Your WingChun Nature

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

— Khalil Gibran

Sifu Paul Wang with Dai Sifu Klaus Brand at 2014 Spring Camp in the Marin Headlands, California.

Sifu Paul Wang with Dai Sifu Klaus Brand at 2014 Spring Camp in the Marin Headlands, California.

Have you noticed that, for all its vast benefits, technology feels draining at times? Perhaps you are better adapted to it than me. I admittedly have a limited capacity for digital distractions.

Then I begin longing to roam sun-speckled trails, especially those decorated with carpets of spongy moss and fungi-rimmed logs felled to earth by lightning. For me, an elemental elixir of sun, wind and dew must occasionally pour into my pores. Otherwise, without this primal nutrition, my modern existence insidiously fades to robotic routine.

It is easy to forget that we are humanimals possessed of powerful intellects that nonetheless often distance us from our biological selves. Our minds can virtually abstract us from the animal immediacy of our senses and surroundings. This creature instinct starves if it is not unleashed to range freely once in a while. In fact, left confined too long in the claustrophobic boxes of civilization we have built ourselves, this part of you may perish without you even realizing the loss. A sort of inner mass extinction parallels the worldwide decline in ecosystem biodiversity. Continue reading

Video: WingChun Chi Sao (Adhering Arms) Applications

During a recent Primary Workshop at the United States Headquarters of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW) in Berkeley, California, I had participants drill three application excerpts within the IAW partner sequences. These are known (and demonstrated in the video) as Lat Sao (Casting Arms), Chi Sao (Adhering Arms) and Guo Sao (Passing Arms), respectively. The goal is synergizing technique, power and speed.

Below is a brief technical analysis of the three combination options against a right punch preparation: Continue reading

Video: WingChun Wu Sao (Protecting Arm) Applications

Recently, I taught an Advanced Class at the United States Headquarters of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW) in Berkeley, California. My theme was combination applications of the IAW WingChun Wu Sao (Protecting Arm). I had students practice 3 concepts demonstrated here in less than 5 seconds with Sihing Brandon Solano.

Below is a brief technical analysis of the three Wu Sao (Protecting Arm) combination options against a right straight punch:

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Way of WingChun Video

Way of WingChun Video

A dynamic scene from “Way of WingChun” by My-Linh Le.

Just published! Be one of the first to enjoy the latest film by My-Linh Le “Way of WingChun”. It is a mini-documentary featuring the story of Sifu Klaus Brand – WingChun Grandmaster – as well as the birth, evolution and transmission of our style via the International Academy of WingChun. Also see appearances by Sifu Paul Wang along with Instructors and Students of the International Academy of WingChun – US.

Click the link below to learn: Continue reading

Fall Event Series 2014

Sifu Klaus Brand, WingChun Grandmaster

Sifu Klaus Brand, WingChun Grandmaster

The United States Headquarters of the International Academy of WingChun (IAW) and Sifu Paul Wang presents:

2014 Fall Event Series

October 17-26 with IAW Founder & WingChun Grandmaster, Sifu Klaus Brand in Berkeley, California.


The fun of training is primarily in change, to meet your personal limits and exceed them.

— Sifu Klaus Brand

Who Should Attend? Join us if you:

  • Want to learn real self-defense skills
  • Want to feel physically empowered
  • Want to develop greater confidence
  • Are interested in functional martial arts
  • Are a curious student of any wing chun style
  • Are a current or former IAW Member
  • Would like meet a WingChun Grandmaster
  • Would like to interact with positive people
  • Would like more motivation to upgrade yourself

An accessible teacher and a consummate artist, Sifu Klaus Brand is the innovator of a dynamic and powerfully effective WingChun paradigm. Since 1998, his insight built upon tradition is infusing the advanced weapon techniques into all unarmed movements, this upgrading the entire system.

Technical skills, or proper control of our own bodies, supported by power and speed and altogether adapted to the particular situation, is the art of WingChun.

— Sifu Klaus Brand

With over four decades of research and practice in the field, Sifu Brand imparts a deeply informed and diverse experience in martial arts, self-defense, weapons and combat. As founding Grandmaster of the International Academy of WingChun in 2003, he personally represents and impeccably embodies the highest expression of WingChun quality available today.

To train you do not need an ideal weight or a special fitness. All you need is the will.

— Sifu Klaus Brand

Don’t miss this valuable occasion and rare chance to boost your abilities and inspire your progress by seeing, hearing and feeling the best in world-class, professional WingChun. Act now to claim a limited spot by contacting Sifu Paul Wang, US Chief Instructor of the IAW. There are a series of events available, but if you want to choose one:

WingChun Seminar with Grandmaster
Sunday, October 26, 1-5 pm, $80

  • Build a solid foundation of WingChun techniques
  • Gain a direct approach to effective self-defense
  • Learn the art, logic and flow of IAW WingChun
  • Train in a fun and diverse community of students
  • Access live teachings from a WingChun Grandmaster
  • No prior WingChun or martial arts experience required

Download full 2014 Fall Event Series Flyer.

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