Kung Fu San Soo
Welcome to Kung Fu San Soo
San Soo is a martial art which is not based about strength or size, but about controlling the body in such a way that it is intended the smaller person may be able to defend themselves against the bigger person.
We happily encourage anyone who is interested about joining to drop by on a Wednesday evening between 19:00 and 21:00 and have a go, or simply just to watch.
We have a great class at the moment with friendly students more than happy to help anyone who wants to know more about joining or just want to ask a few questions.
We are encouraging more women to join the group as it is such an effective art to learn to help you deal with situations or confrontations that may make you feel threatened with confidence.
We are the only Kung Fu San Soo Club in the UK.
JIMMY H WOO
The Grand Master
Kung Fu San Soo was brought to America by a Chin Family practitoner, Chin Siu Dek. Entering the United States under the Chinese Exclusion Act, and leaving China on the eve of the Japanese Occupation, Chin Siu Dek took the name, "Jimmy Haw Woo" as a lifetime pseudonym.
Most believe he was born around 1905–10. He died in Southern California on February 14, 1991,and is credited with bringing the Five Family Style of Tsoi Li Ho Fut Hung or San Soo Kung Fu to America after learning primarily from his Great-Uncle, Chin Siu Hung, at the Hung Sing Goon school in Taishan, Guangdong Province, China .
As Jimmy H. Woo, Chin Siu Dek opened his own studio in El Monte, California to teach his family art in1962
"You can take my life,
but not my confidence"
Jimmy H Woo