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Senior Students

Like many reputable kung fu schools, past students often proclaim being a senior student of a particular Master. The following lists denotes the senior students of Si-Gung Roger Smart whom have attained level 8 (full black sash) or above over the entire history of the School.

Wing Chun Style

There are no universally accepted levels of kung fu competence, including any levels defined within any one system taught between different Schools. The Roger Smart's Studio of Martial Arts has adopted a 12 level system that incorporates the teaching of the different Wing Chun versions of Foshan, Hong Kong.

In recent years, the requirements for each level have increased and the order the varying Wing Chun versions are taught has also changed. The following list of senior students (i.e., Level 8, Full Black sash or above) span across all of the years of the School’s instruction. The names noted below attained these levels in accordance with the systems taught at the particular time of their training.

STUDENT STYLE LEVEL CLASSIFICATION
Tim Buytels Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Martin Foreman Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Collin Pearce Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Darren Catling Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Gary Jess Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 2) Teacher level
Michael Karpinski Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 2) Teacher level
Joshua Nisbet Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 2) Teacher level
Marcello Germana Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 1) Teacher level
Roger Penquitt Wing Chun Kuen Si Fu (Grade 1) Teacher level
Ray Knight Wing Chun Kuen Level 11 Level 3 Instructor
Sonny Lim Wing Chun Kuen Level 11 Level 3 Instructor
Arlin Simons Wing Chun Kuen Level 11 Level 3 Instructor
Eddie Iemi Wing Chun Kuen Level 11 Level 3 Instructor
Bruce Horwood Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Cornelia Eppen Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
David Prior Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Daniel Costello Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Steve Papaphotis Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Shaun Ramsdem Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Colin Moss Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Silas Gwilliams Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Troy Boromini Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Scott Garbin Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Craig McElroy Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Peter Fizgerald Wing Chun Kuen Level 10 Level 2 Instructor
Kalan Kotsoglo Wing Chun Kuen Level 9 Level 1 Instructor
Robert Prosser Wing Chun Kuen Level 9 (old system) Level 1 Instructor
Stuart Nicol Wing Chun Kuen Level 9 (old system) Level 1 Instructor
Nathalie Hollova Wing Chun Kuen Level 9 (old system) Level 1 Instructor
Rick Martelli Wing Chun Kuen Level 9 (old system) Level 1 Instructor
Andrew Hall Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 (old system) Full Black
John Pountain Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Joe Dwyer Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Greg Tomlin Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Mark Zappavignia Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Des Gillespie Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Clayton Gordon Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Christian Diaz Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Chan Weng Chew Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Geoff Horwood Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Robert Horwood Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Peter Garcia Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Christian Diaz Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Clayton Gordon Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black
Melvyn Meyers Wing Chun Kuen Level 8 Full Black

Level 7 of the Wing Chun system wear a black sash, however it is a Provisional Black grade and does not represent a senior practitioner level. Apart from those listed above, there are no other senior students of the School, past or present.

No student is permitted to establish their own school unless they have reached the level of Si-Fu.

Fu-Jow Kuen Style

The School now teaches the styles of Tai Sing Pap Kar Moon and Fu-Jow Kuen together under the style name of Tai Sing Pap Kar Fu-Jow Kuen.

STUDENT STYLE LEVEL CLASSIFICATION
Roger Penquitt Fu-Jow Keun Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Darren Catling Fu-Jow Keun Si Fu (Grade 3) Teacher level
Joshua Nisbet Fu-Jow Keun Si Fu (Grade 1) Teacher level
David Prior Fu-Jow Keun Si Fu (Grade 1) Teacher level

The Tai Sing Pap Kar Fu Jow Kuen system practitioners keep the traditional of wearing a sash in its original sense, hence all non-senior students wear a black sash that does not represent the same meaning as that of Wing Chun practitioners.

No student is permitted to establish their own school unless they have reached the level of Si-Fu.

Apart from those listed above, there are no other senior students of the School, past or present. The School takes seriously any individual that falsely claims the reputation, right or authority of a senior student of Si-Gung Roger Smart.