High honours for South Yorkshire Kung Fu Sifu

A South Yorkshire Kung Fu Sifu has been named a ninth generation successor to the martial arts style he has practiced for 40 years.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:24 pm
Sifu Andy Norman

Andy Norman, of Barnsley, who teaches the Northern Shaolin Seven Stars Mantis style, received the high honour from his own eighth generation teacher, and now joins a proud lineage which began with the founder of the method in China 266 years ago.

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Andy, aged 50, who runs Arrow Martial Arts, said: “It’s a huge honour to have been chosen as a worthy successor.”