Focus+alignment+relaxation+body mechanics = power
15-16 October Weekend Seminar in Auckland with Sibak Frederick Mo (Limited to 10 people)
September 21 – October 3rd 12 day – Hong Kong Training Trip
November 12 Saturday Seminar with Sibak Frederick Mo in Napier hosted by Shong Mo Wing Chun
November 19 – 20 Aunkai Seminar in North Shore Auckland hosted by Calm & Storm Martial Arts (be quick 35 out of 40 spots already taken)
Early / Mid December Mark Spence of Chi Sao Club seminar (details to come!)
Monday 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 -10:00 pm
Sunday 8:30am – 11:00 pm
We train Hong Kong style Wing Chun. This is a very informal approach to training that most martial artists will be unfamiliar with. During the open hours of the classes, practitioners will be free to come and go as they please in much the same way as how someone would attend a gym. Some people might train for 30 minutes others may stay for 3 hours. This lack of formality also extends to how one interacts with instructors as well as a generally relaxed and easygoing atmosphere during training times. Instruction is hands-on and practitioners can learn at their own pace. Through touching hands and two person practice, the instructor will be to able help you with your next steps.
Introductory lessons (x2) Free
Pay per lesson / day $15
Per week fee $20 (Unlimited sessions per each week)
10 Class concession card $120
Private lesson (1 hour) $50
Unlimited training plus 1-hour private lesson per week $35 per week
What is Wing Chun Kung Fu
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a martial art of unlimited depth and potential. As an internal martial art, Wing Chun does not rely on brute strength or speed. Through the use of relaxation, focus, alignment and body mechanics, a student proficient in Wing Chun can realistically over power a bigger stronger person. While many martial arts achieve this by diverting force, Wing Chun, as we practice it, achieves this by receiving force directly and relaxing the joints and muscles while aligning the spine to effortlessly hold the force and send it back. This skill and practice is very rare among martial arts.
Note from the Instructor
My desire to open a full-time school stems from my passion for this beautiful and rare version of Wing Chun. My own Wing Chun continues to be a never-ending journey of self-discovery and realization that brings tremendous satisfaction to my life. My understanding and skill continues to evolve as I find new distinctions that help me to refine my understanding and skill of this deep art. I regularly seek instruction from my own teacher as well as take regular visits to Hong Kong and Australia for intensive instruction. My own talent lies in my ability to pass on my skill and understanding to others quickly. I also have a background in other Wing Chun lineages as well as BJJ and other internal martial arts. As the school grows, I hope to invite inspiring Wing Chun masters from Hong Kong, Australia and other parts of NZ to our Auckland school for workshops.
How our Wing Chun Kung Fu is different?
While Wing Chun can be an effective and direct technical fighting method, the focus at our school will be on how to produce the maximum amount of force with the least effort. We will be practicing ways to make your hand and body structure strong (without using muscle) so that it can both receive and issue great force. Once this fundamental is achieved, you will be able to apply the technical aspects of this art with much greater power and proficiency. Achieving this first objective is a lifetime of study. What it comes down to is a very precise spinal and standing alignment as well as learning how to let go of tension throughout the body in order to let the joints rotate freely. The effects are surprising and amazing. How we train to achieve this involves standing practice, doing the forms, chi sao (sticky hands with a partner) wooden dummy practice and structural tests. Practical application and the fight science aspect of Wing Chun is usually covered later but can be taught earlier if the student requires it.