Back Alley Wing Chun
: : : : Next class: Every Monday – 12:30 – Chinatown location – Until Further Notice (expect changes to schedule and location in September) : : : :
Current students, please proceed to (click on):
Some say there are three major branches of Wing Chun. The most well known in the West is the Hong Kong branch, the Yip Man branch. Another branch is the Fatsan (or Foshan) branch. The final branch is the Canton (or Guangzhou) branch. I had the honor of learning Wing Chun in Canton, and this is the basis for what I will teach. The Canton branch, in my opinion, has a more primal feel, is a little more dirty and a little more sticky than others. In the end, it is very much the same thing with a different look, and perspective. Perhaps, a different use. When practicing Canton Wing Chun, I feel like I am defending myself, sometimes offensively, and escaping restraints. This may say something towards it’s reputation as being a martial art for rebels.
Canton is famous for its alley ways, and I learned this system in a dark alley. Our training, at least to begin with, will probably be low budget, and maybe in an alleyway. The art is dirty, tight, and fast. So I am calling this the Back Alley Wing Chun school.
I teach the “traditional” elements, such as forms, drills, and chi sau; and I also will incorporate pragmatic elements, such as sparring, escaping, locking, etc. Join us for some fun and learning.
I am trying to gather the interest level, so please, if your are interested, send me an e-mail using the following form:
Thanks for stopping by.