Once is never enough… fired up by the recent success at the Southern Shaolin Competition in June, the Club was asked to compete at another competition in Xiamen. So off to the 2013 Rongxin Cup we went.

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Here are the final FWC results from the 2013 Southern Shaolin Invitational Tournament. FWC sent a team of instructors and students to compete in various categories against teams from around the world. We were commended by the judges for performing traditional patterns to a high standard, and this is reflected in the results.

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On 16 July we will be assembling once again at Gatwick at some unearthly hour of the day, to check in for our flight to Chania, Crete. Whilst there we are hoping to meet an FWC student from the old days at University College London, Professor Manolis Stefanakis. Last year we raised funds for two aspects of Professor Stefanakis’ work at the University of the Aegean on Rhodes.

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A group of instructors and senior students led by Chief Instructor, Dennis Ngo have just finished competing in China.

After a slow start on the first day (Freehand Patterns) the interim medal tally was 2 golds, 4 silver, and 4 bronze. After regrouping and an intense session with Coach Dennis, Day 2 (Weapons Patterns) saw a haul of 4 golds, 7 silver and 1 bronze.

Full update to follow as they are all now on a visit to the Southern Shaolin Temple and are incommunicado.

Best wishes for the Year of the Snake 2013! And don’t forget, all Members of FWC are invited to the Chinese New Year Celebratory Dinner. Friends and family are welcome to join us in celebrating at the famous Joy King Lau Restaurant in London’s Chinatown.

Artwork by Setareh Erfan from a design by Sharon Ngo

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