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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Friday 6:30pm class: continue working on set ups, getting hands and feet moving and sparring full kit at the end.

Saturday: 9am Conditioning, 10am Wing Chun, 11am Kids Kung Fu.

See you on the mat!

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.

 




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!

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!

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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