Monday, February 28, 2011

International Wing Chun Day 2011

International Wing Chun day is a day set aside each year to raise awareness of the benefits of Wing Chun.

In cities all over the world Wing Chun schools plann events to promote the art of Wing Chun in all its forms. These forms include its many spellings, lineages, modifications and evolutions including Wing Tsun, WingTsun, Ving Tsun, Jeet Kune Do, JKD, Weng Chun, Yong Chun, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Hung Fa Yi, Shaolin Wing Chun, Wing Tzun, Wing Tjun, Vinh Xuan, TsunJo Wing Chun, Wing Chun Do, Xiong Jiang Wing Chun and many more.

Visit the International Wing Chun Day Facebook Page.

HOW WING CHUN SCHOOLS CAN PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL WING CHUN DAY

*** HOLD YOUR OWN LOCAL EVENT ***
Local event ideas include:
* free demonstrations
* exhibitions
* open houses
* free introductory classes
* Ip Man movie showings
* chi sao-a-thons for charity
* speeches to community organizations
* local TV and radio appearances
* hold a Wing Chun seminar/workshop
* have a local Wing Chun meetup
* hold a Wing Chun webinar
* other charity fund raising events
* host an awards presentation
* hold a luncheon or dinner event
* hold an auction
* hold a raffle

Be sure to tell local newspapers about the day and the events that you have planned!

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Founded in 2010 by Sifu Adam Williss, International Wing Chun Day is held annually on the 3rd Saturday in March. For more information, visit http://www.internationalwingchunday.blogspot.com. Wing Chun (also romanized as Ving Tsun or "Wing Tsun" is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing both striking and grappling while specializing in close-range combat.

The main objective of Wing Chun is to be a realistic system of self-defense. Wing Chun does not focus on fighting “techniques”, instead relying on fighting and energy principles to be followed at all times. The central idea is that, under pressure, it is impossible to visually recognize the precise direction and speed of an attack and make a conscious decision on an effective way in which to react, all within the very brief amount of time you have before your opponent's attack lands. Rather, one must (counter) attack immediately in a very direct and protected manner and rely on reflexes to determine how to react if the opponent's attack continues to pose a problem. Chi sao, or “sticking hands” trains students to respond reflexively to the speed, force, and direction of an attack, based on tactile information - which the human brain processes much faster than visual information.

Wing Chun is considered by many experts to be one of the most effective self defense systems in the world. It has been taught and integrated into the training programs of hundreds of military & law enforcement agencies around the world such as the US Navy Seals, the FBI, CIA, the French RAID, German SEK units.

But there's more - Wing Chun goes beyond fighting. It encompasses the full mind, body & spirit of martial arts. Wing Chun can easily influence every aspect of your life. The concepts and philosophies found through Wing Chun training bring about a new way of looking at life's challenges. They help you to deal with situations in whole new way - things you don't usually find in other activities.


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