Wing Tsun Round Rock

ATTENTION: Classes will resume in March 2021. Covid-19 safety protocols will be enforced. Mask is required for close contact training.


WING TSUN aka WING CHUN - THE MOST EFFICIENT AND PRACTICAL SYSTEM EVER DEVISED!

Welcome! Wing Tsun Kung Fu is a flexible Kung-Fu Self-Defense system with numerous excellent physical and mental benefits.

Since 1992 I have been teaching Wing Tsun to anyone that genuinely desires to learn Kung Fu. ALL classes are personally taught by Sifu Robert for a much quicker more personal learning experience. Classes are Small, FUN, and the atmosphere is RELAXED, FRIENDLY, and SAFE!.

***Classes are held in Round Rock a few minutes north of Austin.

Learn Practical Self-Defense ✔
Improve your Self-Confidence ✔
Modestly improve your Fitness level ✔
Improve your Balance and Coordination ✔
Very Relaxed and FUN atmosphere ✔
Make new Friends ✔

Please Come Try It Out! First Two Introductory Lessons Are FREE!


Wing Tsun stop kick

WHAT IS WING TSUN (WING CHUN) KUNG FU?

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is a Chinese system that specializes in direct, practical, smart, and functional Self-Defense. Wing Tsun is not a sport or workout routine. It's the REAL DEAL. How it works in a nutshell: You learn to tenaciously and intelligently defend yourself! Instead of dealing with the situation using easily forgotten "techniques", the focus is on employing a simple, direct, and easily remembered move and a few reactions to adapt to "any situation" and resolve the threat quickly. The move is done in the most efficient and direct way possible, using NO hard blocks, making Wing Tsun Kung Fu much faster than most other Martial Arts. Economy of motion is of paramount importance! The best defense is a good offense!

Wing Tsun Kung Fu was devised so that, with steady practice, basic Self-Defense skills could be obtained very rapidly and safely!

WHY IS WING TSUN KUNG FU GREAT?

Practical and Effective
Easy Concepts
Classes are Small
Ideal for adult Men and Women!
Realistic Self-Defense
Low Kicks that Require Less Flexibility
Healthy Movement for adults
NO Tournaments or Competitions

Wing Tsun Kung Fu training offers so much more than just smart Self-Defense. A particularly important key to health is staying active, MOVING your body, and keeping body joints pliable. As you age, you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue and suddenly, you can end up feeling pain doing the simplest of tasks, like tying your shoes or walking up the stairs. Wing Tsun exercises are ideal for keeping your body moving and your mind sharp. Wing Tsun Kung Fu can also help you to improve the following:

Fitness Level
Core Strength
Endurance
Concentration\Mental Sharpness
Coordination and Agility
Leg strength and balance
Modest Flexibility
Situational Awareness
Self Confidence
Patience
I CAN DO attitude

Wing Tsun Kung Fu training is a great way to unwind your day, release stress, and concentrate on yourself!


WHO CAN LEARN WING TSUN KUNG FU?

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is for anyone over the age of 13, ladies and gentlemen, that want to acquire very practical and real self-defense skills. The average person of modest physical ability can easily learn the basics in a couple of months. Wing Tsun Kung Fu is fun, easy, and a safe way to learn Smart Self-Defense. Ideal for middle aged adults that want direct, efficient, simple movements that don't require rolling around on the ground or maneuvers that are difficult to learn and not very practical.

Come give Wing Tsun Kung Fu a try! I just ask that you come in with an open mind and willingness to learn some new and very interesting skills. I'm confident that you will like it.

I am currently accepting a limited amount of students. My classes are purposely kept small and exclusive so that I can give my students more individual attention for quicker skills development. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE! Please understand that like any skill worth having, you have to put in the time and effort to acquire them.

Come try two FREE NO OBLIGATION introductory lessons to find out if Wing Tsun Kung Fu is right for you! Please send me an email at the email address below to schedule an appointment.

ATTENTION: At this time, I am not teaching children 12 years of age or younger.

CLASS SCHEDULE:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00. Class times and days are subject to change so please call or email me in advance if you plan on dropping by for a FREE introductory class.

I teach under the pavilion at Brightwater Park in Round Rock. Please send me an email for directions or questions about classes, etc.

PHONE: 512-970-83 92 OR EMAIL: info@awtk.us

Check out our Blog here: Round Rock Wing Tsun

JUST DO IT!


WING TSUN KUNG FU FAQ

What exactly will I learn in the first few weeks?

  • Basic Punching Skills, Basic Self-Defense Skills, Basic Form movements, Basic Footwork skills, Basic Hand-Eye Coordination skills, Basic Tactile Skills

What exactly will I learn in the first few months?

  • Siu Nim Tau (Little idea) Form
  • Chum Kiu (Seek the bridge) Form
  • Punching Skills
  • Footwork for Mobility
  • Hand-Eye Coordination Skills
  • Dan Chi Sau (single arm sticky hands)
  • Chi Sau (Double arm sticky hands)
  • Self-Defense applications

What makes Wing Tsun Kung Fu Superior for Self-Defense?

