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Forward Energy

There are analogies for life within the art of Wing Tsun kung-fu. One such analogy is the idea of forward energy.

Martial arts analogies exist in other arts but Wing Tsun seems to have many, perhaps because of its concepts. To prevail in an encounter with an opponent, it can be necessary to maintain forward energy and forward direction. To stand still can be deadly to you. Forward energy and forward movement forces an attacker to spend time and attention to deal with you. In addition, it is far more difficult to stop, block or deflect an oncoming counterattack than one that stands still. A moving target is difficult. One that is coming right at you is worse.

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Confusion Between Academic Learning and Training the Body

When learning a subject in school, whether it be in first grade or for your PhD in college, one needs to use the higher brain functions to memorize terms or words or to understand concepts. However, a disconnect can sometimes occur when learning a physical skill that requires automatic actions. If we are to safely drive an automobile, we must do a few things without thinking about them. The idea of true multitasking has been debunked by scientists who study such things. The big brain can truly just handle one thing at a time and must continually shift attention back and forth in order to handle several tasks.

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One Week of Classes for $19.95

Starting Wednesday December 06, new students may try us out for one week, 4-classes, for just $19.95! That is right, for just $19.95, you get four personalized one-hour classes by experienced instructors for one week. This offer expires Thursday December 21, 2017.

We offer four classes per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes are from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Do not miss this deal.

If you make an appointment with us, as opposed to just walking in, we can add a 1/2 hour private tutorial starting at 6:20 pm. Thank you.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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Two-weeks for $19.95

Starting Tuesday November 28, new students may try us out for two weeks, 4-classes, for just $19.95! That is right, for just $19.95, you get four personalized one-hour classes by experienced instructors over a two-week period. This offer expires Tuesday December 5, 2017.

We offer four classes per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Classes are from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm and so you may choose which nights to attend. Do not miss this deal.

FOR YOUR FIRST CLASS, please arrive by 6:40 pm. Thank you.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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Self-Defense and Awareness for Real Estate Professionals

This FREE one-hour class, presented by Wing Tsun Arizona will include Situational Self-Defense & Physical Self-Defense.

Class limited to 12 participants. We will normally hold this class at our location at 745 N. Gilbert Rd. #129, Gilbert, AZ 85234. However if your organization has at least 12 persons that can participate in the class, we can hold it at your office or facility.

We can arrange for a weekend time for the class on a weekend – Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening. A weekday time may be available by special arrangement.

Contact instructor Keith Sonnenberg for questions or discussion on bringing this class to you or your staff.  (480) 668-9220   [email protected]

 

 

Black Friday, Cyber Monday Offer

The first five new subscribers that enroll starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday, November 27, 2017 to our web site email and blog may have one calendar week free introductory classes (4 classes). The one week trial offer holds until the end of the year, December 31, 2017. This is a personalized series of one hour group classes. Go to:

http://wingtsunaz.com/about/trial-class/

Wing Tsun training:

  • Improves reflexes
  • Improves joint flexibility, particularly upper body
  • Improves balance, stability, posture
  • Improves hand, eye coordination
  • Improves left, right hand coordination
  • Creates a flexible movement mind-set
  • Improves breath control
  • The many benefits of physical activity

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Everybody Tries to Make Martial Arts Complicated

“Everybody tries to make martial arts complicated,” something Grandmaster Leung Ting Ting has often stated. The Wing Tsun idea starts with simplicity. This martial art started out 300 years ago as a martial art of change. The developers thought that existing martial arts were too complicated.  They wanted to change the prevailing approach which was teaching numerous predetermined sequences of movements to make the learning faster and simpler and retain effectiveness. Learning numerous forms was and is considered a distraction. Predetermined poses, sequences and techniques can greatly slow a martial art student’s path to effective self-defense abilities, many of which have no relevance to today’s applications. Many old martial arts were designed for military battle where the weapons were halberds, swords, and soldiers on horseback on uneven terrain.

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The Beginner Form is the Most Important

The Siu Nim Tau form, Wing Tsun’s most basic set of movements, may be the perfect antidote to anxiety we hear about in modern people. The name of this form, Siu Nim Tau, means literally Little Idea Form. It is meant to convey the purpose of this set of movements. It is intended to be done slowly in a quiet environment with self-reflection and focus. It gives a student of Wing Tsun time to slow down everything, thinking, breathing, even one’s heart-beat with more natural breathing in the abdomen instead of high in the chest. If a focus is placed on abdominal breathing, it tends to reduce attention on shoulder tension.

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Different Wing Chun Versions II

Back in August we talked about the many different versions of “Wing Chun” based mostly on ancient history prior to late Grandmaster Yip Man. Many of the forerunners of Yip Man must have had students who taught others. They passed what they knew onto their students the way they saw fit. It is easy to see how, in a country as large as China and how, in ancient times, with little communication, there could eventually be variations of Wing Chun.

Why then, do we see significant differences, even in the versions taught in the twentieth century in lineages from Yip Man?

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Grand Opening Special

New students may try Wing Tsun at our new Gilbert location for $60 for the first month. No obligation, nothing to buy for one month. Offer good until Thursday, November 9, 2017.

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