TESTIMONIALS – THANK YOU(S)

Dear Master Lau

I just wanted to write to you to firstly thank you for all the invaluable information and advice you provided me when I came a couple of months ago for my astrology reading and compatibility reading. The knowledge has helped me greatly to understand many things in my life.

Once again, I can not thank you enough for your time and knowledge and I wish you every success in your life and with the Simon Lau Centre.

– India Summer

Dear Master Lau

Thank you so much for very kindly taking the time to not only look in depth into my astrological chart but also to carefully talk it all through with me.

There is so much to consider and contemplate. Each time I go through it I make more realisations! It is fascinating, daunting and inspirational all at once!

We spoke of “gold” in my chart but to be given so much kindness really is like gold dust to me. Thank you! I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity to be guided by you.

Do hope you had a wonderful time seeing in the new year. I do hope the year of Ox brings you lots of happiness and prosperity.

With enormous thanks once again.

Warmest regards,

– Anita Shan

Dear Master Lau

I have had this words in my mind for several weeks and it is long overdue!

At last I have found a moment to write to you to say how very much I appreciated the updated Chinese Astrology Reading you gave me. It has proved invaluable to me, so much information and so many layers. I have been trying to put some of the information into practice and already I feel the benefit.

I also particularly enjoyed spending time with you and witnessing your healing through the Astrology.

I owe you a big thank you for a “jewel” of tremendous value I have gained so much from your insights.

With fondest love,

– Chelsea Yun

Dear Sifu

I just want to express how much I appreciate your hospitality and the kindness you have shown us during this weekend. As usual, it has been an amazing experience.

The Dim Sum party was definitely a success, it surpassed all my expectations by far. I had a wonderful time, enjoying the food, the company and the entertainment. It was really fun to meet some of your students here in London and exchange experiences with them. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Kind regards,

– Cat.

Dear Magnus

I wish we could have such inspiring seminars more often and on a regular basis, as it is not only about learning how to place Bong / Tan Sau, but to understand why and get a chance to develop oneself on another level really.

I am really thankful for this seminar and this experience. As said by Master Lau (but in my word here), a gift is not about what it contains or what is given, but about what the intention of the giver was. I received this seminar as a gift. For the past nine months, Wing Chun Kung fu has been a tremendous gift, as a help to handle life stress, as a way to activate my body, as a way to learn new way of thinking, as a support when it comes to external forces which I cannot control. This is really fantastic in my view that I can feel this way after this seminar. Real peace of mind and control (in a way!) of my thoughts.

Have a very nice sunny week-end.

Kind regards,

– Karima

Dear Sifu

I just wanted to send an email to say a very big thank you for everything – I thoroughly enjoyed my final class with you last night, and while I am upset to leave behind what has become an important part of my life, I will always be grateful that for the lessons I’ve learnt from you – you have given me the most valuable gift, which I will keep for life. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness.

The atmosphere of your classes is just super – and when I left last night, it became even more apparent to me just how special the experience I’ve had under your teaching has been (and I’m sure as the weeks go by, I’ll realise it even more!) It’s almost a case of not quite understanding what you have, until you move on to the next chapter in your life.

So Sifu, I wish you all the best of luck for the future – and if you are even in the San Francisco, it would be a great pleasure to show you around and take you for lunch!

With warm regards,

– David

Dear Sifu

Thank you for inviting me to your seminar on Sunday. It was very insightful and mind opening. It is inspiring to be around some one who is truly inspired by what they do. Thank you again.

Forever a student…

– Carl Currier

Dear Master Lau.

Last weekend was great. Thank you for teaching the dummy. It was extraordinary to watch you move, show and tell about the dummy training.

It was an interesting grading. You have been telling us before about the female who has easier to express the artistic side of them self. I have never understand it until now. I think myself has a lot to learn from this artistic impression that I saw from the female students, especially Cecilia.

You can not imaging what a great honour it was to be sharing a dinner with you. The things you said was exactly what I needed to hear and my relationship with my girlfriend is now growing even stronger every day.

I´m smiling to myself when I write this letter/feedback. I´m feeling very happy and lucky to have such a humble Master in life as you, who teach me with honesty and inspiration, and taking such a great care to me as a student. To learn from you is priceless and I could never imaging myself to sharing a dinner with you.

Hope to see You soon.

Sincerely

– Christian Fogelberg

Simon Lau Centre, Sweden, Gothenburg

Hello Sifu,

just a quick email to thank you for your excellent lessons, which I find extremely inspirational. I particularly enjoyed the last lesson with your discussion on: ‘standards’, ‘improvement’, and ‘love’.

I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to learn under your guidance and I hope this lasts as long as possible ( although I am aware that everything in life is constantly changing ).

Warmest regards,

– Jerome Gill

Dear Sifu,

Thank you for a remarkable seminar! (Living art with Feng Shui and Chinese Astrology). It’s such an interesting subject and your delivery was very inspiring, encouraging and challenging in true Simon Lau style….awesome.

Best wishes,

– Iim

Dear Sifu

I felt I should drop you a note to express my heartfelt thanks for sharing your knowledge, time, energy, experience and philosophy with me in the class on Tuesday evenings (7pm).

I am really enjoying learning the wing chun style from you and look forward to every class. The energy is always positive at the centre and I come away with a sense of feeling energized and positive.

I also really enjoy learning about your views and philosophies. There is much that I agree with. I truly believe that ‘if you are going to do anything, then you should do it properly’. I have always believed this – my father (now long dead) used to tell me this all the time as a child. You have often expressed the same philosophy in different words. If you are going to do anything in life you should do it with a positive attitude, and to the best of your abilities. Otherwise there is little point in doing it at all!

I try and apply this to Wing Chun. I do train and practice a lot, although to be honest, I have let things slip a little recently. I have become very aware of my physical condition, and am keeping fit and healthy. As well as practicing Wing Chun, I run about 20 miles every week. I am going to run the marathon again next April so need to become fitter still to do my best!

I’m look forward to learning more next week.

Kind regards,

– Ian Ronayne

Dear Sifu

I attended the first form grading today and I listened to what you had to say.

For the time I have been lucky enough to spend with you in Wing Chun and Qigong classes, I consider myself very fortunate. You have made me become a better person emotionally, morally and spiritually and I have also been fortunate to be learning Wing Chun from you. I will never be able to express in words how much the opportunity of learning from you has changed me – I am constantly reminded when you said in one lesson that the knowledge you give us about emotions and morality and life can be used every day, but the Wing Chun knowledge may never be used – this is definitely true in my case and it has made me more in touch with my emotions and the way I behave and about life in general.

In addition to this you have also been kind enough to help me when I have been ill, and when you helped me the medicine you gave me helped me to recover in a much shorter space of time than I would have if I did not ask you for help. I would also like to thank you for this.

I also remember in one lesson you mentioned in the class that the students who have been there longer said that the knowledge you have is best given in little bits because when it is given all in one go it is hard to digest – as time has gone by I have found this to be also very true. The words you say – for example taking for granted the people closest to us are very relevant to your students lives and what I have also noticed is that you exactly seem to talk about the right things at the right time – when that subject is having an impact in your students lives !

I also wanted to say although I also failed my first form grading, the passing of your knowledge of Wing Chun to your students is appreciated and understood Sifu. As I watched the people being graded today, although I did not know exactly who was going to fail or pass I could see and understand where the students had to improve and at the same
time where I also needed to improve.

You ARE a good teacher and person Sifu and I value the time we spend together and the knowledge that you give – in all subjects.

Thank you.

Regards,

– Edward

Dear master,

I want to let you know how proud I’m to have been succeeded to pass the second grading with you as an examiner and teacher. I know that my Wing Chun career just started and I’m very excited and thrilled to continue it. And I hope that I will meet you again to be able to learn more about myself and the Wing Chun system.

I hope I see you again in a near future.

Warmest Regards

– Fredric Olausson
Simon Lau Centre, Sweden, Gothenburg

Dear Sifu,

My training is going well. I am now doing 700 punches, 500 knife hand and 500 palm strike on my bag and am really beginning to feel my power growing which is very exciting. After what you said on Tuesday I have started doing sit-ups again and was shocked to find how weak I was. I could only do 30 to start with! I used to do over 100 every morning when I was younger.

