UPDATE 12/7/20: Due to rising Covid numbers in DC and Maryland, we are temporarily suspending training again. Please check back for updates soon.
COVID 19 UPDATE (10/19/20): We are now open!! We have resumed classes at a limited capacity in a fantastic new location in Takoma Park. Please note that we cannot accept walk ins, so please contact us if you would like to schedule a free class. Class size is limited to 7 people, and masks are required. The new address:
7014-A Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD
The studio is conveniently located 5 min walk away from Takoma Metro station. New class times:
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Wing Chun Is An Internal Art That Can Be Used For Self Defense, But Is Primarily A Tool For Self Improvement.
A Unique Approach To An Ancient Art
Welcome to Wing Chun DC! We offer a unique approach to the beautiful and intricate art of Wing Chun Kung Fu in the heart of DC. Unlike many other schools, we focus on the efficient use of body mechanics and the development of sensitivity and awareness to overcome bigger, stronger opponents. We do not accumulate techniques or practice a "style" of Wing Chun -- our method is trained conceptually, and we focus exclusively on principles that allow the practitioner to develop their own unique, adaptive skill set over time. There are only a handful of schools in the world where you can find this type of training.
Pressure, Pressure, Pressure
We believe that at its core, Wing Chun is an art based on a sophisticated understanding of pressure, and how to handle it. Movement and response is dictated by our opponent, not ourselves, and we teach our students to develop "listening" skills through subtle sensitivity training.
Our method of Wing Chun is not a fitness fad or an exercise class -- it is an ancient art that requires discipline and open mindedness to learn properly. Results come with time, and those who train diligently develop a radically different understanding of Martial Arts that can be used for not only effective self defense, but peace of mind and a new state of awareness.
If you are interested in taking our method seriously and wish to become part of our community, please schedule a free class, or drop by during opening hours!
High level instruction
Ben Cohen has trained extensively under Sifu Jin Young, is a qualified Krav Maga instructor and a former Kick Boxing champion. Ben has spent almost 30 years practicing various forms of Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing. He now dedicates most of his time to the sophisticated art of Wing Chun.
A safe, fun and supportive environment
Training is safe and more importantly fun. While we train diligently, a sense of humor is needed to train with us - no egos allowed!
Clean, spacious training facilities
RODA Movements is a wonderful Martial Arts studio in the heart of Takoma Park. We have bathrooms, a shower, clean floors, and lovely high ceilings!
Some clips of Ben training: