Instructor and Student of the Year
On the this table you can see the historical awards to the Instructors and students who have had a profound influence of the quality of the UK Wing Chun Kung Fu Assoc. The Award is presented for the year previous. Sadly we had the untimely passing of one of our most loved teachers/students, Bobby Beach, in 2013.
|YEAR||STUDENT||YEAR||Instructor Of The Year|
|2001||Sifu Nick Martin||2001||n/a|
|2003||Daniel Reader||2003||Sifu Mark Solomons|
|2004||Chris Cranie||2004||Sifu Mark Phillips|
|2005||Steve Smith||2005||Sifu Tony Jaywant|
|2006||Sifu Mark Phillips||2006||Sifu Nick Martin|
|2007||Jeff Cure||2007||Sifu Abid Mahmood|
|2008||Sifu Eric Wilson||2008||Sifu Paul Spencer|
|2009||Carol Chan||2009||Sifu Gary Cooper|
|2010||Russell Webster||2010||Sifu Ashley Phillips|
|2011||?||2011||Sifu Zubbiar Khan|
|2012||Mark Blackbourn||2012||Steve Dhillon|
|2013||Sifu Brian 'Bobby' Beach (posthumous)||2013||Sifu Kevin Oldman
|2014||Kevin Cutts||2014||Alex Evans|
|2015||Adrian Downes||2015||Sifu Roy Quiddington|
|2016||Steve Hunt||2016||Russell Webster|
|2017||Toby Cooper||2017||Steve Cobbold|
|2018||Darren Sumpton||2018||Ryan Moyce|
The new Bobby Beach Memorial Trophy is a lovely cup awarded to Instructors as a way of keeping the spirit of a great UKWCKFA son alive. The trophy bears his name and the first recipient was his long term friend, and training partner, Sifu Kevin Oldman. Kevin has now retired from teaching and training.
The following year the Award went to Alex Evans who took over Sifu Kevin Oldman’s class. He too has since retired from teaching formal classes but is working hard to put new instructors in place in the Norwich area, thus keeping the Art that Bobby, Kevin and Alex loved alive.