I also wanted to thank you for the seminar last Sunday, it was truly inspirational! I took so much away from the day in terms of learning more about the transfer of force and one’s ability to absorb it. Finishing with an intense sparring session with Michael was amazing, it really showed me how fast wing chun should/can be and how much more I can and need to improve. It sent me away inspired to redouble my training efforts!

Thank-you for all your teaching, especially your wise philosophical discussions about how to live one’s life. Over the last 2 and a bit years I have gained so much from being part of your centre.

Best wishes

– Barney

Wow!

Sifu thank you for another remarkable class, coming to your class is like going through a soul car wash you go in all dirty and dull and come out bright and shiny!!!

You are a truly remarkable teacher, healer and human being. Thank you so so much you give me the power to transform my life. How awesome is that!

Best wishes

– Tim

Dear Sifu

Thank you for an extraordinary week-end for sharing your knowledge with us.

The seminar gave me wider understanding in the way of training in Wing Chun and how to understand it better. I really appreciate you coming here, and I feel very good when you are here. I am counting days for your next visit!!

The time was running fast when you were here and next time you come I think you should stay a bit longer, not working, just for holiday and to relax.

Best regards

– Johanna

Dear master,

The way you combine your way of teaching with serious and meaningful sentences and laughter, that makes the whole class laugh, makes me a student, so proud to have you, Master Simon Lau that teaches me things in life in a way no other person could do.

The way you put effort in teaching me the movements correct so that I will understand them, and not giving up until you see that I am aware of what I am doing, makes me feel happy and thankful for having someone like you to teach me the beautiful art of Wing Chun.

I wish that you always could be in Sweden teaching me, however I still do appreciate the knowledge I receive here in Sweden.

The Seminar in advanced Chi sau, was so inspiring and educating and once again, you make me feel proud because what you teach is true and logic and you never say anything else than the real thing. That is why my heart explodes with joy and gratitude every time you share your serious knowledge of life and making me understand it. And on top of that, you do it with laughter and seriousness which makes what you say, go straight into my heart.

I have my own personal journey in life, and a part of that journey is you and all the other beautiful things in my life that the Wing Chun has brought to me. It is very hard for me to imagine what my life would look like today if the Simon Lau Center had never showed up during my journey.

In the last weekend you taught me well, inspired me in a fantastic way, made me understand more about Wing Chun and you reached out to my heart once again…

Your Wing Chun student

– Pouria Farsani
Simon Lau Centre, Sweden, Gothenburg

Dear Sifu,

I thought i would send you an e mail as I have not been at your lessons for 2 weeks now.

I have created a wonderful chance for myself to design and hopefully build the grounds of a local infant and junior school.

This has become much more important to me now knowing what I have learnt from you about learning. I have the chance to create a space or spaces that young children can start learning and become energetic about there learning.

The drawings are taking a little more time than I first thought. This is why I am not at your fantastic lessons at the moment. I am still training every morning and loving it.

All this is from me making a choice and knowing that it was the right one. This gave me such piece of mind that I did not have the internal dialogue. I did not wonder what would happen next because I was solid in my beliefs that it was the right one to make. How cool is that.

I have read your letter that is on the web site about karma and choices and found it amazing .this along with your lesson where you talked about this topic has such an influence on the way that I think today. From this I challenge myself everyday to make my own choices even when people and situations try to influence me.

All this from making the right choice.

I never would be strong enough to go through what I am without your teachings. Not only do I take notes in class I read them and read them until I understand them.

This is then not enough I must apply. As my sifu you have said ’you only learn by doing’ I can’t agree enough.

I always thought that I was pushed towards the Simon Lau Centre for a reason.

Thank you Sifu and I say Sifu with the up most respect.

Sorry for the long e mail and I will be back next week. ‘The drawings need to be in on Friday and I need to present them to the head mistress. Thank you Sifu.

All My Respect

– Carl Currier

Dear Master,

Thank you for visiting Sweden again last weekend. You taught me the 3 set on the wooden dummy and I am very thankful for that. It was interesting to hear you talk on the introduction. The movie at the end was really cool and very inspiring.

It was also a pleasure to hear your answer from people asking questions. Someday I also want to answer with that full confidence and sharpness. Hope to see you soon again!

