Brenda Stoddart has the distinction of being the very first person to sign up at our present location when twenty years ago, newly arrived from BC, she signed up her children for kung fu lessons. A short time later Brenda enrolled herself in our adult program and fell in love with the art. She is now known as Sifu Stoddart, a third degree black belt teaching Silent River Kung Fu's children programs.
Sifu Stoddart is always looking for new adventures and for ways to keep life exciting. She is active in rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, canoeing, and, obviously, kung fu. Brenda has always maintained that kung fu has shown her a whole new world where discipline, respect, compassion for others, working hard and reaching your potentials are a way of life. Sifu Stoddart loves teaching and sharing the joy of her passions with others, making her a very popular instructor with her students.