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SiFu Damion James

4th Degree Technician

National Coordinator - EWTO-England

Contact

Telephone : 07778 667942

Email : sifudamo@ewto.co.uk

Biography

Sifu Damion James is a 4th Technician & Full Time National Coordinator for the European WingTsun Organisation. He is the highest ranked EWTO Instructor in England and is a personal student of both Master Oliver Konig AND Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht.

Sifu Damo has been teaching Wing Tsun (a.k.a. Wing Chun) since 1996 is highly respected for both his Martial Arts aptitude and his personal, friendly nature.

Sifu Damo has always been involved with Martial Arts, having been fascinated by the whole way of life that the culture develops and as such was always looking for the opportunity to train. The age old problem was either cost or the fact that Martial Arts clubs tended to close down.

He began his early Martial Arts at the age of 6 years, where he spent a short time training Budokan.

At the age of 12 he found Kyokushinkai which he trained for over a year.

His final quest before Wing Chun and later Wing Tsun came at the age of 14, which took him into Boxing. He continued this for 4 years and still has a soft spot for it today!

Finally at the age of 19 he found Wing Chun, which he started with private lessons for the first 3 months before joining in a regular class (whilst continuing weekly Private Tuition for over 6 Years).

Sifu Damo was the typically obsessed Martial Artist and has always trained at least 4 times a week.

After only 1 year of training Sifu Damo was awarded the privilege of becoming an Instructor and opened his first club in Dartford, which is still running well today. With this honour also came an Invite to be a fundamental part of the development & growth of the NWCA which had recently formed.

Whilst with the NWCA a selection of students and instructors were invited to compete in the Chi Sao section of the “World Open Martial Arts Tournament”. Sifu Damo won the Silver Medal, beaten only by his, then, older Kung Fu Brother.

In 1998 the NWCA merged with the world’s largest martial arts organisation and became the NWTO-GB (Now known as EWTO-England), bringing new and exciting opportunities for Sifu Damo to enhance his standard tenfold.

With the merger came the introduction of Escrima (Pilipino Weapons Fighting). Sifu Damo began training and after 8 months of training he went to Copenhagen to enter in the World Escrima Championship and won a Bronze medal.

In addition to Martial Arts Damion has always been an avid sportsman, playing Tennis, Cricket for Kent, International Hockey, Distance Running, Weight Training, Swimming, Cycling etc etc… At school he was even nicknamed “Sport Billy” because of his huge interest in sport.

Private Tuition is available, please contact Damion for more details.

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