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Kung Fu Schools with the Peter Andre Foundation/Cancer Research UK.

Peter Andre came down to thank the students for all their hard work and for raising money for the Peter Andre Foundation Supporting Cancer Research UK. As an organisation we raised £22,823, here at Croydon we raised £11,045!!! Peter was joined by Kung Fu Schools chief instructor Master Paul Hawkes.

Kung Fu Schools with the Peter Andre Foundation/Cancer Research UK. Peter Andre came down to thank the students for all their hard work and for raising money for the Peter Andre Foundation Supporting Cancer Research UK. As an organisation we raised 22'823, here at Croydon we raised 11'045!!! Peter was joined by Kung Fu Schools chief instructor Master Paul Hawkes. Black Belt Fundraisers receiving an award from Peter Andre for raising the most money for The Peter Andre foundation Supporting Cancer Research UK. Peter Andre with our Black Belt fundraisers!! Peter Andre came to say thank you for raising money for the Peter Andre Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK at Kung Fu Schools Croydon on the 7th April 2014.
Si Fu Alan Paterson with Master Paul Hawkes presenting a cheque for 11'045.00 to Peter Andre and the Peter Andre Foundation/Cancer research UK at Kung Fu Schools Croydon on the 7th April 2014

Graduation April 2014

We are very proud of our Little Dragon students that received their Little Dragon Black Belts during Saturdays graduation ceremony.

We are very proud of our Little Dragon students that received their Little Dragon Black Belts during Saturdays graduation ceremony. Our new Junior Black Belts Junior students receiving their Junior black Belts during the graduation ceremony April 2014

Training in Hong Kong March 2014

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Kung Fu Schools Croydon for a special seminar on Sunday 30th March 2014

Grand Master Sergio and Si Fu Alan Paterson at Kung Fu Schools Croydon for a special seminar on Sunday 30th March 2014 Master Mauro Gibin, Grand Master Sergio Ladarola, Si Fu Alan Paterson at Kung Fu Schools Croydon after the Grand Master Sergio's seminar March 2014 After a fantastic seminar from Grand Master Sergio at Kung Fu Schools Croydon March 2014, from left to right: Master Paul Hawkes, Master Mauro Gibin, Grand Master Sergio Ladarola, Si Fu Alan Paterson and Keith Monk.
Master Mauro Gibin the chief instructor of IWKA Italy with a student of Kung Fu Schools Croydon during Grand Master Sergio's seminar at Kung Fu Schools Croydon on 30th March 2014. Grand Master Sergio seminar at Kung Fu Schools Croydon March 2014. Grand Master Sergio, Master Paul Hawkes, Master Mauro Gibin, Si Fu Alan Paterson, Sifu Dave Bright with instructors and students from Kung Fu Schools after a fantastic seminar.

Master Paul Hawkes testing students for their Adult 1st Degree and 2nd Degree on Saturday 15th March at Kung Fu Schools Croydon

Master Paul Hawkes testing students for their Adult 1st Degree and 2nd 
Degree on Saturday 15th March at Kung Fu Schools Croydon.

Peter Andre Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK in January 2014

Casandra from the Peter Andre Foundation with students from Kung Fu Schools Croydon who have been raising money for the Peter Andre Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK by doing a sponsored board break in January 2014. Students of Kung Fu Schools raising money by doing a sponsored board break for the Peter Andre Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK in January 2014.

Performers from the The London Confucius Institute for TCM opening the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon February 2014,

Performers from the The London Confucius Institute for TCM opening the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon February 2014,

Weapons demonstration front the London Confucius Institute for TCM during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Whitgift Centre Croydon.

Weapons demonstration front the London Confucius Institute for TCM during the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Whitgift Centre Croydon.

