Just a quick reminder that tonight’s 6pm class is for Black belts and above. Sifu has an awesome class planned for you all. For all other students, this only happens once every 1-2 months so all other Tuesday classes are for all levels unless stated otherwise. If you were wanting to get a workout in this evening and are not a Black, Gold or Red belt then come to the beginner’s 7:15 class, it’s still a great workout and no-one is ever above working on foundations.

Have a great night!

SIFU IS CONSOLIDATING THE WEEKS THEME AT THE 10AM WING CHUN CLASS

This weeks training has been all about soft targets: the throat, neck and eyes. This type of martial arts training is critical for survival on the street in Sydney! We will be adding takdedowns and chokes to capitalise on positions gained by attacking these targets.

See you then!

THIS WEEKEND RUSSELL IS TRAINING FOR 24HRS TO RAISE AWARENESS & FUNDS FOR BLACK DOG INSTITUTE.

The campaign coined “Give it 24” is to raise awareness for suicide prevention. In Russell’s words:

“It is my intention to train for 24 hours. Now I wish to illustrate two very important aspects: one, that it will be a very tough and emotionally draining 24 hours; two, I will not be able to do it without a support team. People making the decision to take their life can get through those horrible moments when all seems lost. It will be tough and it will be emotionally draining, but they can work through it, if they decide to ‘tough’ it out and if they have some desperately needed support.”

If you would like to show your support, come down from Saturday morning onward. So far they have raised over $4,000 so very impressive!

Here is a link to his Facebook page for more information.

Alternatively you can go straight to his donation page here.

Thanks guys!

WOODEN DUMMY OPEN TO ALL LEVELS

Last call to get your names down for this Sundays Wooden Dummy Workshop, starts at 10:30am, runs for 4 hours and is a great in depth study of one of the most iconic training apparatus’ of Wing Chun. Book here for your spot.

NEXT TUESDAY 6PM CLASS IS FOR BLACK BELTS AND ABOVE!

Tonight is still Wing Chun for all levels, next week though is for seniors only. In addition, Sifu is currently taking Wednesday mornings at 7am for Forms/Chi Sau class.

So 7am mornings are now: Monday Martial Xfit – Amy; Tuesday BJJ Core – Frances; Wednesday Forms/Chi Sau – Sifu; Thursday Wing Chun – Amy; Friday Martial Xfit – Amy.

WE’VE BEEN A BIT QUIET ON THE VIDEO FRONT SO HERE’S TWO FOR YOU!

Last Sunday, after stick fighting revision we spent the afternoon on Sensei George Adam’s mat for a seminar with Jean Jacques Machado. It was a fun day, learnt a lot.

Monday, Will was awarded his Blue/Brown belt. Will is one of those guys who is always training hard for himself and always happy to help others. A wonderfully balanced individual… well done again Will!

This Saturday is the first day of the first Spartan course for the year, it’s been a long time since the last one so really looking forward to it. We start a 12:15 – after the little kids have gone home. If you want to stay in shape this Winter I couldn’t recommend Spartan more.

Wooden Dummy Workshop is postponed one week. So get your names down for next Sunday (4th June). It’s a great workshop, not to be missed. The attention and detail you get from Sifu on the day is something you could never possibly get in class – there’s just not enough time to delve into so much detail.

Our next planned workshop is on back conditioning, coined: Ultimate Back Workout and Maintenance Workshop. It will be held on Sunday 25th June, run for 2hrs and cost $60.

There is a new page on our website that has all of our upcoming workshops and seminars, where you can view, book and pay. Simple. You can find it here.

That’s it for now! Make sure you book in for your seminars and workshops! Have a great weekend if we don’t see you!

 

SPARTAN FITNESS AND NUTRITION 6 WEEK COURSE STARTS ON SATURDAY 27TH AT 12:15PM.

It is a six week course, We will meet every Saturday at 12:15pm, the first being a fitness, body composition and body type assessment. We will discuss general training on the first day, but will primarily focus on correct eating for your body type.

The next five weeks cover flexibility, agility, strength, endurance, training to gain and loose weight – all the while your nutrition and goals are monitored.

Course cost is still $199 for members and $299 for non-members.

You can book and pay here:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=282433&stype=-8&sTG=35&sVT=23&sView=day&sLoc=0

SUNDAY 28TH AT 10:30 IS SIFU’S WOODEN DUMMY WORKSHOP, A GOOD SOLID DAY OF LEARNING.

A 4 hour detailed study on the Wing Chun Wooden Dummy. Time includes a lunch break. Sifu does all of the sets with you. It’s a great seminar. Just get a good sleep the night before!!

You can book and pay here:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=282433&stype=-8&sTG=37&sVT=27&sView=day&sLoc=0

THIS SUNDAY IS WEAPONS REVISION – SPECIFICALLY STICK FIGHTING.

If you have done any stick fighting workshop with us before you are welcome to attend at no charge. Please bring your own sticks if you have them, if not we do have them here. It’s just one hour of training after BJJ at about 10:30am.

OTHER NEWS…

Last week’s grading went really well, congratulations to Liam on his Brown belt! Put on a stellar performance. Well done to the teens! Nice crisp technique, Sifu was very impressed. A pat on the back to myself and Charlie for our Black/Purple Tips. Thank you to March and Andrew who both signed off of me being awarded my BJJ Blue belt, a welcome surprise… but most definitely a surprise to say the least. Thanks also to everyone who helped out and showed support, it’s always great to be amongst friends.

