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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.
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.
Graduation Ceremony February 2013
Congratulations to our Little Dragon students who received their Little Dragon Black Belts, we are extremely proud of you.
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.
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
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.
Master doing chi say with a student at kung fu schools croydon
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.
Grandmaster Sergio demonstrating a chi sao technique with Si-Hing Charlie.
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!
Congratulations to all the students who graded! It was wonderful to see so many progress towards their Black Belts and beyond!
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.
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
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
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).
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
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.
Chinese Wellbeing Week presented by The Confucius Institute, Saturday 3rd October 09
The junior students of Kung Fu Schools (Croydon) were invited to perform 3 demonstrations at The Chinese Wellbeing Week at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square, with Head Instructor Sifu Alan Paterson. The event attended by Chinese Government VIPs was put on by the prestigious Confucius Institute, which promotes Chinese culture, wellbeing and traditional Chinese Kung Fu.
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
|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
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
|Master Hawkes With Si Je Lindsey||Sifu Alan with Master Hawkes|
Wednesday 25th February
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)