Reading Academy

Master Loukas Kastrounis Wing Chun – Kali Eskrima-Arnis/ JKD
Combat Skills – Martial Arts

Master Loukas Kastrounis, one of the most highly regarded teachers in Wing Chun, Kali Eskrima (Arnis) and JKD Martial Arts at the Reading Academy in Berkshire, reputed to be one of the best training schools in the world.

Beginners and advanced (male & female) students are all welcome to join our team

Master Loukas Kastrounis’ official authorised training schools are located in
Reading, Berkshire (UK) and Kritsa, Crete island (Greece)

Wing Chun & Kali Eskrima – Physical and Mental Health Benefits

Physical fitness ♦ Natural body co-ordination ♦ Awareness ♦ Stress reduction ♦ Blood circulation improvement ♦ Help with muscular pain & injuries ♦ Reduce high blood pressure
♦ Strengthen the immune system ♦ Improve body structure & overall posture

Wing Chun Kung Fu & Kali Eskrima Arnis Martial Arts

Loukas Kastrounis

“We don’t teach art, but skills”

Art emphasises originality and the creation of something new or unique, often pushing boundaries and challenging conventional norms.

Skills on the other hand, can be developed through practice, training and learning from others, aiming for improvement of techniques.

 Listen to the current interview of Master Loukas Kastrounis on BBC Radio Berkshire, interviewed by Sarah Walker on 8th March 2024 here

Loukas at the BBC studios Reading.

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‘Wing Chun In-Depth: Skills for Combat, Strategies for Life’ by Master Loukas Kastrounis & Munawar Ali Karim – YMAA Publication Center was voted ‘Winner – Sports Category’ at the Annual American Book Festival Awards 2023

The Annual American Book Festival 2023 covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. Click here for finalists

The 2024 American Legacy Book Awards sponsored by the American Book Festival announced that your book ‘Wing Chun In-Depth: Skills for Combat, Strategies for Life’ received a ‘Winner’ recognition in the ‘Sports: Nonfiction’ category. The American Book Festival stated that over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 100 categories.

 Awards were presented for titles published in 2010-2023.  Full results can be found Here.

Master Loukas Kastrounis’ new
Wing Chun book, published by YMAA

Order from Amazon here

News 12 Greece reviews the new book – ‘Wing Chun In Depth: Skills for Combat, Strategies for Life’

Wing Chun in-Depth

Master Loukas Kastrounis Wing Chun Kung Fu & Kali Eskrima, Arnis / JKD Martial Arts

Reading Academy, Berkshire

Simple – Direct – Efficient

Loukas Kastrounis

Founder of the Reading Academy (est. 1992) and the European Wing Chun Association (est. 2008)

About Us

Learn the sophisticated skills of Chinese Wing Chun Kuen Kung Fu, or the Filipino weapons-based martial art Kali Eskrima/Arnis for day-to-day protection, to improve health and fitness for body and mind, and to be able to address your own self-potential. Wing Chun and Kali are both tools for personal development.  As with continued progression, comes increased awareness, creativity and self-confidence.

Master Loukas Kastrounis has been training students since 1992 and welcomes all potential, whether you have trained in another martial art/lineage or have no experience whatsoever.  Anyone is welcome to apply for a trial lesson.

Master Loukas Kastrounis was taught Wing Chun Kung Fu at the world renouned training school ‘The Basement’ in London by Master Nino Bernardo / Grandmaster Wong Shun Leung (the foremost teacher of Bruce Lee) who was taught by the great Grandmaster Ip Man.

Joining Reading Academy is one of the best things I have done

8 February 2022

Joining Reading Academy in Berkshire is one of the best things I have done. The team is very friendly and knowledgeable. The school is led by Si-Fu Loukas with genuine Wing Chun lineage history. The teachers and senior students are very helpful. The training is practical and well structured. The rewards are great. The school is open four days a week which is uncommon for similar types of schools. This provides plenty of flexibility to train. The whole experience is far beyond just a martial art. For details of all the benefits, have look at the school web page.

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