Melbourne was nice. We visited friends as you know, and saw the Van Gogh exhibition while there for a bit of culture. Thank you to everyone who put in while we were gone.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays – for the most part – I will be at my clinic in Chippendale. If you need anything re Kung Fu please text or email. If you need a treatment book in! Here’s a link to my website for more info on what I do: https://celestialdragonhealing.com.au/ otherwise I’ll be in for evening classes.

Sifu should be back on the mat as of tomorrow (Friday).

To wonderful days ahead!

Amy

Sifu is in all day today, we fly out to Melbourne bright and early tomorrow morning then back in Thursday afternoon. The 11:15am Beginner’s Classes will have to be cancelled while we’re away. Otherwise all other classes are covered (Wednesday and Thursday morning the school will at least be open to do your own training), grading practice takes priority this week, so if you are planning on grading make sure you let your instructor know so you get in as much prep as possible.

The mid season grading is THIS SATURDAY! So please make an effort to come in to support your training partners! There will be a few teenagers grading too so it would be a great experience for them if we were all in to show support. Kids grading is on at 9am, adults/teens start at 10am.

Grading Cost:

Adults/Teens:
Tip $35
Full Colour Change $80

Kids:
Tip/Colour Change $40

There are a few dates to put aside over the next 4-5 weeks so get a pen and paper ready.

SUNDAY 21st May – Weapons Revision – Advanced Stick Fighting. If you have done any stick fighting workshop with us in the past you are welcome to attend. No Charge. If you have your own sticks please bring them. Starts at 10:30am after BJJ.

SATURDAY 27th May – Spartan Fitness and Nutrition – 6 week course – Starts at 12:15 Saturday. We will get you on the right eating plan for your body type, show you effective training methods in strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, body fat reduction and lean muscle gains to get you on target for your health and fitness goals. Cost $199 members, $299 non-members.

SUNDAY 28th May – Wooden Dummy Workshop – This workshop is a fraction more than our other workshops as Sifu spends the day doing all of the sets with each of you. We will be taking the sets apart, learning how to work them into techniques and how to train the sets off the dummy. $90 for the day.

SUNDAY 25th June – Ultimate Back Training and Maintenance – Look after your back! A system of strengthening and mobilising workshop against back injury. $60 for the day.

TBA – Stick AND Knife Fighting Workshop.

TBA – Dragon Pole or Dragon Staff Workshop.

 

Firstly thank you everyone who helped with the working bee over the weekend: Frances, Graeme, Will, Hannah, Ross, March, Conan, Greg, Scott and Mikey (I’m sure that’s everyone!). It has made such a huge difference to the feel of the school and looks fantastic! Thanks again to Stacey Kouros (Design) for the creative advice. Everyone put in a stellar effort – whether it was for a few hours or all weekend – it was hugely appreciated and everyone loves the work you all did. Can’t thank you enough.

Reminder this weekend is the Advanced Stick Fighting Workshop on Sunday from 10:30: 

Stick Fighting is an Essential Skill Set for any Martial Artist.
This seminar will cover core skills and drills, defence and offence techniques, disarms, controlling and opponent offender using the weapon and then advanced skills and drills and forms.

Please allow 4 hours (including lunch break).

Start time 10:30 am.

Cost $60.

Deluxe rattan sticks $40.

Package workshop and sticks $90.

Click on link to book online via MINDBODY ( or copy and paste link – https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws… )
ALL LEVELS WELCOME

Mid-Season Grading Saturday 13th May

If you have not yet been informed, there will be gradings both seasonally and now mid-season. The next grading is two weeks from now, so if you weren’t quite ready for the last one you have an opportunity to attempt your next belt sooner rather than later. Or maybe you’re ready for a tip grading? What ever the case, mid-season grading is coming up so get ready and get in to support your training buddies!

Get your names down today!! (sign up sheets can now be found on the tabe beside the drinks fridge)

We are closed on Tuesday for ANZAC Day. Whatever RnR you partake in, remember to spare a thought for those – past, present and future – who have put their lives on the line for all that we hold sacred. WAR is such a loaded word but war is not what this is about. As the late Bill Hicks said “for the troops, against the war” – always for the troops – whatever your political and ethical standing is, acknowledge the gravity of the sacrifice these men and women have made. Spare a thought for them all on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend! We are painting the school today and tomorrow but classes are on as usual, although BJJ guys so you know, we will be aiming to start prepping for paining at 11am. Thanks in advance to everyone who is helping!

Amy

Aren’t they all though? Seriously, Sifu has a great foundation class planned for tonight. We touched on it yesterday in the 6pm class and will be expanding on it today so hope to see you all in.

This weekend we are painting the school and are still looking for volunteers, so if you can help please let us know by either emailing, texting, or putting your name down on the list at reception.

Hope you all had a great Easter break! We know many of you are still in holiday mode with your children but great to see you still keeping up with your training.

Quick reminder, all lunch classes are 45mins but you can stay before or after to do your own training.

See you soon!

Amy

PS Sifu has asked that I share my latest blog post with everyone so here it is: https://celestialdragonhealing.com.au/2017/04/18/learning-cycles-spirals-and-straight-lines/