Reviews

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I had a 3 hour session in Ipswich with a +1 that we booked at short notice.
The session was progressive and very well structured and covered a wide range.
Very informative and enthusiastic instructor. I’ll definitely be booking again

My family, friends and I have only just begun our journey into the realm of self-defense, but Barry is already proving to be the perfect guide and teacher to learn from as we embark on our new adventure.

Our weekly private lessons are enjoyable, informative and inclusive. Barry is a knowledgeable and understanding instructor. No matter what level of fitness or skill level you are, he has the patience, technique and experience, to make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and little more confident in your own self. We would highly recommend taking lessons from Barry, to not only Martial Arts enthusiasts, but also to anyone who is keen on learning how to become more vigilant, and more capable of dealing with potential threats.

My friend and I are planning to take a trip to Kenya and our parents were keen for us to learn self defence. Barry made us feel at ease right away and we were able to learn the skills at our own pace. It was very enjoyable and I look forward to future lessons.

With my daughter going off to college soon I felt very nervy her walking the streets of norwich on her own. Booking with Barry was easy and after just the first training session I feel much more at ease. The training so far is incredible and is building her confidence and my own knowing she is mch more prepared in being able to defend herself against harm. Would 100% def recommend one to one sessions should you wish to progress quicker. Would just suggest you are able to have friends and family members willing to help out in being the attackers although not essential does help a lot.
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I’ve been a private student for a number of years. Sifu Barry brings a wealth of experience from Wing Chun, Karate, Krav Maga and other Martial Arts into his lessons, and is always exploring and developing new his ideas to push his students. I was already an experienced Martial Artist myself when I started training with Barry, but I can honestly say I have added a deeper dimension to my personal practice and gained greater awareness of body dynamics since I began training at Wing Chun Street Defence.

Hello…… 5 STARS, I hear you say… Yep.. if there was a 10 star rating then i would give it.
You must be interested in martial arts otherwise you would’nt be looking at this site.
The chief instructor (Sifu Barry) is very knowlegable and friendly and you soon feel at ease in class. This style (wing chun) is a very relaxed method of defence.. however it teaches you to respond to an agressor with speed and confidence.
I have trained in many different styles of Karate over the years but felt something was missing (For me).
I then found Wing Chun Street Defence.. never looked back.

I train with male and female students (young and old). Tall and short.. thin and round.. We have fun in class , but also learn great skills that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
So.. i challenge you to come along to one of our training sessions..you WILL be welcomed by friendly students and made to feel at ease.
Oh.. also, we do NOT go into competitions against other clubs or organizations, we just train ourselves under the expert tuition of chief instructor (Sifu Barry).
Just one last thing….. I did say I training with young and old..
Well I am 72 yrs OLD…. and loving it.
Cheers.

As a student of the last 3 years of Sifu Barry I can 1st hand recommend the very high level teaching and skill that he has within Wing chun that really makes his students achieve the highest potential possible…one of the most realistic and practical forms of martial arts and one of the best self defence Systems out of all the Martial arts.

Wing chun is definitely the best decision of my life regarding martial arts.
I’ve been practicing wing chun with sifu Barry for 2+ years now and I’m still amazed and fascinated by everything we learn. Street defence should be put into school around the country for our kids.
Sifu Barry is Such a great teacher.

I have been attending Wing Chun Street Defence for 4 years under the instruction of Sifu Barry Holland. An excellent instructor who has experience in many aspects of martial arts. The classes are tailored to suit the student with the emphasis on fast, effective self defence. The classes are dynamic, fun and easy to follow, you don’t need to be fit, just willing to partake and enjoy Barry’s enthusiam.

I was initially apprehensive about going along to these classes but am so glad I did. Barry is an excellent instructor and teaches wider practical self defence techniques together with Wing Chun which is addictive. Mixed abilities, ages (I’m 56) and fitness levels are all welcomed in a friendly and inclusive environment and Barry takes the time to work with you individually regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or have any experience. I also recently introdued my 18 year old godson who hates anything new and generally avoids any envrionment with new people and he loves it too. Well worth giving it a go.

Barry is very Knowledgeable instructor and I would highly recommend him.
Classes are fun and have very good atmosphere.

I have trained in other martial arts and have found wing chun to be the most effective form to train. Barry is a great sifu explaining the move and the application of the forms. Great to learn from young to old.

I have been training with Barry and Wing Chun Street Defence for almost 5 years.
It’s a great club with a friendly, inclusive atmosphere and no egos. The training is relaxed but intensive and based on a traditional Wing Chun, with an emphasis on practicality and effectiveness.
Whether you’re an experienced martial artist or beginner, there will be a warm welcome and lots to learn!

Classes are informative and fun, you can learn the basics very quickly and progress at your own speed. It’s a simple method of self defence which people of all abilities can learn and use if needed. Barry and les are both great instructors and I would recommend giving it a go to anyone

After many years of doing various martial arts I found Wing Chung to be the most effective and logical. Barry is an excellent teacher that give you confidence even with some of the more difficult techniques. Wing Chung for learning self defence in a fun and relaxed environment and also improving your mental health I give Barry and his class 5 stars.

Doing wing chun is medicine for the mind body and soul,been practicing for a year and there is so much more to learn, will be looking to learn more over the next few years.