Peter took a few extended absences from training but returned in 2002 with gusto. Since this time, Peter’s confidence has dramatically increased, his fitness has improved considerably (particularly after his painful level 6 grading!) and he has undertaken much more responsibility. He has been a big asset to Shifu Jason and has contributed to the restructuring and refining of the Shaolin grading system. In recent years, Shifu Peter has had the opportunity to demonstrate his kung fu at Southbank Piazza for Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations and at the Mind Body Spirit Expo at the Convention Centre. He also helped celebrate the Taiwanese National Day at a number of locations including the famous Festival Hall (now closed).
Shifu Peter demonstrated his abilities early on with success in tournaments, culminating in a second place at the NAS National Titles for an outstanding display in the forms division. He has also achieved multiple awards at a state level and numerous regional trophies. Shifu Peter has recently been competing in the Open Blackbelt divisions where he has been in strong contention. He has represented the school from local to international levels and taken on various roles on the committee of Brisbane Kung Fu, notably the schools Demonstration and Tournament Coordinator.
In 2007, Shifu Peter completed his Level 1 Coaching Certificate as part of his MAIA Accreditation and also began studying a Natural Therapies Certificate course which includes Traditional Chinese Massage. He hopes in the future to follow a similar journey to Master Lee by combining these skills and assisting persons with any health concerns.
For now, Shifu Peter will concentrate on consolidating his Shaolin skills and teaching ability. He is keen to further develop his skills in the Tai Ji, Weapons and Shuai Jiao systems.
Shifu Peter’s bio can be downloaded here