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Datum: 15.05.2015

15:00- 16:00 Uhr Vortrag

16:00- 16:30 Uhr Pause

17::00 – ca. 19:00 Uhr  Workshop

 

Ving Tsun Wochenend-Seminar mit Michael Yan Choi

am 14.-15.01.2011 in der Trainingshalle in Heuchelheim

mit Michael Yan Choi (Ip Ching Linie und Schüler von Gary Lam)

Start: 10:30 bis 17:00 Uhr

offen für alle Stile und Verbände, keine Vorkenntnisse erforderlich

Seminarthema: Chi Sao translated into Fighting Applications

 

  • Chi Sao (Theorie, Positionen, Struktur, Reflexe, Techniken)
  • Chi Sao Übungen für Fortgeschrittene und Anfänger
  • Poon Sao (The Wong Shun Leung Engine)
  • Beinarbeit im Gwo Sao (für Fortgeschrittene)
  • Chi Sau Fähigkeiten übersetzen in Kampftechniken
  • Strategie, Philosophie und Innere Energie

Erste Chi-Sao Kenntnisse und Formenkenntnisse, sowie insgesamt eine solide Basis soll hinreichend sein, um aus dem Workshop den größten Nutzen zu ziehen.
Aber auch Anfänger, ohne Vorkenntnisse oder nur mit geringen Vorkenntnissen können das Seminar nutzen, um mit Ving Tsun Kung Fu zu beginnen.

Intensivtrainingsprogramm von 10:30-17:00 Uhr (1h Pause).

Unterkünfte können vermittelt werden. Für Getränke und Speisen ist selbst zu sorgen. Vorort gibt es jedoch Kaffee und Kuchen.

Teilnahmegebühr für Workshop + Teilnahmebestätigung  35/Tag, 60Euro/2 Tage

 

A Chronicle of the Life of Grandmaster Ip Man

A Chronicle of the Life of Grandmaster Ip Man

 

Ip Man was born on October 14th 1893,passed away on the 1st December 1972.

 

Written by Ip Chun

Translated into 2 thirds English by Samuel Kwok & Daniel Marshall-Searson

 

Grandmaster Ip Man spent his whole life as champion of the cause of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He was responsible for advancing Wing Chun Kung Fu to its eminence today. Throughout the world, students of Wing Chun Kung Fu continue to publish articles about Grandmaster Ip Man, his life and achievements. Therefore to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Grandmaster Ip Man this chronicle is being produced for all those interested in Wing Chun Kung Fu.

 

This chronicle is about Ip Man and his contribution to the style of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Therefore the details of his life, his education and profession, will only be covered in brief. There are thousands of practitioners of Wing Chun Kung Fu and those who are not mentioned in this tribute must bear with the author for lack of space.

 

Ip Man was born on October 14th 1893, in the Chine Dynasty (Kang Shoui-September 5th, in the Chinese calendar), in Fut Shan town in Kwong Tung province, which was, then in Lam Hoi country. So Ip Man’s birthplace is often referred as Lam Hoi in Kwong Tung.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man’s father was called Ip Oi Dor, his mother was Ng Shui, he was one of four brothers and sisters. His older brother was called Gei Ger (Grandmaster Ip Man was originally called Gei Man), his sister’s names were Wan Mei and Wan Hom.

 

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1899 to 1905 (Ching Kwon Shui)

Grandmaster Ip Man 6 to 12 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man studied Wing Chun Kung Fu with Chan Wah Shun ( Money Changer Wah). The location was in Fut Shan town main street (Song Yun Dai Gai) in the Ip family hall. The garden is now owned by the government and the hall is no longer there. At that time studying together with Grandmaster Ip Man were Lui Yui Chai, Ng Chung Sao, Ng Siu Lo and others.

 

1905 (Ching Kwon Shui)

Grandmaster Ip Man is 12 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

 

Chan Wah Shun passed away, but before he died he asked Ng Chung Sao to help Ip Man to complete the Wing Chun system. Chan Wah Shun’s body was taken by his Kung Fu disciples to Chan village in Shun Dak, for burial.

