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WINTER IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAIN!!

QUICK REMINDER: THIS SATURDAY, ADULT WING CHUN GRADING – KIDS CLASS ON EARLY AT 9AM.

Need some seniors for the grading as we have a level 6 grading solo and will require some sparring partners. If your not grading or sparring, come down and show your support anyway!! Lunch afterwards at the Cauliflower Hotel.

Now……

WING CHUN IN WINTER!

Yes, the colder months are now upon us, it can be so easy to just hibernate through it, but winter is the best time to train!!

(and we’re not exactly known for taking the easy path here are we…?)

  1. Cold burns fat quicker. Your body’s self-regulation of heat means that when it’s cold your body has to work harder to maintain a healthy core temperature. So, getting out of bed or up from behind the heater to get in to train can increase your metabolic rate up to 10% – and that’s before you’ve even started your workout.
  2. By being exposed to various ambient temperatures, your body learns to get warmer faster.
  3. Studies have linked increased exercise to better moods – as I’m sure we’re all well aware – but this is most definitely important in the colder, darker months when people can experience varying effects of what’s been referred to as SAD (seasonal affective disorder). The rush of endorphins can be proof enough for most of us that training is good for us during this colder time.
  4. Training itself makes you warm!! Raising your body temperature during a workout has a soothing calming effect on your body like a hot bath or lying in front of a heater.
  5. Regular exercise has been shown to increase your immune system. This boost only lasts for a few hours so exercise needs to be regular for long term effects.
  6. AVOID WINTER GAIN! Keep your winter weight in check so you don’t have to scramble in spring to look good for the beach. The average person puts on 4kg during winter. Now, I know we’re not your average people, but it is ever so tempting to reach for the comfort food on a particularly freezing day. Exercise can help keep those desires at bay by keeping you warmer, keeping you focused on your goals, on track and burning those extra calories if you do happen to cave in to a quick pleasure food fix.

So, if you’re hibernating STOP NOW!! and get your ass on the mat!!

If you’re going to be smart about it, plan well:

  • Get in early to warm up before class.
  • Bring something warm to wear after class – hoodie, beanie, scarf, gloves – and PUT THEM ON!! Even if you still feel warm from training.
  • If you really feel the cold, wear compression gear and/or a rashie under your gi, it can really help.
  • Correct nutrition – you’re burning more calories in the cold, so if you have a fair distance to travel, take a healthy snack for your trip home.

See you on the mat!!

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HOODIES, VEST AND TEES! GETTING ORDERS IN NOW! DISCOUNTED PACKAGES AVAILABLE!

It’s that time of the year again, we’re taking orders for Hoodies and Vests…why not get some tees while we’re at it. We’re looking at some cool colour combos too! Prices are: Hoodies $79; Vests $75; Red Boat Tees $29; and Gonzoil BJJ Tees $29. Discounts apply for: 2 items 10% off; 3 items 15% off; 4+ items 20% off.

Winter is already upon us, so get your order in asap!

Please order and pay at the same time, we will get them in sooner that way.

Order sheet is at reception.

Above pic is just a mock up and not the final artwork.

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WING CHUN BLUEPRINT

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

5th May – Saturday: Kids Kung Fu class starts for the term – 11am

6th May – Sunday: Gold Belt Workshop – 10:45am

12th May – Saturday: Spartan 2.0 – Training & Nutrition Education for Life – 11:30am

22nd May – Tuesday: BJJ Grading – 7pm

26th May – Saturday: Wing Chun Grading – 10am – Parents of young kids: Kids Kung Fu class will be on at 9am on this day

(FYI: Sifu on Seminar Tour in QLD 15th-21st May)

 

BLUEPRINT OF WING CHUN

Hi guys,

Just a quick message to remind you to not miss tomorrow’s class. We’re going to be doing a profile on Wing Chun. All blocks, strikes, footwork, techniques, attacks etc. We will be pressed to fit it all in, but the motivation behind it is so you can quantify the system so you know exactly the volume of skills you need to master to become one.

It’s a must.

