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WE START YOU AT THE BEGINNING

We start you, the new student, at the beginning of the Wing Tsun journey learning self-discipline, exercising the body from the inside out, and self-confidence. The beginning movement set is the first form called Siu Nim Tau. It is important that a new student learn the essence of this form first. Siu Nim Tau is translated as “Little Idea Form.” The contains the essential basics that form the rest of the system.

The things you learn later, all have a representative movement within Siu Nim Tau.

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Martial Arts Training at Home, Part III

Martial arts training at home can be a valuable supplement to class training. The benefits of martial arts training at home include fitness training, correction of technical details, and increased repetitions for quality technique.

Training at home requires discipline and a jumping ahead of one’s desire to just sit and watch television or surf the web. The beginning is, by far the most difficult. The actual task is not nearly as difficult as beginning to do the training. If you can get past this point, the rewards are great.

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Mind-Body Self-Defense

Leung Ting WingTsun® training starts out with the Siu Nim Tau form. This form is an important way to start your training. The first third of its 108 points are performed slowly. This allows a few things to take place. First, a beginning student or a practitioner can slow down from a hectic day. One can also contemplate the movements and correct any positions, flight path, and tension. The form contains a second and third section which build on the first section. The applications of all these movements are taught concurrently with the form over the next few student grades.

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Wing Tsun™ Skills Progression

Beginners in WingTsun learn a basic form called Siu Nim Tau which is translated as “little idea form.” It is unlike forms from other martial arts because it does not move from one spot. Instead it focuses on hand technique. It is not choreography for eye appeal and demonstrations but rather a sequence that is designed for the student’s beneficial practice.

For a student to progress from form to application, drills such as lead arm defenses teach how to respond to punching-range attacks with certain hand defenses from a certain distance and simultaneously counter the attack, passively. This is done by repetition.

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Are You Healthy?

Many programs offer possible solutions to stress and correcting health issues but not all solutions are suitable for all people.  WingTsun™ offers the Siu Nim Tau set which is a series of movements done while standing. Siu Nim Tau is a relatively gentle series of movements, the first section of which is done very slowly. It involves a light meditative focus and a breathing component that can be escalated or left as a gentle, natural breathing. The advantage of this form of stress reduction is that it can be done in most any location. It has a small ‘footprint’ which does not require a large amount of space. It does not require sitting or lying on a floor and is a suitable form of training for an aspiring beginner martial artist. The movements have definite self-defense applications which are taught in subsequent classes.

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KUNG FU MOVES IN MARTIAL SPORTS

The discussions continue in chat rooms and at YouTube about why the kung fu moves of Chinese martial arts have not been frequently used in mixed martial arts ( MMA ) fight contests. As many of us recognize, some of the Chinese martial arts have been included in the umbrella discipline we know as Wu Shu. Wu shu is a recognized sport of China in modern times and is almost solely concerned with demonstration art in perfecting ancient forms. For the uninitiated, forms are pre-arranged sequences of the kung fu moves of ancient martial arts. The forms are the architecture of individual martial art styles. The movements of the style are in the forms.

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The Brain on Wing Tsun

 

The Brain on Wing Tsun

The brain on Wing Tsun is about creating ‘muscle memory’ and is therefore a true mind-body exercise.The traumatic brain injury of Arizona U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011 caused by a bullet to the head  highlighted some of the medical knowledge advances born out of soldier injuries during the two wars our country has recently been through. Rehabilitation from brain injuries apparently involves repeated movements that cause the human brain to create new areas that can take over for damaged ones to perform old tasks. According to CBS news, the soldier-patients undergoing the rehabilitation called progress “challenging.” The fact that it is challenging doesn’t take away the fact of their remarkable progress.

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Your Self Confidence

Your Self Confidence

WingTsun’s step-by-step training program addresses your self confidence. It helps the student gain self-confidence by taking the correct topics first before moving on to more advanced topics.

The style is designed as a teaching system and Grandmaster Leung Ting prefers the word ‘system’ to ‘style’ because it is more descriptive of what WingTsun™ is. Forms practice is not the main focus of WingTsun. However, it must be discussed because the forms are the conceptual basis and WingTsun is more of a concept than a ‘style.’

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Wing Tsun Siu Nim Tau practice at Scottsdale Wing Tsun

Wing Tsun – Siu Nim Tau practice at Scottsdale Wing Tsun … Siu Nim Tau form (a set of movements) is recognized as excellent for health and well-being. Translation: Little Idea Form.
@ Mountain View Karate Scottsdale 8445 E. McDonald Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85250, S.E. corner of McDonald Dr and Granite Reef in the Bashas shopping center.  Taught by Sifu John Brusstar, [email protected] on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, 7:30 – 8:30 pm. Phone: (480) 519-5287

WEB: www.everybodyma.com

  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Incredible, effective self-defense
  • Self-confidence
  • Stress management
  • Inner peace
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The WingTsun book for context

The Wing Tsun book for Context…

Persons interested in learning a martial art with real substance, a philosophical base, top self-defense effectiveness, and the benefit of added health and fitness, can benefit from just reading this book discovering what I did back in the late 1970s after which I became a direct student of Grandmaster Leung Ting. Grandmaster Leung Ting, author of this book, had developed an incredible ‘enriched’ version of the art from his education under the tutelage of the late Grandmaster Yip Man! You can obtain this very large 8.5”x11.5” hard cover book, 324 pages, 23rd edition from: www.wingtsunusa.com (Wing Lam Enterprises).  It is sale priced at the time of this blog post:  $41.95 On Sale!: $35.56

Thank you,

Sifu Keith Sonnenberg