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Claremont is Open Again!

Claremont is Open Again!

The Strange and Unexpected This whole thing has been a strange experience for me, as I’m sure it has been for everyone else. I have taught Kung Fu for more than 20 years in the traditional way, relying on contact to teach and adjust my students, and the Covid-19...
On habits

On habits

Others have written about the transition from training at Claremont and St Luke’s to training in our living rooms, here and here. Going to class entailed a set of practices or habits that I relied on to get myself into a training frame of...
When the Living Room becomes a Training Hall

When the Living Room becomes a Training Hall

So. I’m in the living room in Brighton, which… well, it isn’t very big. OK, it’s tiny. Barely big enough to swing a cat (that’s a cat-o’-nine-tails, not an actual cat — little history snippet, there). I’m looking at the screen, on which I can see Dave, myself...
Beating the Lockdown

Beating the Lockdown

So here we are, actually breathing the ancient Chinese curse of “Living in Interesting Times,” and interesting they are indeed! Nobody needs to tell you how tough things will be, because you are there right now, actually in the thick of it and there’s no getting out...

Online Kids Class Guidelines

Dear Parents, Please note the following guidelines, so that your children are all able to enjoy our online classes in safety, and without disruption. We can’t be responsible for your child’s safety or behaviour while they are participating in our online classes. For...
Remote Control: Kung Fu in the Living Room

Remote Control: Kung Fu in the Living Room

I have been training Tiger Crane Kung Fu with Instructor Dave Courtney Jones for… Well… let’s just say it’s a number of years incommensurate to my progress through the pattern gradings! When it became necessary to move away from London for work in 2018, I continued to...