WING CHUN KUNG FU
Forget what you think you know about Wing Chun. This is 40 years of pressure tested Wing Chun, lead by Australian Vetran of the Martial Arts and Former World Champion Sigung Rick Spain.
Wing Chun is a system of Kung Fu that utilises punches, kicks, elbows and knees, plus the finer arts of trapping and layered attacks. Delving deeply enough it’s also a clinching system that marries very well with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
For the traditionalists, forms, wooden dummy, chi sao and trapping hands are very much a part of our teaching platform and viewed as an integral part of developing a foundationally rich fighting game.
BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling/wrestling art that has it’s roots in Japan and was refined in Brazil. The focus is on finishing your opponent with your technical skills over and above your size or strength.
While most fights start on your feet, they quickly end up on the ground and if you’ve watched any UFC you will see this happens over and over again. So a basic ground game is essential at the very least.
For the lineage conscious, we hail from the Will-Machado Family. Professor John Will being one of the first (first of 12) non-Brazilian BJJ Black Belts in the world and who brought BJJ to Australia in the 90’s with Rigan Machado. Sigung Rick Spain took up the challenge and began incorporating BJJ into our system of combat in 1998 and haven’t looked back.
If you haven’t heard of boxing you have been living in a cave!
Boxing is a great cardio workout to say the least. But it’s so much more than that.
Boxing is an art in and of itself but can greatly improve your fighting skills with the focus on excellent footwork, range control, angle control and improving your decision making processes for shot selection.
We teach old school boxing with an emphasis on improving your all-round fighting game.
Putting it all together.
It’s one thing to practice and perfect your technical skills with drills and pre-rehearsed combinations and sequences – an essential part of your training to be sure. It’s another thing to pressure test what you’ve learnt and practice your favourite moves in a real time random scenario – where your opponent is practicing their skills too.
Sparring is crucial to your development as a martial artist. It can be scary in the beginning, but once you realise we’re all helping each other improve then it becomes one of your favourite classes to do!
JUNIORS MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAM
(JMAP 5-15 y/o)
Building the next generation of leaders.
The impact martial arts training has on a young mind is huge. It teaches self-discipline, responsiblity, self-reliance, self-efficacy, resilience, determination, co-operation, humility, leadership, structure, compassion, confidence, focus, attention. Then there’s the physical benefits of improved fitness, strength, flexibility and co-ordination.
The primary training focus of our JMAP classes is Wing Chun Kung Fu. The psycho-social focus is all of the above. We see our children as our future leaders and it’s our purpose to help them become the best they can be.
Yes, we are an Active Kids Provider!
NDIS – SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
Martial Arts training falls within the scope of your core funding for social and recreational participation. We have extensive experience working with participants with an array of disabilities, ranging from ASD, Down Syndrome, Cerebal Palsy, Vision Impairment, ADD/ADHD and more.
We find that one on one sessions are of most benefit, as we can control and manipulate the training environment to best suit our client’s needs. However, it is very much still a social activity as we are a full time training academy and students come here to train at all hours of the day, leaving many opportunities for meaningful social interactions.
If you have a Plan Manager please have your Plan Manager contact us to discuss the details. If you self-manage your NDIS funds you can chat with us directly. Either way we would like to hear from you so we can discuss your goals for training with us.
All part of being a martial artist is to be fit, strong, fast and flexible. You’ll get a great workout in all of our classes but we do recommend booking into a conditioning class regularly to compliment your training in the disciplines we have on offer.
Most conditioning classes are run as a circuit, include a warm up, a main conditioning element, glove and pad work and a stretch to cool down.
Martial artists just look good! Our conditioning classes will get you there!
24- 26 Botany Road Alexandria
We are at the Redfern end of Alexandria.
5 minute walk from Redfern Station, 10 minute walk from Green Square and Erskineville Stations and many Bus routes/stops nearby.
You will find street parking along Regent Street/Botany Road, Wyndham Street, Cope Street and Raglan Street.
Please be mindful of clearways in operation between 3-7pm Mon-Fri directly outside the gym.