Aside from formal martial training, Martine is also an experienced practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and runs a successful Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Clinic in the UK. She therefore supplements her training with Chinese medicine theory, and studies in Chan Buddhist philosophy. Drawing on her knowledge from over the many years of training and teaching she will guide you through detailed explanations of movement and practice, focusing on key components and common mistakes. She will express and teach a variety of traditional and creative training methods that she has encountered and developed over the years, incorporating her understanding of internal and external energetics.
She believes that the rewards of Shaolin Kung Fu training are vast and deep, with amazing philosophies and theories to draw on. These will help you to process and develop your training for whatever level you have reached or are at.
If you are a beginner, she advises that you slow down and take time to learn the foundation movements. Be patient and hard working. Know when it is the right time to practice, to listen or to relax. Be balanced, focused and determined. And as you are training together, try to stay in the moment, be open and empty so you are ready to absorb all the key informative and helpful teachings. This way you can learn fast and develop quickly.