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“Beautiful Martial Art| Effective Self-Defense”
My name is Paul Matthews. I teach Wing Tsun Kung Fu in Forest Hills, Queens, using private and semi-private lessons. Weekly drop in self defense classes are in the planning stages and should be starting up in the near future. These classes will also be held in the Forest Hills area.
About Wing Tsun (Wing Chun) Kung Fu
In Hong Kong Wing Tsun is known as “Gangster Fist” because gang members have found it to be the most practical kung fu style and the quickest to learn (After the Yip Man movies, the most popular Martial Arts Schools in Hong Kong teach Wing tsun). But Wing Tsun is also taught to the “good guys”, i.e. elite law enforcement units, SWAT teams, and hostage rescue teams, such as the FBI, RAID (France), SEEK (Germany), etc. in countries all over the world. Why? Because it works, it’s deadly, and the basics can be learned very quickly. Wing Tsun, a 300 year old martial art, is said to have been developed by a woman and was specifically designed to allow a smaller or weaker person to survive a street encounter against bigger, stronger opponents.
Wing Tsun is also incredibly fun to learn. Taking a lesson or class is like having a “mini vacation” from the stress and tension of modern life
Benefits of Wing Tsun
- Wing Tsun will help you lose weight and get fit. Lets face it, exercise can be boring, which is why most people quit. Wing Tsun is so much fun that without even noticing it, you will soon find that you have lost weight and become more fit than you have ever been before. If you keep at it Wing Tsun will build you the lean, tight body that everyone wants and admires.
-Wing Tsun will increase your confidence. Most beginners, whether they are in shape and athletic, or not, will experience a steady improvement in their skill. If you persist you will eventually progress much farther than you ever thought you could. This confidence carries over into your work, school, and personal relationships.
-Wing Tsun will improve your mind. Wing Chun is actually a “moving meditation” based upon Taoist principles of simplicity, spontaneity, and being in harmony with nature. After you have been training for a few months you will notice that all of your reactions are much much quicker than they were before. Your concentration will have become greatly improved and you will start to experience a new sense of calm and composure in your daily life.
“Remain Calm in the Midst of Motion”
-Wing Chun Proverb
-Wing Tsun will teach you how to defend yourself in the real world. The founders of the art and their successors trained in secret to develop deadly moves to be used in life and death combat, not as part of a sport. If you ever have to defend yourself on the street there will be no rules, no referee, and you will likely be facing either multiple attackers, weapons, or both. The Wing Tsun fighter is trained to attack the most vulnerable areas of the body with devastating speed. One of the mottoes of the style is that a fight should last no more than 3 seconds, otherwise it is considered lost. Although the style was developed hundreds of years ago, principles such as simultaneous attack and defense, economy of motion, and borrowing the opponent’s force are revolutionary to this day.
Drop-In Classes coming soon
Maybe you want to study a Martial Art and learn self defense but you have a crazy schedule or you are wary about signing a long term contract. No problem! Send us an email to get on the list for drop-in classes, to be held in the Forest Hills area of Queens. There will be 60 minute and 90 minute drop in classes. You don’t have to make any financial committment or even buy a uniform to attend the class. Just show up and sign a release and pay the drop in fee. All classes will cost only $25. I want to get this going ASAP so that my private students can practice with as many different partners as possible, so shoot us an email today.
Private and Semi-Private Instruction
Private lessons allow the student to progress at a greatly accelerated rate. It usually takes about three times as long to correct a bad training habit or improperly performed technique than it takes to learn the technique or form properly in the first place. One on one attention fosters multiple repetitions of correct movements, rather than having incorrect movements being programmed into your muscle memory. Also, Wing Chun is above all a conceptual style- understanding the concepts of the style is much more important than just learning techniques. Private instruction allows explanation and understanding of the concepts of the style. 55 minute Private lessons are available at a very affordable rate, just $50.00.
Semi-private lessons offer another option which is even more affordable. Semi-private lessons also allow you to practice what you have learned with your training partner on your own between lessons. A 55 minute semi-private lesson costs only $25.00. Drop in self defense classes are in the planning stages and should start up in the Forest Hills area sometime in the near future.
Call (347) 461-0760 today to schedule your first lesson.