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About us

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.



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.

Events and Announcements

Congratulations to Alison Liu on passing her first degree black belt at our recent grading on 

9th July 2016!

Our next King's Black Belt class will be on Thursday 4th August 2016 in our usual location, running from 8:30-10:00pm 

International training trip to Malaysia, 7th - 14th August 2016

Next System grading Sunday 18th September at Chiswick School

Competition 19th - 20th November 2016

Training Schedule

Please note that if you are not a King's student and you wish to join our classes you will need to take Associate Membership of the Student Union - we will arrange this with you. If you are coming to class for the first time please inform us so that we are able to welcome you and give you access to the building.

Regular classes:

Tuesday 7 to 9 pm, West Wing

Thursday 7 to 9 pm, West Wing

Saturday 2-5pm, as announced in class

On Tuesdays & Thursdays, we have the room until 10 pm for anyone who wishes to stay behind for extra practice. 

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 above. 

Main Training Centre

West Wing

Guy's Campus, King's College London

St Thomas' Street

London SE1 9RT 

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

Email us


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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.