Wing Tsun Curriculum Overview


Wing Tsun Kung Fu

 

Wing Tsun is a martial art based on Chinese Kung Fu principles

Defense and power originate from sound structure and form achieved through thoughtful practice and repetition

Requires little muscular strength, and is more effective when relaxed

Can be effective by persons of any height, weight, and strength

Wing Tsun is not a sport,  but an Art whose goals are ultimately self-defense

 

Wing Tsun’s Kung Fu is essentially based on straight line defense and attacks

The shortest and therefore quickest distance between to points is a straight line.

Allows for lighting quick arm and leg attacks along a centerline

Allows for predictable, repeatable contact sensitivity through geometry and mechanics

Allows for relaxed transfer of power as you unify the ground, your lower body, and your upper body

 

How to be successful at Wing Tsun

Always be thoughtful of proper structure and form

Never forget fundamentals

Practice makes perfect

 


Levels

Wing Tsun Kwoon has four students levels. Each level’s movements are designed and built upon the last, allowing for consistent proficiency in self-defense and sensitivity. The time it takes to be proficient at each level is dependent upon the student’s thoughtful practice and repetition. True kung fu takes time, but the effort leads to rare skill. Our Instructor Level is considered the “black belt” of Wing Tsun.

 

WING TSUN CURRICULUM RUBRIC

Beginner Level

Intermediate Level

Advanced Level

Assistant Instructor Level

Instructor Level 1

 


Testing

Our WTK levels are organized to allow for graduated learning of fundamentals, building upon each level to advanced sensitivity. Your first goal is to demonstrate the form of each reaction in the level. Practice the form alone prior to working cooperatively to insure an understanding of the structure and balance that is necessary. Cooperative form is the next goal, but always keeping your structure intact. Solo as well as cooperative repetition will result in greater sensitivity and softness.

Graduating to the next level requires demonstration of solo as well as cooperative form in your module – without help. Let your SiFu know you would like to demonstrate your level to hopefully move to the next one. If you can demonstrate your level solo and cooperatively without assistance, you will graduate to the next module.

You must also demonstrate all levels prior as well as the current one, therefore keep practicing each level to master the fundamentals and build upon them well.

 


Class

Wing Tsun classes are held on Thursday nights. Though only held one night a week, our curriculum is designed to also be practiced at home, allowing for progress and new material at each class.

6:30 – Bow in – students line up and bow to Sigung then Sifu prior to class

6:30 – Wing Tsun Forms – classic solo forms are demonstrated by Sifu Ray. Forms are then repeated/practiced by our students as Sifu Ray and Sisok Allan provide guidance

6:50 – Unity – footwork and striking drills according to student’s level

7:10 – Sensitivity – students drill through sensitivity curriculum prior to new material

7:40 – Self-defense applications from the Self Defense Form are demonstrated and drilled

8:00 – Bow out – students line up and bow to Sigung then Sifu at the end of class