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Free Wing Tsun Kung Fu Trial Class

Free Wing Tsun Kung Fu Trial Class

Register now for a FREE Wing Tsun Kung Fu trial class. You can register by filling out the form on this site and even subscribing to our informative e-mails. We will call or e-mail you to set up a time.   You can unsubscribe at any time…

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Scottsdale Wing Tsun Classes

Scottsdale Wing Tsun Classes

Mr. John Brusstar teaches the Scottsdale Wing Tsun Classes . He is the highest ranking student of Sifu Keith Sonnenberg and has been training in Wing Tsun since 1995. Classes are conveniently located off the 101 Freeway on McDonald Dr. at the southeast corner of Granite Reef and McDonald Dr. in the Basha’s Shopping center. Classes are held inside Mountain View Karate school.

Come down to the school before 7:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday and speak to Sifu Brusstar before class or call him at 480-519-5287 and schedule a trial class.

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Wing Tsun Arizona Gilbert and Scottsdale

The idea behind WingTsun kung fu is simplicity and logic.  It is quicker and simpler to throw a punch or kick in a straight line.  It is more logical to use the force of an attacker against them instead of your own to thwart an attack by a stronger person.

Wing Tsun classes are now available in Gilbert AND Scottsdale (new).  The Scottsdale location is Mountain View Karate, 8445 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Call 480-905-9404 for the Scottsdale location free trial class registration. Be sure to be there early to get oriented.  Men and women, or teenagers 14 and older welcome (teenagers should bring parents).  Sifu John Brusstar is teaching the Leung Ting WingTsun® martial art system of self-defense at the school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

For the Gilbert location, fill out the web form on this web site or the Contact page, we will call you within 48 hours to set up your free trial class.

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Guest from Toronto WingTsun

We are happy to have Anis Merchant in class for the last two weeks.  He is from the Toronto WingTsun branch of the IWTA-NAS ( Leung Ting WingTsun® ) under the direction of Sifu Asad Mir.

 

learn basic form and correct breathing
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Mindfulness in WingTsun training

Mindfulness in WingTsun training

It seems obvious that learning a martial art requires one to “pay attention” when training.  However in a martial art, many techniques require repetitive training, that is, many repetitions of the same movement. In this situation, many people have trouble maintaining focus. The trouble usually lies with our busy lifestyles.  Many people are not accustomed to being alone with their own thoughts for periods longer than a few minutes! If they are not speaking with somebody, they are listening to a radio, a television or on a cell phone. These passive forms of distraction are actually harmful in the long term if not balanced with an appropriate amount of time using one’s own brain in an active way. The mindfulness taught in WingTsun is also a form of training in the mediation of Chuan (Zen) Buddhism. It is no coincidence that WingTsun was developed in China, a country with many Buddhists. However WingTsun became separate from the practice of the ancient religions of China after the burning of the Siu Lam Monastery. After that, WingTsun was passed down in a narrow line to various secular successors over its 300 year old history.

 

The Siu Nim Tau form is WingTsun’s way to train a beginner to become more mindful of the training. In other words, it is important to pay attention to the performance of techniques and therefore it is important to train this mindfulness at least once per day in the Siu Nim Tau form. It is hoped that the lessons learned in doing the Siu Nim Tau form will transfer to the rest of the student’s WingTsun training.

Copyright 2010, Keith Sonnenberg.  All rights reserved. No reproduction without permission.

 

 

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WingTsun™ Kup Jarn

WingTsun™ Kup Jarn

Kup Jarn is a downward smashing elbow technique from WingTsun’s third form called Biu Tze  (thrusting fingers form). The form contains several advanced elbow techniques. 

The strike is with the point of the elbow while sticking to the attacker and borrowing his force.

 

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WingTsun™ Sut Sau

WingTsun™ Sut Sau

The WingTsun Sut Sau technique is a special method of attacking the neck with the open hand.  It is taught in the third Wing Tsun form called Biu Tze (thrusting fingers form).  It is executed like a Biu Tze sau hand technique except that the strike is with the edge of the hand.

 

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WingTsun™ is a way to Functional Fitness

WingTsun™ is a way to Functional Fitness

Do you have trouble jumping onto the treadmill and hoofing it for 30 minutes?  Do you have trouble dropping to the floor and doing 20 push-ups?  How about ten arm curls with each arm with a 25 pound dumbbell on a Sunday afternoon?  Would you feel strange or afraid stepping onto a floor with a lot of screaming dudes in white uniforms lunge punching with blood-curdling intensity?

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Wing Tsun Kung Fu Chain Punches, part II

Wing Tsun Kung Fu Chain Punches, part II

Like most Wing Tsun defense and attack techniques, the chain punches follow the center line which is the line that connects the chest of two opponents.  The Wing Tsun straight-line thrusting punch starts at the center of the chest.  The elbow pushes the punch outward using the triceps muscle.  The chain punches are a series of these punches thrown in rapid succession. 

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Good posture with Wing Tsun Kung Fu

Good posture with Wing Tsun™ Kung Fu

Wing Tsun kung fu training promotes good posture as a function of self-defense but, possibly due to its heritage in southern Shaolin kung-fu, also for health reasons.  This article at the Mayo clinic web site depicts in a slide show, some good tips to keep posture correct day to day:  Prevent back pain with good posture.

Another good link: The harm of what looking down at your cellphone does to your spine