Sifu Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers has been studying Chinese Martial Arts since 1998. He started at the age of 16.
“In 2004, after trying out a few different styles, I was lucky enough to find the Tse Qigong Centre in Australia. While Master Tse was visiting from London, I attended a weekend seminar and was amazed by the beautiful forms and mastery of the skill. The following week I began studying Dayan Qigong with Master Tse’s students, who became my Sifu’s (teachers).”
Sifu Jane Pollard & Sifu Vera Externest held Qigong & Chun Yuen Quan classes in Brisbane and Toowoomba until moving to Hobart in late 2018.
“After studying Qigong for about 5 years in Brisbane, I was invited to move to the UK and learn from my Sigong (grand teacher) Master Tse. Sigong has dedicated his whole life (full time) to mastering five different styles of martial arts. Wing Chun was one of these styles. Having found a Master who was one of Grand Master Ip Chun’s closest students, I set my sights on moving to the UK, so I could learn Wing Chun directly from Sigong.”
Tom spent a few years attending a number of classes each week to deepen his knowledge of Wing Chun and Qigong. He often attending weekend seminars, as well as residential and instructors courses, even private lessons with Master Tse.
In 2012 Tom Rogers returned home to Brisbane and started teaching Wing Chun and Qigong in Graceville. He is now the Brisbane representative for the Tse Qigong Centre and Tse Wing Chun Association.
There are various trips each year interstate, overseas to the UK and Hong Kong to ensure the skill is kept authentic.
Each year Master Michael Tse visits Brisbane and runs seminars and private lessons in order to polish and improve students Wing Chun skill.
Sifu Costa Stratikopoulos
Costa Stratikopoulos is the most senior Wing Chun student of Sifu Tom Rogers. Costa has dedicated a lot of time inside and outside of class to train his Wing Chun skills. After 3 years of dedication he was invited to his first instructors course. There his Tai Sigong (Master Tse) tested his forms, application of techniques and knowledge of Wing Chun.
Costa has since been asked by Master Tse to assist in his Sifu’s classes as well as start his own class in order to pass on his Wing Chun knowledge.
Costa is passionate about retaining the traditional teachings of Wing Chun, passed down from his Sijo, Ip Chun, the eldest son of Ip Man.