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Find out more about us, our instructor and the history of our system.

Kung fu is not about fighting; the precepts and tenets of our system.
Training & Events

For more details on how to find our training centre, timetables and special dates.

Action shots of some of our students in training, and while socialising.

Welcome to King's College London NPC

We are an established club located in the London Bridge area dedicated to teaching Nam Pai Chuan under the guidance of Sifu Leppard.


Nam Pai Chuan is one of the largest and best-respected Chinese martial art styles practiced in the UK, combining what are typically thought of as northern and southern Shaolin kung fu styles in a single unified system. This art was first brought to the UK by Sigung (Grandmaster) Lai in 1979. Prior to this, Sigung Lai trained intensively -- twice each day, seven days a week -- for 13 years under the teachings of Daisigung (Great Grandmaster) Quek in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Daisigung Quek's teacher, in turn, was Chosi (Ancestor Master) Gao Can.


Since its introduction into the western world in the late 1970s, Gaocan Mun Nam Pai Chuan has grown rapidly with over a dozen clubs established across the UK and international clubs in Belgium, France, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Australia.

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Interested in Training with us?


We encourage anyone interested in training with us to attend at least one class, and we will provide that lesson for free. Training venue, timetable and contact information can be found on your right. If you have any further questions, please feel free to search for general answers under the FAQ section, or send us an email.


Reasons for Joining

Kung fu is not about fighting; it's about respect for yourself and for those around you, self-confidence and discipline; all of which will be emphasised in our lessons. Fitness, awareness and self-defence are a just a few more reasons why we think you should join. We are a friendly and social group coming from all walks of life and we do not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity or medical conditions.

Training Location and Schedule

Atrium 1, Southwark Wing

Guy's Hospital

St Thomas' Street

London SE1 9RT 

Regular classes:

   Tuesday 6.30 to 8.30 pm*

   Thursday 6.30 to 8.30 pm*

   Saturday 2 - 5 pm, as announced in class

Please note, this is 30 minutes earlier than our previous training times. This is a permanent change.

If you are coming to class for the first time please inform us so that we are able to welcome you and guide you to our location if necessary.

Saturday classes are strongly syllabus and sparring focused, and are a good opportunity to get in some extra practice. Dates will be announced as classes are confirmed. Please refer to the Events and Announcements section below. 

For more training information on our regular training schedule, click here.

Events and Announcements

Please see our Grading page for upcoming System gradings.

Contact Details

Email us


For more contact information, click here.


Shaolin Gaocan Mun Nam Pai Chuan is part of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts.

We are also affiliated with King's College London Student Union.