Ving Tsun Students All Levels

At the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy we train everyone together. Beginners, long-time students, adults and youth. It makes for better training and more of a traditional feel. This is how my Sifu, Ip Ching teaches in Hong Kong at the VTAA. Not only do I see that it works well for him, but in my own school, I see that students learn better, form the kinds of tight bonds and lack of ego that you want in a good school of kung fu sisters and brothers and that their ving tsun develops nicely.

Here are some photos from tonight’s class. You can see every kind of ving tsun training happening at the same time.

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Think it loks good? We’re currently accepting new students. Register or call for your interview today.

Saturday Training at the VSTDA

We had a great night….

…during the Chicago Arts District 2nd Friday last night. It was super busy and lots of people came by to check out Ving Tsun student, Rok Teasley’s new art work and to see what ving tsun is.

We followed it up with some mighty fine training. (Especially with some visiting members of our far-flung ving tsun family in town. Dr. Josh is in from Boston and Aaron, (who has a new school in the Champaign area) drove in so the kung fu brothers could have some time together training the ving tsun.

Here’s what some of the action looked like.

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We also had some really nice new guys stop by to check the school out. Always nice to make new friends.

Sifu Matt Featured in 2City News

Sifu Matt Johnson and the Ving Tsun Self Defense Academy is in the news!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, the local news group 2City News conducted a three-part interview with Sifu Matt Johnson. Here is part one, in which Sifu gives the audience a basic grounding in what ving tsun is and why it’s so effective for self defense.

The article focuses as well on the problem of understaffed, under-served urban areas in which residents often feel they must fend for themselves:

Check out the rest of the article and the first video segment. And of course, stay tuned for part two, tomorrow!
Thanks to Zack Isaacs and the whole 2City crew for focusing on the academy and such an urgent set of security and self defense issues. As one of the very few U.S. schools with direct links to the Ip Man lineage of Ving Tsun/Wing Chun, we are dedicated to teaching ving tsun in it’s purest form to those who wish to defend themselves and their loved ones. We extend an invitation to anyone who may be interested to come in for an interview, watch a class and if interested, attend up to a week of classes free of charge, to make sure the school is a good fit for you and your self defense goals.

Biu Gee Practice

Robert training Siu Lim Tau

Robert, a student at the VTSDA manages a rigorous work and school schedule but always makes time to train his ving tsun. He came in the other night on a break from his pre-graduation grind to train the forms including this very nice work on Biu Gee, the third empty handed form of ving tsun.

He’s clearly taken to heart the message delivered by Sifu Matt on a consistent basis…that is, if you want to have good ving tsun you gotta train; busy, tired, whatever, every single day.

Nice work Robert.

New Chi Sau and Wooden Dummy Videos

 

Sifu Matt Chi Sau with Rick

Robert Training on the Wooden Dummy

 

To get good results, you need to train a lot. Even when you don’t feel so great. These photos and video were taken right after Sifu Matt’s encounter with a wicked intestinal virus.

Make your training something you just do. Every day.

Then your ving tsun will be strong and ready if you need it.

 

 

 

New Student Training

New student, 1st Night: Pak and Punch

Class Structure Maximizes Your Training

Forms. Chi Sao practice. Fighting.

Mondays will be all about forms. We’ll work on basic training, forms, structure and understanding.

Tuesdays will be Chi Sau Intensive. We’ll look at the three empty hand forms and their relation to Chi Sau, as well as work on all aspects of Chi Sao practice, including Don Chi Sao, Seung Chi Sao, Poon Sao, Bong/Lop Sao, and Gwoh Sao.

Wednesdays we put it all together for self defense training. We’ll look at how to use your Ving Tsun against various kinds of attacks you might encounter on the street, and how Chi Sao practice teaches the practitioner to use his Ving Tsun in a real fight.

Saturdays will be open gym time. Students train on anything from the previous week’s classes, and can ask questions relating to the material.

This class structure insures that students receieve a well-rounded training experience that exposes them to all aspects of the Ving Tsun system.

For more information about learning the Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) system, contact Sifu Matt Johnson by phone or email and set up an interview to start you on the path to learning at the VTSDA.