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Martial Arts Club
Martial Arts Club for Functional Self Defence Training in Cape Town.
Wing Chun, Krav Maga, Street Boxing and Weapons.
learn Self Defence, including Wing Chun & Krav Maga!
• We specialise in close-range combat, Striking & Weapons, essential for Self Defence
• Learn the most efficient techniques to strike and defend yourself & your family.
• The system focuses on agile stances & footwork for fast advances in attack or defence
• The system teaches you how to defeat stronger opponents
• The system also teaches you how to defend against multiple opponents
• Learn to move and pre - position yourself instead of meeting attackers head on
• Train to attack and defend simultaneously
• Learn to control your energy (chi) and focus
• Attack and defend in a relaxed fluid motion
• Learn movements that result in devastatingly high speed and explosive impact
Functional Self Defence
Learn a Classic Martial Art
But do not be constrained by it, keep your training practical, functional and real.
Learn a unique system of Defending yourself in a variety of situations, armed or unarmed attacks.
Krav Maga is a problem solving system, it covers the use of Weapons, as well as the best safest strategies to defend against guns, knives, sticks, blunt and edged weapons, ground fighting and so much more.
AT FIGHTING SPIRIT CLUB WE PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING WING CHUN FORMS
1) Sil Lum Tao (小念頭 Little Idea)
This is the first of the three empty hand Wing Chun forms. It contains the basic foundation of all Wing Chun hand attacks and defence techniques. To the untrained eye it looks and feels too simple. Yet, that's the essence of Wing Chun - simplicity.
Practicing the Sil Lum Tao you learn the Wing Chun punch, palm strike, the centre and central lines, location of and blocking (defending) the upper, middle and lower gates, breaks and locks, and the beginnings of footwork and Biu Ji.
When you really understand what's going on you learn to appreciate it, even when you become a more advanced Wing Chun student.
2) Chum Kiu (尋桥 Bridging the Gap)
The second Wing Chun form you learn. Opposed to Sil Lum Tao where most of the form is performed one arm at a time. The Chum Kiu form performs more of the moves with both arms at the same. (Which is truer to the practical aspects of Wing Chun in combat or sparring).
Just as important, Chum Kiu incorporates footwork and kicks. You begin to learn how to be mobile and balanced while using both arms, footwork, and kicks.
3) Biu Ji (标指 Thrusting Fingers)
It's the third and final open hand Wing Chun form. It's the most advanced form, you learn coordination, balance, and footwork.
To accurately strike the pressure points you need well-developed chi sao and chi gerk skill to control your opponent.
Also, the moves in Biu Ji are finishing moves. They're used to end the fight.
The Biu Ji form, along with the thrusting finger attacks, also has all the Wing Chun kicks, the footwork, breaks, and includes elbow strikes.
When you get to this point in your training, you’re pretty much a walking weapon.
4) Muk Yan Jong (木人樁 Wooden Dummy)
In this Wing Chun form you train on The Wooden Dummy.
The Wooden Man, will improve your angles, as well as condition your limbs.
Training your flow is the proper use of Wing Chun dummies and the wooden dummy form in Wing Chun.
Like all forms, start slow to learn the move well. Then relax to speed up. Train like this and you’ll build speed and fluidity. And when you have speed and fluidity, you will gain power.
And remember to use your imagination.
5) Baat Jam Dao (八斩刀 Wing Chun Butterfly Swords/Eight Cut Swords)
The "Eight Cut" or "Eight Slash" comes from the fact that this weapon was originally used by Shaolin monks.
This is a great weapon for the Wing Chun artist.
It allows you to use both arms together, defend and attack at the same time, incorporate footwork and kicks, while giving the practitioner extension so he or she can attack low and high, close in and further out than by only using empty hands.
6) Look Dim Boon Grun (六点半杆Dragon Pole/Six and Half Point Pole)
This Wing Chun weapon gets its name from the number of moves in the form (Six and a half moves/Six and a half strikes).
Learning this weapon form will actually improve your focus, as all the energy is concentrated on the tip of the Pole, improving your overall Martial Arts.
This overview of the forms is from wingchunlife.com
"The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
About Fighting Spirit Club
Fighting Spirit will teach you a Vital Life Skill.
We offer Group Classes, Private Training and Self Defence Training Workshops.
Wing Chun Classes are on Mon & Wed 6:30pm to 8pm
Krav Maga Self Defence Classes are on Tues & Thurs 6:30pm to 8pm
Why not do both?
Awareness Training is important But what if you have to fight to defend yourself and your family?
Surviving is critical, We train with and use various weapons.
Training and Learning is an ongoing process, this is not a sport, this is a way of life!
Enjoy the journey!