I decided to take up Wing Chun Kung Fu after briefly attending one of Sifu Abid’s classes in October 2002. At the time I didn’t know anything about Wing Chun. All I knew was that I wanted to start training in a martial art/self defence class as soon as possible.
A few months prior to this I’d been involved in couple of unprovoked attacks on public transport. Needless to say I came off worse on both occasions and for some time after, just going to the shops or walking past a group of people became a problem. My confidence was at rock bottom.
Since I began training with the UKWCKFA under Sifu Abid’s guidance I have benefited on many levels: I’ve gained confidence, improved my fitness, become more conscious of what I’m putting into my body in the first place, and of course, I’ve met some really nice people.
In the future I hope to continue training and improving with the people around me. I realise Wing Chun Kung Fu can be quite demanding especially if you want to make substantial progress. I learnt early on that the phrase “kung fu” actually means “hard work” and perhaps that’s why I find it so absorbing, as no matter what level you’re at each lesson seems to throw up new challenges.