Youth Radio Workshop


With Youth Radio staff after our WingChun Self-Defense workshop.

Thanks to Youth Radio for hosting us at their beautiful studio in Oakland for a WingChun® Self-Defense workshop. It was another fun and interactive community outreach event. We were glad to share some basic information and simple skills for personal safety. Much looking forward to additional partnerships with them in the future.

Berkeley Dorm Workshop


With student organizers and WingChun helpers after a job well done.

On September 9, 2009, we conducted a Self-Defense Workshop for residents of the UC Berkeley Unit dorm system. Similar to our recent presentation at the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, it was a pleasant opportunity to share our WingChun strategies and techniques with a broader audience. A clear framework of the relevance, purpose, and function of Self-Defense was presented. We followed this explanation with a series of practical exercises. The simple effectiveness and universal applicability of WingChun was impressed upon the participants. They voiced appreciation for the information we conveyed and enjoyment of our approach to communicating it. Thanks to those of you who came by to help out. If you couldn’t make it this time, check the website for more outreach events we’re planning in the near future.

Action in Atlanta

Sihing Ayron in a Private Lesson with Sihing Paul.

Sihing Ayron in a Private Lesson with Sihing Paul.

Passion in common is compassion. We care enough to take care of each other in training. Even thousands of miles away, sharing the power of WingChun triggers that feeling we all know. A rush of blood, a surge of energy, a spark of insight. More and more, I realize the purpose of communicating this invigorating and envitalizing art. With that in mind, an appreciation for the unique opportunity and personal responsibility to do so also substantially grows.


Some action shots from the WingChun Seminar in Atlanta.

Despite the traveling and jetlagging, it was a pleasure to visit our WingChun family in Atlanta. Sihing Kurk, Sihing Ayron, and their students are an attentive and grateful group. Congratulations in particular to Nathan Wood and Rosanna Chung for achieving the international standard to pass Student Level 3. Keep up the great work you’ve started. See everyone in Georgia next time. See everyone in California next week.


San Francisco Grand Opening


The first class at the Academy of WingChun® San Francisco.

Thanks to all who attended the Grand Opening of the Academy of WingChun® San Francisco. Your participation was essential to making it a great time and fun success. We were very happy to meet each and every newcomer to our IAW family. It was a joy to work with such a friendly and engaging group that demonstrated obvious WingChun potential.


A great start to our San Francisco family.

Sihing Gerald and Sihing Charlie presented a clear, simple introduction to our Self-Defense system. Everyone demonstrated both sustained interest and quick skill. So we’d like to extend a warm welcome to our San Francisco members. And look forward to their contribution to the growth, strength, and diversity of our community of practitioners.


Sihing Gerald teaches enthusiastic beginners.

After the class, a small celebration was in order. Thus, we headed to a local eatery to digest the evening and plan the future. The bright vision of what will unfold in the years to come includes you and us. Will you please join in a toast? To the happy and healthy attainment of our mutual goals as individuals in training and partners in practice.


A toast to a wonderful beginning and upcoming success.