As a kid,
my family was very poor, when we were ill we could not afford to see a
doctor. Our three meals normally consist of rice porridge with Soya source,
fried peanuts or salted dried parsnip. As a result I was a lot smaller then
other boys and always was picked on.
My world was
dark, sad and lonely. It is Kung
fu that gave me hope and light. It is Kung fu that turns my sad miserable
world into a beautiful heaven.
When I came
to this country, I noticed many kung fu teachers were actually teaching
karate technique with a few strange movements added. A few restaurant
workers, who have learnt some kung fu before they came to UK, exploited the
situation by getting their students to open as many classes as possible and
giving them all the money to make them rich. I wanted to make a different,
with the approval of my teacher, I started teaching kung fu and tai chi.
years of teaching, thousands gain great health benefits by learning a good
way to look after their body through training martial arts with our school.
introduce the benefits of kung fu training to more people, I understand that I need to have an
instructor team to set up school and teaching in all corners.
armed with one-man, one bicycle, and a student railcard. Foundation of
Wutan was set in several towns in the UK, energised with 2 meals of fish
and chips with a bottle of milk (in those days, fish and chips were wrapped
in newspaper, which tasted a lot nicer and is only 65p per portion, milk
came in glass bottles with red or yellow top only 11p and 12p)
To make it
possible for everyone to access our classes and to provide them with the health
benefits Martial arts training embodies, our school have a policy of keep
class fees as small as economically viable.
people from different faiths able to train in our school and live in
harmony, the school will not involve with teaching of religious beliefs. To
date we have instructors who are Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu
Pagan and atheist. They will share with you the joy of martial arts
training but not brainwash you to take up their religion believes.
now and then we hear martial arts practitioner using the status or their
school, system and the healing ability gained from effective training to
cheat and scheme the hard earning of the sick and trusting nature of the
desperate. We also witnessed different cult group shielded under the name
of promoting spiritual well being, exploiting the naivety toward chi kung
and meditation, some martial schools was turned into the recruitment
channel of these cult group. To prevent the same happening to our school, we
will promote only the martial arts chi kung that I have selected to
cultivate greatest health benefit.
Our mottos are:
To use martial arts training to enhance health and
cultivate our wisdom.
To use the power of virtue cultivated from martial arts
training to handle daily challenges.
- When a
student comes to Wutan s/he pays our instructor a fee to exercise in
the class in order to be healthy.
- As you progress to a good standard, we will ask you
if you want to help in teaching, and if you do we will help prepare
you to become a teacher and join out instructor team to promote these
arts of healthy living, helping us work for a better world to hand
down to our children.
- If s/he
can cover the expenditure of teaching, s/he is considered paid for to
- If s/he
can make a living from the teaching, Wutan have created a job for the
As an instructor, we all have our personal weaknesses.
- Sometimes we are too attached to our students and
don’t want them to leave our class.
- Sometimes we worry to lose their respect if our
students become instructors or better.
- Sometimes we want to keep our students
as our assistance forever as it is more convenient.
- Sometimes we do not think carefully
about the real consequences to the whole school before each action we
are to or not to commit.
All these human weaknesses, along with geography and
environment conditions, plus my own poor organising ability, our school is
still not able to utilised it maximum potential.
In a city of population in its 500 thousands, we only have
around 100 training with Wutan making it only 0.02 % of that population.
May all WutanUK’s instructors always:
- Work for a harmonious united school,
- Place the interest of the whole school before themselves,
- Learnt through mistakes, not just made by themselves but as
well as those made by other,
- Teach their students not just as good as they themselves but