A brief introduction to Leung Ting WingTsun® Kung Fu and to one of our schools, Dynamic Martial Arts of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
In the video below, Master Mike Adams does a little impromptu WingTsun chi-sau guo-sau (gor-sau) with Ben Stevens. Chi-sau (“sticky hands” or “clinging arms”)is a training method to develop sensitivity to what your opponent is actually doing through feeling. Guo-sau is basically free chi-sau with a bit of an edge that makes it a little like free chi-sau sparring. This is not choreographed or rehearsed. It’s just what came out naturally during a little training over the Christmas 2011 holiday.
In the video below, Master Mike Adams and Sifu Adam VanderWaal have a bit of fun “knocking some of the rust off” Sifu VanderWaal when he returned home for Christmas 2011.
Sifu Adam VanderWaal and Ben Stevens are old friends and training partners. But they hadn’t seen each other for about 6 months since Sifu VanderWaal moved to North Carolina. Over Christmas 2011, they had a chance to meet and train their WingTsun chi-sau a little again. Hopefully you get a sense from this next video of how much fun it can be!
Below is a video featuring Sifu Adam VanderWaal practicing WingTsun wooden dummy techniques and a little sparring. Sifu VanderWaal is a student of Master Mike Adams. After graduating from medical school, Sifu VanderWaal is currently doing his residency in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he may be available for private training by appointment on a limited basis during his residency.
Below is a video of part of a Primary Level Technician test (our equivalent of first degree black belt) in WingTsun Kung Fu at Dynamic Martial Arts of Bloomington-Normal.
Prior to this footage, Marcus Bellone had to demonstrate his ability in the required forms and techniques. In this part of the test, Marcus had to demonstrate his ability to apply WingTsun in practical fighting (sparring) against Sifu Adam VanderWaal (2nd Level Technician). Although Adam is higher ranked than Marcus, this is a rank test not a competition so Adam is not going all out. It is not supposed to be impossible for Marcus to win. It’s supposed to give Marcus a chance to show what he can do in a relatively challenging situation.
Below is an awesome video clip of Great Grandmaster Leung Ting giving his first WingTsun Kung Fu demonstration in Europe in 1976 in Kiel, Germany.
Below is a great video clip from a BBC series, Mind Body & Kick Ass Moves, that looked at myth and reality in martial arts. In this clip, they visited WingTsun Kung Fu Great Grandmaster Leung Ting in Hong Kong. Martial arts action star Sammo Hung even pops in for a visit.