Tag Archives: wing chun

The Martial Way of the Ancient Spirit by Master Andrew Sofos

Sifu/ December 16, 2010/ Blog/ 0 comments

The ancient Martial Arts are grounded in a rich heritage of blood and honour, and have a great deal to offer a serious student of modern day life. Unfortunately, in most modern schools and academies round the world this has been lost. The modern world of martial arts is geared round sports competitions and commercial grading. As a result, students

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The Benefits and Values of Martial Arts by Saul Shelton

Sifu/ December 6, 2010/ Blog/ 0 comments

I began training with the SAS at 13. At this time, I was a relatively shy boy with no great deal of physical aptitude. During the first few weeks of training, it became more and more apparent that this was something that I not only enjoyed, but wanted to continue doing. Before I joined the SAS, I had been a

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What Is Chi Sau?

Sifu/ November 19, 2010/ Blog/ 0 comments

What is Chi Sau?  Learn to improve the famous wing chun stiking hand drills via mental planning for “No mind” response counter strikes You hear a lot of people talk about “chi sau”, but what is it exactly? “Chi” in Chinese means stick, and “Sau” means hand, therefore chi-sau means “stick hand” or “sticky hands.” That is the literal meaning

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SAS Awards Day, 31st May

Sifu/ May 11, 2010/ Blog/ 0 comments

SAS Martial Arts Academy is holding an international food and award day to celebrate the diversity of the Academy and to recognise the support of the Instructors and volunteer’s.

Chuang Tzu and Wing Chun

Sifu/ September 30, 2009/ Blog/ 0 comments

Great knowledge sees all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many.

Chi Sau, footwork, forms, fighting, Jong, sandbags. We train in many ways.

Small knowledge is thinking that each exercise is just and exercise. Great knowledge seeks to relate each to the other.

What is fighting without sensitivity? Where is sensitivity without Chi Sau? Where is Chi Sau without form? Where is form without power? Where is power without accuracy? Where is accuracy without the Jong Form? Where is the Jong Form without angles? Where are angles without footwork? Where can you apply all you have learnt… but in fighting?

The Power of the Triangle

Sifu/ September 30, 2009/ Blog/ 0 comments

Wing Chun is often classified as a “soft style” because its practitioners can fight without strain. “Soft style” wing chun fighters frequently over come larger, stronger opponents from “hard systems”. Where does the soft power originate? What makes Wing Chun work? The answer is found in the triangle nature’s strongest structure.

The Benefits of Wing Chun

Sifu/ September 30, 2009/ Blog/ 0 comments

Studying the art of Wing Chun under the correct guidance can lead to many benefits ranging from improved fitness to a high degree of mental awareness. A beginner to the system will learn practical self-defence skills through the science of Wing Chun. This will improve self-confidence and improve levels of body and mind co-ordination. With each lesson of Wing Chun

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Women in Wing Chun

Sifu/ September 30, 2009/ Blog/ 0 comments

Even though the system was named after the woman who devised it, the number of female students attending a class is always much less than the male contingency. Wing chun, the art, has developed since its first conception. The main two people that could be attributed to that would be Dr Leung Jan and Yip Man, both male.