by admin | Aug 28, 2017 | Blog, Featured
We are really proud of all of our members. They have put a lot of time and hard work into their training and it showed during their test on 24 Aug 2017. Congratulations to Julie, Randy and Ian for passing all of the requirements for their grade levels!
- Julie – Assistant Instructor Level
- Randy – Assistant Instructor Level
- Ian – Advanced Level
There are several parts of the WTK test and each part has a set of requirements that the members need to meet in order to move forward to the next grade level.
- Structure (SNT, CK, BT, WTK SDF)
- Defense (WTK SDF Application)
- Sensitivity (Lap Sau Flows 1 to 4)
We presented our members their Rank Certificates and the new WTK Shirts!
We are very grateful to be on this WT journey together!
by Julie Kong | Aug 14, 2017 | Blog
Take Control: Women’s Self-Defense Program
What do women want to learn from a self-defense class?
• “I want to feel prepared to respond to an attacker who surprises me”
• “Basics of self defense to have enough time to run”
• “Basic skills to defend myself from an attack or to escape a dangerous situation”
Over the course of three weeks in our Take Control: Women’s Self-Defense Program, women learned just to do that as part of a wellness-sponsored activity from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.
Using the principles of Wing Tsun, women practiced over and over, how to punch with vertical fists, defend themselves with lan sau followed by elbow hits, do a front kick, and apply tan sau and jum sau to protect themselves.
Women had “aha” moments such as using one’s “gut” to react if someone enters the boundary of one’s personal space and what can be done to pre-empt a hit. Women were also enlightened to the concept of moving forward if the way is free and facing one’s opponent instead of pulling away.
By the end of the three weeks, women had this to say:
• “It’s possible to be prepared for an attack”
• “If a person enters my circle of comfort, I know how I can react once that space is broken”
• “Be calm and aware to defend myself rather than showing intimidation”
Most importantly, the best take-away for the women was they now had the option to think, plan, and react if necessary and BE in control.