WingChun

WingChun Training

WingChun makes you smarter, stronger, faster.

Is WingChun right for you? If you are looking for a clear, step-by-step path of martial arts practice focused on effective Self-Defense, we may be a good fit. If you enjoy training cooperatively with friendly everyday people, then our community can support your goals.

Our system of WingChun developed circa 1998 as an innovation distinct from other lineages of “wing chun”. Its founder, Sifu Klaus Brand, identified practical deficiencies and technical inconsistencies that limited existing styles. Thus, he formulated a new system grounded in natural human biodynamics that strengthens your body and mind to better avoid or quickly resolve violent encounters.

WingChun Benefits

What you receive with WingChun is a well-rounded education in Self-Defense:

  • Increase your self-assurance in any situation
  • Feel more powerful physically and mentally
  • Upgrade your muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments
  • Optimize your posture, balance and coordination
  • Challenge your brain to make faster decisions
  • Connect with diverse students and caring instructors
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WingChun Strategy

A core tenet of WingChun is to directly attack the attacker or, when unfeasible, their attacking limbs. Rather than a defensive attitude, this proactive strategy informs application of all techniques you learn via our comprehensive curriculum. Each level is designed to gradually build your skills, knowledge and confidence. Eventually, a sense of sovereignty emerges which empowers you to live with less fear and higher performance.

Regular Classes form the foundation of your education. This is reinforced with monthly Special Events (WingChun Seminars, Combat Classes, Escrima Classes, Special Classes, Technician Classes) as well as Private Lessons by request. In these courses, unique solo exercises and specific partner applications comprise a fun, effective methodology to build your Self-Defense ability.

In WingChun, you are the weapon. Commanded by a trained mind, your body protects itself. Learn to defend yourself.

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WingChun Principles

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1. WingChun has two types of attack: the attack to the body of the opponent (primary objective) or, first of all, to his arm position.

2. Defense is an attack against the attacking arms or legs of the opponent.

3. In combat there is always an Attacker and a Defender. The Defender must first repel the attack. A trained WingChun practitioner determines whether he can attack directly or must defend first and then attack. Directly responding to an attack (to the body) with a counterattack (to the body) can be described as combative disaster.

4. Engage in Self-Defense without hesitation as soon as the Main Distance is reached. If the opponent initiates the attack you must first attack his attack (to defend) and then his body (to attack).

5. Attack from the outside or at an angle if possible and avoid attacking straight from your body midline because this is too easy to defend. Attacks from the outside cannot be ignored or displaced and can only be stopped with trained skill. You can attack straight only when the opponent displays no credible threat.

6. Never maintain contact with the arms of your opponent. Maintaining contact in combat is equivalent to stopping and is due to a technical misunderstanding.

7. Always use all of your available power to defend and to attack.

8. Never defend and attack at the same time. The defense and attack each require your full attention. If you are attacked you must put your energy into the defense and only when this succeeds can you start the attack.

 

WingChun Mottoes

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1. If you think you are too weak, you are.

2. Learn to believe in yourself and trust your teacher.

3. Always improve your technical knowledge and therefore your physical and mental flexibility.

4. Work on the power of your technique because only technical power is usable power and is decisive in combat.

5. Work on your speed without sacrificing power. Technique, power and speed are the cornerstones of WingChun.

6. Work on toughening your arms with steady and dynamic training.

7. Never let yourself be influenced by the movements of your opponent and never yield.

8. The exchange between defense and attack, as well as an understanding of the two combat distances of WingChun, is the basis of Self-Defense and all of our training programs.

9. To fight you must have continual tension. Relaxed muscles are useless in combat.

10. Combat is not harmony. Do not fight if you do not have to. If you have to defend yourself, harmony returns only after the quick and successful end of combat.

