Andrew Newstead


Andrew Newstead Chief Instructor.

Growing up I was always fascinated by martial arts and was a keen fan of Chinese Kung fu films. During my childhood I attended a few different classes of various styles but did not find what I was looking for. In 2002 I was fortunate to be introduced to Master Kim Han and the Wuzuquan System and I have not looked back since.

From 2002 I trained heavily with Master Kim and In 2008 I was awarded my Black sash.

Since then I have continued to learn under Kim Han but have also explored other styles in order to improve my sparring ability.

I learnt boxing for two years from 2008 – 2010

I also studied Eskrima to Practice and improve my weapons sparring.

In 2012 on request from friends of mine I started teaching Nan Shaolin Wuzuquan

In 2013 I started learning Sanshou under Sifu Nigel Gilham and have found this to be the most suitable sporting style to compliment Nan Shaolin Wuzuquan.

In 2015 I was very pleased to move into the Focus Room our dedicated training facility here in Watford. This has allowed me to focus on my training much more as well as offer more time and facilities to my students.

In 2016 I attended K.E.W.A.P (knifes and edged weapons awareness program) and am pleased to be an approved instructor for this program.