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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.



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

Boland House

Guy's Campus, King's College London

St Thomas' Street

London SE1 9RT


Training Schedule

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 (up to 20 November 2015):

Tuesday and Thursday classes will run as usual from 7 to 9 pm, but our training halls will vary each week:

November, Training Week 3
  • Tue 17 Nov - Activity Room 21
  • Thu 19 Nov - Activity Room 21

November, Training Week4
  • Tue 24 Nov - Tower Lecture Theatre2
  • Thu 26 Nov - The Spit3

December, Training Week 1
  • Tue 1 Dec - Tower Lecture Theatre2
  • Thu 3 Dec - The Spit3

December, Training Week 2
  • Tue 8 Dec - Tower Lecture Theatre2
  • Thu 10 Dec - The Spit3

December, Training Week 3
  • Tue 15 Dec - Tower Lecture Theatre2
  • Thu 18 Dec - The Spit3

1Activity Room 2 is at our main training venue,

Activity Room 2

Ground Floor, Boland House

Guy's Campus, King's College London

St Thomas' Street

London SE1 9RT

2The Tower Lecture Theatre is located on,

Tower Lecture Theatre

30th Floor, Guy's Tower

Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond

London SE1 9RT

3The Spit is at our main training venue,

The Spit

Ground Floor, Boland House

Guy's Campus, King's College London

St Thomas' Street

London SE1 9RT

Regular classes (from 18 December onwards):


every Tuesday from 8 to 10 pm: AR 4

every Thursday from 8 to 10 pm: AR 1

AR 1 and AR 4 are located on the first floor of our main training building, Boland House. Please note the one-hour shift in our training time from 7 pm to 8 pm. We are working with the student union to maintain our usual 7 pm slot, but because of a shortage of training space, we may need to start later. Please check the above schedule from time to time for updates.


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 Class

Saturday, 28 November 2015:

There will be a class this Saturday in AR 2, First Floor, Boland House between 2 and 5pm. All students are welcome to attend.

December Grading

Sunday 13 December 2015:

The next London Grading will take place starting at 9 am. Location (tentatively) at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN, UK.

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.