Banstead Wing Chun | Part Of The WCK UK Organisation

Sifu Russell Benham
Head Instructor WCKUK Banstead

Hi, my name is Russell Benham and I’m the head instructor for WCK UK Banstead.

I have studied Martial Arts from the age of 15, and have trained with numerous martial arts professionals from different martial backgrounds throughout the years. Today I continue to train Wing Chun with the WCK UK Chief Instructor Sifu Wes Hussey. I started my training Wing Chun in late November 2000, coming from a kickboxing/boxing background I wanted to find a more internal system that produced devastating results, right from the beginning I could appreciate the directness of Wing Chun.

I started to teach Wing Chun to concrete what I had absorbed as a student and to pass on what I had learnt, to think that one day what I had taught them could possibly save their life! Teaching Wing Chun for me has become a way of life, to pass the art onto others has given me great pleasure, watching the student understand and apply a technique for the first time and gain complete control of the situation is priceless and always brings a smile to my face. Being part of WCK UK Organisation has allowed me to grow as an instructor and as a student, being able to pass the growth on to the students, watching people from all walks of life training together and moving well. Each one of the WCK UK instructors has at least 10 years Wing Chun behind them so you can be sure you’ll be learning quality Wing Chun Kung Fu.

As well as training Wing Chun I also train strength and conditioning, which includes kettlebells and bodyweight training. Since training Wing Chun there isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I’m not surprised what the human body is actually capable of, it's got me hooked!

I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes.

Cormac Doyle
WCKUK Assistant Instructor

I’ve been training with Sifu Russell Benham since November 2015. I’m currently studying/training for my 12th student grade. I previously trained 15 years ago under another Wing Chun school for a couple of years.

From the 1st lesson and grade to now, I have enjoyed the training and support Banstead Wing Chun and my fellow students have offered. We are fortunate to have a mix of experience from beginners to more advanced and seniors in our class where we are always learning in an inclusive forward thinking environment.

We work hard with a lot of laughs along the way. It’s a class for people of all abilities to join and progress.

Dan Atkins
WCKUK Assistant Instructor

I have been training under Sifu Russell Benham at Banstead Wing Chun since November 2015 and before that since 2005.

Although I had previously trained Wing Chun, I opted to start the WCKUK system from grade 1 and am now currently completing grade 12.

As well as Martial/Fighting Arts, I have spent over 20 years doing weight/fitness training and am an avid road cyclist, enjoying riding the Surrey Hills & surrounding areas.

The Banstead Wing Chun classes are always fun and properly structured, designed for students of all skill levels, yet undertaken with the proper disciplines you would expect to find in a traditional Wing Chun school.

The whole club is like one big family and we are extremely lucky to a 7th Level in Sifu Russell Benham, that gives all the students access to an unprecedented amount of Wing Chun knowledge and wisdom.

I can sincerely say that training WCKUK Wing Chun offers you a real sense of focus, confidence, security and well being while also teaching you the skills needed to help deal with any potential unpleasant situations that may arise whilst out with your family and loved ones in this (sometimes unfortunately volatile) modern society we live in.

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