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Wing Tsun Theory of Self Defense

Many a Wing Tsun / Wing Chun / Ving Tsun student and lay person has read and studied the story of the origins of Wing Tsun. They have heard of the Buddhist elder, Ng Mui who was a Siu Lam (Shaolin) kung fu expert. The story goes that she escaped the burning of the Siu Lam Monastery by Ching soldiers along with four others each of whom gave rise to various kung fu styles that exist today. Ng Mui eventually taught another female, a teenager named Yim Wing Tsun. The teenager eventually married her betrothed. Her husband decided that this secret style should be named after her. Wing Tsun was eventually passed down in a narrow family line until the present day. Read more

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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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IS YOUR MARTIAL ART GOOD FOR SELF DEFENSE?

The best self defense martial art might be the one that has viable applications for self defense being taught regularly to the students which are based on its traditional techniques. If the martial art being taught is for tournament application and an entirely different, unrelated program is presented for self defense, it is hard to call that martial art the best self defense martial art.

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A LOT OF MARTIAL ARTS TYPES ARE JUST MOVEMENTS

Not all martial arts types today teach self-defense skills as such but instead only get around to teaching choreography. Whether it is due to time, chosen emphasis, large student populations or other reasons, if you want to learn self-defense, it is wise to pick carefully.

It may come as a surprise to some people that the number of martial arts types number in the hundreds.

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MARTIAL SPORT OR MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IN PHOENIX AZ

Martial Sport or Martial Arts Classes in Phoenix AZ

Among martial arts classes in Phoenix AZ, where does Wing Tsun Arizona fit in to the picture? In today’s world of martial arts, the view of what a martial art actually is has been blurred with the advent of new kinds of martial sports.  The phrase “martial sport” is itself a new word.  Many of the events involving these martial sports are quite brutal which gives the arts being shown an aura of effectiveness.  The public can now see what the effect is of a well-placed punch, kick or choke.

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MARTIAL ARTS FOR SELF DEFENSE

Martial Arts for Self Defense

Nearly all instructors say that their schools offer martial arts for self defense. It is usually in their list of activities and benefits but the inevitable emphasis and the way they remain a large scale business is to offer martial arts for competition, that is, for tournaments. Competition and martial arts together certainly offer character-building elements similar to other sports.

Martial arts for self defense such as Wing Tsun really do specialize in the idea of real time self defense abilities. Offered correctly, martial arts for self defense can be a fantastic way to gain confidence and at the same time, gaining coordination and overcoming fears. This is what motivates this writer – offering this kind of confidence to a student.

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BEST SELF DEFENSE MARTIAL ART

Best Self Defense Martial Art

One perspective is that the best self defense martial art is probably the one you are taking right now. This is because if you are currently learning something that bills itself as a self defense martial art and if you stop now and start over to learn a new set of reflexes it delays your ultimate goal of gaining self-defense skill. Self-defense is more than a set of techniques that you drill over and over. It is an attitude that you should be able to turn on and turn off and use instantly if the need arises.

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Street Tactics in Street Clothes

 

Street Tactics and Street Clothes

We presented a special topics class today in Wing Tsun Concepts called ‘Street Tactics in Street Clothes.’ For that we took to the streets. Actually we held the class at Clark Park, Tempe. Real self-defense on the street requires more than technical skills. It requires some knowledge of the psychological aspects of avoiding the fight and what to do if it becomes inevitable. There is a psychological and physical difference between an experience training in the martial arts gymnasium and wearing street clothes in an everyday environment.

-Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

www.wingtsunaz.com

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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