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FWTS COVIDEO-6 / The Point-Stance

Here is another free instructional video for you. This one is all about the Point-Stance, one of the first techniques to be taught to students, the first piece of footwork to be found in the Siu-Nim-Tao form, and one of the simplest to misunderstand.

Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, but very useful to revisit at any point in your personal kungfu journey. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂

FWTS COVIDEO-5 / Mobility Techniques & Footwork Theory

Another day, another video. Here is No.5 to help all students during the UK lockdown period.

This one is all about mobility techniques and footwork theory, the differences between the various kinds of footwork, and how the classifications are used to teach, analyse, and develop constant precise movement over time.

Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, but useful to revisit at any point in your journey. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂

FWTS COVIDEO-4 / Sao-Chong

Video No.4 to help students practice during this CoVid19 lockdown period.

This video is all about the Sao-Chong technique, a movement which starts the Siu-Nim-Tao and all other Forms within the system. Simple at first glance, look a little deeper and see what’s involved in performing this movement correctly.

Ideal for beginners and those at the Foundation Stage of training, I hope this explanation sheds more light on even the simple things we do all the time. Stay safe and keep practicing! 🙂

FWTS COVIDEO-3 / Complete Chum-Kiu Form

Another video to help students practice during the Coronavirus lockdown period.

This video shows a relaxed demonstration of the complete Chum-Kiu, the second Form of the Federation Wing Tsun System.

Ideal for those at the Basic Stage of training, this video includes commentary and captions showing the start point for each of the three parts / eight sections within the form. Practice every day, along with the other videos, and emerge from your quarantine a better kungfu student! 🙂

FWTS COVIDEO-2 / Complete Siu-Nim-Tao Form

As promised, here is another video to help students practice during the CoVid19 lockdown period.

This video shows a relaxed demonstration of the complete Siu-Nim-Tao, the first Form of the Federation Wing Tsun System.

Ideal for those at the Foundation Stage of training, this video includes commentary and captions for each and every technique within the form. Practice it with me every day, and come out of quarantine knowing a little bit more about your kungfu practice. 🙂

FWTS COVIDEO-1 / Full-Body Warm-Up

As promised, here is the first video to help students through this CoVid19 lockdown period.

This video demonstrates a 15-minute, full-body warm-up sequence which is easy to practice, simple to follow, and covers every muscle & joint in the body. Do it with me every morning and keep yourself moving.

Stay safe, stay strong, and look out for each other. 🙂

Coronavirus CoVid19

FWTS | Coronavirus CoVid19 Update

21/03/20 – Update

Further to recently revised guidance from the UK Government, all training & tuition is now SUSPENDED until 1st April 2020. At that time we will reassess the situation and make a decision on whether we can resume training.

I have been in contact with all students via email, and everyone has expressed a desire to continue training with video or streaming lessons. The syllabus and lessons are all prepared, of course, so I will just investigate the best delivery method – watch this space.

Stay safe, stay fit, and i’ll see you (virtually) very soon. 🙂

LPH


16/03/20 – Original Post

To all FWTS students, from Sifu Lee Paul Heron:

As you are aware, the Coronavirus CoVid19 is currently having a huge impact on the health and economy of the global population, including in the UK.

On 16th March 2020, guidance was issued by the UK Government regarding social distancing and gatherings, in order to protect those who are more vulnerable to the virus.

Regardless of your own health status, it is in the best interests of the population that we exercise due care and attention in ensuring the virus does not reach anyone who may be susceptible.


If You Are Unwell

If you are exhibiting the symptoms of Coronavirus, please follow official guidance and self-isolate. This means not attending classes for a period of 14 days. Please note this guidance may change as the situation develops, so do remain vigilant as to the latest advice.

If you are unsure, or worried about attending class, that’s totally fine. Please let me know you’re not attending, and I hope to see you again very soon.


If You Are OK

Because our training groups are small and stable (we have all trained together for years, and there is not a turnover of new students each week), for those who remain healthy, currently I intend to continue offering training as per the usual weekly schedule until such time as the government advises against it.

