Wing Chun Classes
Austin Goh has a profound knowledge of the theory and philosophy of Wing Chun. As the official representative of Yip Man since 1978, Austin Goh is a true pioneer of the true or sometimes referred to as “authentic” or “traditional” Wing Chun.
When joining a class you will be guided by Sifu Austin Goh. He will guide you through the basic class format.
The class format consists of a warm up to begin with. This warmup is around 10 minutes long and includes a variety of physical and Wing Chun exercises:
– A Series of Wing Chun exercises (Punching, Kicking)
– Sit ups
– Conditioning (Shin Bones and Forearms)
– Squats and punches
After a few weeks of regular practice a practitioner will have great stamina and conditioned arms and legs. These attributes contribute to a complete martial artist.
After every student has warmed up Austin shows a number of techniques. With your partner you will practice these techniques. With regular practice and working together with your partner you can achieve a great skill level.
After around 20 minutes of practicing numerous Wing Chun techniques, there is forms practice.
Students go into groups depending on their level and practice the appropriate form for their level. You can read more about the forms and levels by clicking here
Austin will correct your forms when you take mis-steps. As you train regularly, Austin will impart corrections and improvements to help you succeed in your Wing Chun training. Grading is every 6 months and you will be recommended to grade if you have been training regularly are deemed by Austin to be ready.
After teaching Wing Chun for 40 years, Master Goh wants to teach the Wing Chun practitioners of the new generation. He believes that the foundations of students must be strong and does not want to build “castle’s on sand”.
After 10 minutes of practice of forms the class will warm down with a number of Wing Chun exercises, stretching and press ups.
Our class is operated in a friendly and family like environment. Each member treats each other with respect and we work together to practice the art of Wing Chu, being the best training partners we can be. We respect our class mates and Master in our actions and our manners.
Although times have changed and some traditions can not be adopted in modern time. One principle we maintain is our respect and belief in our Master, that he will guide us a long the path of martial arts. We do this through our actions and practicing what we are taught. When we have practiced what we have been taught sufficiently, he shows us the next of the journey.
Our students attend a number of social events and celebrate each other’s birthdays. This is a tradition we upkeep and we look forward to with celebrating new member’s.