Greetings and Salutations,

Well, another intense training week. A big effort from everyone. Respect.

This week is a smorgasbord of traditional drills. Seniors will be concentrating on Chum Kil, Bil Jee, Wooden Dummy and Chi Sau. Blues will be detailing the second half of Sil Lum Tao and trapping hands. White belts will be foundation essentials… see you on the mat.

As some of you may have heard, Andrew will no longer be teaching the lunchtime BJJ class. This is a decision he does not take lightly, so I would like to take this opportunity to share some of your BJJ history. 

At the 1996 Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards I was hanging out with John Will and he was really pumped about how BJJ was going to change the landscape of martial arts in Australia. He said “Rick, you should really think about integrating it into your system.” 

So John came up and did an amazing seminar, and that was that. We were hooked. We didn’t have mats at the time but we dove in and the rest is history. And a big part of that history is Andrew.

The two of us rolled and rolled and rolled. We both knew how important this discipline was for strengthening our Wing Chun and the future of our system. I may have brought BJJ to our mat, but Andrew has consolidated it. When I could not continue teaching due to injuries, Andrew took up the slack and forged ahead so we never lost momentum.

I am forever grateful for that and countless owe him a huge thanks for the BJJ skills they possess today. 

So once again, thank you old friend, for all your contributions, coming in on Thursdays regardless of numbers and giving your best. I personally look forward to some Sunday sessions with you when my body is able. You’re simply tops in my book.

Much love and respect,
Sifu


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Hi everyone …well first week of coaching under the belt …thursday threw my first sidekicks about hip high on both sides..very very cautious but masive thrill…and definately hope for the future ..my coaching stamina is returning …monday felt like i was hit by a truck but by saturday could barely contain myself …tonight we will be studying part of the defence component of the Wing Chun blueprint ..Impregnable defence …super excited …see you on the mat!

Reminder too that kids and teens classes start this week with 2 on Wednesday (4:15 kids under 10 and 5:10 teens over 10) and 1 on Saturday all ages at 11am.

Next month the 4 week Beginners Course resumes on Wednesday nights (from 4/2/2021) at 7:15pm, to do the course only it’s $99, but anyone with an active membership of any other kind (ie monthly unlimited and 12 Block Passes) can attend for an extra workout or work on your foundations.

See you on the mat.

Today is the first full day back. Yesterday was the first BJJ Sunday session for the year and Zac’s lunch classes have had a head start all last week. Tonight is the first official 6pm and 7:15pm classes for the year.

So after shaking off a couple of weeks rest we will get into some traditional training and conditioning tonight!

See you there!

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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!

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Hi everyone,

Just a heads-up, this week’s lunchtime classes are back on (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) with Zac at the helm with a mixed bag of traditional themes (including Chi Sau, Forms and Dummy) plus conditioning to help with Christmas pudding!

The evenings are going to be an open mat, running a theme, plus conditioning. All seniors have a voice in this so pool your resources guys, it’s going to be a big year, instructors need to rest and recharge so week one is just getting back together, getting back on the mat and getting the body moving again. Structured classes start on Monday 11th January.

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Greetings everyone …Well here we are… Grading/ Fight week…I would like to share with you my typical taper for fight week and recommend you do the same …No weight training after today…ligaments and tendons and minor injuries need to rest and recouperate…No road work from tomorrow …Ankles knees hips same thing …You can skip up until Wednesday to keep your lungs open but on a soft surface…Your last sparring session is Wednesday(light touch contact) your last Dynamic workout Wednesday..medicine ball only …Im showing the entire workout tomorrow night …Thursday Friday keep your hands busy..tennis ball drills ..Again full workout tomorrow night …Hydrate at all times …Carb load from thursday night till Saturday (12th Dec)…If you bring fluids.. room temperature…get in early stretch lightly ..partner up for run thrus and light pad work ..Do not hit the heavy bag!! …I wont say good luck because your ready you dont need luck …Sifu

Tomorrow night im laying down 4 classes in 1 so you can drill this material over the next few weeks …dont miss it !

We are also two weeks away from our end of year party (19th December)! PLEASE advise us ASAP if you are coming! It’s $55 per person, this covers a 3 course lunch. If you are not eating it is still $55 per person. Order of the day is as follows: 10am Gold Belt Grading, 11:15/11:30 Sifu’s wrap up of the year and plans for next, Student of the Year Awards and special mentions, 12:00 lunch at the Atomic Beer Project 158 Regent Street Botany Road – literally one block away.

Again, please advise asap if you are attending the lunch as we will need to provide them with final numbers this week.

See you on the mat!

Sifu and Amy

Hi guys,

It became quite apparent last night that all of the traditional Wing Chun aspects of the coming grading assessments need some work. We have only 3 weeks until the end of year school grading (12th December), that’s a lot of ground to cover in a short period of time.

So tonight’s boxing class will be 50/50, boxing/wing chun.

With the boxing we’ll keep it dirty adding some new tricks to our game that can not just lead into close striking opportunities but the potential for takedowns as well.

With the Wing Chun we’ll keep it strictly Traditional. Chi Sau (or for white belts Trapping Hands), Forms and Wooden Dummy. Boxing purists who are not grading feel free to work on your light/technical sparring skills.

I plan to stick around until late, so if class runs over and you can stay to keep drilling your material, I’ll be here.

Same goes for Thursday after BJJ. Let me know if you would like to come in from 7pm to work on grading material until 8/8:30.

In addition! Peak Performance starts this Sunday! It’s been condensed to 4 weeks so we’re done before the year (and Summer) is out. Get your name down. It’s a fitness and nutrition course that will give you the tools for the duration of your lifetime.

See you then,

Amy

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Hi guys very excited about coming in tonight …I’ll be conducting a detailed striking class and going thru some of the combos in the revised grading structure which will be completed this week…Also the date for the Dragon Staff  is december 6th I rarely teach this weapon so jump on board ..Start time 11am  cost 149 …No weapons needed the school will provide…unless you want your own (add $50) Also the last peak performance course for the year starts on the 29th of this month… We had fantastic results with the last one, eveyone stripped fat and put on muscle and now have the Blue Print for life …This course  will differ as we’ll be condensing more information into a shorter  course from now on…Plus the new Peak Performance support App we trialled was a great success and is now a staple inclusion of the course…So ill see you guys Tonight !!

Ps Dummy should arrive any day! And school grading 12th December!

Don’t miss tonight’s boxing class at 6pm. We’re revising last week’s angled defensive and offensive footwork and combos, with some additional combinations and setups added to the mix. Repetition is absolute key to pulling any of this off in real time so don’t miss it and stick around for sparring after class.

Next Wednesday is the first class of the latest Beginner’s Course. This month’s one has been a load of fun and finishing up tomorrow. So if you know anyone who is keen to give martial arts a go but sitting on the sidelines get them to contact us and we’ll get them started.

See you on the mat.

Hi guys,

Tonight’s 6pm class is all about striking, focusing on our kicking game! Remeber to stick around for sparring afterward!

Tonight with Mayur at 7:15pm is hand fighting with Chi Sau drills followed by sparring.

See you on the mat.