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2014, the Year of the Horse, at the Whitgift Centre in Croydon on Sunday 2nd February! Si Fu Alan Paterson, the Deputy Mayor of Croydon Councillor Badsha Quadir, Yannan Yu, Liya Wang and the performers from the London Confucius Institute for TCM with students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon

Students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon with the London Confucius Institute for TCM performing a traditional Chinese fan dance at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebrations in the Whitgift Centre on Sunday 2nd February. Students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon with the London Confucius Institute for TCM performing a traditional Chinese fan dance at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebrations in the Whitgift Centre on Sunday 2nd February. Students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon with the London Confucius Institute for TCM performing a traditional Chinese fan dance at the 2014 Chinese New Year Celebrations in the Whitgift Centre on Sunday 2nd February.

Little Dragons at Kung Fu Schools Croydon receiving the well done cup, black belt excellent and most improved cups for 2013

Little Dragons at Kung Fu Schools Croydon receiving the well done cup, black belt excellent and most improved cups for 2013

Junior students receiving their black belts and advanced black belts at Kung Fu Schools Croydon during our 2013 special year end graduation

Junior students receiving their black belts and advanced black belts at Kung Fu Schools Croydon during our 2013 special year end graduation

Three Little Dragons receiving their black belt during the 2013 Special Year end graduation

Three Little Dragons receiving their black belt during the 2013 Special Year end graduation

Little Dragon and Junior with Peter Andre on Friday 15th November, launch date!

Little Dragon and Junior with Peter Andre on Friday 15th November, launch date!

The Mayor of Croydon Councillor Yvette Hopley, Councillor tony Harris and peter Andre at the big launch taking Kung Fu Schools nationwide

The Mayor of Croydon Councillor Yvette Hopley, Councillor tony Harris and peter Andre at the big launch taking Kung Fu Schools nationwide

Press call at franchise launch with national press and ITV

Press call at franchise launch with national press and ITV

The Lion dance opens the celebrations of the franchise launch with the performers from the London Confucius Institute

The Lion dance opens the celebrations of the franchise launch with the performers from the London Confucius Institute

Three bosses of Kung Fu Schools franchise, Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson, receiving the British Franchise Association approval from Pip Wilkins with Suzie McCafferty

Three bosses of Kung Fu Schools franchise, Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson, receiving the British Franchise Association approval from Pip Wilkins with Suzie McCafferty

Master Paul Hawkes, Liya Wang Chinese Director from the London Confucius Institute, Fengh Qiao the First Secretary of Education Section from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, The Mayor of Croydon Councillor Yvette Hopley, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson.

Master Paul Hawkes, Liya Wang Chinese Director from the London Confucius Institute, Fengh Qiao the First Secretary of Education Section from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, The Mayor of Croydon Councillor Yvette Hopley, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson.

Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre, Si Fu Alan Paterson and the instructors from Kung Fu Schools Peterborough

Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre, Si Fu Alan Paterson and the instructors from Kung Fu Schools Peterborough

Two students with the Mayor of Croydon, the First Secretary of Education Section from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson paying respects at the Kung Fu Schools franchise Launch!

two students with the Mayor of Croydon, the First Secretary of Education Section from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Master Paul Hawkes, Peter Andre and Si Fu Alan Paterson paying respects at the Kung Fu Schools franchise Launch!

Si Hing Keith Monk leading a junior class with Peter Andre

Si Hing Keith Monk leading a junior class with Peter Andre

Chris Wheeler, director of Total Care Security, with Master Paul Hawkes and Si FU Alan Paterson. Chris and his team provided the CP security for Peter Andre at our National franchise launch. Kung Fu Schools over the years have worked with total care security on many different projects and we would like to thank chris and his team for their outstanding work.

Chris Wheeler, director of Total Care Security, with Master Paul Hawkes and Si FU Alan Paterson. Chris and his team provided the CP security for Peter Andre at our National franchise launch. Kung Fu Schools over the years have worked with total care security on many different projects and we would like to thank chris and his team for their outstanding work.

Sifu Paul Hawkes, Si Fu Alan Paterson, Si Hing Peter Andre with Little Dragon (4-6 years) and Junior student (7-12 years)

Sifu Paul Hawkes, Si Fu Alan Paterson, Si Hing Peter Andre with Little Dragon (4-6 years) and Junior student (7-12 years)

VIP's and dignitaries watching a class demonstration at the national franchise launch.

