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summer important dates


21st SAS Adult social night (The Vine pub) 8pm (summer solstice)

23rdAdult 3rd& 4thRank Grading Highgate

23rd/25thyoung person’s White & Yellow level 1 & 2 grading examination Highgate

30thyoung person’s White & Yellow level 1 & 2grading examination Hackney


3rdyoung person’s White & Yellow level 1 & 2 grading examination Southgate

5thyoung person’s Orange & Green level 1 & 2 grading examinationHighgate

6thyoung person’s White & Yellow level 1 & 2grading examination Leyton

10thyoung person’s Orange Green level grading examination Southgate

14thyoung person’s Orange level 1 & 2 grading examinationHackney

14thChi sau workshop 11.30-2.30pm Adult and juniors

15thSAS World cup football day by Camden Parliament Hill fields Sun 11am-12.30pm

16thyoung person’s Blue & Purple level 1 & 2 grading examinationHighgate

17thyoung person’s Blue level grading examination Southgate

19thAwards certificate presentation and party kids Highgate

20thyoung person’s Orange level 1 & 2 grading examinationLeyton

21st Wooden Dummy Revision class section 1-6 free

24thAwards certificate presentation and party kids Southgate Last lesson return 4thSept

26thJuly 1st-4thrank grading

27thAwards certificate presentation and party kids Leyton Last lesson till September 7th

28th5th& 6th Rank grading

30th7thRank grading


Kids Evening class 5.30-6.45, juniors and adults no change

No Thursday classes during August (Kids Monday and Thursday from 5.30-6.45pm)

4thJuly Arsenal stadium tour

23rdAll level Kids and Junior grading

27thBank Holiday – Closed.

Dates are subject to change!

SAS Xmas Party

SAS Adult Christmas meal

Tuesday 20th Dec 8pm
Great night out for £30 two course meal plus drink on arrival.

Thalassa Fish Restaurant Chaseside, Southgate, London N14


(Elvis impersonator and entertainer on the night)
Please inform us by Friday 9th , so we can secure booking for SAS
Late RSVP may not get seat due to popular demand.

SAS have been here a few times and always had great food and a good laugh

December 2016


3rd Rehearsals for kung fu show

10th SAS Achievement awards kung fu show and buffet party-open to all 1-3.30pm

13th Beginners 1st & 2nd level self-defence grading (Highgate)

15th 1st & 2nd Rank grading (Highgate)

12th-16th SAS Spain training holiday

16th SAS Leyton martial Showcase & party-Last Session restart Tues 6th Jan 2017

17th SAS Children Orange & above level grading (Highgate)

19th SAS Xmas party (Please RSVP)

20th SAS Southgate last class-Awards & Party-Last Session restart Tues 3rd Jan 2017

22nd SAS Highgate last class Reopen Tues 3rd Jan 2017

SAS Changes

We understand that circumstances change and life situations have an impact on day to day routines. We would like to once again extend our thanks and gratitude to all that have and continue to support our classes. We strive to create a safe, fun,relaxing,learning and socialising environment for everyone to enjoy.

New class structure
SAS Cardio FitLab
SAS Holistic (Tai Chi, Chi kung, Meditation)
SAS Street combat class
SAS Self Defence Class
SAS Private lessons (New Saturday classes) including children,

ClassTimetable at Le Sainte Union Copin Hall
Thursday 1st September 5-9pm
Tuesday 6th September 5-9pm
Saturday 10th September 10am-2pm

Kids (4-12Yrs) 5-6.15pm
Juniors & peer tutors 6.15-7.30pm (New)
Adults 7-8.45pm Tai Chi 7-7.30pm Wing chun 7.30-8.15pm Street Combat 8.15-8.30pm Shaolin Kung fu or SAS self defence 8.30-8.45pm

Weekends (Saturdays)
Kids 10-11.30am
Juniors/Adults 11.45am Cardio fit lab, 12.15pm wing chun, 1pm Tai Chi, 1.45pm stretch & warm down 2pm End


SAS is moving

SAS Moving

Sunday 17th July is our last day at Parliament Hill, we are moving to La Sainte Union Catholic School, Highgate Road, NW5 (further up the road)

First lesson will be Thursday 21st July 5pm kids & 7pm adults then weekly on 28th July, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August and 1st September.

 Summer Training

Due to many people going on holiday we run a skeletal service over the summer.

Therefore only Thursday lessons will continue until September this year.

Classes at La Sainte union (Entrance in Croftdown Road, 2nd school entrance on the left) Classes for kids 5-6.30pm Adults 7-9pm Open grading day on 1st September

 Classes from September

We begin our normal timetable from Saturday 3rd September 2016

Due to strict Catholic ethics, we will be unable to hire the hall on Sundays meaning THERE WILL NO SUNDAY CLASSES. We understand this may cause many of you inconveniences, please accept our apologies. Kids classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays have not been affected. A full time table will be available soon.


