FOUR members of Stafford Wing Tyun Kung Fu Club have achieved a top grading.
The quartet of Liam Cairns, Simon Houlbrooke, Ash Smith and Shaun Talbot successfully completed their 1st Technician Grade (TG) exam.
This grading is the black belt equivalent in the Wing Chun system. Students were tested by Sifu MikLane from the Wing Tyun Kung-Fu Organisation (WTKO), assisted by Sifu Mike Gorton, who runs the Stafford club at Elite 2000.
There are three parts to the test, the first a theoretical test including a written assessment, followed by a technical physical test on forms, applications, structure and footwork. The third part is a physical conditioning and fighting application test.
Eighteen other club members attended the WTKO grading seminar and took their student level gradings.