British Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation
英 國 中 華 國 術 武 術 總 會

Official Website for Traditional Chinese Wushu in the United Kingdom
A Member of the Chinese Kuoshu Institute (UK) Group 英國中華國術學院

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Executive Board Meeting on Saturday 13 August, 2010. Contact the Secretary General for more information.


The British Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation (BCKWF) was established and formally constituted in Luton, Bedfordshire, as the British Chinese Kuoshu Federation (BCKF) on 12 February 1990. The BCKWF was formed to accommodate Modern Wushu categories in tournaments, in May 2006. The BCKWF is the official governing body recognised by the International Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation (ICKWF) for Traditional Chinese Wushu also known as Kuoshu and more popularily known as Kung Fu, in the United Kingdom. The BCKWF is recognised by: the International Chinese Kuoshu Federation (ICKF); and the European Chinese Kuoshu Association (ECKA). The official logo of the BCKWF (pictured right) is based on the logo of the ICKWF. As a member of: the ICKWF; and the ECKA, the BCKWF has access to a global network of traditional Chinese martial artists and Masters. The BCKF is an apolitical and non-profit making organisation, and continues to promote traditional Chinese martial arts, its benefits and practice.

Working in partnership with traditional Chinese martial arts groups in the United Kingdom, the BCKF is the selecting organisation for the British Chinese Kuoshu (National Chinese Martial Arts) Team. Candidates are required to go though a selection process if they want to join the national team training sessions and international tournaments. Successful candidates, as students, will have the opportunity to: train alongside both national and international champions; learn from Masters with World-renowned reputations, who will instruct you in the practice of Chinese martial arts; and attain qualifications in Chinese martial arts that are ratified by the appropriate International governing bodies and recognised Worldwide. The training regime will include the practical application of the skills acquired during the lessons. Depending on the style being studied, students may emphasise certain aspects of the key elements: Da, Shuai, Na, Dien and Duan. Self-defence simulation such as two-person choreographed sequences will enable the student to take part in contact training. Tao Lu (Forms) training, including the use of weapons, will also allow the student to develop co-ordination and sparring tactics. There are also internal and external body training methods to condition the body in line with martial arts training demands. In the intermediate to advanced stages of training, student will commence sparring practice: semi contact initially and then full-contact sparring, if desired and when ready.

Our Mission

The misson of the BCKF is to promote traditional Chinese martial arts in the United Kingdom. It is key to our mission to disseminate research findings and comment on key issues and developments in Chinese martial arts. We do this through classes, articles, seminars, and the media. To co-operate with traditional Chinese martial arts organisations worldwide in order to develop and  promote the benefits of traditional Chinese martial arts. To represent the interests of its members in relations with International Governing Bodies (ICKF and TWKSF). To regulate and improve the conditions of Chinese martial arts practice. To ensure that prospective participants of Chinese martial arts are not excluded on the grounds of race, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability.


BCKF offers in-depth and authoritative research into martial arts related sport science and maintains a strong network with leading practitioners and academics.

Contact Information

British Chinese Kuoshu Wushu Federation - Office of the Secretary General

Secretary General: Suzie Simpson

++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876700
++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876701
Postal address:
151 Strathmore Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3QP, United Kingdom
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