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" Wing Chun is a scientific style that mixes physics, logic and reaction all into one art "
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Wing Chun Kung Fu
Real life fighting is fast. Very fast. The fastest person to react in a fight is the one who wins. So how can you train to be the fastest?
The answer lies in your own brain.
Your brain is what slows you down in a fight. Reacting off of your opponents slows you down in a fight.
For example, let's say you are confronted in your local bar. There is no way you can avoid this fight. This guy want to take your head off for whatever reason, and now you need to take care of this situation.
Wing Chun Takes Out The Thinking
If you are like every other non trained person in this world your brain will start to ask certain questions.
1) Is this guy going to throw the right handed punch? The left hand? or maybe he might kick?
2) What should I do? Block with my right arm or my left? Or perhaps I should try to evade hos attack the counter with my own? What counter technique should I use?
All of these questions take time to answer. Now if you take too much time to answer these, guess what? The guy has already hit you and now you are stunned, injured or even dead.
This kind of thinking in a real fight is much too slow to work. What you need is a system of fighting that takes the thinking out of the equation.
But what if you could take out thinking?
Wing Chun Will Teach You To Defend Yourself Using To Be Instinct And Reflexes
Let's take a look at the animal kingdom. In particular, I want you to consider snakes.
Snakes, from the moment they are born they are independent. They start to hunt their own food and they never see their mother again. They are able to do this because of instinct.
No one needs to teach the snake how to hunt, the already know what to do.
This is what you want. You want to know what fighting technique to use in any give situation instinctively.
When You Train In Wing Chun You Not Only Learn Self Defense Techniques, But You Learn How To Apply Them Without Thinking
This is done through what is called sensitivity training. Sensitivity training is where you "adhere" to your opponent in an effort to feel their energy and their intention.
Once you can feel their power you can redirect it. All the while clearing the lines for you to score a hit.
I know to most regular people that must sound strange, but that's exactly what Wing Chun is all about. Wing Chun seeks to touch the opponent and through this physical contact understand the opponents intention.
By feeling what attack is coming next you can be one step ahead of you opponent and know how to counter him instantly. These counters are trained constantly in an effort to ingrain the motions in a fairly quick amount of time.
Once ingrained these counters are done automatically and through your own subconscious. This kind of training allows you to flow and adapt to any situation
Bruce Lee once said " When the opponent expands, l contract. When he contracts, l expand. And when there is an opportunity... l do not hit...it hits all by itself".
Wing Chun's Trapping Hands
There are 5 ranges that fighting progresses through.
Kicking-> Punching -> Trapping -> Standing Grappling-> Ground Grappling.
Wing Chun excels at the trapping range. Wing Chun is a close range system. Ideal fighting distance for the Wing Chun practitioner is fist, and elbow range.
Wing Chun Trapping is all about control.
Trapping involves where you temporarily crossing your opponents arms and hold them in this crossed position. By doing this you render your opponent incapable of throwing an attack. This is known as H.I.A or a hand immobilization attack.
When you learn Wing Chun you will also learn to trap and while simultaneously offset your opponents balance. Without balance your opponent cannot mount any type of meaningful offense.
Trapping does takes skill and time to develop but it is an extremely important skill to develop and Immobilizing your opponent even for a split second can lead you to victory.
Who Can Train In Wing Chun?
What To Expect When You Enroll
When you come to Wing Chun class, expect a light workout consisting of drilling martial arts moves, Wing Chun class is not like bootcamp. We don't do a ton of pushups and situps. Instead, we get straight to the point. Self defense.
The atmosphere is casual. We still want intensity but class is definitely not like joining the Marines.
"Some Of The Concepts You Will Learn In Wing Chun Class Are:"
Here's the story:
I started training in martial arts as a teenager. At that time in my life, I was getting into a LOT of trouble. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
But wait, it didn't stop there...
Unfortunately, I was staying out late without calling. Basically, I was a juvenile delinquent. In truth, I was my parent's worst nightmare come true.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, at this time, I wasn't actively looking for the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
Honestly, I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. However, it was only after a few months of training that I became aware of all of the benefits that training in martial arts had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada. Martial arts training had a remarkable positive impact on my life.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004. At that time we made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. Truly, we want you to experience the life-transforming experience that is martial arts.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
Question: What is Wing Chun?
Here's the legend,
Long ago, in China, there once lived a young women whose name was Wing Chun. Her name translated to "beautiful springtime" in English. She was just a normal young person living her life in ancient China when a local warlord attempted to force her into marrying him.
Can you imagine what that must have been like for her?
I know it sounds awful know but in the past things like this happened often.
She needed help and quickly.
So she sought of the aid of Kung fu master. She enlisted the help of a Shaolin legend named Ng Mui.
Ng Mui was a Buddhist nun who had trained at the actual Shaolin Temple. like all the other Shaolin monks did not live in the outside world, People like her live in the temple environment because they devote themselves to a very strict and disciplined lifestyle. When she entered the Shaolin Temple she was originally taught the martial art known as Sil Lum Fut Gar Kuen, "Sil Lum Fut Gar Kuen" is translated to English as "Young Forest Buddhist Family Fist", This martial art still exists today and is also taught as a separate course at our academy.
