On Sunday 18 December 2022, we celebrated with our students and their families the successes of grading. We also presented students with awards for a range of different categories across our Junior and Adult classes. Thank you to everyone that came along, it really was an amazing day to round off the year!
Please see and enjoy the pictures below!
'OUTSTANDING ATTITUDE TO LEARNING'
This student always has a smile on his face and is a true pleasure to train with. His focus in classes and attitude to learning is second to none. His attitude is always positive and as one of the higher grades he always leads by example. His positive approach has enabled him to excel through his grading, in particular his sparring.
Congratulations to Henri Robinson
This award is being presented to a student who’s outstanding contribution to other students within class has shone through to us all. This student helps and guides others and doesn't hesitate with other students to assist without being asked. On many occasions she has made way for other students if they have not had their own nunchucks, she will ask questions when unsure and her eagerness to help others is commendable for someone so young.
Congratulations to Eleanor Bunney
'Junior Student of The Year'
This has been awarded to a student who blows us away every week. This students focus, commitment and technical ability for someone so young is incredible and to train with her is an absolute pleasure. Her potential to grow and succeed in the art of Wing Chun has no boundary's. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail in all the drills is exceptional and her determination to technically apply herself is remarkable for her age, an absolute role model and clearly demonstrating
size doesn’t matter!!!!
Congratulations to O-Ren Binning
'Teen Student of The Year'
This has been awarded to a student who has been training with us from day one and trains every week and also throughout lockdown. This students focus, commitment and positive attitude to learning is amazing, his desire to learn and develop is clear for all to see and is a pleasure to train with. We have noticed recently he supports others in class if they are unsure which shows his confidence and own knowledge and understanding. He experienced his first taste of the shark tank pressure test that all teens and adult students have to endure during grading and although it was extremely challenging for him, he stayed in the grind and battled with a strong heart until the end after sparring against myself and 9 other students non stop.
Congratulations to Noah Gilbert
This award is being presented to a student who quietly goes about his training, who has demonstrated a significant improvement in his confidence, knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals to apply power without strength. This capability and application doesn’t happen overnight and is only achievable through dedicated training and pressure testing. This student’s demonstration of structure and power application was evident to all during this grading and highlighted significantly how far this student has developed.
Congratulations to Max Kennedy
'PERSEVERANCE TO OWN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT'
This student has a real passion and enthusiasm to learn the art and cares deeply about supporting and working with others. As one of our first students he has maintained training twice a week and again was with us throughout lock down. This student doesn't allow anything to hold him back and to see what he has achieved since training with us is simply remarkable.
Those that train with me in our adult classes know that I will always try to push you just that little bit harder and this student shows no fear or hesitation in giving it a go and adapts where needed. This student never gives up and although the warmups and sparring can be challenging, he perseveres. He is a true role model to other students and only through health reasons was unable to complete his grading this time round.
Congratulations to Peter Beckett
'OUTSTANDING ATTITUDE TO LEARNING'
This student is quite simply an absolute pleasure to train with. I’m sure any teacher, coach or instructor would agree a student with his positive attitude is an absolute dream. His focus in classes and attitude to learning is second to none and is always seeking to learn more and more. His positive approach has enabled him to smash his grading and I absolutely love training and sparring with him.
Congratulations to Mitchell Ewer
This award is being presented to a student who’s outstanding contribution to other students within class has been truly outstanding. This student helps and guides others and doesn't hesitate with other students to assist without being asked. Always willing to guide and train with new students and again one who never shy’s away from a challenge. Whoever this student trains with will benefit from his knowledge, capability and understanding. He’s been with us from day one and now trains with us three times a week, I love training and sparring with him and I always know he will give me a problem back whatever I throw at him, we can’t thank him enough for his contribution……
Congratulations to David Cooke
This award is to recognise your commitment to training and acknowledge your continued development and we forget sometimes how young you are although you are a giant. Sometimes in life we all find things challenging but it’s about how we overcome those challenges. I’ve never had a student say to me he looks forward to the Shark Tank Pressure test as the last part of grading, but you did!!!! And to see how far you have developed since your last grading is amazing, staying in the grind when the easiest option is to quit and walk away you didn’t, you’ve shown character, determination and capability.
Congratulations to Ethan Jarrett
'Adult Student of the Year'
This award is for a student who is a pleasure to train with and is always eager to learn and develop and is another student that never gives up no matter how challenging class maybe. Like myself this student has trained in another style of Wing Chun and to learn a different style such as our’s under the Chu Sao Lei lineage isn’t easy with variations in forms, concepts and application.He is always open to developing on his own knowledge of the art and seeking out news ideas and concepts. Watching, doing and applying are all different things and it’s not always easy to pull off the applying but his positive attitude to doing all three is credit to himself. I look forward to training and sparring with him at every opportunity but not so keen on catching one of his elbows
Congratulations to Joe Wood