If you read about FWC Instructor Adam’s attempt at Death by Burpees, then you know that he likes to do a bit more. That was a bit easy, so instead of a bit of extreme training, how about a bit of extreme eating? According to Barbara Lewin, nutritionist, “one of the most common problems (endurance athletes) have is glycogen depletion – the result of not getting enough carbohydrates,” Now you may not think that FWC Kung Fu is about endurance, but that kind of depends on how you’re doing it. Ms Lewin was commenting on the reported competition training diet of Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer, in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games. Next year is an Olympic year, so really we should be getting ready now. Adam, how about eating like Michael Phelps for a day? He did not need to be asked twice. Read More
“Why aren’t you in Kung Fu class?” “Sorry – I’m in Dakar.” “Is that your excuse?” Read More
We first heard from Alex Cole (FWC City & Islington) when he wrote about “Training for Competition” (which you can find here). Here he is again with his follow-up, starting as the A Team assembles at the airport…
Our trip to the Global White Crane Fist Gala (Yong Chun), Read More
The Competing in China Saga continues. We meet our narrator, Alex, waking up after a party….
There are a few sore heads and no shows at breakfast after last night’s birthday celebrations. Read More
And so, one week after the joyful White Crane Gala, our hardy but diminished bunch headed off the Quanzhou, China to have another go at not losing.
Here are the results, and congratulations again to all those who pinned their colours to the mast.
We watched them training, and sweating, and panicking (just a little bit). Then we packed them off on a plane to China to do some competitions.
And here are the final results of the White Crane Competition – congratulations to all who took part:
FWC Instructor Adam Prout likes a bit of extreme sport – 70kph down a black run anyone? So once in a while he feels the urge to do a smidgen more than his regular training. Here’s what happened last time….
“How fit are you?
You train with your instructor twice a week, you can hold iron bridge for 2 minutes, you’ve even braved Sunday class and only needed to hold the bannister once when walking upstairs on Monday (maybe going downstairs you hold it all the way).
All Members of FWC are invited to the Christmas 2015 Celebratory Dinner. Friends and family are welcome to join us in celebrating at the famous Joy King Lau Restaurant in London’s Chinatown.
Here is Alex Cole, who trains at FWC City & Islington, talking about how he got into training and what on earth induced him to go for a competition in China.
“I started practising Kung Fu almost exactly three and a half years ago – white crane to be precise.
On 3 November, I am flying to Fujian province in Southern China. If, and it’s a big if, I’m judged to be good enough, I’ll compete in two international Kung Fu competitions a week apart. Read More
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There are various categories to choose from, and we reserve the right to add new categories as our imaginations take hold and make them up. Read More