 

1905 to 1907 (Ching Kwon Shui)

Grandmaster Ip Man 12 to 14 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man followed the last words of Chan Wah Shun to study with Ng Chung Sao. Ng’s school was situated in Sin Huen Gai Street. In Ng’s school at the time were Yuen Kei Shan, Yiu Choi (Yiu Kei’s father) and others.

 

1908 (Ching Kwon Shui)

Grandmaster Ip Man is 15 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man came to live at Kane Road, Hong Kong with the help of a relative, Leung Fut Ting, and was sponsored to study at St Stephen Collage in Stanley.

 

1909 to 1913 (Ching Shun Tong)

Grandmaster Ip Man 16 to 21 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man, through classmates, came to know Leung Pik, the second son of the late Grandmaster Leung Chan. and studied with him for four years. (A short story by Ip Chun has recorded this).

 

1914 to 1937 (Man Kwok year 3 to 26)

Grandmaster Ip Man 21 to 44 years old.

Locations: Hong Kong – Japan – Fut Shan.

 

During this 20-year period his job was mainly in the army and police work. He married Cheung Wing Sing, who’s family were descended from Cheung Yum Hang, one of the last of the Ching Dynasty ministers. He had four children, sons Ip Chun, Ip Ching, daughters Ar Sum and Ar Wun. When he was not working, Grandmaster Ip Man liked to get together with other Martial Artists to study and practice.

 

He became famous, throughout the martial arts community of southern China, everyone came to know the name of Ip Man from Fat Shan. In Ip Man’s large garden a lot of ideas were exchanged about the Wing Chun style. In the corner of his living room was a wooden Wing Chun dummy. Practising at the time with Ip Man were Yuen Gei San, Yiu Choi, Yip Chung Hong, Lai Hip Chi, Tong Kai and others.

 

1937 (Man Kwok year 26)

Grandmaster Ip Man is 44 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

 

The Japanese invaded south China.

 

1937 to 1945 (Man Kwok year 26 to 34)

Grandmaster Ip Man 44 to 52 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

 

For 8 years Ip Man fought the Japanese but Fut Shan was occupied and ruled by a puppet government. Grandmaster Ip Man swore not to be used by the puppet government so he became very poor and often went hungry. Luckily his good friend, Chow Cheng Chung, gave him food from time to time. Grandmaster Ip Man wanted to repay his kindness and so accepted his son, Chow Kwang Yiu, as a student. From 1941 to 1943 he taught Wing Chun Kung Fu in the cotton mill at Wing On.

 

Studying at this time with Chow Kwong Tiu were Kwok Fu, Chan Chi Sun, Ng Ying, Lun Kai, Chow Sai and others. These were the first generation of students that Grandmaster Ip Man taught. Kwok Fu and Lun Kai are still alive and teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu in Chin today, in Kwong Chow, Fut Shan.

 

1945 (Man Kwok year 34)

Grandmaster Ip Man is 52 years old.

Location: Fut Shan.

The year Japan surrendered.

 

1945 to 1949 (Man Kwok year 34 to 38)

Grandmaster Ip Man 54 to 56 years old.

Location: Kwong Chow, Fut Shan.

 

During this period of time, Grandmaster Ip Man was at his busiest at work, even through he loved Wing Chun Kung Fu he had to leave it for a time. Until, in 1948, through his very good friend Tong Kai, he was introduced to Pang Lam who begged Ip Man to teach him Wing Chun Kung Fu. Through this was a busy time for Ip Man he coached Pang Lam on the forms at the Fut Shang Cheung Yee Athletic Association.

 

1949 (Man Kwok year 38)

Grandmaster Ip Man is 56 years old.

Locations: Macao and Hong Kong.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man went through Macao to Hong Kong but while in Macao he stayed for two weeks at Cho Doi Street with friends who owned a bir shop.

