Saturday 6th November saw a fund raising event with Sifu Tony at Hildeborough with all money raised going towards Duchenne research via “Chasing Connors Cure”. A massive thank you to all the students who took part. An interesting and rewarding day with students training programs and some extra unusual application possibilities.
Saturday 15th October saw the arrival of four new first Technician grades. Sam Webber, Mark Steele, Wayne Helsdown and David Carlton achieved the level first technician and with it the responsibility of always demonstrating the high standard that it infers. They have all worked hard over the past years to reach this stage. We congratulate them and wish them well as they now strive for the next, no easy task.
What an excellent start to this specialised series of seminars, with many applications taken from parts of the highest levels in Wing Chun. Everyone enjoyed themselves while they worked and sweated their way through the three hours. This was structured with enough time to really practice each element before going to the next. Scenarios covered assaults from opponents with stick then knife also through grabbing and punching. Look out for the next.
A special grading seminar for all student levels to celebrate Sifu Ed and Tony’s first ten years of full time professional partnership. The event was well attended despite many who could not make it through travel and work. The training was intense, the standard again very high, the enthusiasm there in buckets and the sweat flowed. The students again made their instructors proud by stepping up that extra gear. After a welcome mid-break for re-hydration and nutrition the seminar continued with a variety of applications from the first five student levels. At the end we had a chance to mix and chat with more sugar intake from some beautiful cakes supplied by the wife of Craig Collins. Thank you very much as ever for all your support and making Wing Chun Uk the hard working, high performing and friendly organisation that it is becoming well known for.
March saw another run of gradings during the week, culminating on Saturday 12th with intermediate and senior students grading. Technicians tested over six hours and displayed with great endurance and vigour non stop precise programs from start to finish. Well done to everyone who tested and special congratulations to Jim Marshall, Dan O’Brien and David Mallett on achieving the First Technician level. And also to James Burgess who passed exceptionally well for the fourth Technician Level.
A great way to enjoy the end of 2015. Here at the Spice Club in Sevenoaks, good food and great company. 2015 has been a very busy year for us all with the introduction of applications into the syllabus it has given our system even more clarity than it already had. I look forward to another great year in 2016. Thank you to all the students of Wing Chun Uk, you are what makes us great.
Congratulations to everyone who tested in July for their respective grades. An excellent performance from all who attended. The students from each and every group are a credit to their instructors and their instructors a credit to the organisation Wing Chun Uk. Demonstrating they are amongst the finest in the country from what we know from experience.
A very special mention for Wayne Helsdown and David Carlton for reaching the level of Pre Primary (pre Tech). No easy feat at any time but with extraordinary high temperatures they were tested in more ways than one. Well done to the two of you.