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You Feel it in Your Joints

You Feel it in Your Joints

There has never been a better time to consider starting an exercise program. Our Wing Tsun classes are all-in-one personal maintenance programs. You will learn amazing self-defense, physical fitness, mental focus and joint health.

As the weather gets chilly and the air gets moist, some of us feel the joint pressure, especially with El Niño bearing down on us from the Pacific.

Take advantage of our discount for the first month no obligation. Enrollment is just $50 for personalized instruction for an entire month of classes, three times per week! Our offer expires November 24, 2015 so do not delay! Register on the web form to your left.

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Self Defense Against Punches, Kicks, Grabs are all Addressed

Self Defense Against Punches, Kicks, and Grabs are all Addressed

Our classes in Wing Tsun™ kung-fu cover all types of attacks. Self defense against punches, kicks, grabs, are all addressed. Wing Tsun addresses five different ranges: kicking, punching, elbows-knees, anti-grappling, and ground. Our special topics classes emphasis certain categories of attacks such as weapons and grappling attacks in order to give students more time and focus on the topic of the month. Students learn how the Wing Tsun ideas are applied in actual situations, in timing, power, neutralizing attacker’s force, footwork and each and every technical and emotional aspect.

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Wing Tsun in Daily Life

Wing Tsun in Daily Life

You cannot ignore the obvious that WingTsun is a self-defense system… it’s great to know it when you need it but some may ask “When am I ever going to use these techniques in daily life?”

Answer: Everyday

You can use Wing Tsun in daily life. However, can you use these self defense movements unless you live on the streets and life is a daily survival lesson?

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Learn basic form and correct breathing

Learn basic form and correct breathing

Learn basic form and correct breathing with training in Wing Tsun kung fu. The basic form, Siu Nim Tau has a breathing method which calms you. The slow movements create a calm demeanor and builds balance in the body by slowing things down, both mentally and physically.  This is a big advantage in our fast paced, computerized society. The Siu Nim Tau teaches the basic movements from which come the self-defense ideas and methods.  Once the movements are learned, the breathing can commence!

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Instant Reactions in Leung Ting WingTsun®

Instant Reactions in Leung Ting WingTsun®

WingTsun’s little idea is simple. React instantly to attack and use the straight-line to the target. Move “according to how the opponent moves.” To do this, one must train the footwork and cause the feet to spring to life and shoot inward toward the attacker like an arrow released from a bow.

As the photos illustrate, when an attack begins, get to the target first, before your attacker can change course. It is a simple matter of timing but also confidence. Training is the key. Instructors always call Wing Tsun ‘simple.’ It is not necessarily always simple to master but the “little idea” (Siu Nim Tau, the first form, translates as “the little idea form”) is a simple idea.

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Wing Tsun: Original Self-Defense

Wing Tsun: Original Self-Defense

WingTsun™ is the martial art that has not changed to a sporting event in modern times. It is not a spectator sport. It is designed to be more efficient and able to use the force of an attacker against them while striking, punching and kicking. WingTsun has a step-by-step training system developed over a 300 year period since its inception when legend says it was developed by a woman from earlier Siu Lam Monastery techniques. WingTsun also retains the health building breathing and joint exercise movements from the earlier times. Modern practitioners use WingTsun practice to stay active and healthy into old age.

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Option for joint health

Option for joint health

Health and medical authorities say that joint exercise may delay the onset of arthritis symptoms. Our Siu Nim Tau form of WingTsun kung-fu contains 23 wrist circles which, when done properly, also work the elbow and the shoulder. Our turning stance gently works the ankles and knees. Our postures work against the excessive lower back curvatures.

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Be prepared to practice.

Be prepared to practice.

Have you ever belonged to a small martial arts group or even a big commercial school where the instructor staff and the senior students just stood around and talked and goofed off?  We know your time is valuable and so is ours.  We won’t waste your time. Be prepared to practice at the Gilbert and Scottsdale classes!

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Your Siu Nim Tau practice is efficient…

Your Siu Nim Tau practice is efficient…

Your Siu Nim Tau practice represents an efficient way to learn the basics of WingTsun™. It contains every basic idea – a condensed set of movements intended for your daily practice. Some of the highlights are:

1. Front thrusting punch
2. The three ‘seed’ techniques, tan sau, fook sau, bong sau
3. Double-hand movements to take care of frontal and rear attacks
4. Defense against attacks from the side
5. Breathing techniques for health
6. Stretch in the upper body joints
7. Leg strengthening by remaining in one place for the duration

– Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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Is WingTsun for Fighting or Improving Yourself?

Is WingTsun for Fighting or Improving Yourself?

Laypeople and the public at large normally view the practice of martial arts as something for tough guys or violent people.  They get the message which the media sends loud and clear and the message from the martial arts promoters themselves: Learn to hurt somebody with your bare hands. The message stops there.

We get the question often:  If WingTsun is so good, why doesn’t a WingTsun expert fight in the mixed martial arts matches? The promoters of mixed martial arts like to claim that the ring they fight in is reality fighting.  However if it was reality fighting, it would have been banned years ago by authorities.  Many efforts were made to do this.  The promoters responded by making even more rules, disallowing more techniques as “illegal.” The claims about reality fighting have stuck and the promoters are very successful with this marketing.

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