 

1950 to 1953 (Man Kwok year 39 to 42)

Grandmaster Ip Man 57 to 60 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

In July 1950, through Lee Man’s introduction, Grandmaster Ip Man started teaching in Dai Lam Street, Kowloon. The first Wing Chun Kung Fu class was for the Restaurant Workers Association. When he opened the class there were only 8 people including Leung Shang and Lok Yiu. All these were restaurant workers, but later he was joined by Tsui Shan Tin, Yip Bo Ching, Chiu Wan, Lee Yan Wing, Law Peng, Man Siu Hung and others.

 

This period of time was called the forefront of the Restaurant Workers Association. Grandmaster Ip Man also taught in the Restaurant Workers, Shang Wan branch, Union HQ in Hong Kong. Students included Lee Wing, Yue May Keug, Lee Leung Foon and others.

 

1953 to 1954 (Man Kwok year 42 to 43)

Grandmaster Ip Man 60 to 61 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

When Leung Shang was defeated in the union elections, Grandmaster Ip Man moved the school to Hoi Tan Street. Learning at this time were Wong Shun Leung, Wong Kiu, Wong Chaok, Ng Chan and others. Grandmaster Ip Man also taught private lessons at Three Prince Temple on Yue Chow Street. Students were Lee Hong and others.

 

1954 to 1955 (Man Kwok year 43 to 44)

Grandmaster Ip Man 61 to 62 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

Leung Shang was re-elected chairman of the Restaurant Workers Union and so Grandmaster Ip Man moved back to the union HQ. This was called the later stage of the Restaurant Workers Association. At this time he was joined by Lee Kam Sing, Kan Wa Jeet (Victor Kan), Lo Man Kam, Cheung Cheuk Heng (William Cheung) and others.

 

1955 to 1957 (Man Kwok year 44 to 46)

Grandmaster Ip Man 62 to 64 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man moved the school to Lee Tat Street, Yao Ma Tei in Kowloon. The students here were Lee Siu Lung (Bruce Lee), Chan Shing, Haw Kin Cheung, Siu Yuk Man, Poon Bing Lid, Pang Kam Fat and others.

 

1957 to 1962 (Man Kwok year 46 to 51)

Grandmaster Ip Man 64 to 69 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

During these 5 years Grandmaster Ip Man moved the school to Lee Chang Oak Chuen. At this time sudents were Mek Po, Yeung Hei, Moi Yat, Ho Kam Ming and others. During this period of time Grandmaster Ip Man taught mostly private lessons.

 

Sau Kei Wan, Shun Kei Pottery Shop. Students were Wong Pak Yee, Wong Wei, Yeung Chung Han, Chow Lok Gee, Wong Kwok Yau and others.

Tsim Sha Tsui, Bo Lak Hong. Students were Tong Cho Chi, Lee Fat Chi, Chang Tak Chiu, Tam Lai and others.

Tai Po Road. Students were Chung Kam Chuen, Chung Wing Hong.

 

 

 

1962 to 1963 (Man Kwok year 51 to 52)

Grandmaster Ip Man 69 to 70 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man moved the school to 61 Tai Po Road, a unit in the Heng Yip Building. Students were Cheung Yiu Wing, Ho Luen, Jun Ching On, Chan Woon Lam, Chang Tai Yim and Kwok See Yan. Private lessons were taught at Yee Wa Tailor Shop, at Tsim Sha Tsui. Students were Peter Chang and a group of people from Po Lak Hong. It was about this time in 1962 that the two sons of Grandmaster Ip Man moved to Hong Kong from China. His eldest son Ip Chun and Ip Ching.

 

1963 to 1965 (Man Kwok year 52 to 54)

Grandmaster Ip Man 70 to 72 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

The school was moved to the top floor of the Tai Sang Restaurant on Fook Chuen Street, Tai Kok Tsui. Originally this had been the storeroom, the owner was called Ho Luen who let them use the room. Most of the people from the school at the Heng Yip Building also moved here. As well as Ho Luen there were also Yeung Chung Hon, Wat Yung Sung, Pang Kam Fat, Jun Ching On, Lee Yan Wing and Yau Hak So.

