Practicing Wing Chun Kungfu helps Paul develop their great interest in Chinese culture. Paul has been a teacher for 20 years. He always has a warm smile. This is his first visit to Beijing and what he looks forward to the most from it is the exchange of Kungfu ideas.
Paul, quite sturdy, has been a teacher for 20 years. He always has a warm smile. This is his first visit to Beijing and what he looks forward to the most from it is the exchange of Kungfu ideas. He said the Crawley Kungfu School is a Confucius Classroom under the London Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the school’s activities, especially the school’s relations with Confucius Institute and China, have been receiving attention from the London media. Both the students and their parents are very happy about this Chinese trip, he added.
Kungfu star Bruce Lee is Paul’s hero. His magical Wing Chun Kungfu is so amazing that he has made it his life-long hobby and career and it even brought him love. Lindsey, a former student, became his wife. Now they have a nine-month-old son, Leo, whom they brought along on this trip to China.
Life is full of miracles. Because of Wing Chun, Paul met his wife and came to China. What is more miraculous, Paul said, is that he had wanted to become stronger by practicing Kungfu so as to protect his family, but now, the more he practices, the less he wants to be involved in fights because he now knows how to control himself and achieve a balance between mind and body.
Paul likes to wear the sportswear with his school’s logo. He said the logo is the Chinese caligraphy of “Wing Chun Kungfu.” Though the students don’t know Chinese, they all like “Wing Chun” as much as he does, he said. Practicing Wing Chun Kungfu also helps Paul and his family develop their great interest in Chinese culture. He said Chinese language is very popular where he lives and he may consider learning it and taking more students to learn Kungfu in China. With these words, he made an obeisance by cupping one hand in the other in front of his chest — a way of greeting in martial arts.
Published in Confucius Institute Magazine
Magazine 16. Volume 5. September 2011.
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