Tarek started his Wing Chun journey at age 20 while at university in Leeds. He trained in the Ip Chun lineage under Sifu Colin Ward. Although he only trained there for a short time, he always knew that he wanted to continue this training. So when he settled in Coventry he found his local school and started training in Leung Ting lineage with Sifu Alun Gold at age 31.
He was determined to progress quickly so he trained at least 4 times a week in the classes and also had weekly private lessons with his Sifu. He decided very quickly that he wanted to eventually become an instructor and started his training for this at the same time as training for his 12th grade (black belt).
By the time he reached his 12th Grade in 2012 he was already assisting in the main classes and had a couple of students of his own , so he decided to venture out and start his own club in the Binley area of Coventry. He achieved his 1st level technician grade in 2013 and is still running his classes in Binley every Monday evening, while also assisting in the main club in the centre of Coventry when he can.