QUEENS SELF DEFENSE
My name is Paul Matthews. Over the years, I have studied many different Martial Arts, but since 2005 have concentrated on Wing Tsun Kung Fu. This Blog is intended to discuss various martial arts systems which I believe to be practical for real world self defense. Although I have taught in the past, at the present time I am primarily looking for one or more practice partners. I am specifically looking for practice partners who have learned up to double hand chi sao including freestyle.
-About Wing Tsun
Wing Tsun was invented by a woman around 300 years ago. It is designed to allow a smaller person to defeat a bigger and/or stronger opponent. In Hong Kong Wing Tsun is called “Gangster Fist” because local gangsters favor it as the most practical style of Kung Fu and the easiest to learn. But the “good guys” i.e. elite law enforcement units, SWAT and Hostage Recovery Teams around the world, including the FBI, SEK (Germany), RAID (France), etc., have learned it. Why? Because it works, its deadly, and because the basics can be learned very quickly. But Wing Tsun is also tremendously fun to learn and practice. A class is like a “mini-vacation” from the stress of modern life.
-Benefits of Training in Martial Arts
Martial Arts Training can help you lose weight.
Let’s face it, exercise can be boring which is why most people quit. But practicing Self Defense techniques using Wing Tsun and other arts is so much fun that, before you know it, you will notice that your body has changed. You will find that you have lost weight, your muscle tone is improved, and your energy level has also gone up. If you keep at it, you will get the tight beach body that everyone wants and admires.
Wing Tsun can improve your mind
“Remain Calm in the Midst of Motion”
(Wing Tsun proverb)
“I Don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. Training is so much fun”
Wing Tsun is based upon the Taoist principles of simplicity, spontaneity, and harmony with nature. After you have been practicing for a few months you will notice that your reflexes and concentration have greatly improved. You may also notice a new sense of calm pervading your life.
Wing Tsun can help you defend yourself in a real world situation
The Wing Tsun expert uses devastatingly effective techniques to attack the opponent’s most vulnerable points with the goal of finishing the fight as quickly as possible. There is a saying in Wing Tsun that a fight should last no longer than 3 seconds, otherwise it is considered lost. Using the principle of economy of motion, the Wing Tsun expert or advanced student can deliver 7 or more hand strikes in a second, and his tactile sensitivity can become so great that he can actually beat his opponent while blindfolded.