I started the path of martial arts when I was a child. I began by learning a martial arts form called Wu Ying Tao. I studied that style for a few years until the studio, unfortunately, closed down. Luckily, the seed of martial arts had already begun to sprout in my young mind. It gave me confidence and courage to overcome the challenges that life threw at me.
Over the years, I kept up my studies as best as I could but needed something more. When I became old enough to afford my lessons, I sought a new style and a new teacher. In 1999, I met my mentor and father figure, Sifu Randy Lewis.
Two years later, I was paying for my education in Kung Fu by being Sifu’s assistant. I was in charge of teaching the foundations of Wing Chun to all new students. Within five years I started taking my own students outside of my Sifu’s class whilst under his guidance. Within ten years of training, the torch of Lightning Hand Academy was handed down to me to continue the work he had created in 1995.
It is my vision that Lightning Hand Academy will continue to provide a safe learning environment for any and all students under its teachings. As a Sifu, it is my responsibility to equip the students of Lightning Hand Academy with the skills and lessons of Wing Chun so that they may protect themselves and those around them. My goal is that this would not only be with the physical aspects of Wing Chun but also the mental strength it encompasses.