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Hi guys!

Thanks for a fantastic Saturday, all classes were pumping!

12:15pm at lunch today is Wing Chun with Zac, then 6pm tonight is a big Wing Chun class with Sifu at 6pm and at 7:15pm with Mayur for old school trapping hands and touch reflex sparring.

See you on the mat.

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Tonight’s 6:30 class with Vadim is Trapping Hands flowing into boxing drills and sparring.

Tomorrow’s 9am Conditioning class will be taken by Ross who will have a great workout planned for you.

The 10am is a Sparring Clinic with Sifu (also being live streamed if you can’t make it in) Psychology and Tactics 101.

The 11am kids class is with Damien and will include sparring so remember to bring their gloves and a mouth guard.

Parents, please also remember to pay as you arrive, Sifu Rick will be there to assist you with payments.

Sunday 9:30am is BJJ with Andrew!

See you on the mat!

Today’s classes are 12:15 and 6pm BJJ don’t miss them! Adult contact sports, as of yesterday, are amongst the approved activities in NSW restriction criteria. That being the case, still remember to maintain high levels of personal hygiene.

Tonight’s class is working on grading flow drills for blue and purple belts, finishing with flow rolling – 4x 3min rounds. Andrew’s plan for BJJ is also working on foundations, so make it in one way or another!

The last Kids Kung Fu class for this term is this Saturday. Please parents, it’s “pay as you go” for what has been the remainder of this term. Usually $18 per class, but given the current circumstances we have reduced it to $10 per class for this term. Please pay at front desk to Sifu Rick, cash is preferred unless you are paying an accrued amount. Next term a discount of 30% will be allocated to all children’s Term payments to offset the forced shut down of classes in term one (for existing members only).

 

See you on the mat.

Hey guys!

As with the latest lifting of restrictions sparring class is back on tonight after the 6pm Wing Chun class and rolling is allowed tomorrow!

See you on the mat!

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Hi guys,

Thanks for last night great class. We did some pretty intense circuit drills that everyone completed, well done. Then we explored the versatility of Pak Sau and the different variations of it. Plus we chatted about the missing principles of Wing Chun that actually make it work.

Look out for my new vlog “Shooting from the Lip” and I’ll see you tonight for True Boxing where we’ll cover dealing with the jab and the cross with parrys and footwork principle “step up and over”.

See you on the mat.

Sifu

 

Hi guys!

This Wednesday new restrictions are being lifted allowing adult contact sports to recommence, which means our training will start to feel a lot like old times!

Get in tonight too. Sifu has a big kung fu night planned for tonight, a whole new bunch of drills for skills planned plus, Mayur’s 7:15pm class!

Don’t miss it!

See you on the mat.

 

Woohoo!

Well we’ve been back for 2 weeks now and the vibe is getting stronger everyday. Yesterday was a hoot, I had a very action packed agenda but we spent a large portion of the class having a crack. I think everyone finally felt “we’re back”.

My mission this Winter is to get everyone in top shape for Spring and Summer, so not only will we be doing some challenging high intensity training, I will alwso be sending out a video every second day on diet and nutrition advice (including meal ideas) plus layers of the Winning Mind.

I’m super excited about the schools birthday on the 2nd of August. Lets start taking names for the grading and the party.

See you on the mat!

Oak Kay Yun (Family)

Wing Yu (Honour)

Jung Sam (Loyalty)

 

Welcome home everyone!

We kicked off Saturday with Frances’ 9am conditioning class, Sifu’s 10am Wing Chun and Damien’s 11am kids kung fu. Sunday was an awesome BJJ session with Andrew and Monday smashed with Zac at 12.15, Sifu at 6pm and Mayur at 7pm.

Today is 730am live stream with Sifu plus 6pm True Boxing again, with Sifu.

If you aren’t aware, approved class numbers have increased to 20 PLUS instructors and assistant instructors. So, while we’d still like you to pre-book via the mindbody app, there’s plenty of room for everyone. I’m hoping to update the number limitations on mindbody today.

Live streaming has been reduced to 7am Tuesdays and Thursdays, then 10am Saturdays and kids live streaming will continue only until the end of the term on Mondays and Wednesdays, the start time is moving back to 415pm as of this Wednesday to again allow for travel times after school.

Lastly as of July 1st adult contact sports are allowed! So let the fight begin!!!