 

During this period of time Grandmaster Ip Man also taught students, mainly from the police force, privately on Hin Hing Street, San Po Kong. These included Tang Sang, Lam Ying Fat, Yuen Chi Kong, Lee Yiu Fei, Wong Kok and others.

 

1965 to 1972 (Man Kwok year 54 to 61)

Grandmaster Ip Man 72 to 79 years old.

Location: Hong Kong.

 

The School at the Tai Sang Restaurant finished and Grandmaster Ip Man moved to live on Tong Choi Street residence because he was getting old. Although he was already partly retired he was still teaching one to one private tuition. Going to Grandmaster Ip Man’s home during this period of time, were Wong Chung Wah (Yat Oak Goi Tse), Wong Hei, Hong Jap Sum and others. He also went out teaching at four places.

 

The Ving Tsun Athletic Association, which in 1967, was the first martial arts society to be officially registered with the government. The Ving Tsun Athletic Association then decided to open Kung Fu classes at the association’s address. The association placed Grandmaster Ip Man in charge of the instruction. Assisting him were Jun Ching On, Fung Hon, Wong Hon Chung and others. This was only about three months.

Chen Wei Hong’s home on Waterloo Road. Learning were Chen Wei Hong, the Siu Lung brothers, also Wong Chi On, Chan Kam Ming, Chung Yau, Lau Hon Lam, Man Yim Kwong and others.

Chi Yau Road. When Chen Wei Hong and other business, could not continue at Waterloo Road, Grandmaster Ip Man moved to the top roof of Lau Hon Lam’s home. Joining here were Wong Chi Ming and he officially accepted a female student called Ng Yuet Dor.

Siu Fai Toi. At Solicitor Yip Sing Cheuk’s house, apart from Yip Sing Cheuk the rest of the students were mostly solicitors. This was the last place that Grandmaster Ip Man taught Wing Chun Kung Fu.

 

Grandmaster Ip Man passed away at his home on Tong Choi Street on the 1st December 1972 (Man Kwok year 61) – 26th October in the Chinese lunar calendar. He enjoyed 79 years of life.

Kemal Sancak, Ulm

Ich freue mich, Euch im Dezember ein Basis Seminar im  Gary Lam Ving Tsun anbieten zu können. Kemal Sancak ist ein herausragender Coach (Level 3) und Schüler von Sifu Gary Lam, L.A.
Er wird in erster Linie die Körpermechanik innerhalb der Sil Lim Tao behandeln, sowie die daraus folgenden Basistechniken. Daher möchte ich es besonders allen neuen Schülern empfehlen, und diejenigen, die jetzt gerade neu hinzukommen.

Das Seminar richtet sich an Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene und liefert einen tiefen Einblick in die erste Form. Für Anfänger ein ideales Kennenlern-Seminar, und für Fortgeschrittene zur Vertiefung und Festigung bestens geeignet.

Seminarinhalte werden sein:

  • Sil Lim Tao/ erster Satz (Samstag)
  • Stand/ Körpermechanik/Koordination (Samstag)
  • und Basistechniken aus dem Crossing Hand System L1 (Sonntag)

Weitere Infos zu Kemal bekommt Ihr auf seiner Webseite.

http://garylam-wingchun.de/kemal.html

Datum 10.12.2011-11.12.2011 ab 10:30 Uhr

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Michael Yan Choi

Michael Yan Choi – or ‘Choi’ as he’s better known to his sifus & gungfu brothers all around the world – has been involved in the martial arts, but more specifically wing chun gungfu, for over 26-years’ + and is still in the pursuit of higher level wing chun.

His wing chun journey began with sifu Kan Wah Chit (one of grandmaster Yip Man’s direct early students). Furthering his path on the wing chun road, he also had wing chun teaching from the sifu Leung Sheung & sifu Yip Ching lineage, and he’s still actively learning & honing his wing chun skills with sifu Lam Man Hoc – one of Wong Sheung Leung’s most senior students.

