Wellington Wing Tsun
Welcome to the Wing Tsun Academy. The Wing Tsun Academy is committed to the Kung Fu (Chinese Martial art) of Wing Tsun Kuen (Wing Chun) The training method provides students with a sound basis for developing the practical and theoretical aspects of Wing Chun. If you are new to Wing Chun and may be interested in learning it, please take a moment or two to find out what makes Wing Chun so different to other martial arts.
Joining the Wing Tsun Academy
To provide quality instruction we take new students in groups every 2 to 6 weeks.
- Your first class will be with other people who are also new to the Wing Tsun Academy. This creates a supportive and encouraging training environment, and you will not have to join a class of experienced people by yourself.
- The people in your group will all be of a similar level so the teachers can spend more time on content that is relevant to you.
Find out more about Wing Chun
Fitness and Flexibility
The fitness training in our foundation classes are suitable for all levels. You are able to work at your own pace, gradually building up in difficulty as your fitness improves.
The focus is on safe, body weight exercise, designed to reduce the risk on the joints, while providing the maximum possible benefit to: strength, power, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Flexibility, agility, balance and core strength all important for Wing Chun are also trained.
Designed for All
The Wing Chun System To use an analogy, the Wing Chun System teaches martial arts similar to how one would teach the game of Chess. First one needs to learn how the different pieces move, then one needs to develop an understanding of the individual pieces strengths and weaknesses, followed by developing an appreciation of strategy. Like with chess, training with different partners will provide the opportunity to learn how to apply ones knowledge and how to respond to different actions and styles of different opponents. This is a sound and continuous preparation for a “real” situation, as all situations, environments and opponents create a unique combination, to which the Wing Chun practitioner will respond purposefully and with an open mind. Unlike most other martial arts styles, Wing Chun drills are not rehearsals or set moves, rather a means to develop an understanding or the energy, applicability, suitability, timing, strategy and other aspects of one’s response.
Sensitivity and Speed The teaching of Wing Chun is based on the Wing Chun “forms” and Wing Chun Maxims allowing the student to develop sensitivity and understanding with the objective to develop the ability to respond to each situation through muscle memory. This provides a fast response to any situation rather than having to learn a set response to every possible variation of attack.