Wing Tsun Austin

Hello and welcome! My goal is to provide quality, common sense, gimmick free, real world Wing Tsun Kung Fu aka Wing Chun instruction to all that are genuinely interested in this beautifully amazing self-defense system. All classes are personally taught by Sifu Robert for quicker learning experience. Classes are kept fun and in a relaxed and friendly environment.

***Classes are now held in Round Rock.

Want to improve your Self-Confidence? ✔
Want to improve your Fitness level? ✔
Want to learn how to Defend yourself? ✔
Want to improve your Coordination? ✔
Want a martial art that is EASY to learn? ✔
Want to learn in a Relaxed and Fun atmosphere? ✔
Want to make new Friends? ✔

Come try it out! First two trial classes are FREE! First month discount if you decide to continue.
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WHAT IS WING TSUN (WING CHUN) KUNG FU?

Wing Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu is a striking self-defense martial art. It is known for it's dynamic, energetic, and super efficient movements. The forte of Wing Tsun is at close range. There is strong focus on developing tactile reflexes, body cohesiveness, super efficient\direct body\limb movement, and explosive short range power. Wing Tsun Kung Fu does not rely on strength, power, or toughness, as these factors are usually in favor of the attacker.

Wing Tsun Kung Fu does NOT do grappling, ground fighting, high kicking, spinning strikes or kicks, acrobatic movements, or stick and move type of exchanges. Wing Tsun is about staying on your feet and landing strikes to disable or knock down the assailant all while remaining very close and not disengaging to reset.

Wing Tsun Kung Fu was devised so that basic self-defense skills could be learned rapidly using basic concepts and principles that are easy to learn.

The late great Bruce Lee, as a teenager in Hong Kong, learned Wing Tsun Kung Fu for about three years and years later used it as the foundation for his personal system called Jeet Kune Do. More recently the Ip Man films have given Wing Tsun Kung Fu new exposure.

WHY WING TSUN KUNG FU?

Easy to learn
Small Classes
Not just for young people!
Practical & Realistic Self-Defense
Simultaneous Offense & Defense
Common Sense Concepts and Principles
Low Kicks Less Flexibility
Simple Footwork
NO Tournaments or Competitions
Flexible and Alive Movements
REAL Kung Fu from Southern China

Wing Tsun Kung Fu offers so much more than just Self-Defense. One particularly important key to health is staying active, moving your body, and keeping body joints pliable. As you age, you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue and suddenly, you can end up feeling pain doing the simplest of tasks, like tying your shoes or walking up the stairs. Wing Tsun exercises are ideal for keeping your body moving and your mind sharp. Wing Tsun Kung Fu can also help you to improve the following:

Get Up and Move!
Better Fitness
Better Muscle Tone
Endurance
Concentration\Mental Sharpness
Coordination
Balance
Modest Flexibility
Situational Awareness
Self Confidence
Patience
Humility
I CAN DO attitude

Plus you get the added benefits of meeting new people, and having a lot of fun! It's a great way to unwind your day and concentrate on yourself!


WHO CAN LEARN WING TSUN KUNG FU?

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is for anyone, male or female, that wants to acquire self-defense skills. The average person of modest physical ability can easily learn the basics in a few months. Wing Tsun Kung Fu is fun, easy, and a safe way to learn Self-Defense. Ideal for middle age adults that want direct, efficient, simple movements that don't require rolling around on the ground.

You will be able to utilize basic Wing Tsun Kung Fu skills after your first week! Wing Tsun movements are natural and very easy to learn. Wing Tsun does not require, extreme flexibility, complicated body or limb contortion, brute strength, or the stamina of an athlete. Come give Wing Tsun Kung Fu a try! I just ask that you come in with an open mind and willingness to learn a new skill. I'm confident that you will like it.

I am currently accepting a limited amount of adolescent and adult students. My classes are purposely kept small so that I can give my students more individual attention for quicker skills development. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE! Come try two FREE NO OBLIGATION introductory lessons to find out if Wing Tsun Kung Fu is right for you! Please call or send me an email at the number\email address below to schedule an appointment.

ATTENTION: At this time, I am not teaching children 12 years of age or younger.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45. Class times and days are subject to change so call or email me in advance if you plan on dropping by.

Please send me an email for class location and also if you have questions about classes, etc.

Phone: 512-970-83 92 OR Email: info@awtk.us

Check out our blog here: Austin Wing Tsun

JUST DO IT!


WING TSUN KUNG FU FAQ

What exactly will I learn in the first few weeks?

What exactly will I learn in the first year?

Can I use my Wing Tsun Kung Fu skills quickly?

How much does it cost to attend classes?

Are there any safety concerns when learning Wing Tsun Kung Fu?

What is the difference between Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun, Wing Chun, etc?

What is Chi Sau (sticky hands) training and why is it necessary?

What is the Wooden Dummy used for and when is it taught?


SIFU ROBERT

Sifu Robert P

I have trained in the Leung Ting lineage of Wing Tsun Kung Fu since 1989 and have over 20 Years of teaching experience. I teach because I enjoy it and because it's gratifying to watch my students get better. I also gain new people to train with. It's a good way to stay sharp!

I have had the privilege and honor of learning from several high profile Wing Tsun Masters and Sifu's (instructors) via regular classes or intensive training seminars. Some of the most notable include Grand Master Leung Ting, Master Emin Boztepe, Master Rainer Tausend, Master Carson Lau, Sifu Thomas Dolnitzski (RIP), Sifu David Lesser (RIP), Sifu Michael Casey, Sifu Glenn Tillman, Sifu Alex Richter, Sifu Haw Kuo, and many more.

I am presently honing my advanced Wing Tsun Kung Fu skills via private and group classes under the tutelage of my mentor and friend Sifu Glenn Tillman at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas.

I am also one of only a few Wing Tsun instructors in the USA that offer Hong Kong Guo Sau Chi Sau tactile flow training. Guo sau tactile flow training enables you to wean yourself away from the initial Chi Sau two man forms (sections) and automatically\spontaneously apply the movements\reactions.

If you have learned Leung Ting specific Wing Tsun in the past but got frustrated because you could not make it work then more than likely you just learned the robotic, dead, Wing Tsun as taught by most American instructors. The flowing guo sau, that is usually only taught in Hong Kong, is what links chi sau "section" training to actual application and makes Wing Tsun chi sau come alive. Come give it a try again! You will be surprised how much you missed, but also how easy it is to integrate into the Wing Tsun that you already know.

Previous to Wing Tsun I had trained in Escrima, Kickboxing (Jeet Kune Do style), Silat, Grappling, Muay Thai, and Kali.

I've assisted in teaching hand to hand combat skills to Police and Military and have taught Self Defense courses for Texas Department of Public Safety and Amplify Credit Union. I have also taught crash course on self-defense for young ladies going off to college.

My deepest respect & gratitude to Sifu Glenn Tillman for his philosophy of generously & openly sharing his Wing Tsun knowledge.


WING TSUN KUNG FU IN MOVIES

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is featured in the highly entertaining, and recommended 2008 martial arts action movie titled Ip Man. The movie features Hong Kong martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and is loosely based on the life of Grandmaster Ip Man. Wing Tsun is also the Kung Fu system that Bruce Lee studied as a teenager and which was the basis for his Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do. The movie also has a sequel called Ip Man 2 and a prequel called Ip Man 3. For an idea of what Wing Tsun is all about watch the first movie!! Keep in mind that they are just movies and some exaggerated liberties were taken during the fight scenes and with the story line.


Wing Tsun Article - Fist of the South Star

by Mark Tweedy - Texas Business Weekly, 10/10/95

"If someone grabs your arm, go for their throat. Don't try to break the grip. They want your arm? Fine. Let them have your arm because your going for their throat. The conflict here is with the brain, not the limb. You've got to shut down the brain."

Whoa. That's a little intense for a school night. I'm talking to Robert, Senior instructor for the Austin chapter of Wing Tsun. There are about eight members out on Clark Field tonight, and they're standing toe-to-toe, their hands a blur; like they're playing ancient Chinese version of Patty-cake.

Robert is telling me the basics of Wing Tsun, like the fact that Bruce Lee studied it in developing his own style. The first principle, economy of motion, Robert just covered. All the stuff about shutting down the brain. It does make sense, though. You don't shut off a fan by sticking your hand in the blades.