If you have any questions contact Master Andrew Sofos on 07850 200 648



29 Years and still we enjoy and achieve

SAS awards evening 13-08-2015 to SAS members, well done to all keep up the excellent work please see our Facebook/saswingchun, for other photos, feel free to leave comments about the academy, would be a good way to promote the academy on Facebook.


Classes are intense We are trying to introduce various alternatives to kung fu to demonstrate all health benefits
We have also updated our website Important dates, photos, timetable and class structure
New classes – We will be introducing in the next few weeks, Tai Chi, meditation, Chi kung, Circuit classes, free-fighting and combinations class
A new Tai Chi Course starting 6th Oct – 8th Dec 2015 Tai Chi breathing, forms both hand and weapon forms, course is open to non members and cost £85 (with free wooden Tai Chi Sword) Lucy will be conducting classes every Tuesdays 7.15-8.15pm
10% off any Uniform orders if ordered and payed in advance before 30th September

Save the date for our SAS Spartan 31st October 2015 Day race for charity;
“The Zombie Evacuation Race on Saturday 31st October is a very different kind of race to the Spartan Race. It is more of a 5k fun run with zombies trying to catch runners as they pass along the course. There are No obstacles. Here is a link to the Zombie Evacuation website and online registration: DO NOT REGISTER YET AS WE HAVE FREE ENTRY CODE-Just inform us if you will participate

winter 2015 new class timetable

SAS Martial arts academy autumn/winter class schedule


11.15am-12.30pm Kids kung Fu

12.30-1.45pm Junior & adult kung Fu (syllabus training)

1.45-2.15pm Kung Fu sparring/circuit training



7-7.30pm Shaolin stretch, kung Fu drills & forms

7.30-8.45pm Junior & adult Kung Fu (syllabus training)

8.45-9.15pm Advance Wing Chun (5th Rank +)


5-6.30pm Kids Kung Fu

6.30-7.30pm welcome for self training session (1 hour)

6.30-8.30pm Private lessons

7.30-8.30pm Tai Chi lesson with Lucy




5-6.30pm Kids Kung Fu

7.30-8.45pm Junior & adult Kung Fu (syllabus training)

8.45-9.00pm counters, combinations & free fighting

9.00-9.15pm Chi kung/Meditation


Wicked for SAS

Wicked for SAS

SAS social night out, Apollo Theatre London to watch “Wicked” the show. Wend 22 April 2015
SAS Spartan Youth foundation, work in partnership with London Youth, and we were rewarded with discounted tickets for our charitable causes and events. Thank you to London youth and mousetrap theatre projects. 20 SAS Instructors with their family and friends were invited to attend. The show was a great spectacle of wizardry and sorcery, just like our kung fu lessons.ensemble.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox images-4 images-3 wicked-landscape images-2 wicked-the-musical-theater-show-in-london-43155 IMG_5381 IMG_5394 IMG_5396_2

SAS Easter training trips to Wales

SAS training trips to Wales

Easter 2015

Adult & Juniors (4 days) £196 (£49 per day)

(Accommodation, full board, Activities, Training)

Fri 3rd-Mon 6th April

Good Friday – Depart 10am from London; check in, afternoon training, dinner

Saturday – Early morning training session, breakfast, full day of climbing, trekking & abseiling into Brecon beacons waterfalls. BBQ Dinner & Party

Easter Sunday – Early morning training session, Breakfast. Day trip trekking in Brecon beacons mountains. Dinner

Monday – early morning training, Breakfast, checkout, visit a local attraction, Drive home


Kids & families (3 days) (adults £49+ kids £25 per day)

Family of four; £444 (2 adults + 2 kids) (£148 per day)

Family of three; £297 (1 adults + 2 kids) £99 per day

Family of two; £222 (1 adult + 1 kid) £148 per day

(Accommodation, full board, Activities, Training)

Mon 6th – Wed 8th April

Monday – Depart from London, Check in 2pm, Family games, afternoon walk on grounds, Training, dinner and board games.

Tuesday – Morning training, Breakfast, full day of outdoor activities, (High ropes. Team building, climbing, Orienteering) lunch & dinner. Evening party

Wednesday – Morning training, Breakfast, check out, and drive to famous Wales Caves and Dinosaur site (entrance not included in price) Pack Lunch, Drive back to London

Terms and conditions

  • Non refundable deposit required upon booking £30pp
  • Full payment to be completed 1 week before departure
  • Transport not included, but we normally go in a convoy off cars, (one can get a lift and offer a portion of petrol cost)
  • A meeting will be scheduled after class on Thursday 8th January 30pm for families and 8.30pm for adults and juniors to take Q&A about the event
  • The trip is an educational visit for children, learning about the environment, nature and tackling their outdoor skills, priceless with family and friends.
  • A full Kit list will be provided closer to our departure