2nd Dan Black
2nd Dan Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
1st Dan Black Belt Shotokan Karate
1st Dan Black Belt Kendo + (studied Kendo-Jitsu too)
I have been
studying martial arts since the age of 5 years.
My first martial
art was Shotokan Karate and I reached my 1st Dan by the age of 8 years.
I then moved on
to study the ancient Japanese sword art - Kendo and achieved 1st Dan by
the age of 10.
Wanting to improve
my kicking I decided to study the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do and
reached my 2nd Dan after intensive training every day.
However, one day
whilst sparring, I lost to an opponent whose background was Aikido and
I was very surprised and attracted by the techniques he applied, peaceful
and dynamic, and decided to study Aikido - the characteristics are totally
different from the arts I had studied in the past.
Some 3 years
ago I came to Brookes and was keen to find a martial art, which I had
never studied before
The moment I saw
Sifu (Eddy) demonstrating Chinese Kung Fu at the Sports Fair - the fluency
and usefulness of his techniques had caught my eye - I decided to join
When I attended
his class, I was more surprised by the way he taught it.
It was so unique;
he taught students situation by situation rather than technique by technique
and encouraged us to contribute ideas or to question his teaching. Compared
with other martial arts, I have found Sifu's way of teaching extremely
would recommend to those people who are either beginners or experienced
in martial arts to try out this class, if possible, because I can guarantee
you the more you learn, especially from this Sifu, the more profitable
your martial art career will become
Thank You Eddy
is recognised as the top Aikido 'Master' in his Country"