Last week, Sifu Lau had a 5-days trip to Hungary as a guest instructor for a wing tsun kung fu seminar.
This seminar was organized by Sifu Róbert Török, the head instructor of Five Elements Wing Tsun Kung Fu Association of Hungary. There was a 2-days seminar. Around 100+ wing tsun kung fu lovers gathered in a big community gym for 5 hours training in the first day. In the second day, all the instructor got trained and practise in another 5 hours seminar. All attendees had a great time practicing and polishing their Wing Tsun’s skills. Sifu Lau was amazed by everybody’s dedication. Everybody kept on practising non-stop during each 5 hour session. In addition, Sifu Lau is very delighted for the great hospitality from Sifu Róbert Török and his students. Sifu Róbert Török had showed Sifu Lau how beautiful Budapest is.
We are thrilled to tell you the new class weekly schedule of our Mexico branch.
This new class is taught by Sifu Jerónimo García. Currently, there is weekly schedule of every Tuesday and Wednesday 19:00 to 21:00. Sifu Jerónimo García would love to teach and show you how effective Wing Tsun kung fu is !
Below is the latest youtube video which Sifu Lau and Sifu Jerónimo García promoting this martial art.
(This is the caption:)
SIFU Lau : Hello Mexico, How are you ?
My name is Carson Lau
I am from Hong Kong and live in Canada now.
I am very happy that I can say hello to you guys in here with my student
We have a new Wing Tsun class in Mexico now.
Jeronimo : That is right, It is a great honour for me to represent Sifu Carson Lau
to open a school of his Academy in Mexico. I hope to see you soon
there. I will do my best to promote this fascinating martial art in our
SIFU Lau : Hope to see you soon.
In my experience, students learn about the straight punch in their first week or month. When they start learning other techniques, they never go back to training the different aspects of the straight punch again. Student will focus the speed in chain punch, but training power and learning the theory behind the straight punch are neglected.
Take the time to focus on the power of your punches, use gym equipment such as wall bags or punching bags to help develop your power. Even if you have all the techniques in the world to create opening to your opponent, how do you expect to take them down if your punches are weak and flimsy?
A good friend of mine, Amen Cheung, recently presented me with a very life like portrait of myself using charcoal. I have always wanted a portrait of myself drawn, and now it has actually happened. The portrait is now hanging at the gym so anyone at the gym can look it at any time.
Thanks Amen for this wonderful gift! I will treasure it dearly.
A quick bio of Amen Cheung:
- Studied in Hong Kong under the artist, Chao Shao An of the Ling Nam Lineage of Chinese painting.
- Specializes in water colour, contemporary Chinese painting, and charcoal
- He has been teaching painting for almost 30 years. His art studio is in the Markham area.
We are pleased to announce our presence in Mexico, a great country with a rich cultural heritage. The opening of Mexico branch demonstrates our passion to teaching Wing Tsun kung fu.
The new Wing Tsun branch will be located on Hacienda El Lobo 524 Col. Jardínes de la Hacienda Queretaro, Qro. C. P. 76180. (Between Prolongación Zaragoza and Escolásticas)
It will be our pleasure to teach the art of Wing Tsun at our new location with the same quality and passion we have come to expect of us.
For more details, please kindly visit the official website http://www.wingtsunkungfumexico.com/en/index.php
July 23rd, 2013 was certainly a memorable day as members of the CWTA took to the stage to demonstrate their skill at the 7th Annual Ward 3 Community Barbecue hosted by City of Richmond Hill . Held at Richmond Green Park in front of hundreds of people, and despite the rain, high winds and occasionally peeking sun, spirits were high and the crowd was jubilant. Narrated by Ken Tam, the ten members of the club kicked off their demonstration with a display of form that captivated the crowd’s attention as the martial artists moved with precision. The crowd got more and more into the spirit of things as we moved into the effectiveness of Wing Tsun as self defence. This was followed by the group into the arena of multiple attackers as one man took on two bigger threats at the same time. Finally, an intense form and mini-sparring session took place in a brilliant display of sticky-hands. The audience was definitely in love and impressed with the display of power, speed and grace of Wing Tsun before them.
Thanks go to Richard Ngai and Albert Cheung for directing the demonstration team, and to Gloria, Josh Midghall, Chih YiSun, Elton Law, Thomas Chan, Daniel Cheung, Merlin Tong and Darian, for their wonderful and to Ken Tam for the great Narration.
Our first 2 Foundation Revisions classes have been showered with praise. These classes are ideal for all instructors and assistant instructors who would like to perfect and further understand the precise theory behind the basic Wing Tsun movements. At the same time, they can also practise over and over again the very basic movements of Wing Tsun – something that Wing Tsun practitioner should never neglect to do, no matter how advanced they have become.
A person’s potential in Wing Tsun only goes as far as how strong is his/her Wing Tsun foundation. In the 2 Foundation Revision Classes, assistant instructors and instructors spent numerous amount of time only working on their turning stance and their forward moving footwork. The workouts look very simple, but they are extremely tiring. If people are willing to put in the effort to frequently repeat this type of training, they will develop extremely stable stance and very effective footwork. Other aspects of their Wing Tsun skills too will improve as a result of this.
A very common question that people may ask is, when is a good time to spend so much time focusing on the very basics of Wing Tsun? Should we do it when we are beginners? Or should we wait until we have a good understanding on various aspects of Wing Tsun first before spending focusing back to the basics? The answer to is, both approaches are acceptable. I personally believe when students already have a good knowledge of various aspects of Wing Tsun, they will find it much easier to understand when I explain in detail about the basics and also correct their bad habits in order to perfect their Wing Tsun movements. This is why I choose to wait until a person has at least reached the assistant instructor level before asking them to join our Foundation Revision Class.
Remember, you are never too advanced to review your basics. Do not let your pride betray you. No matter what advanced techniques you have learned, practicing the very basics is always very important.
We are pleased to announce the designation of three fourth-Level instructors of CWTA.
Sifu Chris Mah of Northfield, IL, Sifu Steve Chan of Evanston, IL, and Sifu Gilbert Leal of San Antonio, TX are dedicated Wing Tsun Kung Fu instructors for many years.
Those Sifus bring a wealth of experience to their students and we are excited about their new level in their Wing Tsun journey.
Please join us in congratulating Sifu Chris, Sifu Steve and Sifu Gilbert on their new promotion.