Sunday, May 20, 2012

I received the following recently from a visitor from the UK:

"It was my great good fortune to have private classes with Dr Stephen Yan, a martial artist and doctor of huge skill and a most kind, open and humble man. These qualities are important especially in the world of martial arts, where teachers, albeit ones possessing great skills become lost in self importance and ego.

Right from the start he was friendly towards me, and on our first meeting bought me a beer. If that doesn't sound exceptional, I have 30 years of experience in the world of martial arts, and believe me, this approach was refreshing in it's simplicity and openness.

What he taught me has become the cornerstone of my practice, and I only wish I could have spent longer with him. I very much hope to visit him again, one day, until then I will continue to treasure the sack of gold he has given me.

 Ewan Stewart."