I hope this letter finds you all in good health and training well, here are a few dates for you to remember and to keep you in the loop.
The next grading will be held on Sunday 10th December. Although the grading itself will begin at 12.30pm for those attempting Red grades and 1.30pm for everyone else, I will be at the school from 11.30am for a one hour training session in order to give you a freshening up period and a chance to clarify if you will actually grade or not. As usual, please do not just ‘Have a go to see what it’s like’ as this wastes your time, my time, and, takes my attention away from others. If anyone is in two minds about grading then do not grade. Thank you and best of luck on the day.
This years Christmas party will take place on Friday 15th December, meeting at The Slug and Lettuce on Park Row, Leeds at 7 – 8.00pm then we’ll be moving on to our next venue (TBC). I do hope you can join us for some festive celebrations and do remember this is also open to your partners (should you wish them to meet the kind of people you associate with!).
Over the Christmas and New Year period the school will be closing after it’s final class of 2017 on Thursday 21st December reopening Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 7.00pm as usual.
For those of you looking for a New Year resolution or just want to try something different, why not take the ‘Wing Chun Challenge 2018’? The simple idea being to play Siu Lim Tau every day for 2018, o register and join us, go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2001771970107008/ to be approved.
The next beginner course will start on Tuesday 9th January 7 – 9.00pm, so if you know of anyone interested in joining, please make sure they get their names and mobile contact numbers to me ASAP, text will be fine.
Hong Kong dates for 2018 have been very difficult to arrange for varying reasons but as soon as this is confirmed I will make you aware. Should you have a genuine interest in this, please let me know, and keep checking posts for an update.
Many of you have been asking for extra T-shirts and the possibility of sweatshirts. Well of course this is fine, however I am reluctant to spend hundreds of pounds on uniforms in unwanted sizes we then end up keeping in stock for years to come, therefore if you wish to purchase a sweatshirt, let me know your size and when we have enough to order them, I will make the call. Alternatively, for anyone on a budget, just buy yourself an extra T-shirt a size or two too big, that way you can wear it over whatever sweatshirt or hoodie you choose. Perfect!
To help you better understand what we teach in class and to project you further and faster through the Wing Chun system, remember there is still the member discount though our online facility wingchun.online . Just enter code NWCKFA at checkout and you will get a 30% discount off all your monthly training fees.
May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your dedication to training throughout 2017 and to the years to come, for your respect for the school and the art, your friendship, and for all the help you have provided in enabling me to keep the school running as well as it does. All that remains is for me to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year to you all.
Sifu Colin Ward