I’ve been doing wing Chun for several years and I teach. I’ve learned two systems, both yip man and Yuen Kay San. I have no concerns on the effectiveness of my system, butI miss being a student and am considering JKD or KM.
Couple of questions.
I live in savannah...
I am looking to build a Long Pole training post of sorts. but am looking for something that could train different aspects of the pole. Not just a Kwan Jong as shown by Sifu Sergio.
I believe i recall from a WHILE back, that someone had developed something - perhaps it was Gary Lam (?).
Private and Semi-Private Classes:
Location: Richmond Hill, GA Savannah, GA
Material Taught: Yuen Wing Chun (Yuen Kay San / Sum Nung)
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Cheung Bo? Really? I've never heard that. The only historical info or family lore of Cheung Bo I've heard is what is shared in the Yuen Kay San family. As Sum Nung studied with Cheung Bo prior to his in-depth training with YKS.
YKS and YCW did know the entire system. Yip Man developed his Dummy form and evolved it in HK.
It my understanding, not factual - but consistently upheld by documents and 1st hand account, Yip did learn various things from the Yuen's. Aside from luk sao/chi sao, who knows.
Possible that Yip...
Yuen Kay San never lived in Hong Kong. Foshan/Fatshan. Yuen and Yip were neighbors, Kay San and Chai Wan were older than Yip.
YKS/SN WCK did not arrive in Hong Kong until an early student of Sum Nung moved there (forgot the name) , then Kwok Wan Ping (from my line) moved to HK.
Sorry to hear that you had a falling out with your first Sifu...... SUCKS!!!! Not uncommon, but a little unusual imo.
So, I would like to ask 2 open ended questions -
What was the falling out with the First? What, Why, How?
Second, why wouldn't the second consider the future...
Thanks for the comments y'all.
We do not have basements here on the Georgia coast. Wish we did.
Liability insurance was a great add on. Thanks
What about waivers? Are they truly worth the time? Do they work and hold up?
I will not be teaching children if starting in my home. Primarily...
My goal is to have a commercial school, public. My means are fair. I plan to self-fund it (I'm cheap by nature), no loans!
But I do not want to pay a stupid amount of money for a start-up (nice space) and a 1-3 year lease contract w/o some sort of student base.
As I have mentioned in a previous and separate post, I am working toward re-opening my kung fu school in a new area that I have moved to.
i am currently looking for a new home to purchase and one of my "wants" is to have a space or outbuilding that I can use for training and possibly teaching...
Sorry, I cant help you with that question. I've wondered this question also.
unfortunately I can not think of a way to teach Wing Chun like this - due to the nature, progression of the training. It would only work if I developed a Hybrid Rotating Schedule
Great Points everyone!! I've already reserved the domain names for a few, not knowing which I would use yet:
Although we are NOT in Savannah city limits (a suburb) still applies. Will I use them all - who knows.... LOL
I like the idea of using "Combat", it fits the mentality of what I teach. I always tell my students: "if you want to do forms and one-steps, go somewhere else; if you want to learn how to persevere and fight, then stay - WE ARE A FIGHT SCHOOL!"
Thanks to everyone for the input, suggestions and talking points!
I'm leaning to using Kung Fu in the name, this way it is Martial Art Type specific, and it will lend the public to at least having an Idea of what it is.
i can specify the type in the marketing and website.
i'm thinking that...
I am considering reopening my commercial kwoon after many years, to spawn off of my private teaching. i wanted to ask my fellow brethren about naming my school, how to name it and what to consider.
I teach Wing Chun and will be opening in the Savannah, GA area. There is already one...
Sorry. Neglected to be complete in my wing chun.
Hong Kong Wing Chun:
via Dave Grago who learned from Sam Wing, Leung ting, William cheung and Mok Poi On of PFL WCK.
Yuen Kay San WCK:
From bob McDonald, Lee chun Ming, Kwok wan ping, sum nung, Yuen Kay San.
Thanks Geezer! I've done Hong Kong WCK also. I say HK WCK because my sifu learned Chinese kung fu from Sam Wing, Leung Ting, Cheung and Mok Poi On (PFL WCK). So I feel I have a good grasp on the actual differences, jings, drills and applications of both. I don't know everything - but enough...