  • Wing Tsun is Intelligent Offense based on simple concepts, principles and ideas. Instead of memorizing easily forgotten or hard to apply "techniques", in Wing Tsun you will instead assertively ingrain the idea of sending both our arms forward, from the center of the torso to hit, while darting in with nimble footwork. This forms a protective wedge enabling strikes to the opponent and to momentarily keeps us safe. That’s it! If the opponent blocks, grabs, counter attacks, or covers up, then you adapt to what he gives you (reactions) using the concepts and principles that you learn through chi sau (sticky hands) tactile training. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line! Offense is the best Defense!

Can I use my Wing Tsun Kung Fu skills quickly?

  • Absolutely! You will acquire basic and practical self defense skills in your first few classes but in order to acquire the skills required to get good at Wing Tsun you will have to be steady and consistent with your practice. Mastery does not happen with just a few lessons.

How much does it cost to attend classes?

  • The fee for training is very modest and reasonable. I just ask that you please come try it first. I charge a flat monthly fee with no hidden costs or contracts. No fees for testing, forms, techniques, etc. My class is throwback to the older days of Kung Fu where students just showed up and learned. I don't have a school and teach as a side hobby. No overhead expenses means I am not motivated by making a big profit to keep the school opened. I just want to spread the art and develop training partners.

Are there any safety concerns when learning Wing Tsun Kung Fu?

  • Absolutely not! The classes are taught with utmost student safety in mind. Contact training is supervised only for those students that want to participate.

What is the difference between Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun, Wing Chun, etc?

  • The two main differences between Wing Tsun and other Ving Tsun\Wing Chun lineages is in the teaching method and the emphasis on relaxed forward intent. My Wing Tsun lineage comes from Grand Master Leung Ting of Hong Kong who was the last private student of the great Yip Man. He developed the structured student curriculum, usually not found in most other Wing Chun lineages, to make it easier to teach. Wing Tsun is the only system with Chi Sau partner forms and flowing drills. The structured teaching curriculum that I use, inspired by GM Leung Ting methods, ensures that everybody learns the same basic movements and nothing gets left out. The emphasis on aggressive but relaxed springy forward intent of our limbs (arms and lead leg) is also another hallmark of our system.

What is Chi Sau (sticky hands) training and why is it necessary?

  • Chi Sau is a special partner exercise, unique to Wing Tsun, that facilitates learning tactile (touch) reflexes. Chi Sau tactile reflexes are used as a backup to our strikes in case they are blocked. Tactile reflexes allow you to sense energy, pressure, and direction of force at the moment that your strikes get impeded or blocked by your opponent. You can then immediately exploit openings in your opponents defense, trap arms or legs, or move out of the way and simultaneously attack from a different angle.

What is the Wooden Dummy used for and when is it taught?

  • The wooden dummy teaches movement efficiency, correct angles of attack, push and pull movements, close range striking power, advanced kicking, and footwork. The wooden dummy form is generally taught after you complete the training in the first three empty hand forms and their corresponding chi sau movements. Students may be taught supplemental drills on the wooden dummy but the actual form itself and it's corresponding chi sau movements are not taught until you are more advanced in your training.


SIFU ROBERT

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I have been a student in the Leung Ting lineage of Wing Tsun Kung Fu since 1989 and have over 20 Years of teaching experience. I am a fully qualified instructor (Sifu). I teach because I enjoy it and because it's gratifying to watch my students get better. I also develop new people to train with. It's a good way to stay sharp!

I have had the privilege and honor of learning from numerous high profile Wing Tsun Masters and Sifu's (instructors) via regular classes or intensive training seminars including Grandmaster Leung Ting. I gained the most knowledge in my early years from Master Emin Boztepe and since 2013 from Sifu Glenn Tillman.

I am still honing my advanced Wing Tsun Kung Fu skills via private and group classes under the tutelage of my mentor and friend Sifu Glenn Tillman at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas.

Previous to Wing Tsun I had trained in Escrima, Kickboxing (Jeet Kune Do style), Silat, Grappling, Muay Thai, and Kali.

I've assisted in teaching hand to hand combat skills to Police and Military. I have taught Self Defense courses for Texas Department of Public Safety, Amplify Credit Union, and currently at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. I have also taught crash course on Self-Defense for young ladies going off to college.

My deepest respect & gratitude to Sifu Glenn Tillman for his philosophy of generously & openly sharing his Wing Tsun knowledge.


WING TSUN KUNG FU IN MOVIES

Wing Tsun Kung Fu is featured in the highly entertaining, and recommended 2008 martial arts action movie titled Ip Man. The movie features Hong Kong martial arts superstar Donnie Yen and is loosely based on events in the life of Grandmaster Yip Man. Wing Tsun is also the Kung Fu system that Bruce Lee studied as a teenager and which was the basis for his Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do. The movie also has a sequel called Ip Man 2 and a prequel called Ip Man 3. The first movie is the best one.


WING TSUN ARTICLE - Fist of the South Star

by Mark Tweedy - Texas Business Weekly, 10/10/95

"If someone grabs your arm, go for their throat. Don't try to break the grip. They want your arm? Fine. Let them have your arm because your going for their throat. The conflict here is with the brain, not the limb. You've got to shut down the brain."

