|Wing Chun Club – Northern Beaches
Wing Chun Club at Harbord is proudly a member of the Chi Sau Club group. Training on Monday and Thursday nights at the Harbord Literary Institue, Wing Chun Club is run by Instructor Martin Kerrigan, twenty one years training, and Instructor Yeng Lau, sixteen years of training.
Wing Chun Club concentrates its training on the three pillars of Wing Chun.
Sil Lim Tao form. Relaxation. Self defence.
Students are taken through a series of techniques which give them a basic understanding of how a wing chun person moves and provides a fast way of learning to defend themselves effectively. Emphasis is placed on relaxation, centre line, minimum use of brute strength and practicality.
The continuous use of chi sau, or sticking hands, is used to accelerate the students skills under pressure in a fun and exciting manner. It is our experience that chi sau, done properly, is one of the most brilliant training aids available to any martial artist.
At a basic level, the training at Wing Chun Club will allow you to defend yourself very quickly. Once the student is confident in this, emphasis is switched to the almost magical structures contained in Sil Lim Tao which teach students to create and handle large amounts of force without effort.
Once Sil Lim Tao has progressed to the required level, students are introduced to the second form, Chum Kiu, which means seeking the bridge and builds movement upon the more static structures of SLT.
Then students are taught the devastating power generated in the third wing chun form, Biu Tze, which means piercing fingers. In this form students are shown how to generate force to all parts of their body.
Wing Chun Club provides a safe and friendly environment in which to learn wing chun. Students are encouraged to help each other, rather than to compete with each other. All sizes and ages above twelve are welcome to train at Wing Chun Club.
At Wing Chun Club you will find that niceness rules!
Harbord Library Institute Hall
Corner of Oliver and Lawrence Street
Martin Kerrigan OR Yeng Lau