Kuk Sool Won Master Darren Hart

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Interviews

I bumped into the six foot five inches Darren at the MAF show in Leicester, “Gerard Turvey said that you might be interested in interviewing me…”  I had been looking to interview an interesting Korean martial arts practitioner for some time and as a Kuk Sool Won Master, tournament champion, personal fitness instructor  and gym manager at Lakenheath Airbase, worldwide seminar instructor, budding actor, and male model Darren looked an interesting prospect.

If you want to know more about gym training routines, what Kuk Sool Won is and Darren’s personal progress through the arts and media, read on…

SR  Hi Darren, can tell the readers a bit about yourself before you got in to the Martial Arts?

DH  Hi Steve, I was born in Bury St Edmunds moved to Mildenhall and went to school there in the village, moving on to a normal secondary education.

SR  What was you like at sports?

DH  I wasn’t too bad at rugby, played goalkeeper at football and was softball team captain.

SR  How did you get into the Martial Arts?

DH  When I was 11 years old I started in Kuk Sool Won under the tutelage of Master Stephen Isaacson in Mildenhall, from the start I knew that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Lorraine Box – from World Champion to Tai Chi

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Interviews

I’ve known Lorraine Box for many years, I’ve watched her successfully follow her dreams, progressing from top world class competitor and World Karate Champion to Chief Instructor of her own 350 strong association and then moving from sport karate on to our Shi Kon traditional training in Wado karate and Yang Family Tai Chi. During that period she has got together with her partner Paul, become a mother of two and they have both now completed the monumental task of building their own full time, professional training centre in Corfe Mullen in Dorset.

Lorraine’s tournament record is:

 

Year

Event

Placing

1987

SKA Nationals

1st

1987

BKF Championships

3rd

1988

EKC Kyu Grade Championships

2nd

1988

SKA Nationals

1st

1988

BKF Championships

3rd

1988

BKF Team Championships

3rd

1990

EKC Team Championships

3rd

1990

BKF Championships

3rd

1990

London Grand Prix

1st

1990

Coventry Grand Prix

2nd

1990

London Grand Prix overall winner

1st

1990

Tim Stephens ‘Classic Open’

1st

1990

Welsh Grand Prix

3rd

1990

Christchurch Open

1st

1990

EKGB Championships

2nd

1990

Littledown Open

1st

1991

EKGB Championships

3rd

1991

English International Open

2nd

1992

Ladies World Cup Team Championships

1st

1993

Ladies World Cup Team Championships

2nd

1993

English Team Championships

3rd

1994

Milan Open

1st

1994

Milan Team Open

2nd

 

Interview – Julian Dale – Eagle Claw

Written by Steve Rowe. Posted in Articles By Steve Rowe, Interviews

This interview was conducted in 2008

Eagle Claw Kung Fu is one of those styles that you could easily build a martial arts movie about.  It has the lineage and history that any martial artist will enjoy reading.  The words Kung Fu mean ‘time and effort’ and Julian Dale has certainly put in the time and effort required to attain a level of mastery in the art.  He has sought out the top instructors in the Eagle Claw lineage and travelled to get the required instruction from them.

His story along with that of Eagle Claw makes fascinating reading…

SR  Hi Julian, welcome to the Martial Arts Standard, it would be great today if we could get the readers to understand what’s involved in Eagle Claw Kung Fu.

JD  Hi – I’ll do my best to help.

SR How long have you been involved in Chinese Martial Arts?

JD  I’ve been practicing Chinese Martial Arts since the age of 17, I am now 41.

SR Where did you start learning Kung Fu?

JD I initially started learning in England, and then began travelling over to Hong Kong in 1991.

SR How did you meet and begin learning with your current Sifu?

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