Whoa. That's a little intense for a school night. I'm talking to Robert, Senior instructor for the Austin chapter of Wing Tsun. There are about eight members out on Clark Field tonight, and they're standing toe-to-toe, their hands a blur; like they're playing ancient Chinese version of Patty-cake.

Robert is telling me the basics of Wing Tsun, like the fact that Bruce Lee studied it in developing his own style. The first principle, economy of motion, Robert just covered. All the stuff about shutting down the brain. It does make sense, though. You don't shut off a fan by sticking your hand in the blades.

The second, speed of reaction, is a related topic. Once you contact, you don't stop until one of you isn't moving. No spin kicks, or fancy moves, just a continuous stream of punches and kicks until there's no resistance.

The last is sensitivity. This doesn't mean trying to get in touch with your feelings while you pummel someone into unconsciousness. In this case, it means keeping in contact with your attacker until they are incapacitated. It doesn't sound rational, but it works. As you feel the slightest pressure from your attacker, you flow around the attack and keep pummeling. If they pull a gun, you'll need negotiation skills; but if they touch you it's all over for them.

The thing that strikes me (not literally) about Robert and the rest of the members, is that they are all relaxed, friendly, joking and having a great time. There are no egos here, no posturing. Wing Tsun has no tournaments, no demonstrations, no screams or jumps. They don't even make a fist when they punch - you close your hand but not tightly, like you're holding one of those really big highlighters. The force is coming from your stance and your elbow. And that's enough force to knock someone back, even if they're are bigger than you. Trust me on this one.

Wing Tsun was developed by a woman who fought men much larger, much stronger than she was. And she realized that fighting would only get harder as she got older. Her name was Ng Mui, and she was a Shaolin Buddhist monk (yes, like Kane on Kung Fu). Around the time George Washington and the boys were kicking some British butt for independence, Manchu government troops were laying siege at the Shaolin Monastery. Naturally, Mui, the grand mistress of Spring Plum Flower fist technique, escaped and disappeared into the misty crags of Mt. Sung.

Well now, it all would have ended there if Mui hadn't met a young woman named Yim Wing Tsun (hence, the title), who seemed destined to marry a man she didn't love. Mui took Tsun under her wing and told her to basically agree to marry the evil thug, if he could wait a year. He agreed and in twelve months, Tsun has become a lean, mean, glorious spring time flower fighting machine. Now she added another condition to the marriage. She would not marry a man who could not beat her in battle. You can see the happy ending a mile off.

Of course, none of this helps me to try to hold the fighting stance. "Turn your right foot 45 degrees. O.K., good. Now lean back more". If I lean back more, I'll be sitting. "Now turn your left knee in. See. Now it's impossible for anyone to kick you in the groin". Hey, there's some useful information. " Now, pull your elbows in. More. More. Your elbow should be at the center of your body. This is the hardest part of Wing Tsun. All of us work on it constantly. If your elbow is centered, all attacks come from the outside. You can control the attack and you have a straight shot at the throat. Remember that the shortest distance between two points is the throat."

I tell Robert that I'm ready for sparring now. The other guys look at each other and hold back a chuckle. Puig, as always, is diplomatic. "Well, probably, the best thing for a beginner to work on is the punch. It's actually a cycle of three punches. In a real fight , of course, you wouldn't stop. You keep moving forward, punching, kicking knee or back leg until you shut down the brain".

"Loosen your fist. You've go to relax. If you really want to relax, Wing Tsun is great. It forces you to relax. We don't encourage lifting weights because it makes you inflexible. You can do it, but you'll really have to stretch." As he's talking, I feel my muscles starting to cramp. This is the most uncomfortable thing I've done since my last accounting homework, and he wants me to relax.

"It takes time, but you can do it." He calls over someone who's been doing this for only three months and sets up a mock fight. There's a flurry of motion - hands flying, bodies weaving like snakes, short powerful kicks- and it's over. The three monther is on the ground, laughing. His opponent helps him back up and they talk intensely about what happened.

Robert tells me, "and that's after only three months. Imagine if he fought someone who just tried to punch or grab. There would be no competition."

I better check into this new concealed weapons law.


PHOTOS AND VIDEO


2001 Wing Tsun Seminar in Austin with Grand-master Leung Ting. I'm standing in the back second from right to left.
2007 Wing Tsun Seminar in Dallas with Master Emin Boztepe
Sifu Alex Richter Wing Tsun Kung Fu Seminar at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu's Kaiu and Nicole Wing Tsun Kung Fu Seminar at Studio Martial Arts in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman Wing Tsun Workshop at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman Wing Tsun Kung Fu Workshop at Alamo City Wing Tsun in San Antonio, Texas
Sifu Glenn Tillman conducted a Wing Tsun Kung Fu ground fighting Workshop at Sifu Ram's Studio Martial Arts school in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE: Sifu Ram teaches kids at his school in San Antonio but I do not.

Everyone is welcome here. We do not discriminate.

512-970-83 92

Please send me any Wing Tsun Kung Fu written inquires to the following email address: info@awtk.us