VIP's and dignitaries watching a class demonstration at the national franchise launch.

Junior students (7-12 years) during a demonstration at the big launch of Kung fu schools national franchise launch.

Junior students (7-12 years) during a demonstration at the big launch of Kung fu schools national franchise launch.
June 2013 students being tested on their forms at Kung fu Schools Croydon Intermediates and advanced being tested on their Wing Chun forms but the 
team of instructors at Kung Fu Schools Croydon
Beginners at Kung Fu Schools Croydon Tiger training room grading June 2013 Becky taking her 12th student grade (black t-shirt) about to be blindfolded 
and tested in front of all the students
Becky being tested by Si Fu Alan Paterson for her 12th student grade (black 
t-shirt)
Becky being put through her pace by Si Fu Alan Paterson at grading June 2013 Si Fu Alan and some of our new Little Dragon Black Belts who attended 
Graduation on Saturday. Everyone put in such fantastic effort we are very 
proud of you all.
Si Fu Alan and one of Kung Fu Schools new Little Dragon Black Belts, a 
fantastic achievement well done!
Si Fu Alan and one of our students who received their new Little Dragon 
Black Belt during Graduation on Saturday. We are extremely proud of you and 
the effort you put in to achieve your goal in becoming a black belt. Well 
done to everyone that graded.
Si Fu Alan and some of Kung Fu Schools new Junior Black Belts, well done to 
everyone that graded.
Congratulations to everyone that took part in Junes grading, here are some 
of our new Junior Black Belts we are extremely proud of you all.

Mayor of Croydon watching little dragons at Kung Fu Schools Croydon

Mayor of Croydon watching little dragons at Kung Fu Schools Croydon Mayor of Croydon watching Rena Harris, children's instructor with little dragons practising punches
Mayor of croydon with Councillor Tony Harris (Deputy Mayor) with the Kung Fu Schools Croydon Little dragons team Mayor of croydon with Councillor Tony Harris (Deputy Mayor) with the Kung Fu Schools Croydon Little dragons team
Mayor of Croydon and Head Instructor Alan Paterson Adult Grading April 2013

Adult Grading April 2013

Adult Grading April 2013 Adult Grading April 2013

Film Crew at Kung Fu Schools!

We welcomed a film crew into the school on Tuesday 12th March! 13 year old presenter Ellie interviewed two of our students for a pilot show for CBBC called 'My Life'. We hope that Holly the producer (far left) our two Leadership students and presenter Ellie (far right) had fun filming for the show.

We welcomed a film crew into the school on Tuesday 12th March! 13 year old presenter Ellie interviewed two of our students for a pilot show for CBBC called 'My Life'. We hope that Holly the producer (far left) our two Leadership students and presenter Ellie (far right) had fun filming for the show.

Close Protection Course 10/3/2013

I would like to thank Chris Wheeler and Terry Cambridge, directors of Total Care Security, for inviting me along to take the Unarmed Combat section of their Close Protection Course in Newark, Nottingham on Sunday 10th March. This photo is of myself, Chris Wheeler and two ex-servicemen Jay and Leo.

I would like to thank Chris Wheeler and Terry Cambridge, directors of Total Care Security, for inviting me along to take the Unarmed Combat section of their Close Protection Course in Newark, Nottingham on Sunday 10th March. This photo is of myself, Chris Wheeler and two ex-servicemen Jay and Leo.

Graduation Ceremony February 2013

Congratulations to our Little Dragon students who received their Little Dragon Black Belts, we are extremely proud of you.

