Why Train Here?
Wing Chun was created by the Buddhist nun Ng Mui, who was a master of Shaolin Kung Fu. Using her martial training and personal experience, she synthesized a compact form of Kung Fu to exploit weaknesses inherent in the other combat styles of her time and give an advantage to smaller fighters like herself. This new system was well-guarded and passed on to only a few, very dedicated students. Her style became known as Wing Chun, after Ng Mui's first student, a woman named Yim Wing Chun. (See the next section to read more about Wing Chun's history.)
There are lots of other martial arts schools around. So what makes us any different?
1. Friendly Atmosphere My training prides itself in creating a welcoming, mutually supportive atmosphere in which all students can thrive and achieve their training goals. Everyone looks forward to coming in to train because they do so among friends. We all have fun when we train and you'll find no macho or overly rigid attitudes here!
2. Age-specific Training: Our classes are all designed for specific age groups, including adult (15+) as well as our Children class (5-12), This ensures that the students of each class are working with other students who at are a similar level of physical, mental and social maturity.
3. More Personalized Training: Many martial arts schools will take as many people as they can, leading to overcrowded classes in which students don't receive the attention they need to learn. I intentionally keep my student roster smaller so that I can provide more personal attention to my students. My average class sizes are 8 - 10 students.
4. Reasonable Pricing: Have you noticed how many martial arts schools aren't up front about their pricing? That's because many of them charge an arm and a leg for training. They hope that if they 'wow' you enough with their trial lessons that you'll pay more than is reasonable. Some schools will start with a great "new student offer" only to jack up the price once you're hooked. My price structure is fully laid out with no hidden fees and I keep my prices lower than average to make it more accessible to a wider range of people.
5. Self-Defense Specialists: My style is specifically oriented toward developing practical self-defense skills rather than competition skills. Martial arts training for the street are very different than it is for tournaments. That why my style has a strong and effective in real life situations.
The color of the sash indicates the level at which the form is learned by a student.
Sil Lim Tao (Little Idea)
This form is for your Wing Chun foundation. It teaches you to balance and control your movements and introduces the center line concept as well as the hand movements of Wing Chun. This requires 6 months of intense practice to be eligible for grading.
Chum Kiu (Seeking the Bridge)
This intermediate form emphasizes defensive techniques. During this stage a student can train their footwork and correct the way to turn the body in response to his attacker. The traditional Wing Chun kicking system, the front push kick and side are introduced.
Kicking Form (Wing Chun 8 Kicks)
There are 8 different attacking and defending kicking movements in Wing Chun. All these kicks can vary and change in direction. This depends on the practitioner who uses the kicks. The kicks are executed in a very short distance. They are direct and precise. Therefore it is indispensible for most practitioners.
Biu Jee (Thrusting Fingers)
This is the last and most advanced in the hand techniques of Wing Chun. It is taught only after a student has mastered or perfected the application of the first two forms. The outstretched fingers, instead of closed fist are the weapon. The force in Biu Jee techniques are similar to the force of the Snake and Crane movement in which the attacker the poised to attack the prey and then strike with a quick and sudden movement. This is the stage when the practitioner reaches his highest proficiency and free form all the restrictions and rules in the art.
Six and a half stroke Pole Form
The Wing Chun pole form is simple and uncomplicated, but it’s fighting techniques are complex. There are thousands of ways of attacking and defending techniques with the pole and there is also the sticky pole training system, after the student has mastered the form.
Muk Yang Jong (Wooden Dummy)
The Wooden Dummy contains the roots of all Shaolin martial arts. Yim Wing Chun formulated the 116 wooden man techniques from her own style. These have been treasured by Wing Chun masters ever since and has seldom been taught outside the training hall. The basic of three forms of Wing Chun are preserved externally if the practitioner has the 108 hand movements as well as the 8 basic Wing Chun kicks which make up 116 movements. By daily practice, even without a training partner; the practitioner can preserve his skill level and can even improve further during his old age.
This 4 year Program gives you an opportunity to take your Wing Chun to its next stage of evolution and begin training in the prestigious Black Belt Program.
The rank of Black Belt is held in high regard as it is only obtained by those that have proved their dedication, physical mastery and are able to perform martial arts to an exceptional standard.
The Black Belt Program specializes in the traditional weapons of the system, Qi Gong, Chi Sao, the Wooden Dummy and development of the advanced forms. Sessions are held once a month in the form of 3 hour seminars specifically designed to teach these advanced aspects of the system. The Program requires disciplined dedication from students as they are regularly assessed and will need to obtain high standards to graduate from year to year.