The ultimate test of any martial art is its success in a true combat situation. And, when studied properly, Kung Fu is simply the best. But studying for real fighting situations is perhaps the most difficult aspect of any martial art. Sifu Wang has studied dozens of styles and hundreds of forms and hand-picked a few programs for students wanting to experience more directly the essential nature of Kung Fu.
Combative Empty Hand Kung Fu
San Da Group Class
The San Da Workout is designed for students to simultaneously learn basic self-defense techniques and receive intense whole-body conditioning. The instructor will show students basic fighting stances, footwork, punching, kicking, elbow, knee and throwing techniques as well as kick/punch combinations and elbow/knee combinations. Students will use hitting pads and drill techniques with a partner.
San Da Sparring
Sparring puts students’ Sanda techniques to the test in real situations. Students will spar in pairs for rounds varying from 3 to 5 minutes. Techniques from Sanda or any traditional techniques learned from a Traditional forms class can be used. This is a light contact class, and it is to be seen as a way to hone skills and to familiarize students with in-ring fighting against an opponent.
The San Da Certificate Series teaches:
1. San Da Basics
2. San Da Punching and Kicking
3. San Da Elbow and Knee
4. San Da Fast Throws
Qin Na Special Interest Class
he Qin Na Certificate Series teaches:
1. Qin Na Techniques Against Grabbing
2. Qin Na Techniques Against Striking
3. Ground Based Qin Na
4. Qin Na Techniques Against Weapons
Shuai Jiao Special Interest Class
The earliest Chinese term for wrestling, horn butting, refers to an ancient sport in which contestants wore horned headgear with which they attempted to butt their opponents. Legend states that Jiao Di was used in 2,697 BCE by the Yellow Emperor’s army to gore the soldiers of a rebel army led by Chi You. In later times, young people would play a similar game, emulating the contests of domestic cattle, without the headgear.
Jiao Li was a grappling martial art that was developed in the Zhou Dynasty (between the twelfth and third century BCE). An official part of Zhou military’s training program under the order of the king, Jiao Li is generally considered to be the oldest extant Chinese martial art and is among the oldest systematic martial arts in the world. Jiao Li supplemented throwing techniques with strikes, joint locks and attacks on pressure points. These exercises were practiced in the winter by soldiers who also practiced archery and studied military strategy.
Jiao Li eventually became a public sport during the Qin Dynasty (221-207 BCE), practiced for court entertainment as well as for recruiting the best fighters. Competitors wrestled each other on a raised platform called a leitai for the potential reward of being hired as a bodyguard to the emperor or a martial arts instructor for the Imperial Military. Some contests would last a week or so, with over a thousand participants. Jiao Li was taught to soldiers in China over many centuries, and its popularity among the Manchu military guaranteed its influence on later Chinese martial arts through the end of the Qing dynasty.
The term Shuai Jiao was chosen by the Gou Shu Institute of Nan King in 1928 when competition rules were standardized. (Many thanks to Wikipedia).
The Shuai Jiao Certificate Series teaches:
1. Shuai Jiao Basics
2. Kick Throws
3. Arm Throws
4. Hip, Shoulder & Sacrifice Throws
Martial Arts Combat Conditioning
1. Ying Gong (Strike Hardening)
2. Li Gong (Power Training)
3. Nai Li Gong (Stamina Training)
4. Pai Da Gong (Body Hardening)
5. Jin Gong (Power Release Training)
6. Rou Gong (Flexibility Training)
Combative Weapons Kung Fu
Duan Bing (Chinese Fencing) Special Interest Class
The Duan Bing Certificate Series teaches:
1. Duan Bing Basics
2. Duan Bing Offensive and Defensive Techniques
3. Duan Bing Specialty Techniques
4. Duan Bing combined with San Shou
Chang Bing (Competitive Staff Fighting) Special Interest Class
1. Chang Bing Basics
2. Chang Bing Offensive and Defensive Techniques
3. Chang Bing Specialty Techniques
4. Chang Bing combined with San Shou