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Martial Arts Histories

Martial Arts Histories. History lessons? Why?

Because we can learn a lot from what happened before. Regarding martial arts histories, we can learn why a martial art like the one we practice came to be the way it is. Unlike the fictional stories we hear, one cannot invent a martial art from a dream or a sudden inspiration.

Today, martial arts are practiced as a hobby as much as they are practiced as self-defense if not more so.

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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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Martial Arts Practice, the Gravitational Pull on You

The concept in dealing with gravity is similar in a great many martial arts practice programs. Part of self-defense is, naturally, not falling. Wing Tsun’ founders were very focused on this. It was supposed to have been developed by a woman. Naturally it would be catastrophic to end up on the ground with a much larger, stronger attacker on top of you.

Many of the ancient martial arts were concerned with a strong stance at the expense of mobility. Stances were low, wide, and very strong. If a person uses a punch or strike from such a strong position, the punch or strike would have a great deal of power.

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Wing Tsun in the USA, the Early Days – Immersion

Starting in the spring of 1980, Great Grandmaster Leung Ting toured the Unites States, teaching 4-5 seminars in just as many states, Arizona included. Each seminar was 10 days long, 6 hours per day! This is what I call real immersion! My fellow kung-fu brothers and I basically soaked in the Wing Tsun training at a fast pace and with great intensity. Much of the training was hour upon hour of stance training, punching, being thrown to the cement, and advancing step training on the patio at GGM Leung Ting’s hotel near the Salt River in Tempe. This is where I began my training in earnest. I had met GGM Leung Ting first, in California where he taught me some simple hand movements and spoke at length about his approach to Wing Tsun in his hotel room at the Los Angeles Hilton in the prior January.

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BELIEVE IN LOGIC

Logic permeates the WingTsun approach. The simplest idea is the best idea in the WingTsun way of self-defense. A human tendency is to over-think and complicate matters. In a life or death struggle the simplest path is often a straight-line to the target and also the quickest. Sometimes there are barriers. WingTsun has the answers there too and WingTsun has a simple solution that does not involve a clash of forces.

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Go from knowing nothing to knowing something.

“Go from knowing nothing to knowing something.”

– Great Grandmaster Leung Ting

The above quote by GGM Leung Ting epitomizes the simple idea of Wing Tsun. Instead of trying to swallow a meal whole, it is best to take small bites. It is better to learn one thing very well and be known for it than to do a lot of things in a mediocre way.

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Seminar With Master Mike Adams

SEMINAR WITH MASTER MIKE ADAMS

Saturday March 25, 2017

Learn the Wing Tsun techniques from a 5th Level Practition!

Master Mike Adams is a direct student of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting teaching in the central Illinois and Chicago area.

Learn from him in person this March!

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Martial Arts Accomplishment

Martial arts schools in Phoenix AZ are numerous to say the least. Extending outward into the bordering cities are dozens more schools. Possibly the majority have a belt ranking system, often with a black belt as the highest colored belt rank. Every school or martial art style has its policies and philosophy regarding rank promotions and advancement in the eyes of the instructors, standards of skills that must be obtained for advancement and so on. Leung Ting WingTsun® is similar but also a little different in this regard.

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Scottsdale Wing Tsun Class now available on Sunday mornings.

Too busy to make every week day class? Martial arts classes in Scottsdale in Wing Tsun now available every Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Schedule a free trial class with John Brusstar, instructor (Sifu of Chinese martial arts) at the web site: Wing Tsun Scottsdale or drop by after one of his classes.

Classes inside Mountain View Karate 8445 E. McDonald Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85250, S.E. corner of Granite Reef and McDonald Dr. in the Basha’s shopping center.

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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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