The second, speed of reaction, is a related topic. Once you contact, you don't stop until one of you isn't moving. No spin kicks, or fancy moves, just a continuous stream of punches and kicks until there's no resistance.

The last is sensitivity. This doesn't mean trying to get in touch with your feelings while you pummel someone into unconsciousness. In this case, it means keeping in contact with your attacker until they are incapacitated. It doesn't sound rational, but it works. As you feel the slightest pressure from your attacker, you flow around the attack and keep pummeling. If they pull a gun, you'll need negotiation skills; but if they touch you it's all over for them.

The thing that strikes me (not literally) about Robert and the rest of the members, is that they are all relaxed, friendly, joking and having a great time. There are no egos here, no posturing. Wing Tsun has no tournaments, no demonstrations, no screams or jumps. They don't even make a fist when they punch - you close your hand but not tightly, like you're holding one of those really big highlighters. The force is coming from your stance and your elbow. And that's enough force to knock someone back, even if they're are bigger than you. Trust me on this one.

Wing Tsun was developed by a woman who fought men much larger, much stronger than she was. And she realized that fighting would only get harder as she got older. Her name was Ng Mui, and she was a Shaolin Buddhist monk (yes, like Kane on Kung Fu). Around the time George Washington and the boys were kicking some British butt for independence, Manchu government troops were laying siege at the Shaolin Monastery. Naturally, Mui, the grand mistress of Spring Plum Flower fist technique, escaped and disappeared into the misty crags of Mt. Sung.

Well now, it all would have ended there if Mui hadn't met a young woman named Yim Wing Tsun (hence, the title), who seemed destined to marry a man she didn't love. Mui took Tsun under her wing and told her to basically agree to marry the evil thug, if he could wait a year. He agreed and in twelve months, Tsun has become a lean, mean, glorious spring time flower fighting machine. Now she added another condition to the marriage. She would not marry a man who could not beat her in battle. You can see the happy ending a mile off.

Of course, none of this helps me to try to hold the fighting stance. "Turn your right foot 45 degrees. O.K., good. Now lean back more". If I lean back more, I'll be sitting. "Now turn your left knee in. See. Now it's impossible for anyone to kick you in the groin". Hey, there's some useful information. " Now, pull your elbows in. More. More. Your elbow should be at the center of your body. This is the hardest part of Wing Tsun. All of us work on it constantly. If your elbow is centered, all attacks come from the outside. You can control the attack and you have a straight shot at the throat. Remember that the shortest distance between two points is the throat."

I tell Robert that I'm ready for sparring now. The other guys look at each other and hold back a chuckle. Puig, as always, is diplomatic. "Well, probably, the best thing for a beginner to work on is the punch. It's actually a cycle of three punches. In a real fight , of course, you wouldn't stop. You keep moving forward, punching, kicking knee or back leg until you shut down the brain".

"Loosen your fist. You've go to relax. If you really want to relax, Wing Tsun is great. It forces you to relax. We don't encourage lifting weights because it makes you inflexible. You can do it, but you'll really have to stretch." As he's talking, I feel my muscles starting to cramp. This is the most uncomfortable thing I've done since my last accounting homework, and he wants me to relax.

"It takes time, but you can do it." He calls over someone who's been doing this for only three months and sets up a mock fight. There's a flurry of motion - hands flying, bodies weaving like snakes, short powerful kicks- and it's over. The three monther is on the ground, laughing. His opponent helps him back up and they talk intensely about what happened.

Robert tells me, "and that's after only three months. Imagine if he fought someone who just tried to punch or grab. There would be no competition."

I better check into this new concealed weapons law.


PHOTOS AND VIDEO


2001 Wing Tsun Seminar in Austin with Grand-master Leung Ting. I'm standing in the back second from right to left.
2007 Wing Tsun Seminar in Dallas with Master Emin Boztepe
Sifu Alex Richter Wing Tsun Kung Fu Seminar at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu's Kaiu and Nicole Wing Tsun Kung Fu Seminar at Studio Martial Arts in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman Wing Tsun Workshop at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman Wing Tsun Kung Fu Workshop at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman conducted a Wing Tsun Kung Fu ground fighting Workshop at Sifu Ram's Studio Martial Arts school in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE: Sifu Ram teaches kids at his school in San Antonio but I do not.

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512-970-83 92

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