Sifu Björn Grimm
Sifu Björn Grimm
5th Master degree
School(s) in: Dieburg
School Owner since: 1998
For me WingTsun means meaningful, intelligent physical and spiritual movement (staying mobile) as well as a second, stable professional mainstay (or hobby) that can be executed and applied well into old age.
Why did you start with WingTsun?
The first look into a WingTsun school was rather coincidental, because my previous judo training was no longer attractive due to a change of location and time. I had absolutely never heard of WingTsun until then. After the first lessons I realized that WingTsun was exactly my cantle and I signed up immediately. I realized that a sport like Judo could never be a really effective self-defense because of the many rules and prohibitions as well as divisions into weight classes. Somehow I also didn’t want to do so much barefoot on the floor/mat back then (1994).
Why are you still doing WingTsun?
There is still so much to discover and WingTsun is always evolving. It always goes a bit more accurate, faster, better, more effective or with even less effort, so I just don’t want to miss anything in the development. For me, it is just the right mix of a movement art for the mind and for the body.
What was your standout WT experience?
The appointment as WingTsun master as well as the Sifu appointment were probably the most significant experiences so far, because of course I would never have expected such a result at the beginning of my WT career and thought it possible.
The 40th anniversary celebration of the EWTO in Hockenheim also impressed me very much. There was a really clear sense of community and cohesion among the many, many participants and members, which I would not have thought possible 20 years ago in the EWTO. Possibly our association has now united exactly the circle of people who are ready to pull together and for each other in the same direction to bring the association together even further forward to market leadership or to expand it further.
What changed for you when you received the 1st HG or 5th MG?
When I received the 1st HG, I was not yet so aware of everything that still had to be done and learned. I was still young and probably thought of myself more as a hero and invincible after the big step to the 1st HG. I somehow lacked a little the overall view.
For the 5th MG I see myself as a (junior) master now rather again as a beginner, because I now know how much time, commitment and work I have to / can invest again to get here one step further to the next level. Of course, everything I have learned so far (sections, sequences, applications, forms, theories, etc.) must remain present and retrievable. It remains exciting in any case. Fortunately, I’ve gotten to know how to stick with it up to here.
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