Sifu Mohammed Akhtar
began his martial arts training in 1988, studying Tai Chi Chuan. Then, in 1989,
he visited the Midlands Wing Chun Kuen headquarters and began studying Wing
Chun under Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe. Since then Sifu Akhtar has regularly attended
classes and private lessons. In addition he has attended many seminars over the
years given by his teacher, Sifu Rawcliffe and by his SiGung, Ip Chun. In 2000
he qualified as an instructor, assisting Sifu Rawcliffe with his classes and
only decided to teach his own students/class when he relocated to the
Bedfordshire area in 2003.
Sifu Akhtar is
highly dedicated to his Wing Chun training and as part of his desire to
continue his development he accompanied his teacher to Hong Kong in August
2004, 2007 and again in 2010 each time for three weeks to train with his SiGung
and his Sifu's Kung Fu brothers. Training took place daily at the Ving Tsun
Athletic Association and on Sunday evenings in Shatin.
During the 2004
Hong Trip a special seminar was given by SiGung Ip Chun at the City University
of Hong Kong to celebrate his 80th birthday, which was attended by over 100
students. At the end of the seminar Sifu Akhtar was honoured with a
commemorative pendant for his school.
Sifu Akhtar : Is a
Certified Instructor & Representative of "Midlands Wing Chun Kuen (MWCK)" A
Permanent member of the "Ving Tsun Athletic Association (VTAA)". Is a
Registered and recognized Instructor with the VTAA. He is a Level 2 Coach,
certificated with the "British Council for Chinese Martial Arts (BCCMA)". Holds
a First Aid Certificate, recognized by the "Health and Safety Executive"
Mohammed Akhtar, Sifu Lo
Tak On, Sifu Shaun Rawcliffe, SiGung Ip Chun, Sifu Haji Mahmood, Sifu Yeung Wai
Kwan, Sifu Ho Po Kai and Sifu Leung Ting Kwok at the City University of Hong
Kong seminar, 2004.