what we offer

We cover many facets of traditional Chinese Martial Arts including:

Ming Dao (Intelligent Way) Combat



Nun Chaku

Chin Na & Pushing Hands

Fitness Training

Northern Long Fist (Northern Hakka Kuen)

Northern Long Fist Kung Fu

Yang style Tai Chi Chuan

Chin Na (Chinese Grappling Art)

Chi Gong


Weapon styles

Tai Chi Sword

Nun Chaku

Long Spear


Meditation & Mindfulness

Knife use and defence against

Women’s self defence

Street awareness and self protection

Threat evaluation

Defeating victim mentality.

Understanding attack rituals and body language.

Other services at the Academy: 
Pilates (with Niamh Kennedy-Myers)
Wing Chun Kuen (with Shifu Andy King)


Private 1-2-1 training​​

Comprising of:

Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan.

Northern Long Fist Gong Fu.

Ming Dao Combat.

Chin Na


General Fitness.


All training is provided by Shifu Neil Webster, Jack Chu and Mike White


What you get from the academy 

What you think you’re paying for:   Learning to kick and punch.

What you are actually paying for:

  • A life coach.

  • A psychologist.

  • A mentor.

  • To be Inspired.

  • A supporter.

  • A friend.

  • A problem solver.

  • A stress reliever.

  • Being encouraged to believe in yourself.

  • A personal trainer & dietitian.

  • Strength, flexibility & weight Loss.

  • Being taught personal victory.

  • Someone who encourages you and your children to have respect, patience, humility, discipline, empathy, courtesy & self-control to name just a few.

  • Being taught how to work hard and enjoy life.

  • Being encouraged to set and achieve goals.

  • Someone who helps you build emotional strength and mental stability.

  • Knowledge, wisdom, opportunity, equipment and a safe space to train in

  • Someone who puts their heart and soul into you.

  • Someone who has spent most of their life training hard to assist you.

Meet The Team


Neil Webster


Neil Webster was the first person outside of china to reach master status in northern long fist Kung Fu.


He has improved the skills of top Taekwondo players as well as Thai Boxers, Karate practitioners and Kick Boxers.


Neil was the first person ever in the history of Chan Dao MAA to reach the level of Full Instructor outside mainland China. Two years later he achieved the accolade of Master of Kung Fu at age 43. Neil first started teaching in 1995. In this time he has gained a great deal from sharing his knowledge with adults and children across all ages.


He has studied weaponry as well as empty hand styles intensively. Neil has, for many years  worked on doors in night clubs and as a young man found himself in some very tricky situations. For nearly three decades Neil has formulated a highly effective system of Self Defence and  Street Defence classes for Men and Women, young and old.