Students must be 13 years or older. Not all who apply for this group will be accepted. We require an interview prior to application.
Connecticut Wing Chun Kung Fu.
PSDTC Wing Chun Instructor: Sifu Andy DiGuiseppi
When will you begin your martial arts journey? Already walking the path? Come study with us and enjoy the benefits of regular Martial Art classes. We’re hosting classes every week. Find out why so many people are drawn to Wing Chun for the way it changes your lifestyle and frame of mind.
Our Kung Fu study material is taught using a classical practice of the Yip Man / Leung Sheung System of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Today’s version of this martial art, is a powerful and intelligent hand-to-hand combat system. We offer focused course material on each component of the traditional Wing Chun System.
It should be said that when using the Wing Chun style, we do not practice “self defense”, instead, we use “the attack to defend.” This ancient formula is successful when we use the approach in combat, physical body training, and our daily lives.
To learn more please visit our style’s website. http://www.ctwingchun.com
Caption: Sifu Andy D. Throwing a combination hand and leg technique on the Mook Yan Jong (a.k.a. The Wooden Dummy)
All students will eventually learn how to practice on one of these. Ask about this when you come visit.
History & Info.
Until this century, Wing Chun has remained a closely guarded secret art passed down only from family member to family member. Even today some masters might only take 3 – 4 students in their entire lifetime. Wing Chun and what it stood for has always been a pride to the Chinese people.
Finally in this century, the art found its way to the light of the public. This was made possible by the efforts of one man, Sifu Yip Man. Some time around 1950, Yip Man fled main land China for Hong Kong, during the communist take over. While in Hong Kong, Yip taught hundreds of students until his passing in 1972. Among these students was the famous Chinese actor and martial artist Bruce Lee, Lee Jun Fan. Most Wing Chun available in the world today can claim a direct lineage to Grand Master Yip Man.
The style of Wing Chun I teach is a precisely well rounded system, with all foot work, handwork, reflex training, and martial theories intact. The Wing Chun I teach includes a large variety of training sets…
These sets include:
The “Siu Lim Tao” Form • (Little Idea)
The “Chum Kiu” Form • (Seeking the Bridge, Sinking the Bridge)
The “Biu Jee” Form • (Thrusting Fingers)
The “Mook Yan Jong Form • (The Wooden Man)
The “Lok Dim Boon Gwan” Form & Power Training • (Dragon Pole)
The “Baat Cham Do” Form & Power Training • (Butterfly Swords)
Chi Gung • (Energy Work, Cultivation)
Fon Sao Training • (Trapping Hands)
Dan Chi Sao • (Single Sticking Hands)
Chi Sao • ( Double Sticking Hands)
Chi Gurk • (Sticking Leg Exercises)
Kham Na • (Joint Locking and Seizing)
Mui Fa Jong • (Plum Flower Poles, Footwork patterns)
What is included in a typical class?
Each class is 2 hours long and is broken into 3 category types.
1. Warm Up.
We begin with a 10-20 minute warm up.
A warm up should not only warm the body, but also improve a student’s strength, flexibility, balance, symmetry and their ability to calm them selves through breath control.
Our warm up includes Chi Gung, Yoga and Wing Chun Technique Exercises.
2. Forms training.
In Wing Chun there are 6 forms to the traditional system.
There are: 3 empty hand forms, 1 wooden dummy form 2 weaponry forms.
The forms are like physical text books and are trained to program the muscle memory of the limbs. One technique is strung together neatly with another, each teaching strategy and structure the whole way through. When a student’s form looks very crisp, they will then be shown application technique, bringing their comprehension full circle. Forms training is typically 10 min – 20 min, depending on level.
3. Combat Drills.
For the remaining time is spent working on drills and various training exercises.
Every student follows the same training regimen in order to insure a proper foundation in the Wing Chun method. Each student is encouraged to travel at their own pace. Hard work, dedication, and most of all attendance affect the rate of advancement.
We offer a curriculum syllabus with each level of study.