As of April 5th, Wing Tsun Arizona is going into the third week without classes, trying to flatten the curve and keep from passing the COVID-19 virus strain around. We are working on the first video set illustrating some basic movements and wall bag training for member’s home practice. No date yet for resuming classes. We will keep you posted.

I hope everybody is healthy!

Sifu Keith Sonnenberg


I am offering private training for busy professionals by appointment. I understand that some busy people cannot get training in groups. Nor can they make our group class times.

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      Most schools are taking steps to ward off any possible illness with antiseptic wipes, hand-sanitizers, sprays, and attention to simple measures like cleaning door knobs, handles, faucets, etc. We cannot know if a student has picked up a virus on a surface and so I have asked my students to use the hand-sanitizer at the entrance when you come into the school on your arms and hands. There is also one on my desk and another in the rest room. We have and use the antiseptic wipes to clean surfaces, doorknobs, etc. We need everybody’s help. even guests. Thank you for your attention!

Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

Everybody Martial Arts now open… LEARN the elite Leung Ting WingTsun® system.

  • WingTsun training maintains fitness, works the smaller muscle groups for better balance, structure and body unity.
  • The WingTsun (Wing Chun) System is well known for its famous pupil, Bruce Lee and his teacher, Yip Man.
  • WingTsun™ is a fast, close range street-wise self-defense system which maximizes a smaller person’s chances in a real encounter.

The above photo is the training center at Chandler Wing Tsun @ 401 N. Alma School Rd. #10, Chandler, AZ 85224. Contact the instructor, Sifu John Brusstar at [email protected] Chandler Wing Tsun branch of the IWTA-NAS: http://www.everybodyma.com and click on the Contact spot on the upper right to inquire about classes there!  Learn self defense, maintain fitness and good health follows…Phone: (480) 519-5287

Announcing Early Morning Classes …

We are adding two early morning classes per week to the schedule, Monday and Wednesday as a one month trial run. The time will be 6:00 am – 7:00 am starting Monday July 9, 2018. The idea is to accommodate those who have full schedules in the evening hours and cannot normally attend our evening classes. In addition, morning is a great time to have a practice or a workout according to experts in the field of physical fitness. The class is being offered initially with the purchase a Pre-Paid Tuition card, normally priced at $130 for 10 classes. For this trial run, 5-classes will be $45 and 10-classes will be $80. If you wish to try a class before purchasing a pre-paid card, you may try a one-on-one trial lesson for $25.00. We will take the $25 off the purchase of a pre-paid  card if you decide to go forward with your training.

Contact me if you would be interested in this class @ sifusonnenberg@wingtsunaz.com or

call me at 480-668-9220 and leave message. If you want me to call you back, leave your phone number.

Beginners welcome.

 

Note: Membership in the IWTA-NAS is required after 30 days at $60 per calendar year, prorated. Continued membership requires an official uniform.

New students may try Wing Tsun at our Gilbert Classes for $60 for the first

month. No obligation, nothing to buy for one month.

Offer extended until Thursday, October 12, 2017.

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New students may try Wing Tsun at our Gilbert Classes for $60 for the first

month. No obligation, nothing to buy for one month.

Offer expires after Thursday, September 21, 2017.

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Free Wing Tsun Kung Fu Trial Class

Register now for a FREE Wing Tsun Kung Fu trial class. You can register by filling out the form on this site and even subscribing to our informative e-mails. We will call or e-mail you to set up a time.   You can unsubscribe at any time…

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We are happy to have Anis Merchant in class for the last two weeks.  He is from the Toronto WingTsun branch of the IWTA-NAS ( Leung Ting WingTsun® ) under the direction of Sifu Asad Mir.

 

Mindfulness in WingTsun training

It seems obvious that learning a martial art requires one to “pay attention” when training.  However in a martial art, many techniques require repetitive training, that is, many repetitions of the same movement. In this situation, many people have trouble maintaining focus. The trouble usually lies with our busy lifestyles.  Many people are not accustomed to being alone with their own thoughts for periods longer than a few minutes! If they are not speaking with somebody, they are listening to a radio, a television or on a cell phone. These passive forms of distraction are actually harmful in the long term if not balanced with an appropriate amount of time using one’s own brain in an active way. The mindfulness taught in WingTsun is also a form of training in the mediation of Chuan (Zen) Buddhism. It is no coincidence that WingTsun was developed in China, a country with many Buddhists. However WingTsun became separate from the practice of the ancient religions of China after the burning of the Siu Lam Monastery. After that, WingTsun was passed down in a narrow line to various secular successors over its 300 year old history.

 

The Siu Nim Tau form is WingTsun’s way to train a beginner to become more mindful of the training. In other words, it is important to pay attention to the performance of techniques and therefore it is important to train this mindfulness at least once per day in the Siu Nim Tau form. It is hoped that the lessons learned in doing the Siu Nim Tau form will transfer to the rest of the student’s WingTsun training.

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