Congratulations to our Little Dragon students who received their Little Dragon Black Belts, we are extremely proud of you. Sifu Alan Paterson and our Junior students who received their Junior Black Belts at the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to everyone that graded, it was a fantastic day! Sifu Alan Paterson, Si Je Rena Harris and Juniors students who received their junior Black Belts at the graduation ceremony. It is fantastic to see so many students achieving their goals we are extremely proud of them. A Junior from our Leadership class receiving his certificate from Sifu Alan Paterson and his Black Belt from Si Je Rena Harris during the Graduation Ceremony. Junior students that received their Black Belts during the Graduation Ceremony. Well done to everyone that graded.

Chinese New Year Celebrations - The Year of the Snake

Students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon, performers from the London Confucius Institute with the Mayor and Mayoress of Croydon for the Year of the Snake Celebrations. The students trained their Martial Art skills extremely hard putting in lots of extra hours for the Kung Fu displays, we are very proud of them and the amazing effort they showed.

Chinese New Year Celebrations - The Year of the Snake Lion Dance performance by the London Confucius Institute for the year of the Snake celebrations Lion Dance performance by the London Confucius Institute for the year of the Snake celebrations Traditional Chinese Folk performance by the London Confucius Institute for the Chinese New Year Celebrations
London Confucius Institute performing a Traditional Chinese Folk Dance for the Year of the Snake Celebrations Sifu Alan Paterson from Kung Fu Schools and to his right The Mayor of Croydon Eddy Arram who opened the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Whitgift Mall Croydon Sifu Alan Paterson, the Mayor of Croydon Councillor Eddy Arram with the Mayoress Mrs Arram, from the London Confucius Institute Yannan Yu and the students of Kung Fu Schools who performed in the Celebrations Traditional Chinese Musical Instrument performed by the London Confucius Institute for the Chinese New Year Celebrations
Tai Chi fan dance performed by the martial artists from the London Confucius Institute Students from Kung Fu Schools performing the traditional Chinese Fan Dance

Grand master sergio demonstrating leg defences with Master Paul Hawkes

Grand master sergio demonstrating leg defences with Master Paul Hawkes

Master Nicola training Dan Chi (single arm chi sau) with students at kung Fu Schools croydon

Master Nicola training Dan Chi (single arm chi sau) with students at kung Fu Schools croydon

Participants of the Week's Intensive Training at Kung Fu Schools Croydon

from 19th to 23rd November. The week was enjoyed by all attendees. Master Paul Hawkes, Chief Instructor of the Kung Fu School Organisation, visited the school on Thursday 22nd and took the morning session, which really fired up all the students present.

Grandmaster Sergio demonstrates a Wing Chun technique on a student.

Grandmaster Sergio demonstrates a Wing Chun technique on a student

Master doing chi say with a student at kung fu schools croydon

Master doing chi say with a student at kung fu schools croydon

Grand Master Sergio demonstrating wing chun punching

Grand Master Sergio demonstrating wing chun punching

Group photo of the seminar attendees.

Seated, from left to right: Sifu Dave Bright, Master Nicola Colonnata, Sifu Alan Paterson, Grandmaster Sergio Iadarola, Master Paul Hawkes, Master Mauro Gibin.

Sifu Alan with Grandmaster Sergio and Master Paul, along with two of GM Sergio's masters, Master Mauro and Master Nicola.

Sifu Alan with Grandmaster Sergio and Master Paul, along with two of GM Sergio's masters, Master Mauro and Master Nicola.

Grandmaster Sergio demonstrating a chi sao technique with Si-Hing Charlie.

Grandmaster Sergio demonstrating a chi sao technique with Si-Hing Charlie.

Master Nicola giving the students some pointers.

Master Nicola giving the students some pointers.

A visitor from Hong Kong

Noel Stephens, a student on the Leadership course at Grandmaster Sergio's IWKA school in Hong Kong, visited Kung Fu Schools Croydon for some training. We were very pleased to have him, and look forward to having him visit us again!

Graduation

Congratulations to all the students who graded! It was wonderful to see so many progress towards their Black Belts and beyond!

