Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Sifu Alan Relf began wrestling on his school team in 1969, eventually earning a provincial championship in 1973. After high school he began his martial arts career when he joined Grand Master Frank Lee’s White Crane Kung Fu school. Under the tutelage of Master Lee’s best fighter, Master David Lygo, he was awarded his black sash in 1981 and has since continued to pursue excellence in kung fu form and fighting. Alan revisited his wrestling roots in his early forties by entering several submission grappling tournaments over a number of years, taking medals away from each one. Alan comes to us directly from Frank Lee’s gym where he instructed Catch Wrestling and Kung Fu classes for the last seven years.