If you are wondering why this newsletter has been slightly delayed, it is because we have been waiting for the news of our training camps future. As most of you are already aware, a meeting was held on 4th June 2018 to discuss the keeping or selling of our beloved regular North Yorkshire training facility, well I have the results and there has been good news and bad news. The good news is that they are keeping the place, with the intention of sharing the responsibility/debts with two other secondary schools (and a review our rental rates). The slight bad news is that we cannot use the place again until September due to insurance and liability renewals, but overall, great news! WE’RE STAYING! I’ll give you confirmed dates for camps as soon as they’re released. Thank you all for your continuing support to this venue, all of our schools and the ongoing further development of Wing Chun.
As mentioned in our Spring newsletter, since moving into our new premises we have had four new leases and four new rent increases, as well as water, electricity, gas, rates and so on, but your training fees have not changed for well over ten years. Therefore, from 1st July there will be a slight increase in training fees. Regular fees will change to £54 per month (£6.75 per class maximum), Junior rates and Reduced training fees will change to £32 per month (£8 per class maximum) and Beginner Courses will change to £40 per course. I would be very grateful if all students would please amend their fees during this month without having to be chased on the matter. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all in advance.
The next grading will be on Sunday 5th August. 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 11.30 for a one hour training session in order to give you clarify if you will (or should) actually grade or not. Thank you and best of luck.
Chi Sau Gathering dates are still yet to be confirmed by Karl Stanley and Shaun Rawcliffe due to their busy schedules but if I do not here back soon then I will simply jump the queue and put a date forward for the Leeds school to host instead.
I am also planning a workshop/training day at our HQ in the very near future but am just waiting for date confirmation from all contributors. What I mean by this is that several of our members have shown great initiative in discovering original training tips and ideas which I though would be good for us all to share and benefit from. Ranging from Form tips & Lap Sau, right up to street work and gun defense!
To help you better understand what we teach in class 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 your monthly training fees. Spread the word not the code, N.W.C.K.F.A. members only remember.
This years Hong Kong trip is booked for Friday 16th November, just in case anyone is still interested in joining us, please contact me directly. The price was to cost under £1,200 each including everything (flights, hotel, taxes and all training fees) but I do know that this has risen so far by at least £100.
Thank you so much to everyone for remembering to wear your uniform when training and please keep it up. As I said before, we may be based in Leeds but we are respected globally and represent Ip Man’s own Son in Hong Kong and this is nothing less than should be expected by all of us.
Finally, we will no longer being providing plastic cups for drinking water, paper cups will be provided in future but let’s make a stand together and all try to use less plastic. The world is a beautiful place, so let’s help keep it that way eh?
Oh, and one last thing I wish to just remind you of again, if I am not taking the class, another instructor is, whoever that instructor is, please show them the same respect as you would to me. Anything less will not be tolerated as this wastes everybody’s time and, as you all know, is not what this school is about.
Your consideration in this matter would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
Sifu Colin ward firstname.lastname@example.org
07885 432 100 WingChun.Online