– Christian Fogelberg.
Simon Lau Centre, Sweden, Gothenburg

Sifu,

Thank you so much for your teaching and inspiration throughout 2006. I really look forward to learning more from you in 2007. There is so much to learn in life as well as martial arts. I’ve really enjoyed your martial arts teaching and insight into the human mind and spirit.

Best wishes,

– Ian

Dear Sifu

I attended your 2nd form class yesterday and wanted to thank you for the knowledge and wisdom you shared with me – it is particularly relevant for me currently at work, as my working relationship with my new manager is not so good.

When I started your classes I never thought I would also be improving my mind and for that I want to thank you. In time I hope to gain some measure of inner peace.

Can I please ask you to consider doing a seminar on this area ?

Thank you again,

Regards,

– Edward.

Sifu,

Thanks so much for the time and knowledge you have shared with us over the last year. I have found it a very enriching and enlightening experience to learn from you about the Wing Chun fighting system, but also your thoughts and philosophies on life, discipline, integrity, morals, relationships, emotions, ego, intentions and universal energy.

After attending your seminar on Universal Energy I have recently bought the I Ching, and have started to read this.

Look forward to learning more from you going forwards.

Thanks again,

– Ian

Dear Sifu,

I would like to thank you Sifu, for your time and sharing. The weekend with you makes a big difference in my journey in life, as well as to take further steps forward in the Wing Chun system. I cannot thank you enough!

I would also thank you for your trust in me for the future. I will do my best to be successful.

I’m really enthusiastic and excited about the future!

Regards

– Tommy

Dear Sifu!

I Hope everything is fine with you. I want to thank you for an incredible weekend I do not know how to thank you enough for your kindness and your effort to take your time to teach us about our self. I now that it was a real though weekend for all of us.

The knowledge you given me about my personal journey is priceless, I am so happy and honoured. I will take this with me for the rest of my life.

Something that I really going take with me is, what you said to us about sharing, to give someone his or her time is the finest you can give someone.

It was a privilege to be in London for further knowledge about Wing Chun system and my personal journey as well.

I hope we see each other soon for further knowledge

With best regards

– Martin Wiberg – Simon Lau centre/Kinna

Dear Sifu

I know I don’t give much feed back but I am grateful for your knowledge you share, you are so inspiring I wish I had a fraction of what you have got. ARE you sure you are not a robot?

Best wishes

– Jason.

Dear Sifu

Hope you are well. Just a very quick email to thank you very much for taking so much of your time for our lessons – last night especially, and also for the extra nights you are taking to prepare us for the grading. Time’s a valuable commodity these days, and I really appreciate it very much that you are giving so much of yours. The fact that you put so much of your self into the lessons makes them a lot more meaningful than mere transactions – my only hope is that you get as much out of the lessons as we do – that’d be a good balance!

Kindest regards, and all the best for the week ahead.thank you for a very enjoyable and informative evening.

Regards

– David

Dear Sifu,

Thank you very much for the seminar last Thursday night, I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. As expected, the seminar provided so much information that I ended up with many questions and expect that as I reflect on my notes I will be encouraged to find out more information on some of the specific issues. I particularly enjoyed the explanation of the Chinese character Tao.

I am excited about my continuing Kung Fu training with you and hope to be able to commence Qigong with the next available class. Once again, thank you for a very enjoyable and informative evening.

Regards

– Mark

Dear Master Lau

I would like to thank you for a fantastic and inspirational seminar last week. I never knew that the symbol that I have trained under meant so much. Where you live, the shape of the room’s in the house. I never knew that it is so important to get this right. Thanks to you I now know and am inspired to learn more on this vast subject that is so fascinating.

Thank you for your honesty in teaching the Martial Arts ”sometimes brutally honest” but this just shows how lucky I am to have a Sifu who cares about the standard of Martial Arts that is taught.

Forever learning

Thank you.

-Carl Currier

Dear Sifu

I just wanted to say thank you for such a great seminar you gave last Thursday and to let you know that I appreciated it. Some of the topics you discussed we have already been through but it was great to go through them again and in a little more detail. I was fascinated by how we need to balance the four fires that we are born with. Also I became fascinated about the Feng Shui aspect which took me back to the Astrology Reading that you gave me a little while back. I have taken some of the information on board, after the seminar I realised that not only did I have bed in the wrong position I also had the bed situated in the west in the position of constant problems! I have since moved the bed and do feel different and not too much wrong has happened.