11. The purpose of Self-Defense is to protect yourself, so do not spare your attacker while defending yourself.

12. Learn to defend yourself, to protect yourself from attacks that could endanger your health.

 

WingChun Virtues

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1. Will

2. Courage

3. Diligence

4. Perseverance

5. Honor

 

WingChun Graduations

Basic Grades

1st Student GradeBluete1

  1. Program: 2 months of Basic Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau (1/2), Gerk Fat I (1/2), Lat Sao 1, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: White Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
2nd Student GradeBluete2

  1. Program: 2 months of Basic Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau (2/2), Gerk Fat I (2/2), Lat Sao 2, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Light Green Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
3rd Student GradeBluete3

  1. Program: 2 months Basic Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Gerk Fat I, Lat Sao 3, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Dark Green Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
4th Student GradeBluete4

  1. Program: 2 months of Basic Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Gerk Fat I, Lat Sao 4, Dan Chi Sao, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Light Blue Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo

Middle Grades

5th Student GradeBluete5

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Tsam Kiu (1/2), Gerk Fat II (1/2), Lat Sao 5, Chi Sao, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Dark Blue Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat Workshops
6th Student GradeBluete6

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Tsum Kiu (2/2), Gerk Fat II (2/2), Section 1 (6), Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Yellow Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat Workshops
7th Student GradeBluete7

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat II, Section 1 (7), Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Orange Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat Workshops
8th Student GradeBluete8

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat II, Section 1 (8), Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Light Red Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: White with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with White WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat Workshops

Upper Grades

9th Student GradeBluete9

  1. Program: 6 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat, Section 1 (9), Applications (Stick Defense)
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Dark Red Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat and Primary Workshops
10th Student GradeBluete10

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat, Section 1, Applications (Group Defense)
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Violet Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat and Workshops
11th Student GradeBluete11

  1. Program: 3 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat, Section 1, Applications (Combat Defense)
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Silver Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat and Primary Workshops
Pre-Primary GradeBluetePPL

  1. Program: 6 months of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Gerk Fat, Section 1, Lat Sao 1-5, Application (Knife Defense)
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: Gold Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat and Primary Workshops

Technician Grades

1st Technician GradeBlueteTG-MG

  1. Program: 1 year of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Sections 2-4, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 1 Gold Blossom on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary and Technician Workshops
2nd Technician Grade

  1. Program: 1.5 years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsum Kiu, Sections 5-7, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 2 Gold Blossoms on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary and Technician Workshops
3rd Technician Grade

  1. Program: 1.5 years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsam Kiu, Biu Jee, Sections 8-10, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 3 Gold Blossoms on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary, Technician Workshops
4th Technician Grade

  1. Program: 1.5 years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsam Kiu, Biu Jee, Mok Yan Jang 1/3, Sections 11-12, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 4 Gold Blossoms on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary, Technician and Master Workshops
5th Technician Grade

  1. Program: 3 Years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsam Kiu, Biu Jee, Mok Yan Jang 2/3-3/3, Sections 13-17, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 5 Gold Blossoms on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Thin Red Stripes and Gold WingChun Logo
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary, Technician and Master Workshops

Master Grades

6th Master Grade

  1. Program: Years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Siu Nim Tau, Tsam Kiu, Biu Jee, Mok Yan Jang, Sections 18-20, Applications
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: 6 Gold Blossoms on Left Sleeve
    • Top: Red with Black WingChun Logo
    • Pants: Black with Wide Red Stripes
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary, Technician and Master Workshops
Master of WingChun

  1. Program: Years of Basic and Advanced Classes, WingChun Seminars, Technician Workshops
  2. Syllabus: Complete WingChun System
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: WingChun Script
    • Top: Red with Black WingChun Script
    • Pants: Black with Wide Red Stripes
  4. Recommended: Participation in Combat, Primary, Technician and Master Workshops

Grandmaster

Grandmaster

  1. Study: Variable
  2. Syllabus: Complete WingChun System
  3. Uniform:
    • Insignia: WingChun Script
    • Top: Yellow with Black WingChun Script
    • Pants: Black with Wide Yellow Stripes

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