Hello, my name is Daniel Atkins & I am the head instructor at WCK UK Chessington.
I started my martial arts journey back in the late 70’s training Judo & Karate, then moved into Amateur Boxing into my teens.
I have always had a penchant for fighting arts & fitness of all types, which eventually lead me into Wing Chun in 2004, where I was fortunate enough to meet my current Instructor (Sifu Russell Benham) at that time, training as a student at the same club as him.
I have always been fascinated & impressed by the flexible power & devastating effectiveness of Wing Chun Kung Fu, and it has been a wish of mine to eventually teach Wing Chun Kung Fu to others & to pass on my skills/knowledge to help keep this fantastic & formidable Martial Art alive in the 21st Century, plus to also help better my own understanding of it through teaching.
Although I had previously trained Wing Chun Kung Fu, I opted to start the highly effective WCK UK system from grade 1 and am now currently taking my 2nd Technician (black belt) grade.
As well as Martial/Fighting Arts, I have spent over 25 years doing weight training and I also enjoy riding the Surrey Hills & surrounding areas.
It is my intention to make sure that Chessington Wing Chun classes are always fun, properly structured & designed for students of all skill levels, yet also provide the proper disciplines you would expect to find in a traditional Wing Chun school.
The whole WCK UK organisation is like one big family and I fully intend to make WCK UK Chessington a continuation of that ever growing family.
Wing Chun Kung Fu offers you a real sense of focus, confidence, security, discipline & overall well being, while also teaching you the practical skills needed to help deal with any potential physical or violent confrontational situations that may arise whilst out with your family and loved ones in this (sometimes unfortunately volatile) modern society we live in today.
I look forward to seeing you in class at the Tolworth Recreation Centre soon to begin your own personal Wing Chun journey.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
“It is better to have the tools & choose to not use them, than to need the tools & have chosen to not have them”.
Sifu Daniel Atkins.