.
Like buying a house, it's always a good idea to shop around. We welcome prospective new students to come along and take part for a few weeks to see if this is the right club for you. We are a friendly club where everyone is respected.
It doesn't matter if you think your too fat, too small, too big, have a learning or physical disability, are too shy or something else! We don't judge a book by it's cover (we are called Hidden Dragon for a reason) and we can all learn these skills to your own personal level.
Depending on our schedule we are happy to come along to your community group (such as Scouts, Guides, WI, Youth Clubs and other community groups) and run an introduction class for you. This could be Kung Fu, Tai Chi or some basic self-defence depending on your interest or just a talk.
If you have a question that we haven't covered here then please use the contact form to get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we're out of the dojo! There is no such thing as a stupid question - especially if we haven't covered it here!