My interest in martial arts was prompted by a challenging childhood. Sixteen years ago I heard about wing chun which is designed to use your opponents body weight and strength against them. I trained for approximately nine years, during this time my fitness and self confidence increased. After the birth of my daughter and being a stay at home mum I was unable to continue with my training. I was very keen for my daughter to learn martial arts; the discipline, confidence and fitness being major factors aside from the ability to learn how to cope with difficult situations and the possibility of using self defence. I researched many clubs in our surrounding area and spoke to a number of people with local clubs, we then discovered Shentie. The ethos of this club was exactly what we were looking for.
This club teaches children about life skills and anti bullying, which has benefited my daughter Trinity. The confidence in her achievements with our club have attributed to her being able to cope with some of the more boisterous characters she has encountered. I decided to join Shentie shortly after my daughter we both love it.
The Shentie club reflects the hard work and commitment the senior instructors have put into it. I am delighted to be a part of such a great club. Teaching the ladies and children gives me great satisfaction. For me martial arts embodies a journey, a learning path incorporating life skills and respect for others; testing your capabilities, acquiring new skills, for me I am able to use what I have learnt on a daily basis in a myriad of ways.