Freestyle Kickboxing: 3+ yrs experience
Self defence / mixture of Chinese & Japanese arts: 2+ yrs experience
Having trained in martial arts since my teen years I really enjoyed the kicking elements of the arts. After practicing kickboxing for 3 years I felt I needed an art that was tailored for self defence.
In 2009 I was introduced to Wing Chun. I knew Bruce Lee had studied this art and I knew this had fast hands.
I attended an introductory course with my friend Imran at sifu Shawn Rawcliffe’s school. I was impressed with the art for being unique, fast and a counter attacking style. Being a close quarter range martial arts system I had decided to pursue a journey in Wing Chun.
Myself and Imran had practiced the basics together over the years.
It wasn’t until 2014 that I had to relocate for work in Warrington. There I met and trained under Sifu Jay Hussein (Ching Mo Wing Chun school) for a few months gaining a good insight to wing chun.
The systems simple and direct approach have left me fascinated. I really enjoy training the sensitivity drills and applications of trapping and locking
After moving back home to Leicester the most interesting part of my journey commenced. I was fortunate to get in contact with Sifu Abid and join his school. Training under him I have found that he teaches wing chun with a very practical approach to modern day fighting / self defence and he explains why certain techniques work in a certain manner.
He is by far one of the most humble and most patient instructors I have come across. Sifu’s teaching has always been demonstrated effectively.
His multiple assailants drill has been a brilliant blood pumping exercise that simulates a real life scenario.
It has been a great privilege to learn from Sifu as he is very skilled and confident in what he teaches. Under his guidance I have seen an improvement in my technique and ability.
Helping students in the class has been a rewarding experience especially when students progress in their ability and understanding of applications.
My desire is to gain an in depth understanding to the principals and theories of wing chun and be able to share that knowledge with other students.
I look forward to learning and helping new students in the future.
Most importantly I would like to thank sifu for teaching us with so much dedication.