Hi, I am a martial arts enthusiast, practitioner and teacher who received his teacher’s blessing to teach and instruct the Art of Wing Chun and its philosophy. Martial art helps me achieve physical, emotional and spiritual balance. I am a professional engineer who really appreciate the cleverness, and science of this beautiful art. Its philosophy can, not only apply to Self defense, but to life, emotional and spiritual management.
What is your background in the martial art world?
I started martial arts at the age of 8. Judo was my first discipline. It taught me balance, how to fall and how to stay on my feet (very useful too). My Judo Sunsei passed away years back…( May he rest in peace)… He was a 4th Dan at the time ( Sunsei Ahmed kisrane – SONATIBA Club in Algiers).
Three years later in the same Club, Shotokan Karate was introduced. I studied it with passion for 8 years under a current 8th Dan Algerian Sunsei Abdelkader Adjal. Shotokan reinforced my stance and punching power. I moved then to the UK where I carried out my training by myself until I stumbled across a Wing Chun school that turned out to be the best school I ever came across ” The Simon Lau Centre”. I Never looked back since. I feel that my teacher is an inspiration, not only a guide in this beautiful martial art but also a spiritual one. I hope to reach in the near future a very high standard to honor my past teachers.
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Having studied a wide variety of martial arts over the last 30 years including Wing Chun - nothing could have prepared me for the power, speed and effectiveness of Wing Chun as taught by Sifu Bayou. It only took a few minutes for me to realize that this style, and Sifu's understanding of it was something very special. Both calming and exhilarating, you are taught to harness your inner strength and apply it effortlessly. The techniques are extremely logical, yet the true secrets unfold only through dedication to the training - until you finally realize that nothing is what it seems. Sifu is patient, dedicated and methodical. He believes in the ethics and integrity of the old masters of Kung Fu. Respect is always at the forefront. In my opinion from a technical stand point, you could not find a better Sifu. He teaches strong fundamentals that form the foundation that later techniques are built upon. Strong fundamentals are the basis for strong and effective application of the system. They also promote physical health and well being. If you have come from other styles it will feel strange to begin with. It's only at the point of total exhaustion for example that you discover where the true power of the Wing Chun punch comes from. Stick with it and you will be a better person. Thank you for everything Sifu.