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David Oberdries


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About Me

I am the contact for the Blenheim Wing Chun club and work in closely with Sifu Awatea Edwins from Kiapoi.

I have over 28 years experience in martial arts but unfortunally not all in Wing Chun. Among other things I am a black belt in Ryuku Kempo Karate.

My Wing Chun journey began 16 years ago in Oamaru when I was working with Sifu Awatea Edwins for a Private Maori  Training Provider. I was the pet white fella running the outdoors pursuits coarse.

Following an initial invite and three months training it rapidly became apparent that I had learned more effective self defence in this time than ten years of training in TKD, kick Boxing, Zen Do Kai and Judo combined.

I trained for  two years with Awatea and we all parted ways and moved on with jobs and families to different districts, I ended up back in Blenheim.

I started training in Kempo Karate and after  seven years got to a level  where it was hard to progress further but new there was more to learn. I tracked Sifu Edwins down and started retraining in WC.

The interested thing about retraining was that although I may of forgotten the origins of my more effective techniques I never lost the foundation of those earlier years of training, as my Karate training partners would willingly admit.

I am lucky to have a large private training gym, but a small club at the moment as I work though the final stages of Resource Consent issues with the local District Council. So all going well watch this space.

We have a rural setting with plenty of accommadation and an open door policy to any Wing Chun people passing through.   

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Reply pat
6:25 PM on June 21, 2010 
hi David, thanks for the invitation sounds like youve got it pretty sorted there, ied love to come and meet you and check it out although its not very often we go through Blenheim. like you said the perfect excuse to get over here for the weekend some time. we haven't got a private jim but we got loads of space and for sure we can sort out some accommodation. cheers pat