The path of the director or the warrior
I was since my childhood very passionate about martial arts and practised very intensive.
Daily training became my motto and after many almost 4 decades of dedicated training, I reached my actual level.
I practised traditional martial arts such as Karate or Taekwondo, studied also with books and internet. I was a Youth Kata champion in Karate Shotokan and did with success competitions in Taekwondo. After more than ten years martial arts training, I discovered a southern Chinese martial art in Germany. I decided to live and study many years abroad where the best European Wing Tsun schools were at that time. My dedication and passion led me to create the brand new martial art, Wing Flow System.
I entered 4 times in the Hall of Fame as Master of the Year in 2016 or as Grand Master of the Year in 2022.
My interests went to various arts such as boxing, grappling, Judo, … but my focus was more in the southern Chinese direction, which has for example the Yin and Yang aspect ( soft and hard ) which is also in my Wing Flow System, considered a derivation of Wing Chun, although the expression is quite different.
To me a martial artist is a dedicated artist, who loves training in all honesty. I never deviated from that path to become the best version I can be in my martial arts practise. Social media and internet are actually so much present in our lives, and influences many practitioners. Many people comment, even when they don’t have training nor are specialised in martial arts. And this cannot influence our behaviour nor let us deviate from our actual goal in martial arts. The path of a martial artist is not an easy one and requires really dedication, continuity and progress is not always as quick as we want.
To me martial arts training is still a more personal and individual activity which can grow into a passion. It may not be influenced by other people’s comments. Each person is different, tastes are different and never wrong. There are so many martial arts, it’s important to choose wisely where to invest time and energy, cause the years pass by very quick. You can master a lot martial arts, but you will excel only in one. There is a saying: one martial art for one lifetime. If you take your martial arts training serious, it will give you in return a beautiful gift.