never my intention to train as a martial artist, but after
attending a short intensive self-defence for women class, I
was hooked. The course was run by Shaolin Nam-Pai-Chaun
with Master Christopher Lai and his senior women students; I
joined the general class in the early to mid 80ís. Over
time, while training I was invited by Master Baron to join
his class in Harlesden. Since then I havenít looked back.
of Shaolin NPC Harlesden I had the opportunity and privilege
of taking part in numerous demonstrations and competitions.
Being the only woman in an all-male competition squad set me
up in good stead. Between 1986 and 1991 I had won 9
trophies and 8 medals taking part in both sparring & forms
(patterns) competitions within NPC and outside competitions.
I enjoy all
aspects of martial art but I find women self-defence
extremely enjoyable and very useful, Iíve taken part in many
demonstrations while with NPC, and would say self-defence
techniques was one of my specialities. I would like to take
this opportunity to thank and apologise to all those male
colleagues who partnered me over those years (remember we
had to be as realistic as possible)! But also enjoy
sparring and forms.
short time of joining Choi Kwang Do, I have found it very
interesting, inspiring, fun, hard but also rewarding and
look forward to our future with CKD.