The Anniversary Celebration was a beautiful outpouring of all our years of training – a wonderful showcase of student and Instructor training. But having come so far we should not rest on our laurels. Time for us all to get back into class. Why?

We expect all our Instructor training to be consistent and constant. We set out our expectations and they rise to the challenge. We subscribe to the values of Lifelong Learning.  In addition to their own spheres of specialist knowledge and learning, the Instructors have to maintain their physique and technical prowess. They do this by attending class regularly as well as travelling to intense one-week training camps twice a year. Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo leads from the front, training himself daily in addition to constantly guiding and teaching your Instructors.

We ask that you demand the best from them – help them to be the best Instructors anyone could ask for.

After the beautiful gallery of photos for the Anniversary published recently, Instructor Sharon Ngo took out her camera and had a go at capturing both the intensity and the “fun” of the Instructors’ training in Sunday class. We hope you enjoy taking a look. Read More

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series 40th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday 16th September the whole Club came together at the Watford Colosseum for the Club’s 40th Anniversary Celebration. There was much to see – how far we have come since the Club was founded in 1977.

Proceedings were opened with a Big Head Buddha Lion Dance.

Each Instructor put on a demonstration of our traditional patterns both alone and with their students.

The demonstrations were followed by a spectacular Traditional Chinese Lion Dance featuring both long and short weapons.

The Golden Lion finished by presenting Chief Instructor Dennis Ngo with a congratulatory scroll.

Photos of the evening were taken by Ben Hallifax who has uploaded many more images to Flickr – the link will be sent out by email to all subscribed to our newsletter so you can spot yourselves and your fellow students.

And watch this space for more images to come of the Club demonstrations and the Lion Dance.

Big Head Buddha awakens the Golden Lion at the Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi Martial Arts Club (FWC Kung Fu) 40th Anniversary Celebration

Big Head Buddha awakens the Golden Lion to start the 40th Anniversary Celebration, to the traditional solo drumming of Instructor Sharon Ngo.

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Welcome to the Year of the Rooster! Another Chinese New Year, another animal from the Zodiac – another New Year Card design.

2017 is the year of the Red Fire Rooster. Inspiration for the drawing was taken from Seti and Sharon’s discussions around how chickens (hens and roosters/cockerels) behave in real life. Although “chicken” is synonymous with “coward” in day-to-day banter these birds do not merit such disparagement. Read More

The formless takes form.

 

Watching my incense burner I see the intangible solidity of smoke pouring into the cup.

Any disturbance and the cup empties.

The form vanishes.

Kung Fu is not a solid but a movement.

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