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.
Main Training Centre
Guy's Campus, King's College London
St Thomas' Street
London SE1 9RT
There may be changes to which rooms in which we will be training, and possibly training hours, so please check this schedule from time to time.
Regular classes (Spring Term):
every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm: The Spit
every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm: AR 1 or AR 2*
* Please note the training hall for Thursdays class will alternate between AR 1 and AR 2 as follows:
Thursday, 21 January: AR 2
Thursday, 28 January: AR 1
Thursday, 4 February: AR 2
Thursday, 11 February: AR 1
Thursday, 19 February: AR 2
Thursday, 25 February: AR 1
Thursday, 3 March: AR 2
Thursday, 10 March: AR 1
Thursday, 17 March: AR 2
Thursday, 24 March: AR 1
The Spit is is located on the first floor, and AR 1 and 2 is located on the second floor, of our main training building, Boland House. Please check the above schedule from time to time for updates.
Please note that on Tuesdays, we will have the room until 10 pm for anyone who wishes to stay behind for extra practice.
Occasional Saturday classes:
Saturdays 2 to 5 pm; when there is a class, location, date and time will be announced below.
For more training information on our regular training schedule, click here.
Events and Announcements
Saturday 23 January, 2 to 5 pm,
Saturday 30 January, 2 to 5 pm; AR 2:
There will be a classes on these Saturdays between 2 and 5 pm in AR 2. All are welcome to attend. These will be strongly syllabus and sparring focused sessions, and would be a good opportunity to get in some extra practice.
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.