The Wing Chun System

Is Wing Chun really a martial art for grown-ups?

Are you are interested in learning Wing Chun Kung Fu, a style that has been described as “simplicity in motion?”

Our adult classes offer some of the best sessions of the week, with a strong social element and family feel that people can get involved in. Our training helps to gets you fit and does a lot more besides. The sense of achievement that our adult students get as they progress is quite amazing.

66blue After only a few lessons I could see my daughter's confidence growing. The principles of the Wing Chun system are simple, not easy, but once understood can easily applied to other techniques that you are learning.

Why should I study Wing Chun?

Wing Chun is about learning to discipline both the mind and the body, it is is non-competitive, it is based around simple direct movements. Learning to use your whole body to maximum effect if needed in a physical confrontation.

Wing Chun Kuen is taught in a traditional, holistic manner, offering safe enjoyable training which successfully combines a highly practical and effective street self protection training with health and fitness to help ward off injury. Learning Wing Chun will also equip and prepare you to face the battles that confront you in modern life – things like fear, doubt and negativity.

You will be made to feel very welcome when you come along for your very first lesson.

Beginners  Lessons in Wing Chun Kuen for Adults

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We offer a 16 lesson introductory course that adult non-members can attend. The aim of the 16 lessons is for you to have a good look at the Wing Chun system.

You will be invited into a non-members group for an introductory 16 lesson course, during which time you will be taught the basics of Wing Chun and work towards introductory assessment, giving you time to assess the Wing Chun system without any pressure.

You will be encouraged to train with the instructor and other none members during the 16 lessons. We love to have questions asked and feedback given. There are no “silly” or “stupid” questions, please feel free to ask whatever you need to, in fact I will encourage this.

I operate on a ethos of the Halesowen Wing Chun school being the students school, not the instructors, without students there is no school. My job as your teacher is to show you, teach you, guide you through the Wing Chun system.

66blue Coming here to learn Wing Chun is well worth the drive from Telford.

 

The aim of this course is to give a complete overview of the wing Chun system, so that you gain an better understanding of how it all fits together. That is the purpose of the 16 lessons.

There is no uniform or formal training clothing required at this stage; training or jogging trousers, a plain t-shirt/sweatshirt and training shoes are all that are required.

66blue Wing Chun for me is a personal, humbling, thinking, learning and rewarding martial art. I thank Sifu Alan for teaching the art of Wing Chun.


Please have a read here >> about what the students of Halesowen Wing Chun are saying, in their own words.

Do I have to go through grading in Wing Chun?

At Wing Chun Halesowen as a member of the MWCK family we do not have a grading or belts system. Your training and progress is assessed throughout the year and assessments are expected to be taken. These assessments give you and your instructors the opportunity to see your progress in a structured way, giving advice and feedback to each student individually so that their training can be tailored to them.

An assessment is the student’s opportunity to show what they have learnt over the previous 4 / 6 months. There is no pass or fail, only feedback on your progress, but if during the weeks leading up to the assessment you as a student are not capable of performing the assessment techniques successfully, you will not be submitted for assessment by myself.

In order to keep the whole system pure, your assessments will be conducted personally by my teacher / Sifu Rawcliffe, this will ensure that as an instructor at the MWCK my teachings are in accordance to the way Wing Chun should be taught, thus making sure that the authenticity and traditionalism of Wing Chun are maintained through all of the levels.

Each assessment will cost the same price and not like a lot of other systems where there is a rising scale / higher the level the higher the cost.

What happens when I get invited?

Should you be invited to join our organisation, you will be required to complete a membership form, an agreement in writing to our constitution and codes of conduct and one years membership of £65.00. This payment covers full membership and insurance for the next 12 months and includes a club T-shirt. Membership and Insurance are renewable annually and subsequent years cost £55.00.

66blue Hard work and opened to learning and most importantly in the main NO EGO! Amazing considering the excellent skills students were displaying.

 

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When learning the 3 empty hand forms of Wing Chun system and to aid learning the 3 forms will be broken down in to 3 smaller sections or modules, this has the added benefit of allowing for individual learning speeds, personal growth and development.

The 3 empty hand forms forms with in the Wing Chun system are: Siu Nim TaoChum Kiu and Bui Tze .

Your progress throughout your training will assessed at regular intervals throughout the year, we make assessments compulsory as this is a very good way to assess your individual progress and also keeps the standers at a high and consistent level.

Another benefit of having regular assessments is to insure that students progress at their speed and will only be put forward for assessments when ready.

 Siu Nim Tao (The Little Idea)

Like building a house, having strong foundations is a must, otherwise everything you build on top will be weak and eventually fail.

The very first form in the Wing Chun system is called the Siu Nim Tao – or the way of the little idea / the little idea form.

This is where your Wing Chun foundation is built, and is the beginning of your Wing Chun journey. There is no substitute for hard work or experience, and when it is time for assessments, those that have worked hard and listened will get their rewards.

The Siu Nim Tao form is the key form for building upon throughout the Wing Chun system, and you will find even when you have moved on to the other forms within the system you will keep on revisiting Siu Nim Tao and refine it as your knowledge and experience grows.

Chum Kiu (Seeking the Bridge)

The second form, Chum Kiu, builds directly upon the foundations of the Siu Nim Tao form and starts to add more dynamic movements and a deeper understanding of the Wing Chun system. Learning how to seek a bridge, maintain that bridge and how using small turns and stepping can give you a greater advantage over an bigger opponent.

Seeking the bridge, closing the gap and maintaining contact is a very important concept to understand and apply. Having confidence in your Wing Chun ability, your stance, your punching speed and power will all be tested and refined while you learn and improve during the Chum Kiu phase of your training.

 Bui Tze (Thrusting Fingers)

Emergency Hand / Thrusting fingers’ is the final empty hand form of Wing Chun. Traditionally it was considered a secret form taught only to the best and most dedicated students. The Bui Tze form will only ever be taught to students that have a very good understanding of the first 2 forms and are at a very high skill level.

Wing Chun Weapons and Equipment: 

Muk Yan Jong – The Wooden Dummy

Bart Cham Dao – Wing Chun Butterfly knives

Luk Dim Boon Kwun – Six and a half point pole

66blue Don't train until you get it right, train until you can't get it wrong.