Sifu Lee Woodward
Sifu Lee Woodward is the
Instructor of the Dorset Wing Chun Kuen branch of the Midlands Wing Chun Kuen
Association (UK) run by his teacher Sifu Rawcliffe (the senior western student
and representative of Grandmaster Ip Chun).
Sifu Lee Woodward is the Instructor of the
Dorset Wing Chun Kuen branch of the Midlands Wing Chun Kuen Association (UK)
run by his teacher Sifu Rawcliffe (the senior western student and
representative of Grandmaster Ip Chun).
Sifu Lee's first Wing Chun instructor was a
former soldier and experienced fighter. The training was tough and Lee was
forced to deal with fast and aggressive attacks at nearly every lesson. During
this period, he also attended several seminars in the UK hosted by Leung Ting,
Wang Kiu, Keith Kernspecht, Emin Boztepe and Andrew Cameron.
After five years with this school, the
organization changed dramatically in the UK. It was his close friend and
training partner that suggested they move on. In October 2001 they attended
their first class with Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe at his Hall Green headquarters in
Birmingham. Lee was impressed iat Sifu Rawcliffes skill and depth of
knowledge, and was shocked at how his own Wing Chun skill was lacking in many
Being a part of the MWCK has provided Sifu
Lee with many opportunities to train with many Wing Chun practitioners both at
home and abroad. He has attended several of Sifu Rawcliffes seminars in
the UK, as well as those hosted by other Wing Chun Sifus including Ip
Chun, Duncan Leung and Patrick Leung. In 2007 and 2010 Sifu Lee travelled to
Hong Kong with his Sifu and many of his MWCK classmates. There he had the
opportunity to train with Sifu Rawcliffe's teacher; Master Ip Chun, as well as
several of Ip Chun's most senior students.
Sifu Lee is now proud to have the
opportunity to spread the art to others in the same honest and open manner that
he is taught. He wants his students to have the same opportunities to grow and
improve that he has had, which is one of the many reasons he so values being
part of the MWCK. Sifu Lee thinks of himself as a student above all else and is
still searching for ways to improve and develop his skills and as a result of
that still travels as often as he can to visit his Sifu and fellow classmates.
In addition to his Instructors
certification, Sifu Lee Woodward holds a level 2 BCCMA Coaching