San Antonio WingTsun™ Academy

WingTsun™

2015 Seminar with Grandmaster Leung Ting

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Once again, we enjoyed a full week of instruction from Grandmaster Leung Ting of Hong Kong.
In addition to private instruction, he taught a two-day Instructors Seminar as well as a two-day General Seminar.

Many thanks again,

-Sifu

2015 Promotions

Congratulations to our new Second Level Technicians Ruben Alaniz and CJ Esquivel! Our newly promoted Primary Technicians are Aaron Saade, Randall Patrick, Jaime Torres, and Celeste Derozier. Congratulations, everyone, on all of your hard work and dedication!

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2014 Seminar with Grandmaster Leung Ting

Grandmaster Leung Ting visited the San Antonio Wing Tsun Academy to offer private instruction, a special Instructor tutorial, and a two-day general seminal. We are very appreciative of his continuing support of our school.

Best wishes to all.

-Sifu William Parker

 

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Advanced Tutorial:

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Promotions – Dec 2013

Congratulations to the following on their recent promotions:

Koby Garringer, Student of Sifu Jason Bolanz: First Technician

Scott Warnberg: First Technician

Rick Stemm: First Technician

Celeste Derozier: 10th Student Grade

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

-Sifu Will

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2013 GGM Leung Ting Seminar

Oct 12-13

Another great seminar with Grandmaster Leung Ting.

Special Congratulations to:

Rick Briones, Murphy Wilson, Jason Bolanz, Gary Torrence and John Brusstar on their promotion to 3rd level Technician.
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Dallas WingTsun™ Promotion

Many congratulations to Hawky Nguyen for passing his primary Technician Level examination.

His forms, chi-sau sections and fighting ability demonstrated that he was very well prepared by his Sifu, Jason Bolanz of Dallas WingTsun®.

Great job to you both!

-Sifu William Parker

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Interview on the philosophy of Leung Ting WingTsun® Kung Fu while visiting San Antonio WingTsun™ Academy September 2012.

 

2012 GGM Leung Ting Seminar

Sept 20-28

It was another great week with Grandmaster Leung Ting. Sifu taught two five hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The focus this time for the technicians was on lat-sau (free fighting) and applying techniques contained in the Biu-Tze and Wooden Dummy forms. The student grades were taught Siu Nim Tau and Chum Kiu applications. In addition to the regular seminar and private lessons, Sifu taught a special session for technicians on Friday, which exclusively dealt with the concepts and applications of the Biu Sau technique.

All in all, everyone had a great time, and it was an extremely productive week!

Best wishes to all,

Sifu

 

 

 

 

Do Your Reps!

If we keep things super simple, there are basically two areas which we need to be concerned with: A) the tactile portion; i.e. contact, bridging, use of force, etc., and B) the visual portion where contact has yet to occur but “things” are in motion! In both cases, there are usually cues, which can help us respond effectively, if we can accurately read them in advance and reduce our reaction time. In WingTsun, these considerations are of primary concern, and its concepts and techniques offer us logical solutions to these questions.

For the tactile aspect, where contact has already occurred, WingTsun’s chi- sau training is our unique method for interpreting contact and dealing with it in the fastest and least labor intensive way. By “contact”, I mean either, A) the aggressor has already launched an attack and at best, we can only defend or bridge, i.e. the Chum Kiu, before we get our “turn”, or B) we had the time to directly counter, yet our aggressor has defenses as well, and we consequently have an “obstacle course” to get thru while not getting hurt in our efforts. Muscle memory is the common term we hear as it applies here, and the only way our muscles can develop “memory” and consequently send our bodies the correct signal in how to respond is thru repetition. Speed of recall and response time depends in great part to “familiarity” with the situation.

The same is true of the visual aspect where contact has yet to occur. The more you can have un-rehearsed practice whereby your partner can attack you in any way, i.e. kick, punch, take down, etc., the more pictures your brain can take and consequently accelerate your response time. Again, familiarity, for the brain and body is the key!

Obviously, there are an infinite number of variables which can change any given self-defense scenario, and I make no attempt to even address these endless hypotheticals here. The main point is that regardless of style or system, we all have to contend with the same problems. Think of the number of punches a boxer has thrown or how many punches have been thrown at him. Countless reps and “picture taking”! The result is that after a while, various movements and their intentions are correctly perceived and processed in a much shorter time frame. The same can be said for hitting a baseball or any other hand-eye coordination exercise. In layman terms it works like this: eyes see motion and send the picture to the brain, and the brain then processes or recalls the motion and finally sends the signal to the body to respond.

In short, repetition in both tactile and visual training is the key to “familiarity” and reduced reaction time. The more familiar you are in different situations, the faster and more effectively you can respond! Repetition is also the key element to power generation and speed, and without these, even the most perfectly executed technique can be foiled! Knowledge of techniques alone won’t get the job done either, and without the willingness to train and repeat under increasing levels of resistance, the results might not be what you imagine. Less trained more is better than more trained less, and more trained more is the ideal! Do your reps!

As always, if you’re having fun, the time passes fast!

Best Wishes to all-Will

2012 Chicago Seminar

It was great to be with the Chicago group once again, and we had a very productive weekend. This time the focus on both days was on applying the techniques learned in chi-sau in the lat-sau exercises. I also showed them various drills to develop fluency and timing in broken-rhythm. Many thanks again to the Chicago participants, and best wishes, always.

-Sifu Will