Wing Chun Kung Fu The Team
Wing Chun Kung Fu
Welcome to team 0f Wing Chun Kung Fu, who are working hard each and every day to develop the Wing Chun Martial Arts System throughout our schools.
Sifu Scott Rowlinson 4th Technician Grade
Sifu Scott Rowlinson began his journey in Wing Chun Kung Fu following a friends recommendation that he should look at trying the Art, Looking back and remembering that very first class with Master Andrew Cameron in an Old Church in the Pantiles of Tunbridge Wells, Sifu Scott recalls it was exactly what he had been looking for since starting his Martial Arts Journey, Being introduced to Master Andrew Cameron in 1992 was a life choice that he has never regretted and constantly looks back on as he reflects on his life to date.
Sifu Scott Rowlinson Started his Martial Arts training at the age of 6 when his father took him along to a Judo class, his Father had been a keen Judo Practicianor for many years and as with most children was always being keen to follow in his fathers foot steps, many classes followed and Sifu Scott has many great memories of those early days and they truly inspired him to continue his journey in Martial Arts, His Judo classes finished after coming to a natural end when his father couldnt take him on a regular basis.
In his early teens and as he could now get around town on his own rather than relying on his parents decided to start his Karate training, The instructor that he found was Sensi Bernard Creaton who taught in a hired hall in Downswood, Maidstone, Sifu Scott trained as hard as he could until the age of 16 but always felt that there was something missing from this training.
His main reason for starting Martial Arts was to raise his self confidence and override the growing fear of bullying that was becoming more evident as he grew up, A very memorable point of why he finished his Karate Training was being told that you were not allowed to hit anyone as this may hurt them, this did not make sense to a young boy who was being hit by bullies and was being educated not to hit back, at that age with no answer to that point he decided to look for the answer else where.
Following Karate and watching many movies Sifu Scott found the Westree Boxing club in Maidstone, Sifu Scott recalls Boxing really opened his eyes to confronting fear, standing in front of another person who was prepared to hit you hard, this really started to change his mentality and was a great foundation to becoming a young man in his late teens, being completely honest though this did not answer the question, simply going from one extreme to the other did not answer the question that was still in his mind and believing that there was a Martial Art out there that was complete and that would satisfy all of the answers that one person might have to enhance his or her life was still waiting to be found!
Sifu Andy Watts 3rd Technician Grade
Sifu Andy Watts has been training in martial arts for over 17 years. He began his martial arts journey with Kyu Shin Do Karate, which he studied for seven years in his home town of Northampton from the age of 8. He also trained in Tae Kwon Do.
Andy continued expanding and enriching his interest in martial arts and Middle Eastern philosophies with the study of Tai chi, Chi Gung, Yoga and meditation, Buddhism and Taoism and In 2007, Andy began his most significant martial arts training to date by starting under Wing Chun Kung Fu and the instruction of Sifu Scott Rowlinson.
Andy immersed himself into his training, regularly going on week-long intensive courses with his instructor and also training from Masters and Grandmasters around, as well as visiting Master Andrew Cameron (Head of Wing Chun Kung Fu) on a regular basis.
Sifu Andy began learning to assist in both children and adults classes, spending up to 20 hours a week training. By the end of 2008, he left his engineering career of 11 years to work full time at the Northampton School of Wing Chun before taking over the School from Sifu Scott Rowlinson in 2011.
Andy is dedicated to Getting the best from his students. He believes in installing valuable life skills in his Little Dragon and Junior Students, as well as giving confidence, fitness and a new outlook on life to the adult students. His dedication shines through with his teaching that is available seven days a week through a mixture of children’s, adult’s and private classes.
Andy is so proud of being part of Wing Chun Kung Fu and working alongside Sifu Scott to help grow the organisation to the next level and introduce as many people as possible to the beauty and value of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Sifu John Kelly 2nd Technician Grade
Sifu John Kelly started martial arts at the age of 8 years old where he trained Shotokan Karate for 3 years. when he moved away from the area he had to change schools and studied in another Karate dojo for about a year.
Like most students at a young age Sifu john Kelly took a few years out of his training but likewise soon returned and decided to try Shaolin Kung Fu, unfortunately the instructor of the school left to go travelling and the school closed, then looking around for another school in the area decided to try Jeet Kune Do which he studied for some time before the main instructor stopped teaching and the classes changed in style, john says “I really loved training in Jeet Kune Do but everything I liked the most about this art had it’s basis in Wing Chun, so I started looking to study in that specifically”
Finally coming across Wing Chun Kung Fu Leamington Spa John took up studying under Sifu Scott Rowlinson and has been under his guidance for the last 7/8 years , with out doubt Sifu John Kelly has progressed a long way in this time and studying Wing Chun under Sifu Scott Rowlinson, for the last 5 and a half years I have been teaching both adults and children in our Wing Chun Kung Fu Leamington Spa Regional Headquarters and have now achieved my 2nd Technician Grade and i am also extremely proud that i have also retained several students having started them on their own journey, several of them have attained there own Technician grade in there own right and i have also have many senior students now who are training hard and looking forward to attaining there technician grades as well.
Shannen Ashley Foster
Shannen Foster began her training at our Wing Chun Kung Fu Northampton school in January 2016 under the instruction of Sifu Andy Watts and has been inspired since the day she started to learn as much as she can with in the Art of Wing Chun Kung Fu, Shannen quotes “There are many reasons why a student starts wing Chun and the benefits are exactly that, many! i have truly benefited from these! ” From the beginning of her journey she has immersed herself into her training as she could see how these benefits have massively helped her and regularly spends in excess of 12 hours a week learning the system and after setting her goal for Wing Chun mastery wanted to become part of the team and help in any way that she could and enjoy the journey of becoming a full Martial Artist.
