WHAT WILL I LEARN?
As a beginner you will be taught the basics of Ving Tsun Kung-Fu as a martial art and as a form of self defence.
This will include our first form (Siu-Nim-Tao) our concepts, structure and footwork, and drills and fighting applications from the first four Student Programmes. You will learn useful techniques that can be applied from ‘day one’, and after completing the beginner level you will be well equipped to be able to deal with the majority of unarmed attacks.
The application of these movements are practised with a partner, using exercises and pre-arranged fighting drills to begin to instil the reflex actions, and to learn attacking principles.
The concepts of Chi-Sau or 'sticky hands' as it is sometimes known are introduced, which is the next step towards liberating the mind and body to cope with a free fighting situation.
- Siu-Nim-Tao Form
- Siu-Nim-Tao Applications
- Lat-Sau Drills
- Self Defence Applications
On completion of the 4th Student Grade you will be ready to progress to the Intermediate class; here we study the second form (Chum-Kiu) develop your Chi-Sau skills and train the higher level Student Programmes. It is recommended that you continue to attend the Foundation class at this stage to further train and gain a deeper understanding of the core elements of the Ving Tsun system.
Defence is learnt against all possible phases of a fight; kicks, punches, knees and elbows, holding or throwing and anti-ground fighting.
We also introduce at this stage the 'Long Pole' which helps develop strength in the legs, core, shoulders, forearms and wrists as well as improving coordination and the application of 'short range power'.
- Chum-Kiu Form
- Chum-Kiu Applications
- Chi-Sau Sections
- Groundwork / Anti-Grappling
- Free Practice
- Long Pole (Luk Dim Boon Kwan)
In this class the student will improve their knowledge, understanding and application of the Ving Tsun forms, and learn to apply techniques in a powerful and fluent manner.
The Ving Tsun student also trains against multiple attackers and a range of weapons, and learns control and restraint methods.
At this stage the Muk-Yan-Chong or 'Wooden Dummy' form is taught. This training aid is used to practice and perfect distancing, angles, and footwork around an opponent using correct body structure; uniting the upper and lower body to generate force. It is also used to practice flowing from one position or technique to another whilst sticking to the opponent. The 116 moves in this form also contain elements of applications from the first 3 forms.
Technician level students will learn Biu-Tze; the 3rd and most advanced Ving Tsun form. This set is a combination of brutal attacks, such as elbow strikes and finger strikes, and contains emergency measures for the fighter that finds themselves in a disadvantageous position during a fight. It also helps to develop flexible power’ taking your Ving Tsun training to a new level.
- Weapons Awareness
- Advanced Chi-Sau Skills
- Wooden Dummy Form
- Baat Jaam Dao
- Biu-Tze Form
Outdoor Fighter Fitness sessions are held in Stafford once a month. This training helps to build the stamina needed to apply your Martial Arts in a ring or street confrontation. Starting with a warm up, followed by 50 minutes of effective and varied fitness training.
Sessions will include periodic fitness assessments based on military fitness standards.
- Calisthenics Exercises
- Pressure Testing
- Free Fighting