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
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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.

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.

New Student Begins Ving Tsun Journey

It’s always fun and exciting when a new student begins their study of Ving Tsun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was especially true this evening when Donald got started this evening. Donald’s uncle is the owner of the  Chi Cafe in Chinatown, one of our very favorite spots to eat. They have terrific Hong Kong style food and are open till all hours. That means you can get late night congee any time you want!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald said he’s wanted to study for a while but between work and school, he had to wait until today.

Here’s what his first lesson looked like. (Pretty relaxed and friendly atmosphere, just like at the VTAA in Hong Kong.

First Sifu Matt taught him the opening to Siu Lim Tau…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step, making little adjustments along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald was focused all night and worked really hard.
It was easy to see how much he was enjoying learning at last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other students were glad to help of course. Humberto worked on punching with him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally! Time to relax before heading out. Welcome to Ving Tsun, Donald! Glad to have you in the Matt Johnson Ving Tsun family.

Maybe you might want to try Ving Tsun too?

Sifu Matt Johnson Brings Ving Tsun to Texas!

Sifu Matt is bringing Ving Tsun training to the Rio Grande Valley starting tomorrow.

Sifu Matt and Tim Santos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He’ll be doing seminars and private lessons in McAllen (at Tim Santos’ new school).

he’ll also be visiting Mission, where Moses Flores teaches.

And last stop? Laredo, at Morales Martial Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ll post news of the trip as it unfolds.

Get ready Texas!

New Video at the VTSDA

Check out our new video of training Matt Johnson Ving Tsun here at the school.

One of the things that makes our school so great is the excellent attitude all the students have. They train hard but treat each other with friendliness and respect. Everyone has a good time. It really is a family.

We are incredibly grateful for all your dedication to the art of Ving Tsun.

Interested? Contact Sifu Matt for an interview. Maybe try out the Intro class Saturday, May 12th.