Shannen is becoming a very strong team member at Wing Chun Kung Fu Northampton, taking on tasks such as introductory lessons for new students, Introductory classes and learning to manage the full time school on a daily basis, moving into the future Shannen is looking to be an integral part of our Northamptonshire county and eventually running her own full time Martial Arts school in the Midlands Region.
Daniel Puckey 12th Student Grade (London South West)
Daniel began his training at our Wing Chun Kung Fu Shrewsbury school in June 2016 and was one of our very first students at this new location, Daniel started learning directly under the instruction of Sifu Scott Rowlinson.
Since graduating university Daniel had been looking for a martial arts class, and found Wing Chun Kung Fu thanks to the recommendation from a friend. Daniel quotes “I had been looking for something to give me more focus and discipline and help with my personal development, i had been interested in martial art from a young age having dabbled in judo and jujitsu in school, but with studying at college and university had not had the chance to pursue this passion. With Wing Chun I found something which had been missing from my life and so much more. I fell instantly in love with all aspects of the system after only one class and set my goals to master the art very soon after”
Having found a great organisation that i enjoy being part of, Daniel has decided that a life long journey in Martial Arts is a goal that he wants to instilled into his life so he has set the goal to challenge himself with the task of becoming the Wing Chun Kung Fu National Trainer of London, Daniel has set his task list and whilst gaining the necessary skills is making the move to the city of London and to start the development of the Brand there.
Si Hing Christopher Pole 1st Technician Grade
Si-hing Chris Pole did not have the opportunity of trying martial arts growing up as his parents could not afford extra curricular activities.
It was not until a year after college whilst looking for work that he had, had a talk with an employment advisory about his self confidence, they suggested martial arts as a way of meeting new people, developing communication skills and making new friends.
It was a few months later in February 2013 that Si-Hing Chris found work and by May of that year had an opportunity of trying a free class at our Wing Chun Kung Fu Leamington Spa School with Sifu John Kelly and Si-hing Nick Holland. Chris explained that Wing Chun Kung Fu offered a lot of opportunities to build the skills he had been looking for and enrolled to start his journey within Martial Arts.
It was not long before Si-Hing Chris had decided to set his goals within Martial Arts a little higher and started to train harder, attend more classes and make a move towards completing the goals that he had set himself each month.
By June 2014 Sifu Scott Rowlinson returned to full time teaching and began weekly private training and setting goals for Chris to take his first Technician Grade. He also began learning and participating in the kids classes with the goal of becoming an instructor.
As of January 2015 Si-Hing Chris decided to take a massive step in his journey of Wing Chun and Martial arts and took over the reigns as Head instructor of our Wing Chun Kung Fu Coventry School, With the knowledge and assistants given by Sifu Scott Rowlinson Si-Hing Chris has gained his first 10 students in the first 3 months of 2015 and is set for a great future as one of the many Instructors of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Chris Continues to Contribute to both the Leamington Spa and Coventry schools whilst developing his own technical skills and instructing and is eager to help others along that path too.
I have always had a strong interest in martial arts; growing up I tried Choi Kwang Do, boxing and Muay Thai, and although I enjoyed them there was always something missing. After graduating from university, I was looking for something new to try and decided to take up martial arts again. I tried an MMA class in my area to find that it was mostly fitness based, and again something was missing. I searched again and found our Leamington Spa school, and after an amazing complimentary class with Sifu John Kelly I immediately realised that Wing Chun was perfect for me; having a theory behind why I was doing each move and how to execute them was the missing piece.
Being open minded and eager to learn, I enrolled into the master’s course at the first chance I got. As I became better acquainted with Wing Chun and the organisation, the more I realised this was a career within my reach, and eventually I decided to become an instructor.
Wing Chun has completely changed me. My confidence, attitude and motivation have exponentially increased and it is clear to everyone who meets me that I am incredibly happy with the best decision I have ever made. I encourage you to be open minded and try Wing Chun, as you may end up finding your passion too.
Born in Norwich, Norfolk, Charlotte started ballet at the age of 3. At 5 she incorporated the
arts of tap and modern jazz, singing and drama. At the age of 16 she moved to London and
received a scholarship for Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she gained her
Diploma in performing arts and her full teaching qualifications. After graduating Charlotte has
gone on to perform around the world on cruise ships and various theatres,making her way
up through the ranks as dance captain, production manager and assistant choreographer
and choreographer. After retiring at the age of 33,she went on to study nutrition and natural
medicine and started her own natural skin care business. Missing the physical aspect of
performing it seemed a natural progression to embark on her new and exciting journey of
Wing Chun. Her extensive background in dance has helped with the basics of Wing Chun.
Since commencing her Wing Chun journey under the guidance, mentorship and instruction
of Sifu Scott Rowlinson she has found a sense of peace and a type of confidence she never
had with performing. The mental and emotional as well as the physical aspects of life that
Wing Chun teaches you is helping Charlotte in the next stage of her life. Charlotte has now
several schools all over Norfolk and is thrilled and excited to be watching her students grow
and develop in their own journeys.
Would you like to find out more about joining our team?
Would you like to join our team through out the United Kingdom and enjoy the lifestyle that becoming a martial arts instructor brings? like all new skills that we learn it is difficult and hard at the beginning, does this get easier? with out doubt! does this bring a rewarding lifestyle choice? with out doubt!
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