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Who we are

The Academy of Self Defence 


We are a part of the Academy of Self Defence, which was established by Master Jagjit Ram in 1982.  Master Ram is the Chief Instructor of the Academy.  The Academy HQ, the Meridian Centre School of Martial Arts, under the Academy's Senior Instructor Sifu Sata Chand, is based in Southend on sea, Essex.  


We can trace our lineage back to the last Grand Master, Yip Man, right through to its founding members of Wing Chun Kuen.  We are proud to be a part of the Wing Chun lineage and The Academy of Self Defence.     






Upesh Amin

Biography Sifu Upesh

The Hornchurch Club at Ardleigh House Community Association is run by Sifu Upesh Amin. Upesh began his training and study of Wing Chun Kuen in the late 1990s training under both Master Jagjit Ram and Sifu Sata Chand and is currently a senior practitioner and a fully qualified instructor for the Academy of Self Defence.  He has been running the Hornchurch Club since 2007.  All our instructors are DBS checked (formerly known as CRB) and have liability insurance cover to teach.  

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