Our new Little Dragon Black Belts Our new Junior Black Belts

National Carers Week at Croydon Carers

Sifu Alan Paterson with Deputy Mayor of Croydon Tony Harris, Dave Prowse (Darth Vader in the Star Wars movies), actress Victoria Alcock (Mandy's mum in Eastenders), and Trevor Reeves of Croydon's Reeves furniture store, at the launch of National Carers Week at Croydon Carers.

Confucius European Conference, Edinburgh, 6th June 2012

The Confucius European Conference was held in Edinburgh on 6th June 2012. Master Paul Hawkes and Sifu Alan Paterson were in attendance. Guests of honour include: the Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Liu Xiaoming; the First Minister of Scotland, Mr. Alex Salmond; and the Chairman of Goldman Sachs.

Sifu Alan in front of Edinburgh Castle. Sifu Alan in front of the Confucius Institute at the University of Edinburgh. The conference inside the Signet Library. The Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute giving her address.

Grading

Graduation, Saturday 28th April

Our new junior black belts! Well done to all of you.

Grading, Thursday 26th April

Nick Brace, Charlie Fox and Danni King (from the Crawley school) were tested for the second part of their Degree grading and received their 1st Degree certificate. Congratulations to you all!

Confuscious Institute Anniversary, 2012

A weeks' Intensive Training with Master Paul Hawkes

Peter Andre passes his 4th student grade

Graduation 2012

Kung Fu Schools & Confucius Institute Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Fairfield Concert Halls

Jointly organised by the London Confucius Institute and Kung Fu Schools Croydon, the celebrations consisted of three hour-long shows, with performances including traditional Chinese music, dances, and martial arts displays, including a demonstration by the students from Kung Fu Schools. In attendance were the Worshipful Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Graham Bass, accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs. Jean Bass, Mr. Gavin Barwell, MP of Croydon Central, and Mr. Steve O'Connell, Assembly Member of Croydon and Sutton.

Kung Fu kids star in Aladdin pantomime with Larry Lamb

2011 End of Year Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to all of this year's cup winners!

Kung Fu kids to star in Aladdin pantomime with Larry Lamb

Andrea Vojtkova awarded her 1st Degree

SAS Training Day

Chris Wheeler, Director of Total Care Security, discussing personal and family awareness. Ken Connor, Head Instructor of Total Care Security and longest-serving member of the SAS, talking about different types of attack. Ken Connor explaining the dangers encountered when walking. Ken Connor leading a demonstration of safety when walking.
Chris Wheeler talks about the hazards of parked vehicles. Chris Wheeler and Terry Cambridge demonstrate the dangers of corners and hidden obstacles. Team photo of the seminar presenters, from left: Terry Cambridge, Director of Total Care Security; Ken Connor, Head Instructor at Total Care Security and longest-serving member of the SAS; Sifu Alan Paterson, Head Instructor at Kung Fu Schools Croydon; Chris Wheeler, Director of Total Care Security.

2011-09-03 Grading

Snake Temple Penang 2011

Trip to see Kung Fu Panda 2 at Vue Croydon

Fresh from our appearance on Blue Peter, we had a group trip to Vue Cinemas Croydon, with over 400 students seeing one of the best Kid's Kung Fu films for young and old Martial artists!

Kung Fu Schools with Jack Black on BBC Blue Peter

Some students of Kung Fu Schools Croydon were recently asked to show their skills on BBC Blue Peter on CBBC.
Here are some stills of 3rd Section Chi Sao, Chain Punches and pop kick and part of the Wooden Dummy, with Jack Black showing how Po may do it!

Students receiving their Degrees from Master Paul Hawkes

On the 12th May 2011 Master Hawkes tested and awarded Se-Je Jin her 2nd Degree, Si-Hing Nick Martin his 1st Degree, and Si-Hing Keith Monk his 1st Degree.

Confucious Institute at Kung Fu Schools - Kids and Lion Dancing

Intensive Training September

Pot Noodle new flavour launch

Here is a link to the Zoo Magazine website, which features a video and article about when Sifu Alan and Master Hawkes visited them to help launch a food product. Kung Fu Schools is not responsible for the content of external sites, but we must stress this magazine is aimed at an adult male readership, and contains material of an adult nature. Please click here for the article..

