WELCOME TO SPECTRUM CLASSICAL KUNG FU
CHELTENHAM'S PREMIER FULL-TIME KUNG FU CLUB
One of the most advanced Kung Fu Masters in the UK, Spectrum owner Sifu Lee McGeough has dedicated his life to Kung Fu, on a full-time basis, offering expertise spanning over 25 years as a professional martial artist.
Sifu has gained various achievement accolades, including Chinese Forms World Champion, Kyoshu British Kung Fu Champion, Kyoshu National two-time Gold Medal winner, and inducted into the WUMA Hall of Fame.
As a result Sifu is uniquely positioned to teach Hung Gar, Bak Mei, Classical Wing Chun, Chang Chaun, Sanshou/Sanda (Chinese Kickboxing), Northern Dragon, Lei Gar, Northern Praying Mantis, Eagle Claw, Chin Na, Five Animals, Nan Chaun, and various other hand to hand styles, in addition to numerous weapons such as Broadsword, Corn Leaf Sabre, Wudan Gim, Butterfly Knives, Fan, Spear, Staff, Nan Dao, Pole and Three Section Staff among others.
Spectrum Classical Kung Fu an accumulation of knowledge, martial arts skills, styles, theory, principles and application, with classes, seminars and private sessions to suit absolute beginners to professional athletes and seasoned martial artists.
Spectrum is a full-time, friendly and diverse club and, due to the level of maturity required to learn Kung Fu, welcomes anyone over the age of 16.
Syllabus group classes take place at the state-of-the-art Dean Close Sports Centre Studio, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Many students also attend private lessons at the private studio in Bishops Cleeve, where lessons are carefully curated to progress each and every student at a rate that suits their requirements.
Sifu also runs several (optional) specialist seminars each year, inviting all students to take part in these full or half day focus sessions.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY: PRIVATE TUITION
Weekly one-hour private tuition tailored specifically to the client's training goals. All styles open and available, and can be discussed and agreed during first session. International and/or beginner students welcome.
Option of in-person training and/or virtual lessons via Skype, conducted in a private studio environment in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham with free parking.
Sessions are the same time, every week and ongoing until cancelled (14 day notice required). £32 per bespoke session, payable via standing order.
TUESDAY: 8 - 10PM HUNG GAR SYLLABUS CLASS
Advanced, in-depth two-hour Hung Gar Kuen Southern style weekly syllabus class. One of the most effective styles in Chinese Kung Fu. Ideal for those moving up from Beginners in addition to our more advanced students.
£10 per session, payable by weekly standing order. Class held at The Studio, Dean Close Sports Centre, with free car parking.
WEDNESDAY: 6 - 7PM BEGINNERS CLASS
One hour Beginners Class held at Dean Close Sports Centre Studio. A commitment of £10 per week payable via a weekly standing order is required to secure your place. Beginners welcome to join at any time.
WEDNESDAY: 7 - 9PM 'CLOSED DOOR'
Hung Gar Kuen and open-style sparring, application and conditioning session specifically for Spectrum's more advanced students who attend private lessons and/or the syllabus Hung Gar class. By invitation only.
This is an intense two-hour session, held in The Studio, Dean Close Sports Centre, with free car parking. £48 per month, payable via monthly standing order.
THURSDAY: 4 - 5PM SANSHOU KUNG FU BOXING TRAINING
This session is split into two parts:
Pad work, punchbags, speedball, floor to ceiling ball, wooden man, plus mitt work and glove-based sparring.
Fitness and conditioning with circuit training focused on strength and CV.
This is a small group session held at the private studio in Bishops Cleeve. £15 per session payable via weekly standing order. Please note: currently full and running a waiting list.
COMING SOON: THURSDAY: 6 -7PM TRADITIONAL WEAPONS TRAINING
Learn to master traditional Chinese weapons such as pole, broadsword, butterfly knives, spear, staff, gim, three-section staff, fan, southern broadsword, war sword, and corn leaf sabre (mia odao).
Class only open to existing Spectrum students. Register your interest with Sifu directly. Details to follow.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Students required to complete a waiver (provided to you at your first session).
Membership requires ongoing commitment via a regular standing order payment.
Spectrum is a cashless club - we do not accept payment on arrival/per class.
Note: the standing order payment applies whether you choose to train or not as your time slot has been purchased by you, curated for you, and cannot be filled by others if you do not attend.
THE STUDIO, DEAN CLOSE SPORTS CENTRE
All syllabus classes run from our indoor and outdoor group class training facility at Dean Close Sports Centre, Sherbourne Road, Cheltenham.
Parking is available on site, or on the main road. Enter the double gates and the centre is directly ahead. Classes are held at the top of the stairs, and into the Studio on the left.
The centre is also easily accessible via the 'D' bus.
BISHOPS CLEEVE, CHELTENHAM
All private lessons are available via a bespoke home studio environment in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, or conducted virtually directly from the studio via Skype.
This flexibility is ideal for clients who prefer in-person 1-2-1 training, or an online option, or mix of both in-person and online lessons.
“Really enjoyed the grappling seminar! Thank you for holding this Chin Na seminar, as a experienced martial artist, I still learnt a lot of new holds and locking techniques, that I now feel confident to use, but feeling a bit sore though."
"Lee has been my Sifu for around 6 years now. I came to him with no fighting knowledge or martial arts experience. I'm learning new things about my myself and my kung fu on an almost daily basis! ”
“Loved the grappling and the whole session. It is a part of Kung Fu that I'd like to learn more about and Lee McGeough made it interesting and accessible. Top stuff!"
“I really enjoyed the Chin Na seminar it was great to see that grappling lives everywhere in kung fu you just have to look for it and having such a skilful and knowledgeable master helps. Sifu put this seminar together really well! I have learnt a lot from it and look forward to the next one. I recommend anyone to get involved if you want to gain more confidence with being able to fight on the ground ."
“Sifu McGeough doesn't just articulate the fighting aspects of his deep kung fu knowledge, but also the theory and principle behind the many styles he's mastered, allowing students a depth of learning I've not encountered anywhere else."
“Sifu McGeough is an exceptional teacher. His depth of knowledge of kung fu and combat are vast, matched with breathtaking skill. I enjoy every lesson!"
“Each session has been carefully adapted and adjusted to meet the thorough requirements of the discipline, whilst ensuring diversity - and for me to develop personal interests or overcome difficulties. I am incredibly grateful for all the hard work he has put into our sessions."
“I find Sifu’s enthusiasm infectious, and I am inspired by everything he does. He treats everyone as an individual, providing useful, constructive feedback, and showing he values and cares about his students and their martial arts progress and journey.”
"I imagine teaching the complexities of classical kung fu is not an easy task but Sifu manages to provide clarity and context into his teachings as well as remaining very down to earth and relatable person which makes learning from him a very enjoyable process."
“I’m really grateful as a beginner I was able to take part in Chin Na seminar Sifu Lee McGeough open new dimension and aspects of Kung Fu for me. Lots of unreachable, precise information given in a transparent way. It is lot’s of influence Kung fu in Chin Na and Chin Na in Kung fu.Top Quality"
Whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced martial artist looking for a new system, get in touch.
If preferred, Lee would be happy to arrange a free 15 minute Skype call with you to meet you virtually, discuss your requirements and show you the private studio space.