UMF Academy takes pride in understanding its historical foundation and where it comes from. In 2013, Sifu Pablo was part of a global delegation to China’s Henan Province led by Grandmaster William Cheung. The delegation, with local Shaolin monks led by Abbot Shi Yongxin, participated in a ceremony that recognised Wing Chun’s Shaolin origins.
The delegation included masters and students from Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, Italy, Slovakia, China, Japan and Turkey, and their names are engraved on the twenty-foot high plaque to the left. Some of the more famous names include, Shannon Lee (daughter of Bruce Lee), Mike Tyson, Christ Tucker, Stevie Wonder and Robert Downey, Jr.