Here are some pictures of Sifu Alan and Sifu Paul with Peter from Zoo magazine, and John ward from the Daily Star training with Mr Chu (inventor of the Sticky Rib Pot Noodle).

Raffle News

Here are some pictures of the winning ticket being drawn by Phil at Solar-Com, and the winner Kallum with his prize and Si Je Jo, Sifu and his Mum!

Sifu Alan meets the Chinese Ambassador to the UK

Si-fu Alan Paterson had a chance to meet the Chinese ambassadors Liu Xiaoming on his first official engagement on Saturday 13th March at the LSE (London School of Economics) in London since becoming the UK's new Chinese ambassador on February 28th 2010. Also in the other photo is Si-fu Alan Paterson with the head of south bank university, Si-fu Paul Hawkes and Ming, head of the Confucius institute.

Confucius Institute visits Kung Fu Schools Croydon

The Confucius Institute (based at London's South Bank University) visited on Saturday 20th February.
Kung Fu Schools were very honoured to have some very special guests, as performers from north east China gave two packed out performances in front of parents and children, with demonstrations of lion dancing, weapons and Wushu kung fu. There were also dancers from the Chinese opera and they performed the fire dance, the paper cutting dance and the tai chi fan dance.
The performers have done demonstrations in front of a hundred thousand people up and down the UK this year on behalf of the Confucius institute. They were also at Trafalgar square on Sunday 14th February to celebrate the Chinese new year, which was attended by the mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Megan Raises £1500 to Beat the Bullies

Kung Fu Schools and Kids Kung Fu Student Megan has featured in the Croydon Advertiser for the sum she raised during the sponsored board break. Here are some photos of Megan with Sifu Alan. All of the students worked really hard, and the instructors are proud of them all, but for Megans special black-belt effort she won the gold cup.

Master Paul Hawkes wooden dummy Seminar

Master Paul Hawkes visited the Croydon school for the end of year seminar. He gave instruction of the movements and some applications of the Wooden Dummy (Muk Yan Jong) Form. The dummy can be seen in many popular Chinese Martial Arts films, especially the latest Ip Man movie, and is iconic for many Wing Chun students.

Peter Andre at Kung Fu Schools

Si Je Jo was at Crawley Kung Fu Schools to see Peter Andre, his son Junior and brother Mike to have Junior's first Kung Fu lesson with Master Paul Hawkes.

Confucious Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Sifu Alan Paterson and Si Je Jo Harding with Lara Martin from the Confucius Institue of Traditional Chinese Medicine who visited the school on Saturday 27th June 2009.

Leicester Martial Arts Festival 2009

leicester Sifu Alan Paterson of Kung Fu Schools with TV presenter of Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves Chris Crudelli at the Martial Arts Festival in Leicester 2009 sharing experiences they both had while in Hong Kong.

NPMA Conference, Denver 2009

NAPMA1 Sifu Alan with Grandmaster Jeff Smith, world champion kick boxer.
He was on the same bill as Mohammad Ali's RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE! his world title fight was the fight before Ali v's Foreman
NAPMA 2 Master Hawkes With Si Je Lindsey NAPMA 3 Sifu Alan with Master Hawkes

Wednesday 25th February

Total Care Security 1 Total Care Security 2

Total Care Security doing close protection training using Wing Chun Kung Fu, Sifu Alan Paterson, from Total Care Security owners Chris Wheeler, Terry Cambridge and Instructors Ken Connor (author of Ghost Force :The Secret History of the SAS)

Degree Training Course, November 08

Florida Martial Arts Conferance

Classes at Kung Fu Schools Croydon

Sifu Alan with Great Master Cheng Chuen Fun

Sifu Alan in Hong Kong

Sifu Alan Awarded his Sifu Title

Sifu Alan Training with GM Kernspecht

Sifu Alan with GGM Leung Ting