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 to start the 40th Anniversary Celebration, to the traditional solo drumming of Instructor Sharon Ngo.
The April 2017 FWC Kung FU Competition was once again held in South London. Last year Femi Adeoye, who trains with Richard Wagstaff at FWC London South wrote up his account, So as not to disappoint his public, he has repeated the reportage for this year’s event. So here is Femi’s blow-by-blow account from his very personal perspective – pun fully intended.
“Another year, another FWC club competition. I came into the day off the back of my relative success in the last competition, just over a year ago. My aim for the day was to better my bronze and gold of 2016. The day started (oh so) early at 9am. After an inspirational performance by the instructors which saw them all displaying a different pattern simultaneously, the competition was officially underway.