"Our Greatest Glory Is NOT Never To Fall, But To RISE Eery Time We Fall."
Position: Founder and Chief Instructor
Experience: Over 45 years in Wing Chun.
Teaching Locations: Rayleigh Essex, SS6 9QW & Bedford.
Wing Chun Master, James Sinclair, began his martial art studies in 1972 when he started a karate style under the guidance of Sensei Alan White.
Sensei White instilled in James Sinclair the martial art spirit that he carries to this day. Even though James later left to train in Wing Chun, he has always held his first teacher in high regard.
The first influences that any person experiences are so important and, through Sensei White’s encouragement and example, James Sinclair has been left with a lasting legacy of Martial Art Spirit.
In the photo to the left James Sinclair is using the EPSOS training system. James is in effect holding his leg up unsupported
Master James Sinclair, went on to train in Wing Chun Kung Fu for a decade in Essex & London.
Showing total one mindedness and dedication and soon became a senior student and even represented his teacher at British Kung Fu Council and Martial Art Commission events.
In October 1985 the United Kingdom Wing Chun Kung Fu Association was born.
All of the UKWCKFA students have to train hard to build a strong foundation, a part of their training that they will always rely on.
There have been many notable students who have got o to create their own groups and no longer teach as part of the UKWCKFA. Many have now retired. Amongst the most talented were Sifu Kevin Oldman, Abid Mahmood and the late Bobby Beach.
1972: Martial Arts started in the Karate style under Sensei Alan White
1979: Recognised teacher by the Martial Arts Commission of Great Britain
1981: First meeting and training under Grandmaster Ip Chun
1981: Featured in BBC documentary, ‘The Way of the Warrior’
1983: Featured in Channel 4’s ‘The Living Body’
1985: U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fu Association Founded
1987: Featured on ‘Fighters’ magazine front cover
1989: Formally completed the Wing Chun system in Hong Kong
1990: Three U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fu Association schools
1998: Martial Arts Illustrated Video Magazine
1999: Release of World Famous Pure and Simple Wing Chun DVD
2000: First full-time U.K. Wing Chun Kung Fu Association school
2002: Release of the very popular Wallbag Training DVD
2004: Featured on Bravo T.V. program ‘Ultimate Warriors’
2005: Personal invitation by Ip Chun to visit VTAA Second World Conference
2005: Accepted as lifetime member of VTAA
BBC Interview Times In Our Lives Martial Arts in the 1970’s
2013: Empire Magazine
Fighters Magazine Cover Feature
Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine Cover Feature (Numerous)
Empire Magazine Content
Wing Chun Illustrated Magazine Cover Feature