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The United Kingdom Kuo Shu Federation (UKKSF) was established and formally constituted in Luton, Bedfordshire, on 11 August 2007. The UKKSF is part of the Chinese Kuoshu Institute (CKI) Group, in the United Kingdom, registered with the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (Certificate Number: LLDG4415030202). The UKKSF is the official governing body for Kuoshu in the United Kingdom, recognised by: the World Kuo Shu Federation (TWKSF) and the European Kuo Shu Federation (TEKSF). The official logo of the UKKSF (pictured right) is based on the logo of the TWKSF. As a member of TWKSF and TEKSF, the UKKSF has access to a global network of traditional Chinese martial artists and Masters. The UKKSF 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 UKKSF is the selecting organisation for the British Kuoshu (National Kuoshu 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 UKKSF 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.


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

Contact Information

United Kingdom Kuo Shu Federation - Office of the Secretary General

Secretary General: Suzie Simpson (Yuan Jing)
++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876700
++ 00 44 (0) 1582 876701
Postal address:
151 Strathmore Avenue, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3QP, United Kingdom
Electronic mail:
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