Part of the philosophy of WingTsun training and follow through in a real self-defense situation is sort of a present moment outlook which is that we focus on what we are doing now, not what just occurred and not what might occur in the next few minutes, or hours, days, weeks or even longer. This doesn’t mean we cannot have a goal.  However, we cannot let our mind drift and get torn away from our focus on the present moment. Our goal will be realized when it is and not before.

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Have you ever dropped something and failed to catch it? Probably everybody has at one time or another. However, if you are a student of Wing Tsun for long enough, you might notice yourself catching those fallen items a bit more often.

The primary training that increases your reaction time is sticky hands, known in Wing Tsun circles as “chi sau.” Chi sau is pretty much confined to the art founded by Yim Wing Tsun. However, we do not know if sticky hands were a part of her repertoire. There are other Chinese martial arts that have similar drills, but it is most highly developed in the later years of the art.

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Have you sparred with others in your martial arts school and seem to be outclassed in in speed, kicking abilities, and sheer strength? It doesn’t have to be a contest in athleticism. Everybody has natural gifts. Some people are fast. Some have explosive speed. Some can jump higher than others. Some spend a great deal of time lifting weights.

It is often unrealistic to consider beating a gifted individual at their own game. Smart instructors will suggest that you do not “play their game.” Their game is usually a way to mesmerize you with techniques that always work for them. The solution is to play your own game. The question that arises then is, What IS your game?

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Wing Tsun applies five ranges in actual fights and self-defense. They are the kicking range, punching range, knees and elbows, anti-grappling, and ground. In an encounter, a Wing Tsun practitioner does not choose a range. The range is what is appropriate based on the attack. Elbow techniques are a close-range method of striking.

If the attack starts at kicking range, a Wing Tsun practitioner might have to kick. If the attacker retreats or dodges after a kick, the kick is often followed up with a step and a series of punches. If the attacker tries to close-in, knees or elbows might be used.

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Our morning classes are now 1/2 hours earlier! The time will be 6:00 am – 7:00 am starting Monday July 9, 2018 so you can now, get in a Wing Tsun class before your work day starts! The idea is to accommodate those who have full schedules in the evening hours and cannot normally attend our evening classes. In addition, morning is a great time to have a practice or a workout according to experts in the field of physical fitness.

The class is being offered initially with the purchase a Pre-Paid Tuition card, normally priced at $130 for 10 classes. For this morning class, 5-classes will be $45 and 10-classes will be $80. If you wish to try a class before purchasing the card, you may try a one-on-one trial lesson for $25.00. We will take the $25 off the purchase of a pre-paid card if you decide to go forward with your training.

Contact me if you plan on attending this class @ sifusonnenberg@wingtsunaz.com or

call me at 480-668-9220 and leave message. If you want me to call you back, leave your phone number.

Beginners welcome.

 

Note: Membership in the IWTA-NAS is required after 30 days at $60 per calendar year, prorated. Continued membership requires an official uniform.

 

…New students may get TWO MONTHS of unlimited classes for $135.00 per person! (reg. $110.00 for one month)*

CONTACT us for a trial class ASAP https://wingtsunaz.com/contact/. We will take the cost of the trial class off this amazing offer when you start ($135.00 – $25 trial class = $110.00 upon joining).

Offer expires June 28, 2018.

 

*Official uniform available online. Internet price approximately $115 for shoes, trousers, t-shirt. Must join the IWTA-NAS within 30 days of your first regular class. Cost is @ $60 per year, pro-rated to December 31, 2018. CASH or CHECK only. Offer not valid for clients active within the past 12 months.

Announcing Early Morning Classes …

We are adding two early morning classes per week to the schedule, Monday and Wednesday as a one month trial run. The time will be 6:00 am – 7:00 am starting Monday July 9, 2018. The idea is to accommodate those who have full schedules in the evening hours and cannot normally attend our evening classes. In addition, morning is a great time to have a practice or a workout according to experts in the field of physical fitness. The class is being offered initially with the purchase a Pre-Paid Tuition card, normally priced at $130 for 10 classes. For this trial run, 5-classes will be $45 and 10-classes will be $80. If you wish to try a class before purchasing a pre-paid card, you may try a one-on-one trial lesson for $25.00. We will take the $25 off the purchase of a pre-paid  card if you decide to go forward with your training.

Contact me if you would be interested in this class @ sifusonnenberg@wingtsunaz.com or

call me at 480-668-9220 and leave message. If you want me to call you back, leave your phone number.

Beginners welcome.

 

Note: Membership in the IWTA-NAS is required after 30 days at $60 per calendar year, prorated. Continued membership requires an official uniform.

New students may get TWO MONTHS of unlimited classes for $135.00 per person! (reg. $110.00 for one month)*

CONTACT us for a trial class ASAP https://wingtsunaz.com/contact/. We will take the cost of the trial class off this amazing offer when you start ($135.00 – $25 trial class = $110.00 upon joining).

Offer expires June 14, 2018.

 

*Official uniform available online. Internet price approximately $115 for shoes, trousers, t-shirt. Must join the IWTA-NAS within 30 days of your first regular class. Cost is @ $60 per year, pro-rated to December 31, 2018. CASH or CHECK only. Offer not valid for clients active within the past 12 months.

Movement skills

Every student of any martial art must learn new movement skills.  Some martial arts are athletic in their approach. A student must stretch, strengthen, use calisthenics and aerobic exercise in addition to stances, kicks, long range punching, power exercises, jumping skills, tumbling skills and other athletic skills.

WingTsun™ is less about high kicks, jumping kicks, spin kicks, and bending into low stances, – we have none of those – than it is about being sharply focused on self-defense skills.  However the skills developed in WingTsun training are more like sharpening a knife than making a dinner recipe. The creators of WingTsun realized that self-defense cannot happen with a recipe. There is no recipe. A student must be prepared to sharpen his or her weapons. In the case of WingTsun, it is the whole body.

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A man dressed in black jumps out of the dark area behind the shrub and reaches for your neck.  Your training kicks in and you step sideways, and he turns you as he grabs your shoulder.  You didn’t choose to turn in that manner.  He turned you, but it surprises him.  You lift a punch under his left arm and connect with the soft tissue behind his chin.  The noise is sickening as he bites his tongue and screams but you do not stop.  You follow up with chain punches to his nose!  He falls back and holds his face.  You decide to bolt out of there, glad that you have your safety and your life. 

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