The Combined Arts School of Wing Chun Kung Fu and Qi Gong Exercise was founded by Marcus Watts and is based in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax, Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Marcus is part of the Ching Mo Wing Chun Family, the Martial Arts Association of Master Billy Davidson who is a direct student of Grandmaster Ip Ching (Ip Man's younger son) and has taught Wing Chun for over 25 years. The Ching Mo Family has instructors and schools across the North of England, North Wales, Birmingham and Portugal. He is also a qualified Qi Gong/Nei Gong teacher under the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts.
Instructor Marcus Watts.
Marcus is the senior instructor for the Ching Mo Wing Chun family in Yorkshire. He has been teaching Wing Chun (also known as Ving Tsun) in Hebden Bridge, near Halifax in Calderdale since 2006 and opened his full time Wing Chun School in 2010.
Marcus began his Wing Chun Kung Fu training with Master Billy Davidson whilst living in Manchester in 1999. As well as attending open classes he soon started to train privately with Master Billy on a weekly basis. Despite moving away from Manchester he still continues to train regularly with Master Billy believing that this is essential for his own development and, in turn, beneficial for his own students.
In 2001 he visited Hong Kong and Southern China with Master Davidson and trained Wing Chun with Grandmaster Ip Ching, son of Ip Man. In 2002 he became one of Master Billy's indoor students. Marcus was awarded Instructor level under Master Billy Davidson in 2005 and qualified as an acupuncturist in 2006. He has since returned on several occasions to Hong Kong with Master Davidson for further training with the Ip Ching Ving Tsun Kung Fu association.
In 2015 Marcus became one of two senior Ching Mo instructors allowed to grade their own students to a senior level.
Along side Wing Chun, Marcus is also a practitioner of Qi Gong (Chinese Health exercises), Nei Gong (Inner Work) and Acupuncture. He has studied Qi Gong with a variety of different teachers and is now a student and qualified Qi Gong/Nei Gong teacher under the Lotus Nei Gong School of Daoist Arts. Marcus is passionate about Wing Chun and Qi Gong believing that, when taught correctly, they can form the foundations of a happier healthier life. He is constantly striving to improve both himself, and the abilities of his students. He is also a co-founder of the Hebden Bridge Acupuncture Centre.
Contact Sifu Marcus Watts on 07884020028 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Instructor Julian Hiscox
Professor Julian Hiscox began training Wing Chun with Sifu Marcus Watts in 2008. In 2014 he became the first student under Sifu Marcus to attain Assistant Instructor level through the Ching Mo School.
Assistant Instructor Aaron Baxter
Aaron Baxter began training Wing Chun with Sifu Marcus Watts in 2011. He attained Assistant Instructor level under Sifu Marcus in 2016.
2019 photos by Alex Taylor Photography.