Sibok Lloyd Fridenburg began his kung-fu journey at the Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy in the spring of 1989.
Sibok Lloyd currently teaches our Intermediate / Advanced adult students.
In May 2019, the school presented Sifu Lloyd—now Sibok Lloyd—with this new title of “Sibok”. This respectful title for senior instructors reflect’s Sibok Lloyd’s many years of dedication to our school. He was a trusted advisor to WKFA’s founder, Sigung Bob Schneider, and he has been a valued teacher and mentor to WKFA’s current owner, Sigung David Moylan. Sibok Lloyd’s positive influence on the culture of our school, and the high standard of kung-fu in which we train, cannot be understated. The title Sibok is very fitting.
Here are some highlights of his kung-fu career:
- 1989 – began training at WKFA.
- 1990 – awarded Most Dedicated Student.
- 1992 – trained with Grand Master Pan Qing Fu and played one of Master Pan’s students in the movie Talons of the Eagle.
- 1992 – again awarded Most Dedicated Student.
- 1994 – awarded Student of the Year.
- 1997 – attained the rank of 1st Degree Black.
- 2005 – one of the first two WKFA students to receive the rank of 3rd Degree Black.
- 2009 – developed and implemented the Fitness with a Purpose program.
- 2009 – first WKFA instructor awarded the rank of 4th Degree Black Sash.
- 2015 – earned his 5th Degree Black Sash.
- 2019 – was presented with the title “Sibok”.
As a senior instructor, Sibok Lloyd teaches and trains on average 8-10 hours a week. The time is split between WKFA and Fitness with a Purpose. FWP is a unique program designed to meet the needs of adults over 45.
Sibok Eric Kraushaar completed an undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University with a major in Economics and then attended the University of Windsor where he earned his degree in Law. After starting a law practice as well as starting a family, the need for fitness and regular training had to be addressed, and he resumed training in kung-fu. He had dabbled in studying kung fu during his undergraduate time at Wilfrid Laurier University with Ron Day, who had just arrived in Kitchener-Waterloo to start a kung-fu school in this area and conducted classes on campus.
In 1989 Sibok Eric enrolled and started studying seriously with Sifu Bob Schneider (later
addressed as Sigung). Sifu Bob had studied kung fu with Ron Day, had earned his black sash and had recently started the Waterloo Kung Fu Academy. Sibok Eric earned and was granted a black sash in 1995.
Sibok Eric started teaching the Wednesday noon class in 1995 upon earning his black sash. He continues to teach that same class. He has also continued to attend classes to train and practice himself since that time. He is currently ranked as a 3rd degree black sash.
In May 2019, the school presented Sifu Eric with the new title of “Sibok”. This respectful title for senior instructors reflects Sibok Eric’s many years of dedication to our school in both teaching and studying. He was a trusted advisor to WKFA’s founder Sigung Bob Schneider and has been a valued teacher and mentor to WKFA’s current owner Sigung David Moylan. Sibok Eric’s positive influence on the culture of our school, which is manifested in the high standard of kung-fu in which we train, cannot be overstated. The title Sibok is very fitting.
Sifu Josh is a 1st degree black sash. He started kung fu in 1997 under Sigung Bob and has been terrorizing everyone since.
Sifu Josh can be found working with all age programs. You may catch him in gold sequinned pants performing in the lion dance. He has a leadership role on the demonstration team and performs shrieks and stunts with the performance team.
Outside of kung fu, Sifu Josh enjoys painting miniatures and spending time with his wife and son. Watch out WKFA—the next generation is on his way!
Sifu Sydney Gibson started her kung-fu journey in 1993 and received her black sash in April, 2001. She now holds a 3rd degree black sash.
Sifu Sydney currently teaches the Youth Intermediate/Advanced class on Wednesdays. She is an active member and leader of our Lion Dance Team.
In her spare time, Sydney volunteers at Sunnyside, and enjoys playing ball hockey, biking, gardening and walking the dog.
Sifu Jim Gardner is a second-degree black sash. He began studying kung-fu in 1993 and earned his black sash in 2003.
Sifu Jim currently teaches the Youth Novice and Red Belt ranks, as he has done for almost twenty years. He works with Sigung Dave to coordinate the Leadership Team and also compiles our monthly Words of the Week (based on quotes provided by Sifus and members of the Leadership Team).
Sifu Jim is a science fiction and fantasy writer with two degrees in Applied Math.
Sifu Daryl Cressman is a 3rd degree Black sash who started with WKFA in 1999 and obtained his black sash in 2007.
Sifu Daryl instructs the intermediate advanced Junior class and leads the annual board breaking seminar.
He is a skilled woodworker and also produces martial arts training weapons for the academy. Outside the Academy, he enjoys time with his wife and child.
Sifu Greg Meinzinger is a 3rd degree black sash that began his kung-fu journey at WKFA in January of 2001, obtaining his 1st degree black sash rank 7 years later, on October 4th, 2008.
