PRACTICAL WING CHUN AUSTRALIA

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY..

"Wing Chun is a martial arts that suits people of all ages. I particularly like Wan Kam Leung Practical Wing Chun is because it is conceptual, structural and very practical. 
The huge and rich combination of various moves make it very effective to both defend and attack. 
Sifu Jack knows Wing Chun from back to front and he is very patient in demonstrating and explaining each move to his students. This Wing Chun family has friendly and helpful Sifu and instructors that make me go to the classes every week. I wish I could have joined this school much earlier. 
I would highly recommend anyone who wants to learn serious kung fu to this school and linage of Wing Chun. "

~Victor Lo

"I have trained in a few other martial arts styles for many years, whilst all schools are unique in their approach to training, Practical Wing Chun makes learning the art of Wing Chun extremely accessible. Sifu Jack has done this by cultivating a warm, supportive, and family-like culture where self-improvement is done through helping others.

Sifu Jack and the instructors all emphasise application and concepts making every technique you learn highly relevant and useful. This school doesn't just make better martial artists, they make better people as the culture of the school is just as important as the techniques.

~Chris Wong

PwC is a club but it could also be listed under ‘second family’ It’s a supportive environment that teaches much more than martial arts. It teaches patience, respect, discipline and humility. Fantastic environment. Well recommended.

~Peter Allen

WING CHUN

FAMILY

A school with traditional values.

Practical Wing Chun welcome people of all ages, gender, race, religious beliefs, skill level and body types.
 

We believe people of all walks of life should experience the benefits that martial arts as to offer – family, honour, loyalty and respect.

At our school, we treat everyone like a family member. We grow and support each other.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up ?


To sign up, please click the "BOOK TRIAL" icon above. It will take you to the booking page. Pick a date, and the location of the branch. Follow the online sign up procedures and pay for the 2 trial classes. There is no obligation to join after the 2 sessions. Take the time to enjoy the trainings and see if Wing Chun is suitable for you or not.

Please take the time to read through the remaining FAQ.
The teachings of Chinese culture and humility is emphasised at our school. The 2 sessions also allows Sifu and instructors 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. But a rule of thumb, if you are friendly, you are welcome :)
We agree that money can buy a lot of things, but not everything and definitely not Kung fu at our school. You will be expected to be humble, train hard and earn your Kung fu the hard old fashion way.




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.

As a basic courtesy, please arrive at least 15 minutes before we start so that we have enough time to fill out basic disclaimer forms.




Can I come in and watch ?


Adult:
We used to but unfortunately due to lost of properties incidents in the past, we do not offer non members to sit & watch anymore. Also Covid has changed things a bit at our school. We now run a Covid-Safe plan and we will need to record full details of everyone who enters the club. It is easier to book in a trial class so we have enough instructors to handle the additional paper work. Booking Page Link

Children:
As above but if you have young children and they are a bit shy. They are welcome to come and watch the class outside of the school. (Covid Safe)

Wing Chun is a close range combat system. Techniques are repetition training for muscle memory. It is not as exciting to watch compared to comabating sports. We therefore highly recommend trying out introductory classes 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 enrolled 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. 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.

If you know what you want and wish to sign up direclty, you are welcome to contact us directly.




Who should NOT be coming to our class ?


1. There are three types of people are unworthy to be taught (as stated below)
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 for Wing Chun training.

  • For those who are time poor. We have created a Bronze package for once a week training with plenty of "Open Classes".
  • For shift workers, we now have morning & late night classes. Please refer to our time table HERE.
  • For those who work away, we have released our Online training group program.

Do not join the school if you can not commit to at least 1 session per week. Save your money & time or join our seminars/workshops for Non-Wing Chun background when you have more time.




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


We now have morning & late night classes that may suit. One of the advantage of our school is that you are allow to travel to our different clubs and join different classes according to your schedule.

Please check our time table




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


We do not accept new students while Sifu is away on training/seminars tours and also with our current Covid Safe plan we will have to record information of everyone entering the club.

Please follow the "Book Trial" link here




Can I pay cash instead ?


Yes. We offer 6 and 12 months membership paid upfront. Post Covid-19, we now prefer cashless payment using our monthly direct debit system. (We do not lock our students with contract. There is only a 30 days cancellation notice with our online form)




What happens to unused credit ?


We do not do contracts here. But we like to simplify our system as easy as possible to maintain low prices for our members.

Discounted prices is only for members on monthly direct debit. Unused credit within the calendar month will be forfeited.




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.




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




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 3 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 plays an important role 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 and introduces a lot of modern day physical fitness into traditional Kung fu trainings. He actively trains everyday. Sifu Leung believes fitness is what a lot of Chinese Kung fu martial artists lack of. Many instructors live in their past; they end up stopping their own training and only teach. Sifu Leung believes there is always room for self improvements. It is his motivation that 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.
Wing Chun is the only modern active system out of 300+ types of Chinese Kung fu that was created by a woman. In terms of physical strength, most women are not as strong as men. In Wing Chun 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 end, Wing Chun will help you stay humble and appreciate harmony. Sifu Jack Leung wish to pass on this positive attitude towards life to his students.




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 bonus.




I wish to train Practical Wing Chun. I am not a beginner, which class should I join ?


Beginners class. Empty your cup & be humble first.
Every lineage has its own curriculum. You are more than welcome to trial out introductory sessions and see if it suits you. Please book it through our online booking page

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 if you wish to progress through Practical Wing Chun.

Alternatively you can join our workshop with Practical Wing Chun concept. This may give you a better understanding of our system.




What is the Code of Conduct ?


Etiquette plays a very important role within a traditional Kung Fu school. It is held within high esteem at Practical Wing Chun Australia.
Before you decide to join the school, please read our Code of Conduct




How many times do I need to train Wing Chun a week to flow?


It comes down to individuals. We recommend minimum 2 times per week to be able to flow and move like we do. For those who are time poor, we have created the bronze monthly plan for once a week training. It will take double the effort and time but still possible, providing you train at home during your spare time.

We have now added in bonus "Open Class" for bronze monthly plan. Members can come in during their spare time to find a partner and practice together under instructor's supervision.




How much is the training fee ?


Click here to visit the training fee page




Where can I find the most updated timetable ?


Please visit our main page on our website here




I do not live close to a Practical Wing Chun club. Is there another option for me ?


We have launched our ONLINE TRAINING GROUP program for those who do not live near our school to train online and form local non profit training group. This is a supplement training to our normal training.

Membership is only available every 6 months after a face to face assessment for quality control. Please visit the above page for more information.

Interview is required.




How do I cancel my membership ?


We are sorry to hear that you wish to go. We hope you enjoyed your time training with us. We do not do contract here, we only require a 30 days notice in advance through our online forms here.




How do I amend/suspend my direct debit ?


Please suspend it 14 days before our direct debit date (usually the 30th) through our online forms here.





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