Team Pedro Sauer UK

Sifu Francis Fong Seminar – December 2011

Robin French with Sifu Francis Fong and Sifu Luigi Cuellar

Over the weekend of 2nd-5th December 2011, I had the amazing opportunity to train with Sifu Francis Fong on his first ever trip to the United Kingdom. Travelling from the Francis Fong Academy, his own full time martial arts academy in Johns Creek, Georgia to Laurence Sandum’s Black Belt Martial Arts Academy in Chelmsford, Sifu Francis gave a series of seminars covering Wing Chun, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Filipino Martial Arts (Kali).

Sifu Francis was accompanied and assisted over the weekend by Sifu Luigi Cuellar of Nubreed Martial Arts, in Queen’s New York.

As soon as I heard that this seminar had been planned, I knew this was an opportunity that I could not afford to miss; the chance to train with two such highly regarded martial artists.

Over the weekend, Sifu Francis spent time delivering excellent sessions on using flow in trapping hands, sensitivity drills, Wing Chun pad work and variations on some Kali knife drills.

I was also very grateful to be offered the opportunity to attend evening meals with Sifu Francis and Sifu Luigi, as well as Guro Laurence Sandum and Sifu David Farmer, over the weekend; this gave me an invaluable chance to socialise with some of the world’s best!

I would like to thank Sifu Francis and Sifu Luigi for taking the time and effort to travel across the Atlantic to Chelmsford to deliver this awesome jam-packed weekend of information. I feel that everyone that attended, from brand new beginners to experienced black belts have come away with new insight into their own training.

Finally, I would like to give special thanks to Guro Laurence for the amount of work he personally put into to making the whole weekend possible!

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