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WingTsun, A Different Concept

WingTsun, A Different Concept

WingTsun™ cannot be classified so easily in to the framework of the spectrum of martial arts.  It is a descendant of techniques sometimes called Siu Lam (Shaolin) kung fu.  More likely it is based on techniques from several older systems.  It is not necessary to claim that it came from Siu Lam in order to categorize its quality.  WingTsun is also a southern Chinese system and that generally means that it is not an acrobatic martial art, favoring instead, close range hand techniques and low kicks. The arms are normally kept low at the elbows in order to protect the flanks.  This is as far as the similarity goes to other martial arts…

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Jesse Glover R.I.P.

Jesse Glover R.I.P.

I only met Jesse Glover once.  It was at the Bruce and Brandon Lee Memorial Banquet in Seattle in April of 1999.  We had a nice but short conversation about Bruce Lee and about my Si-hing, GM Keith Kernspecht having learned from him for a short time in the late 1970s I believe.  My main interest at the time was finding out if his self-published book called Bruce Lee was still available.  It turned out it that it was and he told me how to get a copy!  An icon of the martial arts, may Jesse Glover rest in peace!

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Women and WingTsun™ Kung Fu

Women and WingTsun™ Kung Fu

Many women think they don’t have a chance against a man in a violent confrontation so some say “why bother.” Actually women have an excellent chance of defending themselves; equal to men, if they get the proper
training.

A woman has just as much leg strength as a man pound for pound.

A woman is capable of great speed

A woman has less investment in an ego to protect concerning strength which is not an emphasis in WingTsun™ training.  In fact, it is important that strength not be used.

A woman is normally more flexible than a man.

A woman is practical.

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WingTsun: A highly relevant martial art in this day and age

WingTsun: A highly relevant martial art in this day and age

WingTsun™ Kung Fu is a highly relevant martial art system in this modern era. Notice that I did not say “system of self defense” or “method of fighting” or “way to better health” or otherwise define it. It is not always useful to define WingTsun because WingTsun Kung Fu is multi-faceted.

WingTsun is useful because of its practical nature for self-defense. Getting this benefit does not take an eternity.

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A WingTsun™ store

WingTsun™ Kung Fu Souvinir Store

WingTsun design t-shirts, drink ware, car accessories and hats.

International shipping is available.

Free shipping on orders $ 45 or more. Use code SHIPPING45

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Late Grandmaster Yip Man’s words

Late Grandmaster Yip Man’s words

The late great Grandmaster Yip Man wrote the following words at the end of his historical account on the origins of Wing Tsun:
“Leung Yee Tai passed the kungfu on to Leung Jan, a well known herbal doctor in Fat Shan.  Leung Jan grasped the innermost secrets of Wing Tsun, and attained the highest level of proficiency.  Many kungfu masters came to challenge him, but all were defeated.  Leung Jan became very famous. Later, he passed his kungfu on to Chan Wah Shan, who took me as his student many decades ago.  I studied kungfu alongside my kungfu brothers such as Ng Siu Lo, Ng Chung So, Chan Yu Min and Lui Yu Jai.  Wing Tsun was thus passed down to us, and we are eternally grateful to our kungfu
ancestors and teachers…”

– translated in the book Wing Tsun Kuen by Leung Ting, 10th Level MOC

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Intention with SNT

Intention with SNT

The mental and physical health benefits of regular WingTsun™ training go beyond heart rate, respiration, muscle tone and confidence.  The WingTsun system fits in with the characteristics of several other “internal” martial arts. Many internal martial arts spend a great deal of time developing the internal energy. This is a worthwhile pursuit…

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Wing Tsun Arizona Photo Gallery
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A Journey . . .

Many laypeople believe that a martial art is just for self defense. Others say “If you are so worried about somebody attacking you, why not carry a gun or stay out of bad neighborhoods.” Others believe that martial arts are some kind of cult, or “fight club.” Until you begin the training at a true martial arts school, you may not understand the personal benefits of WingTsun™ training that go beyond self defense. Many believe that if you start martial arts training, you must think you are tough. Surely it must be the opposite. By starting martial arts training, you must think you need some toughening! “Tough guys” usually do not last with an instructor who was properly taught by an instructor with a traditional attitude. The traditional societal attitude was that martial arts were for personal and family protection, not for bullying others and so bullies are screened out in a good martial arts school.

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Wing Tsun Kuen

Here is a cover picture of the 1978 edition of the book Wing Tsun Kuen by Leung Ting, 10th Level M.O.C., Grandmaster of WingTsun. This is the book that got me and thousands of others around the world interested in his system!

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Thank you

Thank you

I would like to thank all those that have clicked “like” on our Facebook Like button and have expressed confidence in our school.  I would also like to thank the great many who have contacted us recently with their interest in joining!  – Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

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