Every teacher along my journey has given me a piece of the large wing chun ‘puzzle’, for which I’m forever greatful, but, ultimately, my wing chun is distinctly mine, with my own signitures. At the highest level, wing chun is the ‘expression’ of oneself. It’s the accumulation of your experiences, your personality, your body type, and your comprehension. In fact, sifu Lam Man Hoc has advocated to me many times that I shouldn’t just ‘copy’ his wing chun; I should find my ‘own way’, since wing chun is an intelligent training method, and we should not aim to produce wing chun ‘robots’.

Ever since I can remember, I have loved the martial arts. I can even remember me watching the old black & white, Sek Kin & Tso Dak Wah gungfu serious on television whilst drinking from my milk bottle! It didn’t matter what style of gungfu or its origination, I love it all the same. 40-years’ + down the line, I’m still fascinated by high level gungfu and mesmerized by it actions. Even though I love all gungfu, I have chosen to focus my effort in attaining my personal best in the art of wing chun gungfu. It’s a beautiful & profound art, extremely high in level, and therefore nothing but my fullest attention will do to attain a mere proficiency & justification in this wonderful method.

It’s important to note that I’m just a humble wing chun ‘student’, and for the people that are seeking for one of the many self-proclaimed ‘masters’ out there, fortunately I’m not one of them.

I would also like to take this opportunity to offer my ‚hand of friendship‘ to all my fellow wing chun practitioners. If you happen to be nearby, you are all welcome to come & visit my kwoon to join me for a cup of tea or coffee (I’m an English tea addict), or maybe a ‚friendly‘ chisau\gwohsau session. I don’t have much, but I’m willing to share what little I’ve.

Contact number: (+44) 07836 600832

Sifu Ulrich Stauner

Sifu Uli Stauner ist ein äußerst erfahrener Lehrer und hat in Deutschland für Sifu Gary Lam ein echtes Headquarter geschaffen. Seine Schule ist hervorragend organisiert, und so gut ausgestattet, wie man es sich nur wünschen kann, wenn man Gary Lam Wing Chun lernen möchte, und bereit ist, einige Wochen in einer Kampfsportschule zu bleiben. Während der Intensiv Seminare von Sifu Gary laufen seine Gruppen abends weiter, und alle Teilnehmer können erfahren, wie Gary Lam Wing Chun in die Lehre umgesetzt wird. Uli hat unglaublich viele Artikel geschrieben und zahlreiche, lehrreiche Videos gemacht, die jedem Wing Chun Enthussiasten weiterhelfen können. Ich habe während der regulären Unterrichtseinheiten von Uli fast so viele Notizen sammeln können, gerade darüber, wie er seinen Unterricht aufbaut, wie während des Kleingruppentrainings mit Sifu Gary. Uli ist nicht nur ein Vorbild als Lehrer im Wing Chun, sondern auch als Mensch, in seiner Organisation, Verlässlichkeit, Humor,  Bescheidenheit und Ernsthaftichkeit als Lehrer . Wer also im Raum München nach Ving Tsun sucht, muß in Dachau Gary Lam Wing Chun lernen, in einer in jeder Hinsicht vorbildlich geführten Schule.  Ich könnte noch über die schöne Gegend schwärmen, das Essen, die Möglichkeiten in der Natur zu joggen und vieles mehr. Aber ums kurz zu halten, sag ich nur noch, wie viele andere vor mir: “Danke Uli!”

F A Q Ving Tsun (Wing Chun), Michael Yan Choi

 

 

Frequently asked questions:

 

Why should I learn from you?

I have accumulated over 26-years’ of wing chun gungfu practice (over 4 different lineage) & vast ‚real-world‘ experiences to pass on, and I will GUARANTEE fast results to all my students that are diligent, willing to listen & attend lessons on a regular basis.

I will also PROMISE to teach my students authentic Wing chun gungfu.

You may ask: “How do I know what you are teaching me is ‘authentic?”

Well, that’s very easy. I will teach my students the wing chun principles – the guiding concepts of how wing chun should be based upon & developed – as passed down by its founder & our ancient wing chun ancestors right from the onset. By learning those principles, my students can correlate for themselves whether what I’m teaching them adheres to those guidelines and thereby use it to act as a parity check for their learning. Armed with a set of wing chun principles – or map of wing chun training – you will never be lost again or deviate too far from your wing chun journey, to ensure that you reach your destination in the shortest time possible.

