Wing Chun Boot Camp Program
OUR NEXT WING CHUN BOOT CAMP™ STARTS ON THURSDAY
Thursday, January 11th, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wing Chun Boot Camp
FIRST PHASE: BOOT CAMP LEVEL
Wing Chun Boot Camp Age Range - Ages 15 & Up
ALL students who wish to learn Wing Chun at our school must pass our 3 Month intensive foundation training course - Wing Chun Boot Camp. If you have Wing Chun experience, you will still be expected to pass this course.
Our Goal: Help you understand Wing Chun's Principles, Concepts and tools through simple application. Begin coordinating your motions to Wing Chun's basic motions. Condition your body to the rigors of learning Wing Chun.
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
- Dan Chi Sau - basic sensitivity training
- Basic Footwork
- Introduction to Qi Gong
Upon successful completion of the Wing Chun Boot Camp program, recruits will be accepted as an official West Coast Wing Chun student and family member and may continue on to Phase 2 of their training. (View our full Wing Chun Curriculum,)
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 which includes up to 15 1/2 hours of training per week. The next phase, Chum Kiu includes up to 17 1/2 hours of training per week.
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WHY A BOOT CAMP APPROACH TO LEARNING WING CHUN?
The answer to this question is three-fold:
1. Everyone in the Wing Chun Boot Camp class is starting on the same page. Everyone is sharing the same goal: to learn the information or motions the instructor has put forth. When entering into a mixed-level class, the higher level student ends up trying to teach the beginner student and is not able to practice at his or her own level and will miss out on his or her own learning experience. Or the beginner student is not given full attention as the teachers try to accommodate the learning of the older student. Either way, no one is given the attention he or she needs in order to learn well and progress.
There can be a benefit to working with more advanced students. In Boot Camp, the older students who attend, are specifically there to help their younger brothers and sisters and/or to get a better handle on Wing Chun Basics. The goal remains the same for both...everyone is there to learn the lesson of the day and improve the Wing Chun of all the students in the kwoon.
2. Sifu Bryan's goal is to keep the quality of the Wing Chun high in the kwoon, and the level of learning excellent. West Coast Wing Chun is a school, not a gym, where you come and go as you please and if you miss a day of working out, then no one notices. Students here are expected to show up, practice and learn. You are held accountable for your progress and training. If you are going to miss a class, you must let Sifu Bryan know in advance.
We understand that everyone's commitment level will vary dependent on their family and work commitments. As long as there is a willingness to commit to learning/practicing and communication is present, then we will welcome you into our family and our 2nd level of training at the Siu Lim Tao level. If you are flakey and do not take your training seriously, then you will not pass the course and be allowed to continue to the next level. We give everyone a fair shot at learning. The rest is up to you.
3. It is difficult to know whether you want to commit to learning a martial art by taking one or two classes. It takes 30 days of doing something new to create a habit. It takes longer to start to comprehend what a martial art is really about.
We do not want your Wing Chun to fail you under a false sense of security that lives inherent in our instant gratification society. We want your Wing Chun to work. Boot Camp helps insure that your foundation will be strong.
Kung Fu literally translates to "hard work". Translation of old Chinese calligraphy script reveals a more detailed definition: "Achievement through accumulated effort". There are no shortcuts to achievement. You will be expected to work hard in and out of the kwoon.
Sifu Kwok Chung Shan (Sifu Bryan Talbot), closed door student & disciple of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, teaches all Boot Camps with the assistance of Lo Si Kimmy Squiers, student of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok. All teachers are certified through the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Kung Fu Martial Arts Association.