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Elbows: Their Role in Self-Defense

Wing Tsun applies five ranges in actual fights and self-defense. They are the kicking range, punching range, knees and elbows, anti-grappling, and ground. In an encounter, a Wing Tsun practitioner does not choose a range. The range is what is appropriate based on the attack. Elbow techniques are a close-range method of striking.

If the attack starts at kicking range, a Wing Tsun practitioner might have to kick. If the attacker retreats or dodges after a kick, the kick is often followed up with a step and a series of punches. If the attacker tries to close-in, knees or elbows might be used.

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Morning Classes, Even Earlier

Our morning classes are now 1/2 hours earlier! The time will be 6:00 am – 7:00 am starting Monday July 9, 2018 so you can now, get in a Wing Tsun class before your work day starts! 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 morning class, 5-classes will be $45 and 10-classes will be $80. If you wish to try a class before purchasing the 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 plan on attending 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.

 

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New Student June Special – Extended

…New students may get TWO MONTHS of unlimited classes for $135.00 per person! (reg. $110.00 for one month)*

CONTACT us for a trial class ASAP https://wingtsunaz.com/contact/. We will take the cost of the trial class off this amazing offer when you start ($135.00 – $25 trial class = $110.00 upon joining).

Offer expires June 28, 2018.

 

*Official uniform available online. Internet price approximately $115 for shoes, trousers, t-shirt. Must join the IWTA-NAS within 30 days of your first regular class. Cost is @ $60 per year, pro-rated to December 31, 2018. CASH or CHECK only. Offer not valid for clients active within the past 12 months.
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Early Morning Training

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.

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New Student June Special

New students may get TWO MONTHS of unlimited classes for $135.00 per person! (reg. $110.00 for one month)*

CONTACT us for a trial class ASAP https://wingtsunaz.com/contact/. We will take the cost of the trial class off this amazing offer when you start ($135.00 – $25 trial class = $110.00 upon joining).

Offer expires June 14, 2018.

 

*Official uniform available online. Internet price approximately $115 for shoes, trousers, t-shirt. Must join the IWTA-NAS within 30 days of your first regular class. Cost is @ $60 per year, pro-rated to December 31, 2018. CASH or CHECK only. Offer not valid for clients active within the past 12 months.
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Movement skills, tactile skills

Movement skills

Every student of any martial art must learn new movement skills.  Some martial arts are athletic in their approach. A student must stretch, strengthen, use calisthenics and aerobic exercise in addition to stances, kicks, long range punching, power exercises, jumping skills, tumbling skills and other athletic skills.

WingTsun™ is less about high kicks, jumping kicks, spin kicks, and bending into low stances, – we have none of those – than it is about being sharply focused on self-defense skills.  However the skills developed in WingTsun training are more like sharpening a knife than making a dinner recipe. The creators of WingTsun realized that self-defense cannot happen with a recipe. There is no recipe. A student must be prepared to sharpen his or her weapons. In the case of WingTsun, it is the whole body.

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Wing Tsun Kungfu Borrows Attacker’s Force

A man dressed in black jumps out of the dark area behind the shrub and reaches for your neck.  Your training kicks in and you step sideways, and he turns you as he grabs your shoulder.  You didn’t choose to turn in that manner.  He turned you, but it surprises him.  You lift a punch under his left arm and connect with the soft tissue behind his chin.  The noise is sickening as he bites his tongue and screams but you do not stop.  You follow up with chain punches to his nose!  He falls back and holds his face.  You decide to bolt out of there, glad that you have your safety and your life. 

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Getting Power with Wing Tsun Techniques

Wing Tsun is completely different in its approach to getting power. For those immersed in another discipline, this statement is met with a lot of skepticism. It just seems easier to develop power using a person’s native power to hit or kick. Internal power has a mysterious ring to it.

To clarify the reason for Wing Tsun’s internal power, we must explain why this approach is the one we take in Wing Tsun. Often, power, when in actual use in self-defense, is a relative term.

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Food Drive in Cooperation with United Food Banks

Wing Tsun Arizona is having a food drive …

Wing Tsun Arizona in cooperation with United Food Bank, Mesa, AZ is having a food drive. Bring items to our location at 745 N. Gilbert Rd. #120 Gilbert, AZ 85234 Monday through Thursday, 6 pm – 9pm from now until May 9 before 12 noon. The box is right inside the front door. Canned meat, peanut butter, cereal whole grain – low sugar, soup, stews, chili, beans, milk-canned/dried – rice and pasta. Please, no glass jars, baby food or opened food or food requiring refrigeration. Thank you!
www.unitedfoodbank.org

 

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The Internal Character of Wing Tsun Self-Defense

What is meant by “internal martial arts?” Generally, it refers to an emphasis on structure, breathing, and dealing with opposing forces to defend against an attack. In Wing Tsun, to strengthen the body, many joint exercises are represented in the three forms to unify the body as a coordinated whole. Structure, angles and in the case of Leung Ting WingTsun®, mobility are paramount issues in dealing with an attack. The development of the elastic qualities of the body are used to facilitate defense when encountering stronger forces. Read more