Los Angeles, CA, August 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- West Coast Wing Chun announces the arrival of Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, founder of the Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Art Association based in the UK, to Southern California.
Grandmaster Kwok will conduct a seminar in Ip Man Wing Chun on October 9th, 2010 at the Belmont Shores Chalet in Long Beach, California. Although Grandmaster Kwok teaches through out Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, this will be his first seminar in California.
Kwok has studied Wing Chun Kung Fu for over forty-three years and has dedicated his life to the preservation of his Ip Man lineage. He is the only Wing Chun master to have studied under both of Ip Man's sons, Ip Ching and Ip Chun. Grand Master Ip Man trained martial art's film star Bruce Lee in Wing Chun while he lived in Hong Kong, and has been the recent subject of the critically acclaimed movies Ip Man and Ip Man 2.
Wing Chun's specialty is in close contact combat. Its effectiveness is achieved through its skill and science rather than brute strength. It teaches the student to overcome their opponents strength by optimal body positioning and correct usage of energy while taking advantage of the shortest possible distance between the practitioner and the opponent. Wing Chun is unique in that there are no set of predefined movements. Students practice Chi Sau, a form of training that helps the student develop a responsive reflex and develops sensitivity, or "reacting to feeling rather than sight."
Due to Wing Chun's effectiveness, this martial art makes for an optimum form of self defense and is the ideal martial art for women and children, as well as men. Grandmaster Kwok encourages new and skilled students of Wing Chun attend, as well as practitioners of varying martial arts backgrounds. The principles, theories and techniques of Wing Chun may be applied in any fighting application.
Grandmaster Kwok will additionally be teaching a Chi Gung Seminar for Healing on the following day. Both seminars are organized by West Coast Wing Chun located in Long Beach, California under Southland's Wing Chun Sifu, Bryan Talbot. For more information, contact Sifu Bryan at 310-612-7332 or go to http://www.ipmankungfu.com.
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