Andrew Bruce Leader (2010)

andrew bruce leader

Inducted into A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) and W.K.U.H.O.F. in 2010

Instructor of the Year – Wing Chun/ Tai Chi

 

Andrew Moses Bruce Leader, but everyone calls him Bruce, was born in Manchester, England, on 31st March 1962, then moved to London in 1965. He studied at Wood Green High School & left when he was 17 years old. He moved to Australia in 2003 and has interests in going to the gym, dancing, travelling, and playing Pin Pong when ever he can.

But his main area of interests revolve around fitness of self and others. These include Professional Dancing and Martial Arts, which he has been studied since the age of 11. The Martial Arts styles completed are as follows: Judo, Wushu Quain, Wing Chun, and Tai Ji.

He started dancing at the age of 7 then stopped at the age of 10. Started dancing again at the age of 19 to help his Martial Arts. He studied at Pineapple Studios for two years & later progressed to the Central School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance for three years.

These activities together with studies in Stretching and Sports injuries have helped in understanding how the body works and also the wide variety of needs that people using fitness facilities require.

In September 2001, he travelled to China for 3 years to study Chinese Massage. He is married.

Private Education & Qualifications
1989 EFBB (English Federation of Bodybuilding), gained a certificate in Gym Instruction & Personal Training
1991 BAWLA (British Amateur Weightlifters Association) Instructors Course
1997 Fitness Professional Course, gained a Personal Trainers Qualification
1998 Certificate to Teach “WING CHUN” & “TAI JI” Gung Fu
1999 First Aid Certificate gained through The Training Network Health & Safety Centre
2001 Clinical TCM, gained certificate to practice Tui Na Chinese Massage & Medicine

 

Memberships of Professional Organizations
Member of EFBB Since 1989
Member of BAWLA Since 1991
Member of The AMAA (Amateur Martial Arts Association) Since 2000
Member of AKWF (Australian Kung Fu Wushu Federation) Since 2004
Member of ATCM (Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine) UK Since 2005
Member of TCAA (Tai Chi Association of Australia) Since 2006
Member of Federation of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture Society Since 2007

 

Private Education & Qualifications
1990 – 1991 Body Dynamics Gymnasium (Austria)
Gym Manager
1991 – 1992 Physicals Gymnasium (UK)
Fitness Instructor
1992 – 1992 Health Exchange Gymnasium Gym (UK)
Manager/Fitness Instructor
1992 – 1996 Jubilee Hall Gymnasium (UK)
Personal Fitness Instructor
1996 – 2000 The Basement Gym (UK)
Gym Manager
2001 (part time) Space Leisure Centre (UK)
Gym Instructor & Teaching Tai Ji
2001 – 2003 Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China
2000 – 2003 Teaching Martial Arts & Fitness (Personal Training) in (UK)
2004 – 2008 Genesis Fitness Club (AUS)
Personal Instructor/Fitness Instructor
Teaching Tai Ji
Jan 2005 – Current Cui’s Chinese Therapy (AUS)
Chinese Medicine/Massage

 

Achievements
1980 – 1992 Eaching dancing in England also participated in TV commercials, drama series, films, cinema & musicals
1992 Gained 1st place in The Stars of Tomorrow Bodybuilding Championships
1994 Gained 2nd place in London & South East Bodybuilding Championships
Represented England in European Bodybuilding Championships
1996 Gained 3rd place in the British Bodybuilding Championships
Represented England in European Bodybuilding Championships
Represented England in the World Bodybuilding Championships
1998 Represented England in European Bodybuilding Championships
Gained 2nd place at World Championships Hand Forms & Weapon Forms Category
2000 Gained 1st place at British Bodybuilding qualifiers (Leicester)
Gained 2nd place at British Bodybuilding Championships
Gained award for best Poser at British Bodybuilding Championships
2001 – 2003 Gold medal gained at the British Tai Ji Championships
2003 Chinese Champion in Tai Ji (Gold Medal)
2005 – 2006 Tai Ji Association of Australia Competitor in 24 form & 42 form
2006 2006 Wushu & Tai Ji Practitioners Association Tai Ji Men’s Open Advanced Traditional Weapons Men’s Open Advance Demonstration