Wing Chun is a relatively uncomplicated system to learn but can take a lifetime to master. The secret to progress is to train on a regular basis and enjoy it. A diligent student attending classes twice weekly with us should complete the open hand system and the wooden dummy within 4-5 years. Our aim at Sung is to teach the Ip Man method of wing chun whilst at the same time passing on the internal method developed by Chu Shong Tin. Learning to use your body efficiently will underpin your wing chun and any other movement art you undertake, even those not martial related.
Although we do not believe in belts or grading systems, the instructors continually monitor students to ensure that their training is appropriate to their learning objectives. On completion of the system a student is entitled to apply to the Ving Tsun Athletic Association to be registered as an instructor.
The following is a general outline of the process of instruction, though this will be tailored to each individual to include their needs and training history. There are no 'secret techniques' at Sung so we will introduce new concepts are soon as a student it ready.
Months 0 – 9
Sil Lim Tao Form (SLT)
Introduction to the wing chun stance
Introduction to joint rotation
Single Hand Chi Sau
Introduction to moving whilst in the stance
Body mass transfer whilst striking
Demonstration of understanding each movement from the SLT
Introduction of double hand chi sau (rolling)
Introduction to techniques - Laap sau, pak sau and trapping