Master Instructor Mark Lane

Wing Chun Style

The style of Wing Chun (kung fu) studied at the Chiltern Academy of Martial Arts is primarily the Wong Shun Leung (WSL) system with heavy influences from the Chu Sau Lei system via sifu Alan Orr.

Wong Shun Leung was taught by Grandmaster Ip Man and was a friend and a teacher of the legendary Bruce Lee.

Master Wong was known as ‘Gong Sau Wong’ – ‘King of Talking Hands’ due to his prowess using his Wing Chun skills, ie he ‘let his hands do the talking’. It is alleged that master Wong was undefeated in over 100 beimo (challenge matches).

The WSL style can be encompassed with three words Simple, Direct and Efficient.

Mark Lane

Mark Lane has been studying martial arts for over 40 years. He originally started judo and achieved his 1st black belt in 1978.


He is an instructor in many martial arts including kung fu, judo, karate, jeet kune do, kali & tai chi for arthritis but his main passion is wing chun kung fu. To continue his learning, Mark still has regular lessons with SiFu Clive Potter who himself was taught by Master Wong Shun Leung and has been training in Wing Chun for 50 years. He also has regular lessons with world renown SiFu Alan Orr.
Mark has also trained in other arts including aikido and taekwondo.

He is also an accomplished powerlifter having been 3 times world champion and the holder of several world records. He coached the national team for several years.

Mark Lane with Steve Cowley and Paul McCarthy
Mark Lane at a seminar with guro Paul McCarthy and Master Steve Cowley

Mark continues his learning of martial arts and is currently studying Dacayana Kali and Tai Chi.