Having been actively involved in many facets of WKFA over the years, including the demonstration and competition team, Sifu Greg currently instructs the 6 am Adult Mixed class on a rotational basis two days a week.
Sifu Greg is an ardent fitness enthusiast, he supplements his kung-fu training by weight training, outdoor running, swimming, yoga, and numerous outdoor activities. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community Sifu Greg wants you to know that WKFA is a safe space.
Sifu Charlie Romeo is a first degree black sash. He started his Kung Fu journey in 2006 at the age of 5 in our Little Ninjas program, and earned his black sash in May, 2019.
Sifu Charlie instructs the junior beginners class on Monday evenings.
Outside of Kung Fu, he is pursuing a music degree at Wilfrid Laurier University where he works on playing and writing music, as well as researching music history. In his spare time, Sifu Charlie enjoys playing guitar.
Sifu Sammy is a 1st degree black sash. He earned his black sash in September of 2015 and started his Kung Fu journey in 2003.
Sifu Sammy teaches the all request class at 8:30 pm on Friday nights.
Outside of Kung Fu, Sifu Sammy spends his spare time playing drums and guitar, and enjoys writing original music.
Sifu Harry is a 1st degree black sash who started his Kung Fu journey in the fall of 2006. In 2018 Sifu Harry earned his black sash and has been both assisting and teaching classes ever since!
You’ll most often catch Sifu Harry at the kwoon later in the evening, either teaching Monday nights or training himself. He enjoys all things related to the annual breaking seminar, and when he’s not busy breaking boards or cement, he can usually be found fixing something on his sailboat.
Sifu Cory Williams is a 3rd Degree black sash who started with WKFA in 2003 and obtained his black sash in 2008.
Sifu Cory instructs the morning 6:00am classes on a rotational basis with several years of experience leading children’s classes, mixed-adult classes, and the school’s competition team.
He is employed in the insurance industry and holds a Commerce degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In addition to Kung-fu, Sifu Cory spends time with family, friends, staying active, and many outdoor adventures.
Sifu Mark Jolley is a 3rd Degree black sash who started with WKFA in 2003.
Sifu Mark instructs the Adult Red to Green sashes every Thursday, and is also responsible for coaching the Competition Team along with our other talented instructors.
He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Business Admin diploma from Conestoga College.
Outside of kung-fu, Sifu Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and his two daughters either traveling or spending time by the pool.
Sifu Rebecca Knapp began her kung-fu journey in September 2001 and earned her 1st Degree Black Sash in 2011, 2nd in 2016, and her third in 2021.
Sifu Rebecca instructs the Novice Yellow-sash adults on Monday nights, has an MBA and runs her own Human Resources Consulting company. She is the mother of three spirited young children and loves hiking, canoeing, meditation, cooking, and playing a variety of musical instruments.
In class Sifu Rebecca is known for her core work, light-hearted but challenging approach and practical perspectives on self defence. We each have our own Kung Fu journey—walk your own path!
Sifu Sarah Gawley is a 3rd degree black sash. She started with WKFA in 2003 at nine years old and earned her black sash in 2011 as she was graduating high school.
Sifu Sarah teaches our junior novice II class on Fridays, and assists with a variety of other ones. She co-leads our summer camps and demonstration team, as well as dying frequent stage deaths for the performance team. She may also appear at Aikido lessons or lion dances.
Having obtained a BSc from University of Waterloo, Sifu Sarah is studying to become a Med Lab Technologist at OntarioTech University. In her non-existent spare time, she enjoys musical theatre and playing Dungeons & Dragons.
Sifu Lorna is a 3rd degree black sash instructor. She began her journey at WKFA in 2005, attained the rank of first degree in 2012, 2nd degree in 2016 and 3rd in 2021.
She currently teaches and assists with several classes a week, as well as works with the Demonstration, Competition and directing the Performance teams.
Sifu Lorna is the mother of 6 children, as well as being a proud Grandmother to 7 grandchildren (and counting)!
Sifu Greg Weir began training at the WKFA in March, 2003. In 2012 he was honoured to be named WKFA’s Student of the Year. In May 2013, after ten years of training, he earned his Black Sash.
Sifu Greg W. teaches the Adult Novice 1 class on Wednesday evenings.
Outside of the WKFA, Sifu Greg enjoys reading, movies and playing golf poorly.
Sifu Anne Vandrus began her Kung Fu journey in 2004 at the age of seven, and received her black sash May 2014.
Currently, Sifu Anne teaches the Youth Yellow Stripes on Fridays and assists with Youth and Junior Intermediate/Advanced classes on Saturdays. Along with Sifu Lorna, she leads our Demonstration Team, and is also very involved with our Teen Council events.
When she’s not occupied pursuing an Environmental Studies degree at the University of Waterloo, Sifu Anne enjoys creative writing, the arts, and has a passion for environmental sustainability.
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