Week So Far: Wing Chun, Kung Fu, Boxing and Kids Martial Arts Classes – BJJ to come!

Hi guys!

What a great week it has been already for training. We had a fantastic turnout on Monday with the 6pm Wing Chun class fully booked plus the lunch and 7.15pm Kung Fu classes getting off to a great start.

Last night was Boxing. It felt great to hit a moving target! We’re not making touch contact yet as per restrictions, but mitts and shields are allowed.

Today we have a full day of classes here in Redfern! Starting with the Wing Chun lunch class at 12.15, under 10s/Kids Martial Arts class at 4.15pm, more Kung Fu at 6pm and finishing with the 7.15pm class. The 7.15pm Wednesday class will still be very suitable for beginners in Martial Arts, but will focus on drilling the week’s themes, getting a good workout and foundations training.

Class bookings.

If your desired class is booked out, you can now put yourself on the wait list for that class and if a spot becomes available we will let you know. Otherwise, you can come in to do your own training even if a class is full as we do have the space to allow it.

Kid’s in Adult Classes.

Just a bit of housekeeping here guys! Having kids in adult classes poses a number of risks and for the most part we cannot allow this to occur. On the occasions that we do allow it, we will invite you/your child to the class, the child must train with their parent, and consideration will be dependent on size and weight, skill level, age and experience of the child. We appreciate your understanding on this matter. When your child is in their teens please feel free to contact us to see when and under what conditions your child may yet be suitable for attending some adult classes.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

BJJ is on tomorrow at 6pm. Due to 1.5m rule the focus will have to be on conditioning and solo drills for Jiu Jitsu and whatever crazy things March has in store for you! It’s even really a good time to have a look at BJJ if you’re initially uncomfortable with the idea of rolling around on the ground with someone, as for the next 2 weeks you won’t be! So jump in and get acclimatised to the ground.

See you on the mat.

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Freedom Day For Our Martial Arts Family!

Hi guys,

We are very much looking forward to re-opening tomorrow (freedom day!) with our first martial arts class being Wing Chun Kung Fu at 12.15pm, 6pm, then 7.15pm.

Monday at 6pm is fully booked so please look into either the 7.15pm or midday class. The rest of the week’s classes are filling up too, so please book in asap to secure your spot.

Booking link here.

Only 20 people can participate in each class but we can have almost double that in the kwoon itself. So if you have missed out on booking your preferred class and that’s the only time you can train, you can come in to do your own thing.

Current rules for training under COVID restricted conditions in Sydney are:

  • 1.5m physical distancing – we will be primarily doing solo drills in class. This includes BJJ.
  • Focus mitts, pool noodles and kick shields may be used. Take one set of mitts per person (rather than one set between partners) where possible.
  • Pick your partner and stick with them for the duration of the class.
  • Use your own 16 oz gloves and other protective gear. If you don’t have your own…. WHY??? We do supply protective equipment. Some we currently have in stock, some you may need to pre-order.
  • Clean whatever equipment you used aat the end class please!
  • Sparring classes will need to be cancelled for 2 weeks, sorry everyone…
  • Both doors at the Kwoon entry and the rear door must be open during class times, if you notice a door is closed please open it.
  • Fans need to be on during class times and TURNED OFF once training is over – again if you notice any fans left on at closing time please turn them off or notify the instructor.
  • Face masks do need to be worn whilst training indoors at this stage.
  • Please Temp Check when you arrive (over 37.5 is a high temperature) and check in using the QR code and confirm your class attendance on Clubworx.
  • If you have forgotten your phone only then do you need to manually sign in using the log sheet.
  • Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser provided
  • If you feel unwell please stay at home and get tested.
  • At this stage, if you are 16 yrs or over you need to be fully vaccinated to train.
  • Please email your Vaccination Certificate (screen shots are fine) so that we can note in your membership file that it has been sighted. If you have done this already, thank you! You don’t need to do it again.
  • Where possible, arrive ready to train and/or shower and change back into your civilian clothes at home.
  • Please don’t expect us to bend any rules the government has put upon us, we cannot compromise the Kwoon.

We understand if all of these rules frustrate you, it’s just a matter of time now before we can train with masks off, drill together start sparring again. BJJ tragics… it’s only 4 classes of solo drills and BJJ specific conditioning… you can do it!!!

Thank you everyone!

See you Monday!

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Sydney Re-Opens! Wing Chun Kung Fu is BACK on the Agenda!

Greetings and Salutations!

We are super excited with only one week to go to re-open our Sydney doors for training. Classes are already filling up, so dont’ forget to book – pre-booking is required for ALL CLASSES ie Wing Chun, True Boxing, BJJ, Fitness and Kids Martial Arts / Kung Fu Classes.

