We are in a unique place in human history. Never before has there existed anything remotely like Online Training. Until the modern era, if you wanted to learn a skill or acquire knowledge, you found a teacher. In the world of martial arts especially, the secrets of the system were transmitted directly from master to student. There were very few books or written instruction – for the select few who could read – and absolutely no illustrated guides or how-to videos.
To master a physical skill such as Kung Fu, hands-on instruction was absolutely necessary. The Sifu would guide the Todai (disciple) through the movements and the techniques. The forms were the textbook of the system, an encapsulated codex to the major concepts, principles, structures and movements. Sifu would impart his knowledge and wisdom, and the students would pressure-test the techniques against each other to validate they had learned the lessons correctly.
Today, live training remains the best way to learn Wing Chun or any other form of Kung Fu. The feedback and guidance from the instructor, and the ability to test with other people of different size, weight, energy and athletic ability, provides advantages that you simply cannot get with non-physical training. Luckily, you have a number of options for getting LIVE Wing Chun training.
The Wing Chun Concepts program was originated, developed and pressure-tested at Kung Fu Birmingham, a traditional school of Wing Chun Kung Fu located in Birmingham, AL, USA. Naturally, if you live in the central Alabama area, you are strongly encouraged to visit our Birmingham training location to attend a class that meets your schedule. Daytime, evening and weekend sessions are currently available, and the live training program is completely synced with the Wing Chun Concepts online curriculum.
Kung Fu Birmingham students will be able to track their progress, classes attended, and track their monthly enrollment or Class Card credits right from the student dashboard. To learn more about the Birmingham classes, please click the link below:
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If you are able to train with us in central Alabama, or if you come to visit for seminars, workshops or drop-in classes, please click the link below for complete class schedules and location information.