Practical Wing Chun Australia

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Practical Wing Chun 

What is the current time-table ?

V. July. 2017


What should I bring with me the first time ?

Please wear normal comfortable gym wear and a pair of sneakers to training. It is also a good idea to bring a bottle of water and a towel. $30 for casual adult session – Non Member’s first trial. We do not offer FREE introductory trainings.

If you have LIKED US on Facebook, please bring your ID to receive your 2 lessons for our $30 introductory special. Click HERE * offer must be used within 2 weeks.

As a basic courtesy, please arrive at least 10 minutes before we start so that we have enough time to fill out basic disclaimer forms.

 

Can I come in and watch ?

We follow the rules set down at Hong Kong Headquarters. You are allowed to watch for 10 minutes without disturbing the class.  As a courtesy, please arrive before the class starts. No video recording allowed. Wing Chun is a close range combat system. Techniques are repetition training for muscle memory. Compared to combat sports, it is not as exciting to watch, we therefore highly recommend trying out an introductory class to physically experience the training and the vibe of the school. An interesting fact is that 80% of the people who attended the introductory beginner’s class enrol with us.

 

What is the Beginners introductory sessions for ?

They are for people who are interested in our Wing Chun, but not really sure if this will suit them. Some martial arts schools will try and lock students in with a long contract on their first session. This is not how we operate. We believe if you like our Wing Chun, you will come back.

We offer 2 trial sessions which is held on a weekly basis, so people can decide if the system suits them. This should give a rough idea of what the school is like, to feel the vibe from other students and experience the atmosphere at the school.

For those who have done Wing Chun from other lineages, please remember every lineage trains differently, The 2 sessions will let you experience the Practical Wing Chun system. Participants will get a basic understanding of our theories, how we train at our school, and how to progress in Practical Wing Chun system to become certified.

It is a privilege to learn Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun under the Family tree of Wong Shun Leung’s lineage. We are proud of our system, but at the same time we respect other martial arts, and everyone is humble at our school.

**Please note **

The teachings of Chinese culture and humility is emphasised at our school. The 2 sessions also allows Sifu to examine whether the students are respectful and willing to obey our code of conduct. Not everyone gets the opportunity to train at our school. If you make an appointment and choose not to show up to training without a proper explanation, (this can be done via email, a phone call, or even sms), you will not be permitted to train at our schools. We agree that money can buy a lot of things, but not everything and definitely not Kung fu from our school. You will be expected to be humble, train hard and earn your Kung fu the hard old fashion Chinese way.

Sifu Leung is NOT desperate to have representatives in every part of Australia. Those who understand his vision and goals are welcome to join our Kung fu family. Passion is what spreads the art. The willingness to help other Kung fu family members is the key for you to enter our door 

 

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Who should NOT be coming to our class ?

1. There are three types of people are unworthy to be taught (as stated above)

2. If you are currently training with another school, stay loyal to your Sifu. If you have questions about Wing Chun, you should always seek answers from your Sifu first. If you then decide to switch schools, you are welcome to try our trial class and see if it suits you.

3. If you are not from an associated branch of WKL Practical Wing Chun. You will most likely be asked to start from the basics again. Your martial art experience from the past will help accelerate your learning, but you will be expected to re-do the empty hand forms. If this does not suit you, we advise you not to come and search for a similar lineage in your area.

4. If you have a big ego and wish to prove to yourself that your martial art system is better. This school does not suit you. Wing Chun is a self defence system; it is about protecting yourself and the people you care about in a harmonious way. We have no place for bullies here.

5. People who are impolite and have no manners are not welcome at our school.

6. People who are rude to my assistant instructors. My instructors represent me.

 

Do you do casual trainings ?

No.  We are not a combat sport club.  Repetition is required for muscle memory. Do not join the school if you can not commit to at least 1 session per week.

 

 

I am a shift worker, which class would suit me ?

We now have morning & late night classes that may suit. Please check our time table

 

 

Can beginners join other classes ?

New beginners are welcome to join our “Beginners Classes” for 2 trial sessions. After 3 months of basic training in the same class, you may attend other classes on the time table, (except for the ITP -Instructor Training Program/ CK or BJ level classes). However, if beginners wish to test out other classes, they are welcome to attend on their second trial session, please notify Sifu in advance.

 

Do I need to make a booking before I come in?

We prefer you send us an email or call to confirm as Sifu Jack Leung constantly trains overseas and also runs short term workshops around Australia. Please note we do not take in new students while Sifu is away.

 

How much is training ?

 

 

Can I pay cash instead ?

Yes. But casual rates will be charged instead of the monthly direct debit rate. We do not use contracts here. We run our payment on a monthly basis through a book keeper, which requires less time and less paperwork, saving us time and helping you save money.

 

What happens to unused credit ?

Discounted prices is only for members on monthly direct debit. Unused credit within the calendar month will be forfeited.  To cancel direct debit, please email us 7 days in advance before the 30th. No refund is given after direct debit. This includes monthly fees and annual membership fee.

How do I quit training ?

First of all, we would like to know why you want to quit training. Since we do not do contracts here, you can cancel your account with us simply by send us an email request to terminate your training 7 days before the direct debit date.

 

Who can learn Practical Wing Chun ?

