Collision, the Only Solution

In this article, Sifu Klaus Brand addresses several common misconceptions about the martial arts and others styles similar in name to IAW WingChun. Read it below to learn the following:

  • Why collision is unavoidable in Self-Defense
  • The source of true combative ability
  • WingChun sparring is impossible
  • Chi Sao for body power and toughening
  • The definition of a real fight
  • Confusion between sensitive contact and hard impact
  • Structured graduation is not an option

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2011 Fall Event Series

Get ready for lots of WingChun action.

It’s getting to that time, when we kick off our Fall Event Series, October 14-23! I’m excited to bring you my teacher, Sifu Klaus Brand. As IAW Founder and WingChun Grandmaster, he offers an incomparable quality of Self-Defense education. Come experience for yourself why so many students and teachers in various countries are compelled to master the system he transmits. Continue reading

WingChun Classes in San Francisco

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The simple headline says it all. The IAW-US is proud to present our WingChun system in the world-class city of San Francisco.

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Introduction to Self-Defense for Kids

It was a great class. I learned a lot and feel more confident!
— Sophie C.

A diverse assortment of kids from The Berkeley School (formerly, Berkeley Montessori) came to visit the Headquarters in Berkeley yesterday. I’ve given the WingChun download, so to speak, to a lot of different people and groups. It’s never the same. But I especially enjoyed educating this bright, engaged audience. Good questions, great energy!

I thought I wasn’t going to like this class, but I really enjoyed it! Thanks!
— Hazel M.

One of them had just been mugged the day before. I’m glad she escaped safely, though without her iPod. However, this incident woke them up to the reality and relevance of Self-Defense. They were motivated to more confidently confront such unpredictable situations. I made sure not to disappoint. Continue reading

Mother and Daughter Workshop

Excellent! I feel a lot more confident, definitely coming back.
— Alexandra H.

Recently, I was approached by a concerned mother about teaching a class for young women. Specifically, they were coming of age and transitioning to a new chapter in their lives; that is, taking off to college this fall or travelling abroad this summer.

I liked that you incorporated our questions and ideas.
— Madison S.

In other words, they face an exciting but scary near-future. We all fear the unknown. Which is why any practice that makes us feel more open and aware, secure and prepared helps. Especially one that develops personal skills for you to trust yourself anywhere. That’s valuable because it is always with you.
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