It’s a very sad fact of life, but many wing chun people are learning ‘chopsuey’ wing chun – wing chun that contains a bit of this, and a bit of that, deviating from the original form & function. Not only are they losing their hard earnt money, but they are also wasting the most valuable personal commodity of all: time, something which no amount of money can buy.

Wing chun should be easy, simple, direct, effective and efficient, but how many people really understand these simple rules & fellow its directive?

So, it’s very important that you find yourself a genuine & generous teacher right from the onset. Please, don’t take my word for it. Go and check all other kwoons first before coming to mine, and only stay if you are 100% certain that I can teach you authentic wing chun.

 

Is learning wing chun difficult?

Learning wing chun from me is very easy, and I teach at a very fast pace, however to truly master wing chun & apply it at the highest level may take many years. So, if one is not willing or prepared to make sacrifices & put the ‚mileage \ time‘ in, my honest advice to you is, stay at home and don’t waste your money — you will get nothing out by putting half a heart in.

 

Is there other benefits to learning wing chun besides the combatives elements?

There are many benefits to learning wing chun: cardiovascular fitness, developing a strong body & mind. To the Chinese, martial arts is about personal development; the combat aspect is just a means to an end — it isn’t the end itself. It’s the vehicle to reach our destination, which is to reach our maximum potential, not just on a physical level, but on a mental level as well. On a personal basis, my wing chun training has helped to strengthen my body to a very high level. I haven’t seen my doctor for over 20-years‘ and in that time, I’ve only ever taken 1 — yes, 1 — pain tablet.

 

Can anyone of all ages & health take up wing chun?

Wing chun works on a ‚progessive‘ basis and it’s very easy for the beginner. It’s only when you reach a higher level of wing chun that it becomes intensive — by which time your body would have become much stronger due to the inintial training. However, I would still recommend that you seek your GP’s advice before taking up any thing that can be strenuous on your body. As regards to age, there’s no hard or fast rule when someone can start. However, wing chun is quite a profound art, so younger people may not be able to appreciate this level of training. Best thing to do is try it and see.

 

Can I mix my wing chun training with other styles of martial arts?

You can mix wing chun with anything you want….However, it’s not a good idea to begin with. Because wing chun is quite a large program, with the specifics of the training to bring certain attributes out of our body, it’s best that we spend time to truly comprehend our method first before trying to confuse ourselves with learning too much to soon. We need time to understand the way of wing chun & embed those ‚tools‘ into our subconscious. By learning other arts before you grasp wing chun, you will confuse your body because the objective & mechanics of wing chun differ substantially compared to many other arts. For example, wing chun’s punches are mostly linear by nature, and we learn not to bring our fist back (withdraw) after an attack before launching another punch. As we know, most other punching methods conflicts with these principles, so if you practice other styles along side wing chun, your wing chun punching will become very un-natrual. Further more, wing chun is a process of refinement, filtering out all that which is imperfect or unnecessary.

 

Is it true that Wing chun punches lack power?

Most people don’t really understand the wing chun ‚way‘. Wing chun’s punches isn’t about absolute power. What’s more important to us is that our punches are precise, fast, with deep penetrative power to damage. Our objective isn’t to ‚knock‘ our opponent out like in ring sports, but to inflict injury to our opponent. You can compare our punches to that of a foil in fencing. Sure, the foil isn’t as powerful as the ‚Excaliber‘, but it’s much faster, easier to control and just as damaging on weak points of the human body. ‚Absolute‘ power isn’t needed — just the precision, speed & penetration. A foil will kill no matter how ‚hard‘ or ‚powerful‘ you stab your opponent. Then why the obsession with power? Because most people equate punching with what they see in boxing or K1 sports, where absolute power is important because the ojective isn’t to injure their opponent but to knock them out, whilst wearing large proctective gloves. Changing the ‚objectives‘ will change the way you use your ‚tools‘. If you use a claw hammer like a sledgehammer, then of course wing chun punches lack power.

