About Me

REspect

I started studying the Wing Chun Kung Fu martial art back in 2007 with Sifu Scott Rowlinson and Sifu Andy Watts who were European Wing Tsun Organisation (EWTO) instructors in Northampton, UK at that time.

I joined to EWTO Northampton school the same way as most of my students – on the Basic Course. This gave me an opportunity to find out all about Wing Chun Kung Fu and EWTO. After 8 months of training I realised, Wing Chun Kung Fu was for me; I admired the concepts of this art and the scientific explanation behind them. Unfortunately, back then I had to move to Latvia – country I come from – for few month but soon I realised I wanted to continue my passion. I returned to UK, Northampton and continued my Wing Chun Kung Fu studies by moving on to the Technician Training Course (TTC)  and started to prepare for my Technician Grade (TG) by training every day under Sifu Andy Watts. I was attending all kinds of seminars hosted by Master Andrew Cameron and Grand Master Keith R. Kernspecht and enjoyed the benefits of full time training.

Soon I started to help my instructor Sifu Andy Watts to run his Wing Chun Kung Fu school by teaching and giving people an opportunity to try this beautiful art. In 2011 I moved to Leamington Spa to improve my training under Sifu Scott Rowlinson and achieved my 1st Technician Degree in September 2011. This was the time Master Andrew Cameron and Sifu Scott Rowlinson decided to quit EWTO and start their own organisation Wing Chun International (WCI) with an aim to build a network of schools in the UK and around the world. I started apprenticeship at the Leamington Spa HQ. In 2013 I started to manage ant teach students at WCI Oxford School and in March 2014 I became the owner of this school. Two years later in March 2016 I started WCI Didcot School. Both schools are still growing and providing students an opportunity to cross train between locations.

The March 2017 I achieved my 2nd Technician Degree. Politics of Sifu Scott Rowlinson and him sticking to EWTO system of instructor training methods and also some old fashion believes he had slowed down my progress and I was held back due to not having a training partner. This made me question his methods of being my instructor therefore I decided to move away from his teaching.

In 2018 I became a direct student of Master Andrew Cameron  – the founder of Wing Chun International – and started my journey towards the official Sifu title. I started to enjoy the Wing Chun Kung Fu training even more as the massive difference between being part of EWTO and now Wing Chun International was a concept of being free in my own choices of training and teaching my students. Another big realisation was that Wing Chun Kung Fu can be a realistic, practical and effective self-defence system but only if we instructors are constantly upgrading our knowledge and improving our teaching methods.

In 2019 I was awarded Sifu tittle – first female Sifu since I have joined. This clearly showed that EWTO system didn’t work for shorter girls as all my peers simply stopped training once achieving maximum of 12th student grade. It made me super proud as I was the “White belt who never quit.”

My 3rd technician grade in Wing Chun Kung Fu was awarded to me in 2021 and now I am onto a journey towards my 4th technician grade.

I have now been teaching for over 10 years and I am looking toward the growth of my schools within Wing Chun International. Last year I started the assistant instructor training course and I’m proud to be an influence and inspiration to teen girls and super exited in helping them to become Wing Chun instructors in the future.