Kick off is Monday 11th October at 12.15pm for the Wing Chun Lunch Class, followed by Teens Martial Arts at 4.15pm, then Adults Kung Fu at 6pm and 7.15pm for the evening sessions. So get your gear ready!

There has been many questions about when we will be filming the new grading structure, the answer is ASAP. We are looking at starting this Thursday next week. To get it out there as quickly as possible it’s going to be a little rough and ready with not a lot of editing – essentially “for our eyes only”. I’ll keep you posted.

Peak Performers are starting to nail their diet and training . The just finished Hell Week. Congratulations!

I am expecting great things from them.

I will be making an announcement tomorrow regarding our end of year goals such as Gradings, Pre-Comp Training and the Advanced Butterfly Sword Seminar. This will be open to those that have taken up the sword already and can demonstrate a level of proficiency. So a Butterfly Sword revision class will precede the workshop.

Again, dates to be announced.

So get focused and get ready because we have serious ground to make up!

See you on the mat,
Sifu

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Morning all!

Tonight’s 6:30 Wing Chun class with Vadim is working on close range weapons: knees, elbows and the clinch.

9am Saturday morning with Frances is a Hero workout in honour of our Anzacs.

11am Saturday is the return of Kids Kung Fu classes! This is going to be a big term for the kids as they are all prepping for their next grading which will be at the end of the term in late June.

Being the beginning of term it also means term fees are due. Thank you to all the parents so far that have arranged term fees online, it really helps us focus on the kids rather than admin on the day. It’s extra helpful for this weekend too, as annoyingly enough, I won’t be there! If you missed the link to online registration here it is. If it’s not allowing you to submit the form it’s usually one or two checkboxes haven’t been ticked – they’re very easy to miss. There is also room to add your Active Kids Vouchers, I will adjust your total once you submit the waiver for review.

Sifu and I will be at a Kyokushin training camp tomorrow to do a BJJ seminar so make sure you have a smashing workout for the 10am!

Sunday is ANZAC Day. BJJ class is officially cancelled for the day, but some of the guys and girls may want to come in for a roll. If this is the case, please ensure you observe one minute’s silence before commencement of your training. If you’re not on the BJJ Facebook or WhatsApp group chat let me know and I’ll add you. If anyone plans on going in, that’s where you’ll hear it first.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

See you on the mat.

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

A nice surprise! BJJ with March is on tomorrow (Thursday) night at 6pm. We’ll be starting the year with a favourite – the Peruvian Dozen. 12 attacks/set ups form the Peruvian Necktie. Get in if you can.

9am Saturday Conditioning class is on with Frances. So anyone wanting to get started on losing their food babies be sure to come in on Saturday morning.

Tonight and Friday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am is open mat with a losely structured class if you want to join in. Last night was a great turn out and a fun training session, thanks to all involved!

Lunch on Friday is a class with Zac starting at 12:15. Andrew will be in for Sunday’s BJJ at 9:30am.

As of Monday we’re back into the swing of things with the first full week of training for the year.

See you soon!

Hi guys!

Tonight’s BJJ at 6pm is all about side control and the review of all attacks in the syllabus.

Tomorrow night’s Wing Chun will mix it up with all weapons on deck. Striking combining hands, feet, elbows and knees.

Tomorrow’s lunch class will be an amalgamation of this week’s training.

See you on the mat!

Today is BJJ day!

12:15 lunch class with Andrew is always accommodating to who turns up. If you’re a beginner or if you’re advanced your needs are met. With over 2o years of BJJ experience – practicing, coaching, reffing – you’re in great hands.

6pm evening class with March is how to get the back and piece up unsuspecing people!!! haha Assisted by newly appionted Purple belt Barwin! Congratulations on your new belt.

See you on the mat.

Today 6PM, BJJ

2nd part Dynamic looping drills for blue and purple belt grading. These 2 loops will cover about 85% of respective grading material. Same as last week. End with flow rolling.

See you on the mat.

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Hi guys,

This week’s theme is on stripping grips. An essential component of your grappling and clinch game.

REMINDER: This Sunday at 8am we start the latest Peak Performance course. Running over 6 weeks with a further 6 weeks of monitoring, is the most up to date course we are running on your fitness, health and wellbeing. Lose weight, put on muscle, “tone up” or just improve your overall health. This course will give you all you need to know to become an ultimate athlete. Visit our events page to register: https://www.redboatkungfu.com/events/

See you on the mat.

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Lunch class BJJ at 12:15 with Andrew is continuing the theme of fundamentals revision.

Tonight BJJ at 6pm is the final stages of blue and purple belt grading practice loops. Introduction to 2nd loop for your belt level. Finishing with flow rolling. No partner changes etc.