Unit 3 Outreach

Our most recent outreach event was at Spens-Black Hall in the Unit 3 Dorm. On November 12, we headed over to tell and show members of this UC Berkeley student residence a bit about the WingChun system.

It’s always a pleasure to offer perspectives that our audience never considered. As a human, a primeval concern is being alive. Self-Defense emerges from this undeniable premise. For most, life is generally safe and fine, but unexpected emergencies can and do happen anytime and anywhere to anyone. We examine and answer this question. How to survive and thrive in a life or death context?

Each time we go out into the community, it is a unique interaction. Although we present similar material, the approach varies. Depending on how the evening unfolds, we either spend more time to clarify crucial concepts or emphasize key movements. Because each listener hears and every observer sees in an individual way, our explanations, analogies, illustrations, and demonstrations are customized. The goal is effective communication. On this point, it seems we have been very successful with our experiences this semester. No one leaves without learning something, knowing better, feeling safer. On our feedback forms, the comments are positive. Sentiments like “Inspiring and useful ideas”, “An unexpectedly fun event”, and “Would love to learn more” are commonly represented.

We look forward to sharing with other groups that will invite us. Once again, Sihing Brandon Solano was my main assistant. We were happily joined by another helpful HQ member, Tyler Gouvea. Our friendly contact and able coordinator was Christina Gee, Unit 3 Health Worker. Thanks to all for your meaningful support.

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