Palmblossom Wing Chun

We are a group based in South Shields dedicated to teaching the Chinese art of Kung Fu.

Wing Chun is a realistic open handed combat system that will help build confidence and practical self-defense skills.

We adopt a friendly and informal attitude to learning this art and teach a soft but practical approach to the style.

Classes are open to both male and female students, we currently have students ranging from 10 years old to 52 years.

We meet on a weekly basis at Ocean Road Community Center on Wednesday evenings at 6.45pm – 8.45pm.

New students are always welcome regardless of ability and style.


Mark Graham. (Senior Instructor)

I was introduced to Wing Chun in 1994. I was taught in a small  but dedicated group led by Mark Stanbridge.

In 2002 I decided, with the help and guidance from Mark Stanbridge, to form the Palmblossom Wing Chun school and I have been a dedicated practitioner and teacher since then.

We are always happy to welcome new students no matter if you are a total bginner or have previous experience in other arts.