However, Ng Mui on occasion did leave the temple to travel to the local village. This is were Wing Chun and Ng Mui met.
Next, Ng Mui decided to help young this young girl named Wing Chun and teach her martial arts. She started to teach her the martial art of Fut Ga Kuen but found that it would take to long. Wing Chun needed to be proficient now. After all, if she could not defeat the warlord she would have to marry him!
So they modified the Fut Gar style to be easier to master.
Wing Chun went on to defeat the warlord using her new style of martial arts. This new style was then named after her and it is now called Wing Chun.
She eventually got married to someone else and started teaching the art to others. From here the art of Wing Chun spread throughout China. It was passed down from master to master until it eventually, it reached a man whose name was "Ip Man". Ip Man is known as the grandmaster of this style of fighting. He is famous for teaching Bruce Lee, Kung fu.
Today, Wing Chun is known to be one of the most widespread and effective forms of self-defense.
Question: Is Wing Chun practical or effective for self defense?
Answer: Wing Chun first and foremost strives to be a practical fighting system. Wing Chun practitioners are not concerned with modifying the art to become a competitive sport martial art. There are no Wing Chun Tournaments. The style contains many techniques, such as elbow and knee strikes, eye gouging, groin hits, and throat strikes, that are meant to quickly take out a would be assailant.
Question: Is Wing Chun Kung Fu Shaolin Kung Fu?
Answer: Wing Chun and Shaolin are very closely related. In fact, some of the techniques are IDENTICAL. The art of Wing Chun is integrated into the adult class at the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy. If you are looking for a pure Wing Chun Class, this is probably not the right school for you.
Question: I have never done martial arts before. Is this class for me?
Answer: Our classes are for everyone. Although the average age of our students is in the 30's, we have people as old as 70 training in Wing Chun.
Question: I can't make the adult class. I have work.
Answer: Unfortunately our schedule can't accommodate everyone.
Question: What is the centerline?
Answer: Attacking the opponents centerline whenever possible is another philosophy of the system of Wing Chun. The human body's most vulnerable striking targets, such as the eyes, throat and groin, are considered to be on or near this line. Most striking in Wing Chun Kung Fu are linear in nature. The shorter the distance your hands have to travel, the faster you are. Whenever possible, both arms will be used to block and strike in one movement. This allows for simultaneous attack and defense.
Question: How much are Wing Chun Classes at your academy?
Answer: You can check out he prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: I can't afford classes. Do you have something for me?
Answer: We take in motivated students regardless of ability to pay. Usually we put you to work in exchange for the opportunity to come to class. If you don't have the time to put into working for the school, then you are out of luck. No one is turned away but no one can train for free.
Question: Can I come in and either observe or try a class?
Answer: Yes, of course. You are welcome to observe or try a class. However, please contact us to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Question: What do I wear for my trial lesson?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. Also, you can check out our class schedule here:
Question: When are the Wing Chun classes?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. Also, you can check out our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: What if I'm not in shape for the Wing Chun class?
Answer: You're never too old to start martial arts. indeed, we have students of all ages and at different fitness levels. Don't worry about not being in shape. Enrolling in martial arts will help you get in shape. Here at our school, you work at your own pace and set your own goals. in short, we are here to help you in reaching your own personal goals.
Question: Can I enroll in the Wing Chun class even if I have no experience and not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! You don't need to have any experience to start. Eventually, you will improve and soon you will feel very comfortable in class.
Question: When can I enroll?
Answer: Our program is on-going. in other word, you can start at any time.
Question: How often should I attend the Wing Chun class?
Answer: Everyone's schedule is different. Most people come twice a week. However, some students love our classes so much, they come every day.
Question: Do I need my own equipment?
Answer: Usually, If you are on a trial program, you can borrow our equipment. However, if you enroll in the ongoing program, you should have your own equipment. Good news! Everything you need can be purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any testing fees?
Answer: Yes, testing fees are $55 per student. Usually, belt tests are held twice a year in April and October.
Question: How much does the Wing Chun class cost?
Answer: Presently, you can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: Will I get hurt training in the Wing Chun class?
Answer: Martial arts (like any other sport) has its various risks and dangers. However, we always try our best to prevent injuries. In addition, we always promote a culture of safety at our school. This helps keep students from getting injured.
What People Are Saying About Our Wing Chun School
"Martial arts is a huge source of positivism and motivation in my life. "
My martial arts training at the Kung Fu Academy is a source of pride for me personally, It serves as a constant reminder to me that I have untapped potential. Martial arts is a huge source of positivism and motivation in my life.
I know that I can handle any challenge that comes my way.
I know that whatever may happen or however hard it may be, it’s all still nothing compared to the perseverance and dedication it takes to learn martial arts.
Thank you, instructors, Kevin and Renee for instilling in me a hard work ethic.
"Training in martial arts is not "easy" but the rewards are endless. "
"I am in love with this school and the people who work here."
The people at the Kung Fu Academy have been like a second family to me and my son for over 6 years.
Instructor Kevin is both challenging and encouraging at the same time. He and his family bring out the best in me and my kids. training in martial arts is not "easy" but the rewards are endless.
The Kung Fu Academy has not only Kung fu but also Escrima, Muay Thai, and Judo. This is not a place to just get your black belt, it's a second home where my journey never ends.