Las Vegas Wing Chun Kung Fu Class Description
- FREE Introductory Lesson (drop by or call)
- NO Long Term Contracts
- Friendly and Supportive Learning Environment
- AUTHENTIC Yip Man Wing Chun
- Over 10 years in Las Vegas, Nevada
Wing Chun, as taught by Lo Man Kam, emphasizes mastering the details to form a solid foundation, and then building upon that base. As such, we teach at a very slow pace, focusing purely on the form for the first month of training. A dedicated student may reach pair work at the end of that time, though most students may take two or more months. However, most of Sifu Lo's students who are now teaching have adapted drills to complement form training.
In this Las Vegas Kung Fu class, students progress through several stages. Unlike belt and other ranking systems, these stages do not represent sequential milestones delineated by a required knowledge of specific techniques; rather, they are merely aspects of training that overlap throughout a student's development. A dedicated and intelligent student who came to all available classes could finish the basic curriculum in about 6 months. This does not mean that training is complete, as it is only through continual practice that one can refine and perfect their martial skills.
Why train at the Las Vegas Lo Man Kam Wing Chun School
Direct Lineage - Sifu Bradley Temple is a direct disciple of Lo Man Kam who is Yip Man’s maternal nephew.
Qualified Instructor - Sifu Bradley Temple lived and trained with Master Lo for ten years at Lo Man Kam’s school in Taiwan. He is also officially recognized by the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was presented the prestigious "2009 Master of the Year in Wing Chun" award.
Experience - Sifu Bradley serves as a correctional officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and is involved in real life altercations daily. Moreover, Sifu Bradley is a certified defensive tactics instructor for the department.
Certified Lo Man Kam Wing Chun School - Sifu Bradley Temple’s school is visited annually by Lo Man Kam and is the only certified Lo Man Kam School on the West Coast.
Affordability - Sifu Bradley offers classes five days per week for a monthly charge of $100.00 which is equivalent to $5.00 per class or the price of a Starbucks.
Wing Chun Applications - Wing Chun is known for self defense and not for its elegance. Sifu Bradley’s knowledge and experience ensures students utilize Wing Chun applications to protect themselves in today’s world.
Health - Kung Fu is known for its mental and physical health benefits.
1. Sil Lum Tao Form - "Little idea"
The first form of Wing Chun, the Sil Lum Tao contains all the fundamental movements of the system. The motions of the form are put into partner-drill form so as to understand their basic applications. In this stage of training, the student will learn to relax the shoulders and elbows, develop a strong stance, and maintain mental calm, all the while paying the utmost attention to the details of the form. If one were to compare Wing Chun to a language, the form itself would be the alphabet, while the drills would be words.
2. Turning on the Horse
Once the student has a decent understanding of Sil Lum Tao, he learns how to combine the motions with turning on the horse. Turning serves the purpose of redirecting an opponent's force, changing angles of attack, generating more punching power, and coordinating the upper and lower parts of the body into a unified whole.
3. Dan Chi Sao (Single sticky hands)
The line between Dan Chi Sao and drills is vague; in fact, the student already starts in a rudimentary level of this stage as soon as they begin training with a partner. However, on a deeper level, Dan Chi Sao also encompasses more advanced movements and requires a general understanding of the first form. The student will learn simple rolling hands, and have a command of all the tools that will be used in Chi Sao. Once again, he must pay attention to detail. In the language analogy, this stage corresponds to syntax and grammar.
4. Directed Chi Sao
At this level, the instructor or a senior leads the student through a closed cycle of set techniques. While the movements remain constant, the order in which they appear is random. By the time they complete this stage, students have developed sensitivity, and should be able to flow through and make full use of all the tools they have learned. Viewing Wing Chun as a language, this stage is like sentences and set dialogues.
5. Free Chi Sao
After practicing directed Chi Sou for a short time, the student should be ready to do the sticky hands exercise in a totally random pattern. While in the first stages, the instructor was holding his hand in a wading pool, the student must now swim with the sharks. Through extensive training, the student develops sensitivity and fluidity. At the same time, they find which movements and techniques work best for their own body type and mind set, and it is here that Wing Chun becomes tailored to the individual. Chi Sao also has several stages, which may be discussed later. in the language example, free Chi Sao starts as a conversation, and through constant practice, the student develops their own style of articulation.
6. Basic Stepping
Up to now, the feet have been confined to one place. At the basic stepping stage, the student learns three different types of footwork, with the goal of learning to maintain good fighting distance when pressuring or being pressured by and opponent.
7. Chum Kiu - "Seeking the Bridge"
The second form of Wing Chun combines basic stepping, turing, and kicking with hand techniques. Here, the student trains a strong walking stance, and learns the concept of "bridging" (making contact with an opponent).
8. Advanced Footwork
While early stages of stepping were essentially limited to back and forth movement, this level encompases side and angling steps. The student will learn how to move out of the way of a strong, oncoming attack, and then attack from the flank.
At this stage, the student will know four kicks, and be able to use them both in close, chi sao training, and longer, un bridged positions.
10. Biu Tze - "Thrusting Fingers"
The third form in the Wing Chun System. The student learns how to use short and long range techniques such as elbows and finger jabs.
11. Wooden Dummy
Now the student learns the wooden dummy form. The wooden dummy helps the student to correct his hand techniques, positions, distance and power. As well it helps develop the students creativity and flow.