Dai-Sifu Tassos was born in Greece in 1958 and at the age of 8, he started learning other styles of martial-arts. He migrated with his family to Germany when he was 14 years old. After some years of training in martial arts in Germany, a friend showed him the Leung Ting Wing Tsun system (WT).
Since that day he concentrated only on the study of this martial art. His teachers were Sifu K.R. Kernspecht and GM Leung Ting.
In the year of 1986, Dai-Sifu Tassos became the WT chief-instructor of the EWTO for Greece. He was the first Greek who reached such a high level at that period. Achieving the 6th master-degree (Practician) he reached one of the highest levels that had been awarded to a student at that time.
In 20 years of the EWTO membership he helped to expand WT all over the world and presented it on big festivals. Budo Gala 1991 and 1995 were some of them, where he performed in front of an audience of 15.000 people. Between the public were some famous Hollywood actors and they wanted to take some photos with sifu Tassos with great pleasure.
Budo Gala 1991
Budo Gala 1995
Stars and Sifu Tassos
Jean Frenette, Sifu Tassos
from the left:
Richard Norton, Kathy Long, Sifu Tassos,
Michelle “Mouse” Krasnoo
Sifu Tassos on Koh Samui (Thailand)
For the first time in history Dai-sifu Tassos demonstrated realistic self-defense techniques in a Thaibox Stadium in Thailand. Among the audience were many Thai-box professionals and they were surprised and fascinated.
Dai-Sifu Tassos' trip to China with GGM Leung Ting
Sifu Tassos gained much and very important experiences on his innumerous journeys. Among others, he visited Hong kong twice and had private lessons from GM Leung Ting. In 1996 he got the opportunity to travel with GM Leung Ting to Hong kong in the Republic of China. Especially they visited Fatshan in order to get to know the origins of Wing Chun and GGM Yip Man.
In Fatshan Dai-Sifu Tassos got the chance to get in contact with Lun Kai, who is one of the oldest active students of GGM Yip Man. They started their contact with Chi Sao.
The situation got tensed as no one wanted to withdraw. In order to avoid hurting GM Lun Kai and because of respect, Dai-Sifu Tassos kept a distance of about 10 cm in all his actions. The video tape shows it clearly. But then the idol of Fatshan was about to make his biggest mistake. As GM Lun Kai realized that the game was not easy, he should have been more diplomatic. It might have been better, if he had stopped and congratulate Dai-Sifu Tassos for his Chi-Sao. By doing so, he would have remained the idol of Fatshan. Nevertheless, he tried to hit Dai-Sifu Tassos. GM Lun Kai succeeded once, which can also been seen on the video tape.
As Dai-Sifu Tassos didn't want to get hit again, he left his opponent no other chance. But yet he controlled his techniques and stopped his hits to GM Lun Kai at a safe distance, just for stopping him.
"Your punches were absolutely controlled and I thank you for that. Your techniques are very good. One day you will achieve the level of Yip Man."
GM Lun Kai
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