Thank you everyone for your support! We had a couple of fantastic park workouts before the new lockdown restrictions have further limited us to max 2 from same household training. We’re averaging 10 people watching (and hopefully training!) our livestream live. If you miss it you can watch it later as it’s saved in our Facebook group RBKF Live Stream. It’s been great touching base with you all every morning.

Something that we have mentioned in the live stream is, now is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and make requests. We can tailor our classes for you. So send in your requests on Facebook or info@redboatkungfu.com

We started recording for Kid’s Kung Fu yesterday, we’re still working on the format so would love some feedback from parents. Parents please join our Red Boat Kids group page to view the lessons. At present we are not live streaming for the kid’s classes but are pre-recording them both for Facebook and what will be a new membership/course on Red Boat University. They are set out in 3 sections/3 seperate videos: 1, workout; 2, technical (looking at strikes, forms or a technique); and 3, defensive training – so blocks, footwork and self defense strategy or defense focused techniques. Please offer your feedback.

We miss you all!!!

 

 

See you all tomorrow at 7:30am online on our Facebook Group RBKF Live Stream and then again either online or at Alexandria Park at 12:15pm Sydney time, for a lunch session. If it’s raining the Park will be cancelled, but we’ll still do the class and you can follow on from the live stream at home or work!

See you tomorrow!

 

Hi guys!

Hope everyone is staying healthy! Tomorrow morning we are livestreaming a workout on RBKF Live Stream on Facebook at 7:30am so be sure to tune in! Also tomorrow we are meeting at Alexandria Park at 12:15pm for the first of our out-door sessions. No gi required (but please do wear something), bring a yoga mat or picnic blanket incase we do some ground work as it has been raining. Only groups of 10 including the instructor are allowed! So please let us know if you’re coming. You can book online, there’s a limit of 10 with a limit of 10 on the wait list. We do have contingency plans if too many arrive, but we’ll worry about discussing that if it happens. Saturday is a 10am meet. Please only attend if you can drive/ride in! We do not want anyone catching public transport unnecessarily.

We hope you are enjoying the daily workouts! I’m in the process of setting up Zoom to live stream on various platforms, however at present it is only Facebook on the RBKF Live Stream Group that we are doing this (and sharing fly on the wall footage from our RedBoatUni shoots). If you’re not on Facebook maybe create a dummy account just for this purpose, just for now.

On that note, we will be live streaming and recording tomorrow’s park session. The live stream audio won’t be 100% but you can follow on easily enough. Red Boat Uni will release a video with clear audio at a later date.

Welcome to the Uni for those who have upgraded their Red Boat University accounts, and for those who were already members and have asked to maintain their Kwoon membership during the Lockdown, we hope you’re enjoying the Peak Performance course. Please contact me directly for discount codes or access to Peak Performance on either info@redboatkungfu.com or 0421637298

Hope to see a lot of you guys over the next couple of days, we will continue with the park workouts while we are still allowed to, so keep an eye out on your emails for when the next ones will be.

 

 

Hey guys,

Hope you all are well.

A quick update from us… we have recieved a number of requests for out door training, which we are keen to do! So given the weather is good let’s all meet this Saturday at Alexandria Park at 10am for a workout. No uniforms necessary. We will meet as a “special interest group” so that we won’t have to bother council for permits etc. Please only come if you can drive in. We don’t want anyone taking public transport unnecessarily. Feedback on best times for weekday training sessions will be appreciated. With the change in everyone’s routine it would be a wild guess on our part for the best time to all meet up on a weekday.

Fly on the wall footage of today’s shoot for the Red Boat Uni will be up on the RBKF Live Stream page shortly.

In addition, we have been getting some great suggestions from you all regarding what we can do for you all during this time. We are constantly looking at options and streaming on Zoom is one of them.

Take care everyone!

See you soon.

FYI This was posted on Facebook yesterday for anyone interested.

Dear Members and Fans…a special offer….

As more and more of us are staying home and reluctantly withdrawing from our hobbies, we realise that Red Boat University could be an ideal tool for you to stay on top of your training during these strange times. With training videos on all our Wing Chun Curriculum requirements, Workshops and Short Courses on Wooden Dummy, Knife, Chi Sau, Trapping Hands, Butterfly Sword, Forms and more… you will be hard pressed to run out of things to do. Not only that, your subscription includes your online grading assessments.

As such we are offering a 20% discount on the Wing Chun Renegade monthly subscription to Red Boat University for the lifetime of your membership! That’s less than $5 a week for hundreds of hours of training material that you can practise at home, on your own. Plus we will give you access to the Red Boat HQ Live Stream Facebook Group!

Simply go to our pricing page, select Wing Chun Renegade and enter coupon code LOCKDOWN2020 to activate your 20% discount.

Already a FREE member and wish to upgrade?

Go to your account page and select upgrade and choose Wing Chun Renegade, enter the coupon code LOCKDOWN2020 to activate your 20% discount.

New subscribers go here join: https://www.redboatuniversity.com/pricing/

FREE subscribers go here to upgrade: https://www.redboatuniversity.com/account/?action=subscriptions

If you are a fee paying student at Red Boat HQ in Sydney and are committed to standing by us during this difficult time, as our first thank you we are offering a massive 60% discount on the Wing Chun Renegade subscription – that’s only $2.30 a week!

For those of you who are already Renegade or Instructor subscribers to Red Boat Uni (and a fee paying student at the HQ) we will give you lifetime access to the Peak Performance Course free of charge (usually $200 per course). The Peak Performance Course is set to be updated every time one is run at Red Boat HQ, so you will have ongoing access to the most current research on fitness and nutrition that Sifu has to offer.

