I began training with Sifu Wes around two and a half years ago. Before meeting him I had attained 2nd TG in another school, but was disenchanted with the lack of progress I felt had been made. A lack of progress spanning 3 years prior – where I felt like I seemingly only learned new sequences and patterns, with no new achievement in fundamental knowledge.
Luckily, I caught a colleague at work practicing Wing Chun in the print room, and we began talking all things Wing Chun. After witnessing the quality of his movements, and hearing his stories of how fortunate he was to have found a Sifu like Wes – a teacher that he was completely satisfied with – I asked if he could try and arrange a meeting.
With an open mind, and a willingness to experience some of what I had heard, through word of mouth, my regular training partner and I went to meet Sifu Wes.
Our first session with Sifu Wes was nothing short of mind blowing… like when you experience something you love, and want to do it again straight away. We spoke about Wing Chun, my then disenchantment, and future aspirations, along with a whole host of other WC related sub-topics. Somewhere along the way we exchanged movements and I saw how they differed from what I was used to. Subtle differences between what I thought I knew, and what was correct were highlighted in a practical way…
Finally, following an exchange of Gore Sau with Sifu Wes, I realised that, instead of being ‘pretty good’, ‘one of the best in my class’, or what I considered a skill level 9, I was actually a skill level 2… at best…
My training partner and I left from the meeting, and there was no debate… we immediately agreed between ourselves to train with Sifu Wes from there on out.
Through dedication and Sifu Wes’ patience, plus his ability to explain things in depth and in a clear and concise manner, the progression we have made is noticeable. I always come away from a session having learned something, and have plenty to practice.
Sifu Wes’ understanding and ability to explain concepts and movements along with his knowledge of the complete Wing Chun system is second to none. This statement comes from someone who has touched hands with all the usual masters in Germany, and has personally had 9 regular teachers over the course of his Wing Chun life.
Testimonial for Sifu Wes Hussey