Wing Chun Training at PMATC
To instruct the principles of physical and mental defense, enabling the practitioner to develop techniques for efficient and effective self defense, by maintaining an instructional, training, and testing environment that will enable each individual the opportunity to pursue and achieve the highest level of Martial skill they are capable of.
New Iberia, LA 70560
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All practitioners start by learning the fundamental movement, striking, deflecting
and kicking techniques of Wing Chun. Fundamental instruction includes skills in
the core hand techniques, the three open-
Particularly noteworthy skills are developed for close quarter contact and sensitivity.
Our training focuses on conditioning the body and mind to perform techniques properly, particularly under difficult conditions such as fatigue, distraction, or in hostile environments.
While learning the fundamental techniques, practitioners develop the combat application of those techniques in a safe environment. Attacks are thrown to hit, but not hurt, a partner. Deflections and counter attacks are practiced with full intent, taking care to avoid striking areas that are easily damaged.
More advanced practitioners practice in a free-
The Muk Yan Jong form is practiced on a wooden "dummy" a wooden post with three arms and a leg mounted on a frame. Wooden dummy practice helps refine a practitioners understanding of the fundamental techniques and teaches coordinated and dynamic movement that begins to bring the art together as a whole. Training against the dummy cultivates an understanding of movement that eventually translates in to fighting technique. More advanced students find that they will reflexively deploy techniques learned on the dummy to good effect in other drills and their positional skills will be greatly enhanced
Wing Chun includes training with two weapons, "Butterfly Knives" (Bart Jom Do or eight slashing knives) and the 9 foot Dragon Pole (luk dim boon gwun, or "six and one half point pole"). Drills using these weapons are taught to cultivate strength and power, and as a matter of completeness.
As neither weapon is practical to carry in modern society, for many instructors their inclusion in the system today is less about combat than in past generations. However, at PMATC we utilize them for the practitioner's ability to control the weapons and generate power and force as well as understanding and having the ability in the long term that anything in the hands of an advanced practitioner will be function