Long Beach, CA, December 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- West Coast Wing Chun will offer a three month Wing Chun Boot Camp course starting January 12th in Long Beach, California at the Belmont Shores Chalet on Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. An optional open gym class for enrolled Boot Camp students will additionally be held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chief instructor Sifu Bryan Talbot designed an intensive three month training program for prospective students that is intended to prepare students for the discipline and physical and mental demands of a traditional martial art. The boot camp class is comprised of rigorous technique-based drills that are meant to strengthen the body, the mind and chi flow. Students will become proficient in cross hemispherical use of their limbs, train the Siu Lim Tao form, learn principles and concepts that constitute the wing chun system, as well as learn qi gong meditative techniques.
Wing Chun's specialty is in close contact combat and is used in real life, hand to hand fighting situations by the Chinese Army, as well as other military and law enforcement personnel throughout the world. 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 or sticky hands, 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, as well as men. The principles, theories and techniques of Wing Chun may be applied in any fighting application.
Sifu Bryan Talbot has practiced Kung Fu for more than forty years, and Wing Chun for more than twenty years, first, with the late Master Sifu Ron Heimberger and currently with Grandmaster Samuel Kwok, who is recognized throughout the world as the leading authority on Ip Man Wing Chun. Ip Man was Bruce Lee's Wing Chun instructor in Hong Kong before emigrating to America. Grandmaster Samuel Kwok has dedicated his life to preserving Ip Man's Wing Chun by training with his two surviving sons, Ip Chun and Ip Ching, and has passed what he has learned to Sifu Bryan Talbot, his only disciple currently teaching in California.
For more information, contact Sifu Bryan at 562-612-7332 or go to http://www.ipmankungfu.com.