It was time again to pay a visit to our affiliate club in country Victoria, Kung Fu Bendigo, to see my student, Sibak Nick Vassis, and his students there. A small, but growing, school, Kung Fu Bendigo’s students are an enthusiastic bunch, eager for more knowledge and skills and I went up to help celebrate Kung Fu Bendigo’s 1st anniversary.
The topics of the day were the intricacies of the Siu Lim Tao form; its concepts and principles, along with some applications thereof, as they pertained to chi sao training and its applications.
Thanks to Melbourne students, Wesh Tobin and Dillon Sharma, for coming up as well, to assist me and to share some of their training with their younger ‘brothers’ in Bendigo. Sibak Nick is recovering from a recent knee operation, but paid close attention to the information conveyed on the day, to help keep his students on track.
Check out the good times from the workshop!
Spent a wonderful session with my good friend and colleague, Master Shao Zhao Ming, of the Tai Chi Wushu Institute and some of his students, introducing them to the basics of knife self-defense tactics.
For many of them, it was a different way to look at their training, and the workshop gave them a new perspective from which to view their training. Over 3 hours, we spent time working on concepts and exercises designed to allow them to see the pluses and minuses of knife-based training, and how it could increase their awareness and understanding of such attacks.
Also on hand, was Mr Ray Galea, of the Wudang Taiyi You Long Quan (Swimming Dragon) school and some of his students. It was nice to finally meet him in person as well, and to work with him and his students too.
Check out the gallery to see some of the fun and highlights from the workshop.
For those of you who train at our Werribee class at the Crossroads Uniting Church hall, please note the following temporary room changes for your scheduling. These changes apply only to our adult classes on these dates; our children’s classes remain as normal.
On these four nights only, we will be training in the chapel room of the Church (in the main area of the Church), rather than the Church hall:
Thursday – 17 August
Monday – 28 August
Thursday – 31 August
Thursday – 7 September
Please make the necessary adjustments to your training calendars, and let any of your classmates know as well, thanks. All dates in-between and after these four sessions, we are back to normal, in the Church hall. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.