Tom is the head instructor of the SANSHU UK Shaolin school of Kung Fu. He has been studying martial arts from the age of 15. He successfully opened the first SANSHU UK Kung Fu school in 2008 and has taught hundreds of people over the years and made a lot of life long friends. He has studied under the Shaolin Monks and various other systems. He has competed and trained in many countries including, Germany, Japan and the Philippines. Alongside this Tom has worked in the film industry for Warner Brothers and Starred in both Justice League and King Arthur. He was also fortunate enough to attend a workshop with Master Wu Bin and still teaches the chang quan pattern today. Training he has undertaken includes, Wing Tsun, Lau Gar, Boxing, Kickboxing, Arnis, Karate and recently ninjitsu. His base is Shaolin Kung Fu, but believes that Martial Arts is about endless discovery and will jump at the opportunity to improve himself an his craft. Always teaches with a smile. No politics in his teaching or cult like dedication to one specific thing. Tom promotes self improvement and a better quality of life. Willing to help anyone that wants to learn and progress. Does not believe in 'mastering' styles or following blindly without questioning instruction, will encourage his students to learn as much as possible and to not restrict themselves. Promotes open honest instruction with genuine intentions.
"I believe in documenting skill, much like the old text and images found in the wealth of our worlds history. Knowledge we can pass on to those we have not even met. Skills passed down from generation to the next. Always question and query things you do not understand, do not follow blindly and open your mind to the world and what it has to offer. Live martial arts and express yourself honestly."
Karl has been a member of SANSHU UK for the last 10 years and has trained continually for this time. Karl is a master of forms and as such is responsible for passing these on to the new generation of SANSHU UK students. He is also quite skilled in sanshou and sanda and will also teach this in class. He has competed in many international forms competitions and placed first at the last MAASIF Championships. He has been competing at MAASIF since the tournament began. Humble, friendly and welcoming Karl has an excellent attitude towards martial arts and this transfers over to students.
Henry is a instructor at SANSHU UK and has over 40 years of Martial Arts experience. He grew up practicing Kung Fu in New York in the 70's and has been practicing ever since. He is one of the most knowledgeable sources of information at the club, having witnessed first hand how martial arts has evolved into what it is today. He has been practicing Martial Arts at SANSHU UK for almost 10 years and has a wealth of knowledge to pass onto the next generation. One of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet.