• No results found

Orange County Wing Chun


Academic year: 2021

Share "Orange County Wing Chun"

Show more ( Page)

Full text


Orange County Wing Chun

International Wing Chun Day


By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

The 2013 International Wing Chun Day will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2013.

International Wing Chun Day is a day set aside each year to help bring awareness to the martial art of Wing Chun.

Founded in 2010 as a way to further the art of Wing Chun, International Wing Chun Day was chosen during spring and determined to be held on the 3rd Saturday in March. It was first introduced on Facebook. In it's first year it was supported by 1100 Wing Chun practitioners worldwide.

The mission of International Wing Chun Day is to raise the level of awareness of the art of Wing Chun as a whole while educating the public of its benefits and local instruction in the individual communities surrounding Wing Chun schools. For more information, visit International Wing Chun Day on Facebook

Forward Energy

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Wing Chun is a concept-based art, rather than a technique-based art. This means that there are specific universal concepts that guide a practitioner's movements and techniques. So if someone attacks you with a certain technique, you wouldn't just respond with a specific technique to counter him. You would employ Wing Chun concepts to respond to his "energy", not his technique. The technique you end up using to respond is simply an attribute of the concept. One concept we look to use at every opportunity is referred to as "forward energy".

Forward energy refers to the Wing Chun practitioner's intention effort and concentration made, and maintained, in the direction of the opponent's center line. You should never attempt to move their opponent's limbs away from this center. Doing so would be considered "chasing hands", an attribute of poor Wing Chun execution. In addition, you should never allow yourself to be moved away from the center line. If you allowed this you would be out of position to defend or attack. Instead, you should always take both your energy and your opponent's energy to the opponent’s center.

Teacher Quotes

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Quotes about Teaching

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." ~Dan Rather The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~Mark Van Doren

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming. ~Goethe The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have. ~Leonard Nimoy

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ~Fulton J. Sheen

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. ~Jacques Barzun

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. ~Horace Mann

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. ~Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward


When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. ~William Glasser

Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown

Teaching is leaving a vestige of one self in the development of another. And surely the student is a bank where you can deposit your most precious treasures. ~Eugene P. Bertin The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book. ~Author Unknown

The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity. ~Robert Brault

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~John Cotton Dana

To teach is to learn twice. ~Joseph Joubert Teachers touch the future. ~Author Unknown

A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher. ~Aristotle

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. ~Aristotle

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others. ~Tyron Edwards Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction. ~Malcom Gladwel

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. ~Anonymous

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. ~Alexander the Great

A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn. ~Ruth Beechick

True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion. ~Allan Lokos

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves. ~Joseph Campbell

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. ~Robert Frost

Education should turn out the pupil with something he knows well and something he can do well. ~Alfred North Whitehead

I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up. ~Anne Lamott

There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; then is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever lose the benefit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education. ~John Hersey

Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. ~Marian Wright Edelman

Learning is a kind of natural food for the mind. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the world, than to rule a state. ~William Ellery Channing The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contended and happy. ~Anatole France

For good teaching rests neither in accumulating a shelfful of knowledge nor in developing a repertoire of skills. In the end, good teaching lies in a willingness to attend and care for what happens in our students, ourselves, and the space between us. Good teaching is a certain kind of stance, I think. It is a stance of receptivity, of attunement, of listening. ~Laurent A. Daloz Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water. Through an active, reciprocal exchange, teaching can strengthen learning how to learn. ~Loris Malaguzzi


Wing Chun Playground

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Wing Chun Playground - Some playgrounds are much cooler than others

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |

ocwingchun.com | Orange County Martial Arts

We Need Emotional Content!

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Lee: [a student approaches Lee; both bow] Kick me.

[Student looks confused]

Lee: Kick me.

[Student attempts kick]

Lee: What was that? An Exhibition? We need emotional content. Now try again!

[Student tries again]

Lee: I said "emotional content." Not anger! Now try again!

[Student tries again and succeeds]

Lee: That's it! How did it feel?

[Student thinks; Lee smacks his head]

Lee: Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing at the moon.

[Looks at student who is looking at the finger; smacks student again]

Lee: Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!

[Student bows; Lee smacks him again]

Lee: Never take your eyes off your opponent... even when you're bowing!

[Student bows again this time keeping his eyes on Lee]

Lee: That's better.

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |


Yip Man's Wing Chun Legacy


© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |


One Inch Punch

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Here is a shot of Bill Weaver demonstrating the one inch punch at our recent open house. Made famous by Bruce Lee, the one inch punch begins with your hand about a fist away from the target of the other person and explodes into them using a type of compact power in which Wing Chun is known for.

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |


Kids Martial Arts

By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

Young people tend to live up to what you believe of them. So we believe in them more than others think we should. We give more. Have more patience with them. Most of all we care more than others. That's why what we do is so special to us.

See more about our Kids martial arts classes

Tags: Kids Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts Classes

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |



By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012





evidence that meditation is one of the

most powerful ways to boost your immune

system, intelligence, creativity, intuition,

and overall happiness.

But meditation isn't just sitting with your legs crossed and eyes closed. The ultimate form of meditation is dynamic, it raises your awareness levels and can be incorporated into your everyday life.

Within the Chinese martial art of Wing Chun, a Kung Fu system known for its close-quarter hand-to-hand combat, are the powerful benefits of a rare type of meditation that has the power to transform your mind and body like nothing else. This dynamic type of standing meditation is found in all of Wing Chun, but nothing to the degree as harnessed within an exercise called Siu Nim Tau.

What is Siu Nim Tau?

Siu Nim Tau is the ultimate form of dynamic meditation. The natural alignment process of Siu Nim Tau practice is second to none. The standing meditative practice of Siu Nim Tau develops the power of the mind as well as physical equilibrium. It will transform not only your body but your entire way of life! The king of all exercise, Siu Nim Tau makes no apologies for its subtle power. Its impact hides itself within its lack of thrill. It looks like nothing. Yet many experts considered its practice to be the father of all internal kung fu!

Those unfamiliar with Siu Nim Tau usually experience severe muscle fatigue and subsequent trembling at first. Later, once sufficient stamina and strength have been developed, the practitioner can use Siu Nim Tau to work on developing central equilibrium as well as sensitivity to specific areas of tension in the body.

Siu Nim Tau is also a form of qigong practice. It removes blockages in Qi flow. This blockage removal occurs because Siu Nim Tau, when correctly practiced, causes a regulating or normalizing effect on the body. Any habitual tension or tissue shortening (or lengthening) is normalized by Siu Nim Tau practice and the body regains its natural ability to function at its optimal potential. A normalized body is less prone to muscular skeletal medical conditions.

There is way more to it. But I have to go practice now.

Sifu Adam Williss is the founder of Dragon Family Wing Chun and Program Director at The Dragon Institute . He was a 2010 inductee into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. For more information, visit adamwilliss.com

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |


Long Bridge Sparring


By Adam Williss on December 28th, 2012

© The Dragon Institute | Orange County | Wing Chun Kung Fu | 34241 Pacific Coast Highway | Dana Point, CA 92673 |


Related documents

Although similar tendencies also occur in other deregulated environments (Bowen 2010, Gillen 2011, Graham 2011), the shift from the public service paradigm to the commercial

To do this, the o do this, the monk, having suitably settled monk, having suitably settled his body, pronounces his body, pronounces the prayer with his head inclined on his

Orange County School of the Arts Foundation Orange County Women's Chorus Orange County Women's Health Project. Orangewood Foundation

and chemical modulation transfer function for that combina tion, has been tested using a 100 cycle/inch contact line screen.. Density in fine detail is predicted and used to

In this paper, we compare bottleneck performance for DNNs which are trained with image data as well as performance comparisons for a two-stage training process, where a small amount

According to the official reasoning to the law, a particular example of a preclusion or restriction of the German right to taxation is given if the profit of the foreign PE is either

Each year the ABE Division awards this distinction in recognition of overall program excellence and innovation. This year, the award went to the Adult Education program at New

Friday, Newport Beach City Council candidates will speak at the Orange County Coast Association meeting at the Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 E.. Coast Highway,

§  Orange County  Water District . § 

Established in 2010, the restaurant is designed on the simple concept of good food at a reasonable price, Deemer’s American Grill transports the diner to a simpler time in

This plan for the Dana Point Town Center focuses on the commercial area primarily contained within or immediately adjacent to the existing one-way Pacific

Except as expressly provided in any written license agreement from Microsoft, the furnishing of this document does not give you any license to these patents, trademarks, copyrights,

Within the senescence network, leading nodes that contribute to 80% of the senescence network score were predicted to be increased, including bp(GOBP:oncogene-induced

This is likely why learn wing chung, a wing kung fu complete guide tuttle martial arts traditions or address below are personal information about wing chun schools give you learn..

July 2019 Presenter, “The Undocumented History of El Cine Yost and the Power of Place for Mexican Migrants in Orange County, CA.” Pacific Coast Branch of the American

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Track Post-Production Boot Camp Post-Production Boot Camp Motion Graphics Boot Camp Motion Graphics Boot Camp Production In-Depth Production In-Depth Production

For evaluation, we used 30 topics of Indonesian news tested by using ROUGE-1, there were 2 news topics that had different ROUGE-1 score between using cluster importance algorithm

dummy books wing chun dummy arm length wing chun classes southgate wing chun stance rooting wing chun knife footwork wing chun tv series review wing chun wooden dummy buy online

The research manipulates the operating data accumulated from the Hot Strip Mill manufacturing process into systems failure data sets constructed in a format

In case the succeeding traffic will fly the same track after departure as the preceding aircraft, the succeeding traffic can be granted take off clearance when the preceding

The response of the wing hinge stretch receptor is modulated by octopamine and by nonspecific activation of numerous DUM neurones (Ramirez and Orchard, 1990), but a recent study

Dysplasia at the surgical margin is associated with recurrence after resection of non-invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms Timothy L.. Frankel, Jennifer LaFemina,