Wing Tsun is an intelligent martial art style specifically designed to use superior skill, technique and energy principles to defeat an opponent who may have superior size or strength. Wing Tsun does not counter force with force, but uses economy of motion and efficiency to gain a competitive advantage. With this training, you will gain confidence through improved situational awareness, fitness, creative expression, and self-defense!
Wing Tsun, 詠春, is a Southern Chinese martial art originated over 300 years ago during the Qing dynasty. Wing Tusn is a "soft" style that does not counter force with force but instead recycles energy and employs a sophisticated method of response using trained reflexes. Chi-Sao ("sticky hands") training is used to develop and hone these reflexes to specific pressures or triggers so that they become automatic in real situations.
The Wing Tsun program is designed to realistic and effective in application, self defense, and fighting. The art of Wing Tsun was developed specifically to address typical attacks from other martial art styles. The program addresses situations one might encounter on the street including all manner of kicks and punches, grappling, locks, chokes, etc.
Bay Mountain Wing Tsun is one of the largest Wing Tsun/Chun organizations in the United States with branches in the Bay Area, Houston, LA, and Seattle! Bay Mountain WT is known for achieving and maintaining a high standard of quality in our Wing Chun: Proper techniques and explanation, a professional training curriculum, qualified instruction, and quarterly testing seminars directly from Sifu Simon Mayer. Every student who passes a certain level achieves an expected standard of quality, knowledge, and skill-set. Instruction includes in-depth explanation and fighting application of Siu Nim Tau, Chum-Kiu, and Biu-Tze forms, as well as Chi-Guerk, Chi-Sau and Lat-Sau reflex training drills.
As an instructor for Bay Mountain Wing Tsun, my personal teaching philosophy is to make you as good as possible as quickly as possible while having fun at the same time! Training is intellectual, hands-on, artistic, and relaxed. My personal experience includes over 40 years of martial arts training in Shotokan arate, Judo, Aikido, and Wing Tsun. I've been practicing and teaching Wing Tsun for 35 of those years under Sigung Leung Ting, Dai-Sifu Keith Kernspeht, Dai-SIfu Emin Bostepe, and since 2011, Dai-Sifu Simon Mayer. I am currently a 3rd Technician Level in the system. Dai-Sifu Simon Mayer is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Bay Mountain Wing Tsun, headquartered in San Francisco with many schools in the Bay Area as well as Houston, Portland, Boston, Seattle, among other US cities.
Wing Tsun is suitable for all people, regardless of age, gender, or physical state. No previous martial art experience is required.
Class is held at Midtown Park (Downtown) every week on Sunday mornings, 10:00AM - 12:00PM. Before class, we meet at Simply Pho Restaurant around the corner to beef up on Vietnamese Coffee and spring rolls.
Weekday Classes are held at the Houston Vietnamese Community Center at 7100 Clarewood, HT 77036 (near 59 South and Bellaire exit), Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
All you need to wear is loose athletic clothing, and also maybe bring some water and/or snacks.
Every week, I send out an e-mail with the latest schedule, news, information, and sometimes links to videos.
Right now, our weekly group currently consists of about 5-9 practitioners of varying ages and backgrounds.
If you are interested in finding out more, or in attending classes, please send an e-mail now with your name, contact info. and a brief introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get back to you as soon as I can! Must be at least 16 years of age to participate.