I have found Wing Chun to be a highly effective fighting style and a way of life. Training my mind and body not to fight force with force has had benefits way beyond physical fitness and self-defence, as I've learned to deal with life's tribulations in a more calm, grounded manner.
In the past I have studied kick-boxing, various styles of Karate and enjoyed lifting heavy weights at the local gym. I became aware of Wing Chun through a chance encounter with Shifu Zak, whose infectious enthusiasm and dedication to Kung Fu sparked my interest. Shifu Zak accepted me as his student in October 2015 and from that moment I have never looked back. I've since met some fantastic people from various nationalities and walks of life and have forged close friendships. There is a genuine ethos within the academy to help each other develop.
I am truly honoured to have been given the responsibility to help others learn Wing Chun and its many benefits. This began during lockdown in the summer of 2020, where under the supervision of Shifu Zak I began creating the criteria for weekly Zoom classes and leading the attendees. I must say a big “thank you” to all those who attended regularly, as your commitment gave me the self-belief to drive onwards and upwards. 2021 saw the lifting of Covid restrictions and the opportunity to teach on a more personal level.
Teaching is essential to my own Wing Chun development by sharpening the core principles and techniques on a regular basis. I will spend the rest of my life exploring this wonderful, ancient martial art.
Wing Chun can be enjoyed by people of any gender, shape, or age – it is never too late. It would be great to have you in our class!