About Us

Kung Fu instructor 2nd degree black sash Sifu Peter Orum and Kung Fu coach brown sash Richard Johns are fully dedicated to teaching Kung Fu. Each person is DBS checked, and regularly trains in Kung Fu, which includes Sifu Peter regularly travelling to Hong Kong to train with Master Li Tin Loi, and London to train with the U.K. Representative Chow Gar Master Paul Whiterod.



Sifu Peter Orum has been studying martial arts since 1989. He started with Tai Chi & Kick Boxing, then changed to Praying Mantis Kung Fu after reading an article on Chow Gar Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu system.

Peter has studied the system for over 20 years, and has obtained a second degree black belt from Sifu Paul Whitrod in the art of Chow Gar Tong Long. With Master Paul's support Peter started his own adults classes which have proven to be both popular and successful. 

Peter works in the security industry which has given him good insight into human behavior. This has benefited his teaching methods in helping to develop a realistic and practical training style.


Peter is fully insured and DBS checked

Richard originally trained in the system of Steel Wire Praying Mantis Kung Fu, and Hap Gar Kung Fu (Long range northern style). Richard is also trained in Kick Boxing.

Richard started training under Sifu Peter Orum in the Southern Kung Fu System of Chow Gar Tong Long in 2013 and is a regular practitioner of the system.

Richard visited Hong Kong in September 2018 and trained under Kung Fu Master Li Tin Loi.

Being an avid reader of martial arts literature, Richard has gained a deep understanding of what makes a good Kung Fu practitioner. With his ability to build a good rapport with the children they learn the true essence of martial arts..

Richard currently works for Local Government, specialising in health and safety.

Richard is fully insured and DBS checked. 

Kung Fu Corner Demonstration at Kowloon Park, Hong Kong, September 2018


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