Notice for all involved with Wing Chun-UK:
It is with great sadness that I have made the decision to stop teaching Wing Chun full-time.
Along with countless other people, I have been forced to re-think my career over the past 18 months or so. Consequently, I have decided to close the High Brooms class.
I began learning Wing Chun in 1990 and started teaching in 1999. It was always my dream to teach and I have been doing so now, in various iterations, for two decades. For that I am truly grateful.
As you may have already noted, Sifu Tony Hollander, my friend, training partner and co-founder of Wing Chun-UK has also made the decision to retire from teaching regular classes. However, we are both committed to keeping Wing Chun-UK going for all of you who wish to carry on with us. We intend to continue to provide grading examinations for students as well as personal training and advice for those instructors who continue to teach our syllabus. We have no intention of leaving Wing Chun behind. We are proud of what we have done so far and wish for it to continue.
Wing Chun has been a part of my life since the age of 17 and will remain part of my life.
A huge thank you to everyone who has ever attended my classes. My best wishes to you.
To those who have stuck with me for many years: It has been a privilege to pass on my passion to you. Thank you for your support, confidence and trust. I’ll never forget that.
And, of course, to Tony. We shared the journey: we sought out new teachers together; we learned new ideas together; we developed a new syllabus together. It was a journey that would not have happened at all without him. The partnership was the joy and it is a partnership we still share.
The Wing Chun uk group in Sevenoaks has welcomed students new and old from Tunbridge Wells so please contact Luke if this is of interest to you. [email protected]
See you all again very soon,
Sifu Ed Pettitt
Find out more about instructor Ed Pettitt here in his bio.
Sifu Ed Pettitt