Second Weekend Recap


Warriors of all sorts, safe and sound after a bout of Combat training.

After an informative and inspiring first weekend, we continued with a Combat Class in Santa Cruz. Sihing Carl did a great job planning and hosting this event with Sifu. Although it may be somewhat apparent from the photo, nothing can fully depict the actual experience of the intensive evening. The hour and a half went by in a flash as we strove, striked, threw, and flew through the series of Combat exercises. As always, the format was fun, fast, and free. The result was that everyone gained a newfound appreciation and assurance in emergency situations.


Our first and great Special Event in San Francisco with Sifu Brand.

Friday found us at another location. We were in San Francisco for an Application Class to support Sihing Gerald’s Academy. There were a range of attendees, from those with a few classes to others with many years under their belt. All enthusiastically absorbed Sifu’s display of practical essentials. Even though the material was drawn from just the first two Student Levels, everyone understood the value of basics including footwork and arm coordination. WingChun is one whole system. Thus, its dynamic patterns and functional logic applies regardless of who is doing it.


Happy to help one another evolve our practical knowledge.

Sifu used the Special Class to transmit a flexible methodology to train Guo Sao (Passing Arms). Usually it is done as a set part of the First Section flows. Instead we pulled it out this context to launch various Lat Sao (Casting Arms) feeds. This particular framework allowed everyone to more deeply understand the singular elements contained within the prescribed sequences of Student Levels 6, 7, and 8. Clean technique was honed by the dual forces of power and speed. Thus, we all stepped away with both increased clarity of and solidity in the Middle Level programs.

San Francisco Outreach


Sihing Gerald and Parkmerced residents at his Self-Defense workshop.

On October 13, Sihing Gerald, Academy of WingChun® San Francisco (AWSF) Leader, presented a special Self-Defense workshop at the Parkmerced complex whose many residents include nearby San Francisco State University students. He received a very warm response to his introduction based on WingChun concepts and movements.

As a no-obligation special offer to all participants who want to build upon the interesting essentials that you learned, AWSF offers a free two-week trial. This generous gift will give you a much better idea and greater sense of the benefits that WingChun Self-Defense confers. Learn to Defend Yourself. The simple registration just takes a minute. To do so, please visit Sihing Gerald’s website.