Dear Sifu

I just wanted to send an email to say a very big thank you for everything – I thoroughly enjoyed my final class with you last night, and while I am upset to leave behind what has become an important part of my life, I will always be grateful that for the lessons I’ve learnt from you – you have given me the most valuable gift, which I will keep for life. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness.

The atmosphere of your classes is just super – and when I left last night, it became even more apparent to me just how special the experience I’ve had under your teaching has been (and I’m sure as the weeks go by, I’ll realise it even more!) It’s almost a case of not quite understanding what you have, until you move on to the next chapter in your life.

So Sifu, I wish you all the best of luck for the future – and if you are even in the San Francisco, it would be a great pleasure to show you around and take you for lunch!

With warm regards