 

Why call your training as the ‚Yip Man & Lam Man Hoc training method‘?

Even though what I teach is 90% traceable back to Yip Man sigung, part of my knowledge comes from sifu Lam Man Hoc, hence why I label my method as thus. It’s true that sifu Lam can also trace his knowledge & skills from back to Yip Man via sifu Wong Shung Leung, but sifu Lam has contributed what’s specifically his own in his wing chun training to merit labelling it his method. The ‚Lam Man Hoc‘ part is just a small acnowledgement of his contribution towards wing chun.

All Wing chun ‚looks‘ the same, so how can a perspective student tell whether a sifu(teacher) is any good?

This is a very good question. There are 4 main points perspective students should observe in guaging a teacher’s wing chun comprehension & skill. 1) Lineage. All genuine wing chun practitioners can be traced back to their wing chun family tree. Try to learn from a teacher that’s closer to the source of teaching. For example, Grandmaster Yip Man was an 8th generation wing chun practitioner, and all his direct students would be 9th generation. Finding a teacher from a 9th, 10th or 11th generation background would mean the information passed on would be closer to the original source & most likely to be ‚purer‘. As the Chinese saying goes ‚know the source of the water from which you drink‘. 2) Look at how your sifu applies wing chun. Can he apply the ‚tools‘ of wing chun (tan, bong, fook, wu, etc.,) during gwohsau? If he can’t apply those fundamental tools during training, then there are no chance he would be able to apply it during actual combat. In other words, if his sparring (gwohsau)doesn’t resemble his wing chun training, looking closer to kick boxing, than it’s most likely it isn’t wing chun. 3) Does he chisau with perspective students? If you were interested in buying any product in a store –say, a TV — the store would allow you to see the ‚quality‘ of the product working, right? So, it would be the same if you were interested in learning from him. If a wing chun teacher is skillful, he would ‚play‘ with any potential student so that they may gauge his skill level, on request. If you don’t allow potential students to ‚play‘, how do they know you are any good? 4) One telling sign that a practitioner’s wing chu is functional: his tuen kil lik (short bridge power). Since wing chun is a close-quarter fighting method, it stands to reason that one must be able to generate power at close quarter. If one can’t do that, how are they suppose to inflict damage to their opponent once they get closed in?

 

ALARM BELLS!

Wing chun was conceived to be quick & easy to learn. Although one can refine their wing chun until the day they die, the actual syllabus itself shouldn’t take too long to learn. If you are a diligent student, training consistantly, then you should complete the entire system in less than 5- to 8-years the most. After that time, alarm bells should start to ring! Ask your instructor why they haven’t taught you the whole system, when the system was conceived to be learnt in the shortest time possible.

Some people are very intelligent, but when it comes to the martial arts, they can be the most ‚gullible‘ fools around. I personally know of people that’s been practising wing chun for over 25-years‘ plus….and they still haven’t finished the syllabus! When they finally get to the weapons stage, they will be too old to lift the pole or the knives!

 

Ving Tsun- Sil Lim Tao – Feb. 2014

Ich freue mich, Euch im Februar ein Basis Seminar im Ving Tsun anbieten zu können. Es wird in erster Linie die Körpermechanik innerhalb der Sil Lim Tao behandelt, sowie die wichtigsten Basistechniken. Daher möchte ich es besonders allen neuen Schülern empfehlen. Das Seminar richtet sich an Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene und liefert einen tiefen Einblick in die erste Form. Für Anfänger ein ideales Seminar, um die erste Form schnell zu beherrschen und für Fortgeschrittene zur Vertiefung und Festigung bestens geeignet.

Seminarinhalte werden sein:

  • Sil Lim Tao Form
  • Stand/ Körpermechanik/Koordination
  • Basistechniken
  • Theorie

Veranstaltungsort ist Heuchelheim, Gewerbepark Rinn und Cloos, Gebäude M. Genaueres erfahrt Ihr bei Nachfrage.

Datum: 02.02.2014 Beginn 10:30 Uhr – 17:00 Uhr

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