Ip Man Family | Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Kung Fu – Signal Hill | Long Beach, Ca

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For inquiries to join our Introduction to Wing Chun Boot Camp™ or Youth Association, please send us your contact information. We will send you information for the next steps on starting your journey towards becoming a student/family member at West Coast Wing Chun™.

Please include:
Your Name
Your Age (if a minor)
Program of Interest
Why you are interested in learning Wing Chun.
Martial Arts experience (if any) – Experience is not a Pre-requisite for joining our school.

 
 
Serious inquiries only please.

If you prefer, you may send your letter through your own email, rather than the contact form.

The email address is: westcoastwingchun@ipmankungfu.com

 

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  • Wing Chun Curriculum
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STEPS IN YOUR WING CHUN TRAINING

At West Coast Wing Chun, the entire system may be learned through our intensive Wing Chun curriculum, 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) .

Sifu Bryan Talbot Wing Chun Long Pole

Sifu Bryan Talbot – Long Pole   Photo by Jason Salgado

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

 

FIRST PHASE: BOOT CAMP LEVEL

 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 this level of training,  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.

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 SECOND PHASE: SIU LIM TAO LEVEL

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.  

 

THIRD PHASE: 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.

 

FOURTH PHASE: BIU GEE LEVEL

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.

 

Wing Chun Curriculum - Butterfly Knives

Sifu Bryan Talbot – Baat Cham Do   Photo by Jason Salgado

 

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.  

 

WEAPONS: Our Wing Chun Curriculum includes all Wing Chun’s weapons.

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

 


West Coast Wing Chun Calendar by Program

ADULT WING CHUN


Phase 1 – Wing Chun Boot Camp

Up to 8 1/2 hours of training are available per week for the Wing Chun Boot Camp student.  The classes available are as follows:

Open Training on Tuesdays – 5pm- 6pm

Open Training on  Thursdays – 5-7pm

Open Training on Fridays – 6-7pm

Boot Camp on Thursdays – 7pm – 9:30pm

Open Training on Saturdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

Once a student successfully passes through Wing Chun Boot Camp and joins our family, he or she will move to Phase 2 of training at the Siu Lim Tao level.

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Phase 2 – Siu Lim Tao

Up to 12  1/2 hours of training per week.  The classes available are as follows:

All of the classes listed in Phase 1 with the addition of:

Siu Lim Tao on Tuesdays – 6-8pm

Siu Lim Tao on Saturdays – 12:30-2:30pm

Once a student successfully passes through Siu Lim Tao, he or she will move to Phase 3 of training at the Chum Kiu  level.

Phase 3 – Chum Kiu

Up to 14 1/2 hours of training per week.  The classes available are as follows:

All of the classes listed in Phase 2 with the addition of:

Chum Kiu on Tuesdays – 8-10pm

Once a student successfully passes through Chum Kiu , he or she will move to Phase 4 of training at the Biu Gee level.

Phase 4 – Biu Gee

Up to 16 hours of training per week.  The classes available are as follows:

All of the classes listed in Phase 3 with the addition of:

Biu Gee on Fridays – 7-8:30pm

Once a student successfully passes through Biu Gee , he or she will become a Lo Si – Instructor Level. He or she will move onto learning the Long Pole and then, Baat Cham Do or Butterfly Knives.

Phase 5 – Dim Luk Boon Kwun or Long Pole

Long Pole is taught weekly by Appointment.

Phase 6 – Baat Cham Do or Butterfly Knives

Butterfly knives are taught by appointment.

 

 

YOUTH WING CHUN

 

Youth Wing Chun – Ages 5 1/2 to 12

Wednesdays – 5:00pm – 5:50pm

Saturdays – 10am – 10:50am

With Adult Supervision:

Open Training on Tuesdays – 5pm- 6pm

Open Training on  Thursdays – 5-7pm

Open Training on Fridays – 6-7pm

Open Training on Saturdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

 

Juniors Wing Chun – Ages 12 t0 15

Wednesdays – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturdays – 11am – 12pm

With Adult Supervision:

Open Training on Tuesdays – 5pm- 6pm

Open Training on  Thursdays – 5-7pm

Open Training on Fridays – 6-7pm

Open Training on Saturdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

 


 

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 the West Coast Wing Chun Calendar here.