After the astrology reading I realise that my journey is one that will not be easy so I need all the help the universe can give me. I mean the universe helped me already when I knocked on your door to start training in Wing Chun, I remember I was at a really low point in my life and you have helped me immensely. I do realise that I need to help myself a lot of the time and have come to realize that I am my worst enemy.

Sifu you inspire me to want to learn so many things

I would love to learn to be a healer. Hopefully my journey will flow easily and any difficulties I have I will be able to cope with but I understand that I will not be able to cope until I train to be balanced every single day without fail!!

So thank you Sifu for your time, help and patience

– Jose.

Dear Sifu,

An email to say thank you for the time and energy you give to our classes on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. I feel I am learning a lot about the Wing Chun fighting system from you, and I am also happy to be getting an insight into Chinese Philosophy and culture as well. When I’m practising at home, I really feel I am ‘gathering energy’ as you say. I am really enjoying learning more about the energy we have within us, as well as the Energy in the Universe which you talked about at your seminar last Thursday.

Thanks again

– Ian

Dear Master

I want to thank you for holding a summer camp in Sweden, I am really happy that you took your time to have a summer camp. It was an amazing weekend and the tournament was very cool and exciting. I really enjoy it and I hope to see you again.

Warmest regards

– Fredric Olausson

Dear Sifu,

Thank you for the extended lesson last Thursday, as always, it was interesting and informative.

The spiritual guidance and advice which you have given me over the years has helped me through many of the ups and downs in my life and the physical skill which I have learned from you has taught me, through self-discipline, how to focus my energy in all parts of my life. The fighting skill may save my life one day but the living skills help me every day. The confidence I have gained has helped me to improve myself and for this I am eternally grateful.

I hope to continue learning the many great lessons in life which you can teach, and can only wish that one day I can be as helpful to somebody else as you have been to me.

You are truly an inspiration to me!

-Sunny

Dear Sifu

I hope you are well. Thank you very much, again, for an enlightening and truly inspiring lesson last night. I am very, very grateful for this, and while I do not fully understand the journey I will embark upon from here, I feel that, with your help, I’ve turned an important corner.

– David.

Dear Master Simon Lau

I would like to say that I am glad to have had the opportunity to have met you and spent time with you, I needed to hear your wisdom.

Thank you for your support.

May you continue to be blessed.

-Nazret

Dear Sifu

First of all I would like to apologise for not writing to you earlier, and I want to thank you for the breaking seminar which was incredibly inspiring. I was very happy to see all the students break the board, including myself.

– Tommy Petterson
(Simon Lau Centre Sweden)

Dear Sifu

I look forward to celebrating with you…. You recently mentioned that family and particularly one’s parents are one’s backbone in life. I would also say that I have been lucky enough in this life journey to have another powerful backbone in my life….To have had the luck and good fortune to have a Master and Teacher such as yourself, who has guided me and give me so much.

– Ali.

Dear Sifu,

Your words of wisdom, I shall carry with me always. These are priceless in my journey, I thank you with utter most respect.

– Jesmint Lee

Dear Master Simon Lau

Dear Sifu

Thank you for sharing your art with myself and the other students of the Centre. In the past few years since joining the Centre, my life has inevitably changed. I will always treasure this time and wish the Centre continued success and prosperity.

– Mow Ching Yap

Dear Sifu

Thank you, as ever, for your kind words of encouragement. Many things in my life have begun to gradually but surely change. I am enjoying this feeling of impermanence and transformation. Your teaching has led me to a path that I would not have ever seen, had I not had the good good fortune to become your student. Your direction is a wondrous gift and I thank you for it.

– Matt Webb

Dear Master

Thank you so much for all the advice you have given me and all the kindness you have shown me, my experience at the Centre and hearing your valuable advice have changed my life so much.

– Sophia

Dear Master

The very best wishes for the Centre. Thank you for your guidance and support. Having a couple of weeks off made me realize what a sanctuary your Centre is and how your teaching is an expression of spiritual friendship which I am very grateful to receive.

– Dee.