Wing Chun coach Steve Purcell
My story starts when I was a young boy, with half my attention on Kung Fu, the other half on Starwars.
I spent sometime trying Judo, Karate and probably the best all round conditioning pastime there was, climbing trees (and falling out of them)
I joined a Wing Chun school in 1992, which I loved (Randy Williams lineage) This school eventually closed. I then joined another Wing Chun school (Ip Chun/Shaun Rawcliffe lineage via Bill Mckay,) this school eventually moved on to Ip Man, Ip Chun, Ip Ching lineage via Samuel Kwok.
After looking around for answers to questions I never seemed to be able to find, I eventually met a member of the WSL (Wong Sheung Leung) family Alan Gibson, who introduced me to the wider UK WSL family including David Peterson (WSL Combat Science Malaysia).
After meeting David, I knew I had found the system I had been looking for. I asked David if I could learn from his UK representative Ged Kennerk, who accepted me as his student.
Everything changed...Jedi are real it appears!
Ged is a true gentleman and a fantastic Martial artist, whos coaching and knowledge still inspires me to this day and probably always will.
I run two classes, its where I flourish, its where I grow.
I have now found "most" of the answers I was looking for and my learning will continue each and everyday.
Wing Chun is literally a part of me now, its who I am.
I honor every instructor that has helped me along my path, old and new and look forward to the future whatever it may bring.
Sifu Steve Purcell