If you wish to take advantage of this offer for Sydney students only, message me on Facebook or email info@redboatkungfu.com and I will provide you with your special coupon code (or activate your access to the Peak Performance Course).

Sydney guys, this is not something you HAVE to do, it’s an opportunity for you to do so if you want more than what will be provided on our Facebook Live Stream page. Live stream page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/504266926925852/

It is just our first thank you for your support. Our aim is to take a sustainable path so that we are with you and giving back well beyond however long this pandemic may take to resolve.

We hope all of our Members and Fans and your friends and family are healthy and stay that way.

Kuen Yao Sum Faat!

Dear students and friends,

As you would all be well aware by now, the Government – both National and State – have imposed a lockdown of non-essential services including gyms effective of midday today. We kept our doors open for as long as we could but today they must close. From what was said last night – regarding reviewing imposed sanctions every month – it is safe to say that we will be closed for at least one month, may be more.

Obviously we don’t want this, but we didn’t want this pandemic either! And we must do what has to be done to work together for the greater good.

We are humbled by how loyal and giving you have been – it will be remembered – and we will make every effort possible to ensure our doors open again once this is all over, and during this lockdown keep the information flowing using Facebook and Red Boat University and other measures to, but if you have to suspend your membership we do understand – we don’t know what hardships you are going through. Please advise us via info@redboatkungfu.com if you cannot maintain your membership during this time.

Please join our live feed (not always live) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/504266926925852/ We will post training sessions for you to do at home and use it as an open platform to share training tips. But please use it to post your training sessions as well, so we can see what your doing and coach you from afar. For the kids we will be doing the same, so parents/brothers/sisters please join our Kid’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/106457386174383/ both groups are private so only members can view your posts and the members are only current students.

During this time we will also be directing our energies on the Red Boat University including the addition of a Kid’s program and membership. So watch this space for updates and specials for Red Boat University.

On a more positive note… while it was a first to not have any sparring!… Friday and Saturday’s gradings were fantastic. Very sharp. Congratualtions everyone who graded, and thank you everyone who helped!!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time. As promised we have made a decision regarding the Kid’s Kung Fu classes. For the remainder of this term we have decided to cancel the classes. Most of our younger students are, well, quite young! and our concern is maintaining the recommended social distancing guidelines during class. Term 2 starts in 5 weeks. We’re hoping that much of this will have passed by then and Kid’s Kung Fu classes will be back up and running! But no-one really knows how this will pan out at this stage. What ever happens we will offer all affected Kid’s Kung Fu students a discount on their next term.

This is as disappointing for us as it is for you and your children. We had such a strong end to last year and strong start to this year, watching your children learn and grow is so inspiring. But the health and well-being for our community must come first. Thank you all for your understanding.

Damien will be updating the Kid’s Kung Fu group page on Facebook with posts about the grading structure and curriculum so please send through a request to join if you aren’t already a member. https://www.facebook.com/groups/106457386174383/

See you all soon!

Amy & Red Boat Team

Tonight’s 6:30pm class with Vadim: bag work, solo drills, footwork drills, a lot of moving around and staying active. Can’t make it in? Tune in for the live feed.

Tomorrow’s grading is going ahead for Wing Chun. Not BJJ unfortunately, but such is the way things are right now.

Kid’s Kung Fu tomorrow is cancelled. We will decide on Monday how to move forward with kids class on Monday and notify you all then.

Conditioning Class is cancelled tomorrow also. Typical of grading days anyway.

Stay tuned for a message from Sifu and footage from today’s Wing Chun Grading (2 guys couldn’t make it tomorrow so we’re graded today).

Hi everyone,

A quick message regarding tonight’s training, kid’s classes and Saturday’s grading.

All training will be noncontact for the next couple of weeks. There are heaps of things to do with solo drills which I will show you tonight.

The grading’s technical component will be done in the air as a solo drill and a fitness test instead of sparring. Trust me when I say that it will still be challenging.

We have decided that it is best to cancel kid’s kung fu class this week – inc this afternoon and Saturday – because of the grading and today’s rapid increase in restrictions. We will reasses on Monday and endeavour to be back for kids next week.

We have created a Facebook page for live streaming – it may not always be live but we’ll do our best – for all current members of the club to access. It is a private group, so you will need to request to join. Follow this link to start access https://m.facebook.com/groups/504266926925852

Side note, Amy’s made hand sanitizer but if anyone finds any for sale (must me minimum 60% alcohol) please get us some! It’s been very hard to come by.

We will be in touch with our instructors today to discuss other options for moving forward.

Well done everyone for turning up and training hard…Tonight is going to be drills for skills …improving hand and foot speed and a bunch of solo drills for you to practice at home … and wrestlers will be working on drills for strength, power and explosiveness… Dont miss it regards Sifu

Hi guys,

I know it’s a weird and crazy time right now, we will press on regardless and we will not be shutting down unless absoulutely necessary. Pratice a heightened sense of awareness with your hygiene as we have been doing. In addition, the way we train until further notice will be all about solo drills – no partner drills – and instructors, please ensure the front and back doors are open and fans are on to ensure the school is well ventilated. But this is no time to bail. If you need to stay away for a few weeks for your own piece of mind we understand, but the school needs your support, it’s what keeps our doors open. We will make it up to you over the next 12 months when this is all a distant memory. We are bigger and stronger than this. We are a unique community and we shall press on.

See you on the mat.

Regards,

Sifu and Amy