Q-How long does it take to learn to defend myself using wing chun?
A- Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this. How big, strong, fast, tough, in shape are you? Are you a man or a woman? Have you ever been in a real fight? And who will you have to defend yourself against, a drunk, a tough street fighter or mugger, or a gang with weapons? That being said most people show a significant improvement in self defense ability after six months to one year of serious training.
Q- Why do you say that wing chun is one of the most practical arts for self defense?
A- So many reasons! WT relies on simple, fast, and powerful attacks like the straight punch, straight kick, palm strike, and elbow strike. Kicks are to the waist or below so they actually work on the street. WT relies on tactile (touch) reactions so you react much quicker and don’t have to think. WT does not rely on force or strength.
Q- Do you believe non wing chun techniques can be added?
A- Yes, for practical self defense it would be a sin not to include a few of the most powerful and effective techniques, especially kicks, from arts such as karate, Savate,and Jeet Kune do.
Q- What lineages have you trained in?
A- Moy yat (briefly a long time ago), Leung Ting, and Wong Shun Leung.
Q- Where are you located?
A- Forest Hills Queens.
Q- What is the cost?
A- No Charge.