Application of the Second Section of the Wooden Dummy: 1

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Training Fundamentals = Strong Ving Tsun

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Another Busy Class @the VTSDA

Beginner and Intermediate students training together with some help from more advanced students.
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Advanced Fighting Training

 

 

Every week, we spend time making sure the more advanced students get the chance to dig into their training and really see where the rubber meets the road. How do they apply techniques under increasing levels of pressure. Before anyone dons protective gear, they try things out slow and gradually build up speed. Everything is analyzed and examined. What works? Why does it work? What didn’t work and why not? Take it apart. Break it down. Make your ving tsun your own.

 

Sifu Matt and Aaron
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Sifu means business. You can see it in his face.

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Robert and Chris

 

How is This School Different?

Some schools are all about regimentation.

Not here. A typical night at the VTSDA looks a lot like one of Sifu Ip Ching’s classes at the VTAA in Hong Kong. Lots of different things happening all at the same time.  We all train together too. Men, women, kinds, adults. It’s a varied and rich experience.

Here are some pics from tonight’s class.

To start with, Ryan is working with some of the intermediate students on chi sau.

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Also, Sifu Matt was working with a brand new student, having her very first class. So, what is a  punch anyway and how do we do that in ving tsun? Then she lays it down. There was serious punching noise.

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Oh yes, also some gan da and tan da practice…

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Kim here? She  is very serious. She knows her ving tsun, trained right, will serve her right.DSCF5342

And over all, here’s what it looks like from here:

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Stepping and Punching Practice

 

 

 

 

 

Mat D works with students on coordinating the joints of the body for correct punching with stepping and on feeling the transfer of weight into the foot.
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Matt Johnson Ving Tsun Association Gathering and Intensive Training Seminar

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