THIS WEEK IN VING TSUN

Lots pf great training at the school last week. Here are a few snap shots of what folks were up to. Notice, the notebook! Taking notes is a really good idea.

 

Also note the long pole, which is very advanced practice.

 

Photos by Hillary Johnson

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Introduction to Ving Tsun Kung Fu

We are super excited to announce a new class at the Academy.

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Introduction to kung fu!

This is a four-class series beginning on the FIRST Tuesday or FIRST Saturday of each month. You will be introduced to basic elements of ving tsun kung fu (stance, hand techniques), theory (principles of ving tsun), meditation, and kung fu philosophy (Mo Duk). Elements of the kung fu are explained in easy to understand pieces — with emphasis on developing correct fundamentals, posture, and mindful execution of techniques. If you have any physical limitations, special conditions, or injuries, please advise us, so that we can help you learn to practice effectively and safely. This series is appropriate for those who have never been to a martial arts or kung fu class before, those who have completed the series and would like to continue their education, or those who desire a refresher on the fundamentals.

The tuition cost for the Intro class is $50 per month. Select either a Tuesday series 6pm-7pm, or a Saturday series  12pm-1pm

Sign up for the Tuesday series

Sign up for the Saturday series

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Kung Fu in Winter

Yes, yes, polar vortex. Whatever. We know. In Chicago, it’s wicked cold. That’s winter for you!

But here at the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy, the training goes on, no matter what. Class is still under way right now and despite the freezing temperatures outside, the wing chun kung fu training is going on like crazy!

We thought you might like a few photos of class. We’re extra excited because we have a number of brand new people in the school today as well as many veteran students. The senior students help the new ones learn the basics which is part of how we create such a supportive, friendly, family-like atmosphere.

So, here’s the pics. Enjoy!

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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

 

Sifu Matt and the VTSDA Demo at U of I Champaign for Mid-Autumn Festival

The Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy was invited to the University of Illinois to share a demonstration of Ving Tsun kung fu as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, September 2012.

Please enjoy the video.

Many thanks to:
Mathew Mario Digiovanni
Humberto Flores Jr.
Aaron Harper
Whitten Hau
Christian Tillich
Robert Veitch

All the disciples and students of Sifu Matt Johnson

The University of Illinois at
Champaign/Urbana

Grandmaster Ip Ching
Great Grandmaster Ip Man

The VTSDA is the only school in Chicago and one of the few in the United States with a direct link to the Ip Man lineage of the Ving Tsun/Wing Chun system.

To learn Ving Tsun in it’s purest form, come to the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy.

We teach you to train your body and your mind for self defense, fitness and to help you find peace of mind in daily life.

The VTSDA is the only school in Chicago offering comprehensive mind/body training for development of your physical, mental and spiritual capacities.

Come visit the school.
773-301-6257
mjvingtsun.org