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The Marvellous Old Cat, Part II

The Marvellous Old Cat, Part II

A Difficult Decision The swordsman woke from his nightmare, bathed in sweat, and with tears running down his cheeks. He let out a deep breath, trying to slow his racing heart. The horrors of his dreams slowly fading, he sat up in his bed, knowing that he wouldn’t be...
The Way of The Woman

The Way of The Woman

What does it mean to train “a woman’s style” of kung fu? How is a woman’s style — that is, a style specifically developed by a woman — distinct from one developed by a man? Normally, when people think of kung fu, they think about things like attacking an enemy, taking...
Returning to In-Person Training

Returning to In-Person Training

Standing with the Strength of the Tiger Firstly, I want to personally thank every one of our existing students for their continued support and hard training throughout the Covid-19 crisis.  The soul of any Kung Fu club is made up of the people who train in its...
Pushing my Limits through the Lockdown

Pushing my Limits through the Lockdown

Pushing my Limits through the Lockdown is an inspirational read about how Instructor Daniel Shaw-Abulafia has not just kept his training going through the Covid-19 restrictions, but has gone far beyond this, as the photos reveal! If you are interested in training with...
The Marvellous Old Cat, Part II

The Marvellous Old Cat

[ This is my version of an old eastern martial arts folk-story, which I usually tell as a Christmas story to the children in my Kung Fu classes. It is, by far, my favourite story, as it is fun to tell, but also contains some very profound martial wisdom. Enjoy!...
October 2020 Update

October 2020 Update

Hi All, I just wanted to give you a quick club update – how things are, and what we’ve been up to recently. Adjusting to Covid Things do seem to be settling down (although sometimes a little up-and-down) and we are in the routine of running the classes at...