Preserving Martial Arts Tradition & Culture | Long Beach | Signal Hill, Ca.

Wing Chun Boot Camp® Program

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This is the first step on your path. All new students are required to complete our 3 month boot camp-style introduction to Wing Chun Kung Fu before attending regular classes.

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Wing Chun Women Martial Arts Program™

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Wing Chun is ideally suited for someone of a smaller stature as it uses positioning and turning, skill and scientific principles and concepts to overcome force, rather than brute strength. This program is taught by a woman and is for women only.

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WCWC Martial Arts Kid’s Program

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West Coast Wing Chun™ Youth Association is appropriate for children from ages 6 to 12.  If your child falls between these ages,  start here.

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  • Why study Wing Chun?
  • Curriculum
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 If you are wondering why you should study Wing Chun compared to another martial art, the following may help you make your decision:

  •   Wing Chun is highly effective on the street where there are no rules.

Wing Chun is a combat art. We do not try to score points, tap our opponent’s out or impress an audience. Our aim is to end a conflict that has become violent as quickly as possible.

  •   Wing Chun is simple & direct.

Wing Chun uses Principles of Economy, Motion & Time. The quickest route between two points is a straight line, so we do not use large, flowery “for show” movements. A violent encounter could mean life or death ~ every movement MUST count.

  •   Wing Chun is based on principles & concepts, not memorized techniques.

We do not become bound in our technique or bogged down to fight in any particular manner. As long as our technique abides Wing Chun principles & concepts, as well as proper structure so that we may lever optimum power, movement and stability, then we are free to use Wing Chun in the manner that suits any particular situation best.

  •   Wing Chun coordinates simultaneous attacks & defense.

Wing Chun uses an “attack mindset”. Our defense must create an opportunity to hit.

  •   Wing Chun may be used effectively against a  much, bigger and stronger opponent.

Wing Chun borrows the force of an opponent and returns it to him/her exponentially. It is not necessary to be big and strong to use the art effectively; this is why it is ideal for women and men of a smaller stature. Since we don’t know the size of the person who may attack us or a loved one, we believe it is a smart art for a person of any size.

At West Coast Wing Chun, the entire Wing Chun system may be learned, including all forms and their fighting applications. This includes: Siu Lim Tao, Chum Kiu, Bil Gee, Mook Yang Jong (Wooden Dummy),  Luk Dim Boon Kwun (Long Pole)  & Baat Cham Do (Butterfly Knives) .

 Structure of classes moves from strict linear progression to increasingly circular, encouraging free thinking as the student progresses in his or her skill level and fighting maturity.




ALL students who wish to learn Wing Chun at our school  must pass our 3 Month intensive foundation training course.  The curriculum includes the Siu Lim Tao Form, emphasis on conditioning using correct musculature for proper Wing Chun training, lecture on Wing Chun principles and concepts such as centerline, relaxation, economy, facing, fighting zones etc., paired drilling in which students are introduced to 11 Methods of Defense and 6 Methods of Attack.  By the end of the course,  students will have developed excellent simultaneous attack and defense skills using these methods. Dan Chi Sau & Footwork are also introduced. An introduction to Qi Gong is practiced.



The second phase, Siu Lim Tao level,  builds carefully on this three month foundation and is comprised of 22 specific classes that are meant to develop your skill and knowledge quickly and effectively in San Sik (Footwork and Handwork), Anti-Grappling, Ground Work, the Inside Line, Kick Defense, Sensitivity,  & Power Training using Wing Chun’s principles and concepts at their highest efficiency.  This will take a student anywhere from six months to a year and a half to complete.   All classes must be attended and students will be tested in proficiency (free of charge) for all 22 of the classes.  A student must also pass a written test to progress to the Chum Kiu level.  



The third phase is where the heart of Wing Chun Fighting lies – Chum Kiu.  To not to progress to this level is a huge disservice to one’s fighting development, but it takes strong discipline and commitment to achieve this level at our kwoon.   At this stage, the curriculum becomes less linear and is not broken down into specific classes, but into Chum Kiu’s three sections developing a student’s internal and external power, body structure,  handwork and footwork, and principles and concepts as each relates to each specific section.   Chi Sau and the Mook Jong are used as tools to express Chum Kiu’s lessons.  Chin Na is learned.  This is a very detailed section and should not be rushed through. Our students are required to test and sign off all the elements of Chum Kiu’s three sections, must write reports on all required readings and learn all assigned anatomy lessons.  It will take a student approximately  one and a half to two years to successfully pass through this phase.



The fourth phase is Biu Gee. This phase is open to all, but less than 5% of our students will ever reach this level.  It is taught only to the most revered students, as these are the ones who are willing to do the work to earn it.  We encourage all of our students to stay focused and disciplined enough to make it this far.  We hope you become one of the ones who sees the system through to its completion.  Biu Gee will take a minimum of a year of training.


To become a Sifu under Sifu Bryan Talbot will require 6-8 years of consistent training.  Although Wing Chun is a very simple and direct art and takes only 2 years to become proficient, it takes a lifetime to master.  Sifu’s under him must continue to train and learn, always seeking to improve their skill and understanding.  To become a Sifu under Sifu Bryan is an achievement of great accumulated effort.  



Luk Dim Boon Kwun (Long Pole) is taught first.  Baat Cham Do (Butterfly Knives) are the final weapons taught.



Please note that most of our Wing Chun classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours long, and sometimes even longer.  We believe that longer classes allow the student to more fully immerse him/herself in the art and understand it at a deeper, more visceral level.

You may download a PDF of WCWC’s Summer Schedule.