etheric boxing lineage
Rose Li (now deceased) was one of the few people to bring the complete systems of Chinese Internal Martial Arts - Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Hsing I - to the UK and has been described as one of the greatest martial artists of her time. Rose Li was taught Tai Chi from Liu Fengshan, and Ba Gua and Hsing I from Teng Yunfeng, who were two of the most highly revered Internal Martial Artists of their time. Etheric Boxing's Internal lineage comes directly from Rose Li.
Yip Man (now deceased) was a famous Wing Chun Grandmaster and has been described as the best Wing Chun practitioner in Hong Kong. Three recent movies have been made about Yip Man which has brought Wing Chun into public attention once again. Yip Man taught Bruce Lee and William Cheung, who are two of the most influential martial artists of their time. Etheric Boxing's Wing Chun lineage comes from Yip Man.
William Cheung is an advanced student of Yip Man and has promoted Wing Chun as an internationally recognised martial art around the world. William Cheung still teaches in Australia where he now lives.
Already a 2nd Dan in Goju Ryu Karate, Grandmaster Robin Gardiner was invited to study Wing Chun in Hong Kong under William Cheung in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Robin went on to learn the Internal Martial Arts - Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Hsing I - from Rose Li and other Internal practitioners. Robin is an expert in all of these systems but no longer teaches.
Grandmaster Nick McCarthy had early experience in Boxing, Wing Chun and Tai Chi and learnt all of the Internal Martial Arts from Robin Gardiner. From this experience, Nick identified the best qualities of all of these arts and founded the Etheric Boxing system. Nick now teaches Yitai Quan privately in Romsey, Hampshire.
Master Phil Allen has early experience of Amateur Boxing and Muay Thai. Phil continued Boxing in the army winning Battalion Welterweight Title 1980 -1981. Phil went on to train Goju Ryu Karate, Wing Chun, Hsing I, Tai Chi, and Etheric Boxing from Nick McCarthy. Phil still teaches Etheric Boxing privately in Fareham, Hampshire.
I have early experience of Taekwondo and Fencing, and have trained in Boxing, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and MMA under the London Fight Factory. I have trained Etheric Boxing under Phil Allen since 2004 and I have lots of real fighting experience to know what works and what doesn't. I now teach as a qualified instructor of Etheric Boxing in Portsmouth & Southsea.