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LEARN TO MOVE WITH MARTIAL ARTS EXERCISES

Martial arts exercises are a big step up in what the body requires for health over just doing repetitive exercise programs involving calisthenics, weight lifting, walking, running, etc. Martial arts movement requires a mind-body commitment and connection and there is a big payoff. There is less boredom when one’s program is varied. Also, recent research has indicated that different speeds and different movements within a session have a more beneficial effect on overall fitness.

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MARTIAL ARTS EFFECTIVENESS

To analyze martial arts effectiveness, first one must define whether it is important to be effective for participation in a sport as in tournaments or ring fighting or for self-defense. WingTsun™ is practiced as a self-defense system while offering a mental training that directs a student to the simplest solution in an encounter and improved overall confidence. Complex procedures have the effect of possibly failing in a real situation.

In a self-defense class, if you are taught to dissolve an arm grab by circling your arm in a clock wise direction for the right arm grab, are you really going to remember, in a panic situation, which arm grab requires clock-wise or counter-clock wise rotation? The WingTsun concept is to simply hit / kick your attacker. Complex procedures are time-consuming. Time is a critical element in all self-defense.

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SELF DEFENSE MOVES

We can and will teach self defence moves but to become skillful, one must practice diligently to gain effective self defense skill should the need arise. The bigger purpose of training is often forgotten. Training of the mind and body in a martial art can be quite fulfilling. It often changes a student’s perspective on themselves.

Getting out of one’s comfort zone can fill a hole in one’s background. If you happen to have been confined to a desk for years or in front of a computer screen,

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A MARTIAL ARTS TEST FOR YOUR INNER SELF

A Martial Arts Test for Your Inner Self

Nearly all martial arts schools test their students for some type of rank but do they have a martial arts test for your inner self? Like any test, students should prepare and even when they do, there is bound to be some nervousness. This kind of test is just one kind. Another kind is the test of your inner self.

It takes fortitude and self-awareness to stick with a program for as long as it takes to bear fruit! It is unfortunate that we see so many beginning students disappear. When they were attending it was painfully obvious that they did not practice at home at all. One month they are attending pretty regularly and then attendance drops off until you do not see them anymore.

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Learning Unique Skills

Learning Unique Skills

It did not take me long after beginning WingTsun™ training to figure out that I was learning certain high level skills in the martial arts. I had studied another style for eight years and during that time I read and read some more. We did not have the internet so I just read books and magazines about what exists in the martial arts world. At the time, I never thought I would have an opportunity to dive straight into the “deep end” of the practice of high level skills found mostly in the Chinese martial art systems.

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Looking for Wing Tsun Today

 

In the next few weeks we will be selecting a maximum of five persons for a free two-week trial period in Wing Tsun training at our Gilbert location by the east valley’s most experienced instructors. If interested in completing a free two week trial period, merely fill out completely our web form on any of our web page on this site. If we see that you have filled it out with your name and e-mail address, you will be in the running for the free offer. The first applicants will be replied to first. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants younger than 18 must have parent accompany them to the first lesson. Those missing the first appointment will forfeit the offer and we will go to the next applicant. Applicants should be able to attend at least two out of three of our weekly evening classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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Looking for Wing Tsun

Looking for Sincere Wing Tsun Students

In the next few weeks we will be selecting a maximum of five persons for a free two-week trial period in Wing Tsun training at our Gilbert location by the east valley’s most experienced instructors. If interested in completing a free two week trial period, merely fill out completely our web form on any of our web page on this site. If we see that you have filled it out with your name and e-mail address, you will be in the running for the free offer. The first applicants will be replied to first. Applicants must be 14 years of age or older. Applicants younger than 18 must have parent accompany them to the first lesson. Those missing the first appointment will forfeit the offer and we will go to the next applicant. Applicants should be able to attend at least two out of three of our weekly evening classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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Improve Your Senses and Consciousness

Improve Your Senses and Consciousness

In order to stick to your attacker’s arms, you must live in the present moment and not let your attention waiver.

Learning a tactile skill like chi sau in the art of WingTsun kung-fu can improve your senses and consciousness. Relying on just the sense of touch or more like sticking with your training partner’s arms (or legs!) allows you to know when a person is about to make a move. One can also feel the direction and amount of power a person is using. The time factor in response to an attacker’s movements is reduced to zero! What many martial arts instructors never get around to explaining is that if an attacker wants to rain punches down on you at full speed, no block, no defense of any kind that does not involve ‘stick’ can prevent those punches from hitting you. In addition, the best defense is a good offense in such a situation.

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Little things add up to plenty

 

Little things add up to plenty

Speaking as a Wing Tsun Self Defense instructor, in Wing Tsun, little things add up to plenty. The Leung Ting WingTsun® system works on skills, which is a difference from some performance-oriented martial arts wherein the goal is to look good. When working on skills, we teach the way things function for maximum results in a self defense situation. In the process of doing this, the student learns the way the body works and how to self-train at home between classes for self defense application.

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Practicing in the Park

Practicing in the Park

Rick and Frank practice at Papago Park, Tempe, AZ in prep for the techniques in the article in the July/August issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine. You can order it here: www.martialartsmart.com .
The article is entitled “Flexible Wing Tsun.”