Founded by Grandmaster MK Loke

Effective Self-Defence, Technical Excellence,
Mental Discipline and Physical Fitness.

A top martial art founded by an internationally recognised martial art practitioner. Combining the sophistication of ancient Chinese Shaolin tradition with modern teaching methods of today.

Master Stephanie Debenham who teaches at Grays HQ


Tang Sou Dao has specifically devised effective patterns to help expand awareness, improve balance, increase speed, extend endurance and promote agility. Skills are taught gradually and progressively suited to your age, build and level of fitness. Progress is depicted by coloured belts and documented with quality certificates.

Uniform clothing eradicates social distinction and the desire to earn the next belt helps even the youngest concentrate. A favourite with young people, it can improve self-confidence and teach self-discipline.

Master David Lyons who trained at Southend Wu Kwan and now teaches in Brisbane, Australia


The coveted black belt is not beyond the capabilities of anyone who practises. You do not need to be strong or heavy as Tang Sou Dao is a co-ordinated system of self-defence and can work for you whatever your build.

We offer exciting and challenging yet safe forms of sparring to improve your skills and competitions for the more competitive.

Levels of fitness will improve very quickly as your body responds to training and enhances co-ordination, focuses power and increases flexibility of joints.

Aim if possible to train twice a week although many enjoy several weekly sessions. This practical self-defence martial art will, from an early stage, teach you to:

i) Evade a more powerful opponent but strike back at will
ii) Snap back with powerful blocks and strike to the attacker’s vulnerable points with close or long range techniques
iii) Develop effective techniques from a standing, sitting or prone position at whatever angle.

The advanced kicking techniques use the weight of limb and body to deliver powerful blows. Even lightly built people can develop awesome power when they learn Ren Yi Wu Kwan Tang Sou Dao.

Grandmaster Loke’s daughter Master Siew Ying Loke


Membership gives you direct access to Grandmaster Loke – our founder. He teaches at our full-time International/UK Headquarters in Normanhall, Cromwell Road, Grays, Essex where there is daily training and regular grading sessions and specialised courses.

Membership also gives you qualified instructors, valuable insurance, competition, your personal record/syllabus handbook, grading examinations and certification, technical workshops, ladies self-defence courses and social events.

Branches in many parts of the United Kingdom and Internationally.

No need to wait for a beginners’ class – join in anytime wearing just loose-fitting clothing. First lesson is free!

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Master Tina Underwood and Master Colin Underwood, experienced instructors at Grays HQ Wu Kwan