Practical Wing Chun is an extremely effective and direct self defence system. The system does not pit force against force, nor does it require extreme body flexibility or stamina, so it is suitable for most ages, genders, races and weight groups. We run the biggest group of female Wing Chun practitioners in Australia. Everyone who is humble and willing to learn is welcome.

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Who trains at Practical Wing Chun ?

In short, positive people and friendly people 🙂

Sifu Leung trains people from all walks of life, including university and high school students; Law enforcement officers, security guards, bouncers, doctors, accountants, engineers, IT specialists, bus drivers, chefs, architects and people from all trades.

Sifu Leung believes it is not who you are, but what you do that defines you

 

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Why train with Sifu Jack Leung – Practical Wing Chun ?

Sifu Jack Leung is dedicated and practical with his Wing Chun. Sifu Leung started training with Grand Master Wan Kam Leung in 1996 and still travels to Hong Kong for training under his Sifu every 2 months. He has trained in a few different martial arts including Judo, Karate, Southern Preying Mantis Tong Long and Muay Thai. With great sparring and real life combat experience from the streets, Sifu Leung keeps his Wing Chun real with a no nonsense approach.

Sifu Leung is also the only Wing Chun Sifu in Queensland that is Chinese and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. Language is very important in Chinese Kung fu as a lot of techniques, angles, conditioning and training methods are passed down generations through language and demonstrations. Understanding the language and having the ability to explain in plain simple English will benefit Australian students further in their training, by closing the language barrier.

He is also a certified Personal Trainer who introduces a lot of modern day physical fitness into traditional Kung fu trainings. He actively trains and learns each day. Sifu Leung believes this is what a lot of Chinese Kung fu martial artists lack. Many instructors live in the past; they end up stopping their training and only teaching. Sifu Leung believes there is always room for self improvement. The motivation keeps him and his team of instructors moving forward.

Sifu Jack Leung is also humble; he respects his Sifu, and loves his family, treats his friends and Kung fu brothers with respect and looks after his students. Wing Chun is all about harmony. Ying and Yang (Hard/Soft), balanced energy. No aggressiveness. It is not a combat sport, but a self defence system. Once we can look after ourselves and our family, we can then extend this positive energy to those who may need our help. (On how we could help the community, please click HERE)

Wing Chun is the only modern active system left out of 300+ types of Chinese Kung fu which was created by a woman. Most women are usually weaker than men, and we acknowledge the fact that people who attack us are usually bigger, armed with a weapon or we may even be out numbered. We train our disadvantage into advantage, diverting powers and execution at the right angle and timing, to make our Wing Chun work well when we need it to. Some martial art systems will turn you into an aggressive person. On the opposite, Wing Chun will help you stay humble and appreciate harmony. Sifu Jack Leung wishes to pass on this positive attitude towards life to his students.

For more about Sifu Jack & his Kung fu journey please click HERE

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I am new to Wing Chun (Martial Arts) or I am from a different lineage of Wing Chun, which class should I join ?

We prefer you join the beginner class, as there are more assistant instructors available to help and usually new students join on the same day. Which means students will most likely be training with someone new and they can help and support each other. Once beginners finish 1 month of training in the beginners class they are allowed to join other classes. Although we try to structure a different topic every training session, we still need to go through our course curriculum. Beginners will have to go through our basic form and stands in order to generate power for our strikes. This will be the same through all sessions. We recommend Wing Chun practitioners from different lineages start from the beginner’s class.

 

What is the difference between Wing Chun/Ving Tsun/ Wing Tsun/ Yong Tsun Quan?

The difference is spelling based and the pronunciation of the same words in Cantonese or Mandarin dialect. Some lineages tend to use their own spelling to differentiate their system.

We use Practical Wing Chun and we are under the IP Man’s family Tree: IP Man Wing Chun to Wong Shun Leung Ving Tsun (WSLVT) to Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun.

 

What is the difference between lineages ?

Every individual is different. Some people like to listen to pop music while others like classical. This applies to Wing Chun lineage. Some lineage’s perspective – they treat Wing Chun as a physical sport that will help build their physical fitness. Although we do not disagree with this perspective, and agree that Wing Chun can contribute to our health, we believe Wing Chun is a close range combat system and we like to keep it real as a self defence.

We train under the guidance of Grand Master Wan Kam Leung – the only martial art instructor for the VIP G4 protection unit with the Royal Hong Kong Police. The system was modified to keep it real. Health and fitness are a bonus.

 

I have trained elsewhere. I wish to train Practical Wing Chun. What is the best way to go?

Every lineage has its own curriculum. You are more than welcome to drop in for 1 or 2 introductory sessions and see if it suits you. But you will be required to start your training from basic again. Your previous training will help accelerate you faster through our system – (or slower) you will need to empty your mind and be formless.

 

What is the Code of Conduct ?

Etiquette plays a very important role within a traditional Kung fu school. It is held in high esteem at our school. Please read the Code of Conduct before you decide to join our school. Students who fail to abide the Code of Conduct will be expelled from the school.

Click here for Code of Conduct

 

Where can I find more info on the terms and condition ?

Please click Terms & Condition

 

How do I become a Certified PWC instructor ?

Please refer to our PWC Instructor Certification Page 

 

How much is private training cost ?

Please refer to the Private lesson page

 

FAQ - Practical Wing Chun Australia