Kung-fu is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete, often mistakenly used in the West to refer solely to Chinese martial arts.

In its original meaning, kung-fu can refer to any skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial.

Originally, to practice kung-fu did not just mean to practice Chinese martial arts. Instead, it referred to the process of one’s training – the strengthening of the body and the mind, the learning and the perfection of one’s skills – rather than to what was being trained. It refers to excellence achieved through long practice in any endeavour.

In the colloquial, one can say that a person’s kung-fu is good in cooking, or that someone has kung-fu in calligraphy; saying that a person possesses kung-fu in an area implies skill in that area, which they have worked hard to develop. Someone with “bad kung-fu” simply has not put enough time and effort into training, or seems to lack the motivation to do so.

To study kung-fu is ultimately to study and learn about oneself, and through that study the student will learn to develop and improve themselves, discovering their potential and harnessing their true nature. Training to discover and master the self allows the individual to cultivate a positive attitude in an increasingly negative world.

Wing Chun Dynamics is a scientific art with an emphasis on skill and technique rather than size or strength to suit western practitioners of Kung Fu.

It is the culmination of over thirty years of martial arts training and experience by its founder Master David Taylor.

By combining 60% Wing Chun principles and techniques and 40% Iron Shirt and Golden Bell Chi Kung training methods, WCD offers a natural and efficient self defence system, which is suitable for anyone, regardless of age, gender or physique.

So, while in its essence Wing Chun Dynamics is a self-defence system, through dedication and diligent training it teaches the individual to master him or herself and strengthen both the body and the mind.

Wing Chun is a logical, scientific, yet simple Chinese martial art system, which was developed for practical and effective self-defence. It is a result oriented martial art known for its efficiency and economy of movement based upon the natural body mechanics of the human musculo-skeletal framework.

The Wing Chun system uses punches, palm strikes, elbows, kicks, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal.

Problems such as insomnia, depression, stress and panic attacks are all manifestations of the body being in a state of unbalance.

These unique systems of deep breathing QiGong exercises and training methods will help maintain a stronger physical body, promote a more positive mind and cultivate a person’s natural energy to its maximum potential.

  • Mindfulness
  • Positive mental attitude
  • Self confidence
  • Physical well being
  • Self awareness
  • Conflict management
  • Moving meditation
  • Pressure points

Through dedication, self-discipline and correct application of knowledge students can potentially qualify as an instructor in the art of WCD and open their own schools passing on the skills they have learnt to ensure the art grows for future generations.

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mental resilience & physical well-being studio

Mental focus and personal resilience is equally as important in our training as the physical exercise and conditioning. By using the martial art of Wing Chun Dynamics and the ancient practices of
Iron Shirt Chi Kung we condition the body while simultaneously training the mind.

We appreciate that life can be tough; the daily stresses and pressures of modern life mean can be mentally and physically draining and ours years of training and experience mean we help our clients cultivate and maintain a positive mindset.



We know that we are good at what we do, and that what we do is very effective.

Don’t just take our word for it check out the client testimonials below:

Andrew Fox

I have been doing Wing Chun Dynamics for 5 years and can say Master Neil is an excellent teacher.Training at the centre at Streetly is awesome; it is a great facility with everything there you need to master yourself. I would highly recommend it master neil will help you achieve your goals.

Paul Wrightson

Having trained in Wing Chun Dynamics Kung Fu for 9 years with Sifu Neil Barker, I feel qualified to recommend the training and guidance he provides.
The Kung-Fu and Chi Gung training will put you on the road you’ve been looking for and Sifu Neil Barker’s studio is an Alladin’s Cave of training equipment.
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D Rouanne

Has really helped me in my mental health, particularly dealing with stress. I have developed my skills/understanding greatly in Wing Chun Dynamics, through the teaching provided, which also impacts on many other areas of life.

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