See you there,
Sifu

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GOLD BELT WORKSHOP – PUSHED BACK ONE WEEK – GOLD BELTS PLEASE REPLY

 

Attention all Gold belts and above, we are pushing back the Gold belt workshop (originally scheduled for this weekend) to next Sunday 6th May.

This is a chance for all Gold belts to train together, work on our new advancements in chi sau and have a get together afterwards.

Please reply to this email/post/tweet if you can make it.

See you then.

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KIDS (UNDER 12’s) CLASSES RE-START *NEXT* SATURDAY MAY 5TH

Parents,

Quick confirmation that the Kid’s 11am Saturday class will resume on Saturday 5th May.

We hope you all have had a lovely holiday!

See you in a week!

Any questions, please contact Amy on 0423 610 695 or email [email protected]

 

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ANZAC DAY; NEXT GRADING; GOLD BELT & ABOVE WORKSHOP

 

We are closed on ANZAC Day, so no classes are on. If you want to come in to do your own training let us know and we may be able to organise a couple of hours of Open Mat time.

The next grading will be after Sifu gets back from QLD. Either Saturday the 19th or 26th of May.

BJJ gradings will now be held on the Tuesday evening BJJ Foundations class prior to the grading date. So we hope to see more consistent steps forward in your progression with BJJ.

As promised during the Gathering last month, the first of the Gold belt and above workshops is scheduled for Sunday 29th April!

 

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URBAN SURVIVAL WORKSHOP THIS SUNDAY

 

As written above:

URBAN SURVIVAL WORKSHOP

24-26 Botany Road Redfern (opposite Waterloo IGA)

This is a must for all of us. After 40 years teaching urban combat skills it is more relevant today than it’s ever been. Blunt force trauma and knife attacks are the 2 main causes of death in the urban environment. In many cases they are avoidable. The skills you will learn are situation awareness (never be a soft target again), reading body language, the 7 stage attack ritual and counter measures, how to defend and apply chokes, understand and apply escape and evasion tactics, weapons disarms and much more.

https://www.redboatkungfu.com/events/

To claim the early bird offer, enter coupon code: NEVERBEAVICTIM

$99 per person or $79 if you book and pay prior to the day!

Friends and family welcome!!

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EASTER HOURS

Easter Hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 8am – 12noon Open Mat (no classes)
  • Saturday: 9am Fitness/Conditioning Class; 10am Wing Chun; 11am Kids Kung Fu (and 11:15 Spartan in the gym room)
  • Sunday: 9:30am BJJ
  • Monday: 8am – 12noon Open Mat (no classes)

If you’re not in over the break we hope you all have a lovely time!

Other things to remember:

Tuesday and Thursday class times (and some themes) have changed.

  • Tuesday 5:45pm Kicking & Stretching; 7pm BJJ Fundamentals
  • Thursday 5:45pm BJJ; 7pm Women’s Class

Workshops coming up:

  • Handfighting & Chi Sau Sunday 8th April 10:30am FREE – suitable just for members but all welcome.
  • Urban Survival – Self Defence Sunday 15th April 10:30am $79 early bird / $99 on the day – all welcome.

Enjoy your long weekend!!

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FREE WORKSHOP THIS SUNDAY

 

Quick reminder to everyone that Sifu is putting on a FREE workshop this Sunday (18th March) at 10:30am-1pm. Theme is HANDFIGHTING.

Spartans please be in by 10am so we can get a head start on our session prior to the free workshop.

See you all then!!

Enrol on our EVENTS page!

www.redboatkungfu.com/events/

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TEEN’S BOOTCAMP – THIS APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

 

TEEN’S BOOTCAMP – THIS APRIL SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

23-27TH APRIL (MON-FRI) 9AM-1:30PM

5 x days of training in Strength, Fitness, Resourcefulness, Team Work, Self Defence, Performing Under Pressure and a themed Survival Day in Centennial Park!

$399 per person, discounts apply for current students and family.

Book and pay by 1st April for Early Bird rates.

Contact Amy for discount codes!

Call Amy: 0423 610 695
Or email: [email protected]