Martial arts training does inevitably involve close contact, so I suggest all students take extra care in washing hands before / during / after training, use hand sanitiser, and wipe down the equipment after use. I’ll provide extra cleaning equipment to make this work.

Please note that the above may change if I contract the virus, but at the time of writing i’m still fit & well – fingers crossed!

If you wish to contact me and let me know you’ll be attending class, that’s also fine. I look forward to seeing you in due course.


Look After Each Other

For me, a large part of the martial arts concerns personal growth, development and responsibility. Please do your best to help those around you who may be in need, and if I can be of service in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All the best, and see you in class – either now, or when things settle down again. 🙂


More Information

Please visit the links below to read more about the UK Government response to Coronavirus CoVid19, the official NHS guidance, and the NHS 111 reporting service:

Beginners Kung-Fu Workshop / April 2018

FWTS | Beginners Kung-Fu Workshop 210418

On Saturday 21st April 2018, I am running another small-group workshop aimed at complete beginners in the art of Kung-Fu.

The event will take place at New Malden Studios between 12:00-14:30, and is open to a maximum of six (6) adult participants only.

The cost of the workshop is £20 per-person. You will participate in about 2.5hrs of training and personal tuition, starting right at the beginning of this elegant, practical, martial art system.

I started training in 1989 (aged 15), started teaching in 1999, and ever since I have enjoyed shared these arts with many thousands of students. I love small-group teaching, I love purposeful movement, and I love helping individuals develop their skill & knowledge.

If you’ve ever had the desire to learn an authentic, intelligent martial art, then come give FWTS a try. There is no obligation to continue afterwards, and I guarantee you’ll learn something useful and enjoy yourself too.

If you do wish to continue afterwards, this session will enable you to jump straight in with my usual weekly classes without feeling like a total novice. It really is a win-win situation.

Click the button below to send me an email booking, and I look forward to seeing you very soon.

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Small-Group Beginners Workshop

FWTS | Beginners Kung-Fu Workshop 140118

On Sunday 14th January 2018, I am running a special small-group workshop aimed at complete beginners in the art of Kung-Fu.

The event will take place at my New Malden Studios between 11:00-14:00, and is open to a maximum of six (6) adult participants only.

The cost of the workshop is £20 per-person. You will receive three hours of training and personal tuition, starting right at the beginning of this elegant, practical, martial art system.

I started training in 1989 (aged 15). I started teaching in 1999, and since then I have shared these arts with thousands of students across Surrey and the South-West London region. I love small-group teaching, I love purposeful movement, and I love helping individuals develop their skill & knowledge.

If you’ve ever had the desire to learn an authentic, intelligent martial art, why not start something new for 2018 and come give this a try? There is no obligation to continue afterwards, and I guarantee you’ll learn something useful and enjoy yourself too.

Plus if you DO want to continue afterwards, this session will enable you to jump straight in with my usual weekly classes without feeling like a total novice. It really is a win-win situation.

Click the button below to send me an email booking, and I look forward to seeing you very soon.

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Congratulations To Shao-Foong

FWTS | Congratulations To Shao-Foong-Chong

I am very proud to announce that Shao-Foong Chong has today been awarded his 1st Technician Grade in the Federation Wing Tsun System.

Shao started learning Kung-Fu from me in January 2007. He came to me as an experienced martial artist with a strong background in Kung-Fu, holding Brown Belt ranks in both Choy Li Fut and Wu-Shu Kwan. He also studied Escrima with me, reaching the 8th Student Grade in that discipline too.

Nine-and-a-half years is rather a long time to reach the 1TG rank in FWTS, however this is because Shao is also a qualified medical Doctor, and due to constant exams and a gruelling workload is not always able to find the time to train regularly. Despite this he always manages to book private lessons as often as he can, and attends classes, workshops and events whenever possible.

It just goes to show that if you don’t give up, you will reach your goal – even if it takes you a bit longer that you initially hoped. Well done Shao, your achievement is an inspiration to all those who feel stuck at their current grade. Keep going!

Huge congratulations to you, and now onward to the 2TG training programme of the Journeyman Level.

LPH