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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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Wing Tsun Skills Can Save Your Life

Wing Tsun is first and foremost, a martial art of self-defense. The direct nature of Wing Tsun techniques lends itself to speedy self-defense. It is not necessary to always get into a stance to take advantage of Wing Tsun power, tactics and strategies in a real situation when a life is at stake.

An example is Wing Tsun training in the straight-line thrusting punch. Training involves accelerating the short distance punch from zero speed to top speed in a tiny fraction of a second.

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Wing Tsun and Reality

Wing Tsun and reality can mean different things to different people. Those investigating martial arts training these days hear a lot about reality self-defense training. The reality is that reality self-defense training can mean different things to different people. The real reality is that whether you are training for self-defense or health or fitness, the clothes and shoes that you wear can affect the techniques of any martial art. It is useful to realize that if you are attacked in real life, it most likely will not be with your WingTsun™ uniform or shoes on! If you want to be realistic, you would then just get out of bed in the morning and start practicing with whatever you happen to have on at the time and on whatever floor surface presents itself!

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Self Defense Unraveled

Wing Tsun kung fu is self defense unraveled. The bottom line is taught in countering the kind of  random attacks that occur in real life. In our school, on the very first day, the concept of not clashing with an attacker’s force is taught.  A student is taught to be soft and yielding, a bit like Tai Chi but at the same time, certain strength-building exercises are taught.  A student, whether man or woman, is taught to use his or her advantages against the weaknesses of an attacker. Read more

Special Concepts Class just finished

We just finished another special two-hour class this past Thursday in WingTsun™ concepts which taught the ideas and methods of applying the simple WingTsun ideas in a variety of dangerous and uncomfortable situations.  WingTsun is practical.

– Sifu Keith Sonnenberg

Does self defense take a long time to learn?

Maybe.

Does self defense take a long time to learn? It depends on you. If it does take you a long time to learn to defend yourself, what is the alternative? Do you wish to trust your future health and safety to luck or do you want to steer your own course?

Is it expensive to learn martial arts and self-defense?

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Students learn top notch self-defense skills

We first teach the foundation of great self defense skills. Footwork and basic hand skills that really work are taught early on.  They form the basis of the ability to stay on one’s feet if attacked, borrow an attacker’s force and move quickly out of the line of attack.

Unlike the other versions of Wing Chun coming from the Yip Man lineage, Leung Ting WingTsun® teaches applications on the ground as well as anti-grappling and applications against techniques from other fighting methods and weapons.  Unlike the other versions from the Yip Man lineage, Leung Ting WingTsun® teaches the footwork necessary to get out of the way of an attack and apply the concepts within the first few ranks. The realistic applications training is ongoing.

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