Our congratulations go to Jen Gosnell, Liz Tyrer, Andrew Lucas and Gary Starling for achieving the level of Pre-Primary in Wing Chun and to James Burgess and Dan Grace for reaching the Third Technician Level.
It is very rare for any student to complete all of the student programmes and Jen and Liz are the first of our women to reach this high level in our Wing Chun system. This is especially rare as the training and testing becomes increasingly intense and dealing with often physically larger and heavier male training partners added to their challenge. They are a real example to all students.
Many do not even arrive at this stage so it shows their real commitment and will to succeed. Andrew, Gary, Liz and Jen have all been training consistently for over 4 years to reach this level rarely missing a class and often training together out of class.
James and Dan each have experience in a number of Wing Chun systems and their commitment to the art was clear as they progressed through the numerous grade levels during the test – a mental as well as a physical challenge.
It has been such a pleasure for us to see them all progress especially this last year where they all focused totally on their goal. Well done to you all.
Sifu Tony Hollander and Sifu Ed Pettitt