What we're about

Our Three Rules for Meetups: 1) Everyone stays safe, 2) everyone learns something, and 3) everyone has fun.

That's it!

Interested in optimizing your life from the ground up? Want to improve your relationships, your job, and your sanity? You're in the right place.

This group is for anyone interested in learning more about one of the most incredible forms of self defense, self help, and self optimization ever created: Wing Chun Kung Fu.

This is the martial art that Bruce Lee learned to be Bruce Lee, and it's designed to teach someone how to protect themselves even if they're not bigger & stronger than most. The system is built on universal principles of physics and physiology to maximize your chances of thriving in the world.

When the weather is nice we gather by the lake to practice in a friendly, supportive, and encouraging way that focuses on empowering through skill; not violence and aggression.

Wing Chun has helped me overcome massive challenges in my own life, and I want to share it with as many people as I can, so I've started this MeetUp group as a way to help make that happen. Our focus is on collaborative learning; not on building massive egos. Our members train for longevity and health. They do not train for the cage. If you're looking for octagon conditioning, please look elsewhere.

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CODE OF CONDUCT
This is a list of the behavior and attitudes that are expected of everyone who joins the group. Failure to uphold these principles is grounds for disinvitation.

1. Safety First: What good is training hard if it means you wind up injured for the next 9 months? Our goal is to train in a way that improves your health & well-being; not hurt it! The name of the game is cooperation and collaboration. We work with our training partners. If you have a physical condition that limits mobility, please let me know so we can find ways to accommodate.

2. No Fighting: Training time is not fighting time. Learning happens when there's trust and mutual collaboration. First we learn to crawl, then walk, then run. That means techniques are not practiced at full speed with full power. Control is paramount. Lack of control is grounds for immediate dismissal.

3. Do Not Disrupt Learning: We are all spending our most valuable resource together; time. To distract someone from learning is to rob them of the value they're trading their time for. As such, all members will respect themselves, others, and the instructor by paying attention and saving casual conversation for after training time.

4. Touch Is Optional: There are a variety of partner drills we may do, and they're essential for cultivating your skillset at a high level. If this makes you uncomfortable, however, don't worry. If you don't want anyone touching you, no problem. Participation in all activities is voluntary. If you don't feel comfortable having someone engaging your physical boundaries, you have the right to opt out. With your right to not engage comes the responsibility to state your preference clearly; we aren't mind readers. On the receiving end, if someone says they would prefer not to be touched, you are to immediately comply. Do not argue with them. Do not try to convince them. No is no.

5. No Drugs: No smoking, drinking, or other mind altering substances are allowed. Training always has inherent risk, and drugs only make that worse. If you appear to be under the influence of a mind-altering substance, you will be asked to leave immediately.

6. Be On Time: Show up late is showing no respect. Disrespect of yourself and others will not be tolerated. Once it becomes clear that you do not respect the dynamic, you will be asked to leave.

7. Observe Our Five Values: Respect, Humility, Trust, Virtue, and Integrity are our guiding values. Maintain them at the highest levels at all time.

Upcoming events (5+)

Chicago Wing Chun at B&W Powerlifting Gym

B&W Gym

$10.00

Wing Chun is a moving meditation, so think of it like a yoga class that teaches you what to do if someone tried to push you off the mat. Come ready to move through postures, but don't worry about getting dirty; we aren't a rough-and-tumble group! Bring yourself, some water, and dress for an hour of zero impact exercise. The Advanced Class starts at 1pm (if you've attended a meetup before, you're welcome to come out), and if this is your first time, you'll want to be there by 2pm for the Beginner Class. Remember, B&W does not take credit card, so you'll need to use cash. Come to the back, pay me, and you're good to go. Excited to see you there!

Chicago Wing Chun: Lincoln Park Location

Lincoln Park Fitness Center

$10.00

We're expanding to a second location! Sunday afternoon from 4:30 to 6 will be an additional opportunity for you to experience the power of the Wing Chun System. If you haven't been out to a meet up yet, this will be a good opportunity to try it out. There's a lot of space, it's easy to get to, and we're a friendly bunch. Come dressed in comfortable clothing, and be ready to have fun. This is not a strenuous exercise class; we prefer mindful activity over making you sweat just to sweat. We'll start by getting to know everyone, I'll introduce you to what Wing Chun is all about, and then we'll all go through the movements together. Think of it like a guided yoga flow of deadly skill!

Chicago Wing Chun at B&W Powerlifting Gym

B&W Gym

$10.00

Wing Chun is a moving meditation, so think of it like a yoga class that teaches you what to do if someone tried to push you off the mat. Come ready to move through postures, but don't worry about getting dirty; we aren't a rough-and-tumble group! Bring yourself, some water, and dress for an hour of zero impact exercise. The Advanced Class starts at 1pm (if you've attended a meetup before, you're welcome to come out), and if this is your first time, you'll want to be there by 2pm for the Beginner Class. Remember, B&W does not take credit card, so you'll need to use cash. Come to the back, pay me, and you're good to go. Excited to see you there!

Chicago Wing Chun: Lincoln Park Location

Lincoln Park Fitness Center

$10.00

We're expanding to a second location! Sunday afternoon from 4:30 to 6 will be an additional opportunity for you to experience the power of the Wing Chun System. If you haven't been out to a meet up yet, this will be a good opportunity to try it out. There's a lot of space, it's easy to get to, and we're a friendly bunch. Come dressed in comfortable clothing, and be ready to have fun. This is not a strenuous exercise class; we prefer mindful activity over making you sweat just to sweat. We'll start by getting to know everyone, I'll introduce you to what Wing Chun is all about, and then we'll all go through the movements together. Think of it like a guided yoga flow of deadly skill!

Past events (58)

Chicago Wing Chun at B&W Powerlifting Gym

B&W Gym

$10.00

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