See you on the mat.

PS. Email to follow in next few days in relation to updates in policies so please keep an eye out. In relation to COVID proceedures, please ensure you temp check at arrival, sign in and sign out on the register in addition to checking in on mindbody. As for training, X marks the spot, no intentional touching, limited sharing of equipment is allowed, please use your 16s or bag gloves when on the heavy bags or pillars and wash and sanitise your hands regularly!

PPS. Grading and gathering looking to go ahead late July! So start training asap!

 

 

Our annual memorial service for Jonathan Church is this Friday. This year marks 24 years since his passing. He was Sifu’s 6th student and Sifu considered him to be like a brother/son and was one of Sifu’s first Gold Belts. Every year on 12th June we honour his memory. Our Student of the Year Awards have been given in his name every year since his passing.

Jonathan Church was one of 18 killed in a training disaster in Townsville 1996. In 2015 a new annual tradition was initiated called “The Jonathan Church Ethical Soldier Award and will be made to nine soldiers each year, three of whom will be also named as ambassadors. The award is named in honour of Tpr Jonathan Church, an SASR paramedic who helped save children whose parents were massacred in Rwanda in 1995.”

For those who cannot make it into the city, we will be observing one minute’s silence before the 7:30am morning live stream class. For those who can make it in, we are meeting at the Martin Place cenotaph between 11 and 11:30am. Afterwards we will go to the Cauliflower Hotel in Waterloo to commemorate. Jonny’s training buddies will be there as always.

We hope to see you on Friday online or in person.

 

 

By now everyone would have heard the good news that we are allowed to re-open the Kwoon as of this Saturday 13th June! As you can imagine we are super excited like you! There are changes that we need to adhere to for the time being. Most of these will be outlined below, it’s all pretty straight forward and what you would expect given the current state of things.

It’s ideal that you read and understand the rules and procedures now so that we can focus on doing what we enjoy the most when we re-open so please take a moment to read this message in it’s entirety.

While the Government has not provided specifics on everything, it is the Australian Institute of Sport who are the primary influencers in setting the framework for how the fitness industry will function, so that is what we are basing our plans on at this stage.

The rules are that classes are limited to 10 participants (including the coach) and up to 100 in the facility as long as social distancing requirements can be maintained, that we know. Due to the size of our facility, technically we are allowed up to 60 people inside (if we count the entire floor space it’s actually 90). This does not translate practically however. We can easily accommodate 10 per class with social distancing requirements, but we can only have up to 6 of you doing your own training – split between training in the gym or on the heavy bags/in the heavy bag area. What it does mean though is that people can watch the class as long as social distancing is maintained. This is especially important for parents who like to watch their children train.

We have a touchless thermometer to be used on entry. If you have a high temp (over 37.5) we cannot allow you to train. If you’re feeling unwell please stay home.

Cleaning products are available for use after use of equipment and hand sanitiser will be available at the entry/exit area and outside the bathrooms.

Please pre-book for classes to reserve your spot and please be mindful of others and cancel your booking in good time if you can no-longer attend that class. We have set the pre-booking limit to 9 with a wait-list of 5.

In addition to checking in on Mindbody, there will also be an attendee register to fill out and sign.

It’s recommended that you come ready to train and shower at home where possible and socialising is meant to be kept to a minimum. This is to minimise unnecessary contact in change rooms, bathrooms and communal areas.

In relation to Kung Fu: Shadow boxing is allowed. Non-contact technical work with coach, including using bag, speedball, pads, paddles, shields is allowed. No contact or sparring.

In relation to BJJ: Non-contact skills training. Resistance training in gym, solo mat-based drills (e.g. weighted bags) are allowed.

In general: Activity that can be conducted by a solo athlete or by pairs where at least 1.5m can always be maintained between participants. No contact between athletes and/or other personnel. Indoor/outdoor activity that can be conducted in small groups (not more than 10 athletes and/or other personnel in total) and with adequate spacing (1 person per 4m2). Some sharing of sporting equipment permitted such as kicking a football, hitting a tennis ball, use of a skipping rope, weights, mats. Non-contact skills training. Accidental contact may occur but no deliberate body contact drills. No wrestling, holding, tackling or binding.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, see you all on Saturday!

So far 10am Wing Chun with Sifu and 11am Kids with Damien is confirmed.

Watch this space for more updates.