James Sinclair (martial artist)
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|Born||James Campbell Marchant
28 September 1960
Beckenham, Kent, UK
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
James trained and taught in London. James Sinclair was responsible for overseeing most of the teaching for a number of years and has been responsible for starting the careers and many well known teachers and inspiring them to stay with Wing Chun decades later.
In 1985 James left his teacher and set up the UK Wing Chun Association. James was eventually recognized for his skills and work promoting Wing Chun in 2005 when the Ving Tsun Athletic Association. Hong Kong VTAA awarded James and his senior students 'Sifu Certification' and lifetime membership. James also taught a popular seminar at the 2nd World Conference in Hong Kong.
James moved to Rayleigh in Essex in 1989 where in 2000 he set up his own full-time school. The UK Wing Chun Association has gone on to become a well-respected nonpolitical group that has 3 full-time schools, many branches and no contracts or 'business plan'. It is simply a group of like-minded people enjoying their training and promoting Wing Chun in a positive light to the public and fellow martial artist.
James Sinclair has trained with Grandmaster Ip Chun on numerous occasions but does not consider himself a student of Ip Chun. He has only ever had one Sifu but has, over the years, learnt from many individuals from many lineages and generations.
James now lives in Cambridgeshire. He is married with four children.
|Lineage in Wing Chun|
|Sifu||Ip Chun Ip Chun (葉準)|
|Sigung||Yip Man Yip Man (葉問)|
|students||numerous *United Kingdom Wing Chun Kung Fu Association|
- United Kingdom Wing Chun Kung Fu Association
- Ip Chun's Ip Chun Wing Chun Kuen Martial Arts Association website
- Ip Chun's European Ip Chun Wing Chun Association website
- Ip Chun's students association website
- Ip Chun and other schools in London
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