Ashwin Ramdass has trained at Shun Wu Tang Martial Arts Academy for the past 23 years. He started out as a total novice and is now one of the seniors in the school. Growing up watching Kung Fu movies left him in awe of the superhero feats that were portrayed in those movies.
“Which young boy at that time didn’t want to be like Bruce lee or Jackie Chan? So as soon as I was able to, I joined the first Kung Fu school I could find i.e. Shun Wu Tang. Since then its been a truly amazing journey. My training in Kung Fu has
opened me up to a kaleidoscope of life enriching experiences. Leaving alone the actual self defense and physical benefits its provided, I’ve had the chance to experience a whole new culture and way of life that is the Chinese culture, not forgetting their history. My training has taken me to so many different places and given me the chance to meet and interact with so many different people. No amount of words can properly put this into perspective for someone who hasn’t experienced it for themselves. The really exciting
aspect of being part of Shun Wu Tang is that despite having trained for so long and having come this far,there is still so much more to learn and accomplish. A student could train an entire lifetime and still not know everything there is to know. Its a vast and ever
evolving style that leaves no room for stagnation and no matter how tired, how beat up and how sore you get, every-time you think “this is it, I’ve had enough”, the next day you are thinking “I should have done this in my sparring”, or “I can’t wait to learn that weapon” or “this would be so awesome to do in a demo” and you are back again with renewed energy and hunger for more! Its like an addiction that cannot be cured and I suppose that’s why, after all these years, I’m still feeding that addiction!”
Ashwin has proven himself as one of the fittest people in KZN after winning the Virgin Active Mr Fitness challenge. Indeed he pushes all those who train along side with him to be the best that they can be. He is a shining example of discipline and hard work. Ashwin recently graded to 3rd degree in the Kung Fu Village, Taiwan, where he had the privilege and honour to train with the Grandmaster and experience the culture that gave birth to this amazing system.
- Name : Ashwin
- Rank : 3rd Degree Black Sash
- Styles : Luohan, Tai Tsu, Chin Na, Shuia Jiao, Sanshou, Tai Chi.
- System : Shun Wu Tang
- Province : KwaZulu Natal – Durban
- Weapon : Tiger Fork and Staff
- Special: Super Fit with quick reflexes