Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Allan and Chris demonstrate that Shaolin Martial Arts can be learnt can be enjoyed and learnt not just by the young but also when you are in your 40s or even 50s. Learning Shaolin Kung Fu is about being humble and knowing there is always more you can learn, willingness to work hard and push yourself.
Allan (left) and Chris (right) both come from martial arts backgrounds in other styles. After several months of training, they are getting close to grading up.
Allan’s previous experience includes years of boxing, kickboxing and jujitsu also time working as a bouncer. He has embraced the different way of Shaolin martial arts training and it is showing in his form and more importantly in self-defence application. There have been challenges for him to change his approach to stance and guard but is taken it all on board and doing well.
Chris learnt karate years ago and thought he could never learn another hard-style martial art (external martial art) after such a long time without training. Chris had recurring back, neck and hip issues that are no longer plaguing him. Chris started training with me a year ago learning Tai Chi and Qi Gong then transitioned to Wu Yi (Kung Fu). He has discovered new strength and ability that he never realised he was capable of. He’s keeping up if not out performing the younger students.
In a few weeks, both Chris and Allan will be grading. They are certainly ready after several months of hard training. I wish them all the best and I'm proud of what they have achieved.
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