Sifu Ralph Haenel, learning and teaching Wing Tsun Kung Fu since 1984
Changing lives, one punch at a time.
Book "The Reality of Self-Defense!" by Ralph Haenel
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The practical strength training guide for Wing Tsun Kung Fu (Wing Chun, Ving Tsun) practitioners and fitness enthusiasts.
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Siu-Nim-Tau, a Wing Tsun Kung Fu form for WingTsun (Wing Chun, Ving Tsun) practitioners and fitness enthusiasts.
Training notes on the journey between Kung Fu Beginner and Master INFO
Kung Fu - The Workout; an easy to follow result driven guide for beginners and fitness enthusiasts. INFO
WingTsun-CoreConcepts, Beyond tradition and technique - training concepts for Wing Tsun Kung Fu students and instructors! INFO
Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver Blog
Saturday, 24 March 2007
Wing Tsun Videos added
Following your requests we have just added a Wing Tsun Video section on our special Open House web site. Although a videoclip can be a funny thing. You must feel how a Wing Tsun expert uses to his advantage the strength, direction and even speed of an attack launched against him. It is also not visible how a advanced practitioner produces seemingly easy the, as I call it, steel spring-like power so unique to the Wing Tsun system.
Whichever martial art you choose, wherever you go for a trial class, visit an Open House, there are a few bases you should cover. Are your questions answered satisfactory? Are you encouraged to talk to the existing members about their experiences. Do you know your goals? Define what you are looking for, fitness, health or sport or self-defense. Don't necessarily trust a school which offers everything to everyone.
Although youtube can be a great way to watch video clips, be aware of the unfortunately at times unqualified comments of the many "keyboard warriors".
Common sense, a bit research and good manners will guide you to a school offering a friendly welcome and encouraging atmosphere.
Friday, 23 March 2007
Vancouver video, Kung Fu at the beach, Hall of Fame
Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver was founded in 1994 as the first Canadian Wing Tsun branch. We had the pleasure to greet in our school over the past years many friendly, open-minded WT "tourists" from Germany, Italy, Denmark, England, Bulgaria, Switzerland and other countries. Been here? Miss Vancouver? Find a great videoclip at the web site of the City of Vancouver. Or check out some of the local web cams.
I know it's currently raining without an end in sight, but nevertheless Spring is here. Soon we'll be holding our annual Free Open Air Class at Kitsilano Beach.
New season, new shirts. For T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, Sweatshirts, hooded Sweatshirts and more check out our online store at http://www.wingtsunkungfuwear.com/ (www.cafepress.com/wingtsunkungfu). Choose from a variety of Wing Tsun Kung Fu apparel.
In the early 90's I started to teach a class of students in a previous heavily guarded sports center in former East Berlin. Some participants seemed somewhat familiar, until I found out that several of the new students had belonged to the former Olympic Gymnastic team of the GDR. Among them Maxi Gnauck, Gold medalist Olympic Games 1980, 3 times Worldcup champion, 5 times World champion, 4 times European champion. She was introduced into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2000.
It's never too late to start your training!
Thursday, 22 March 2007
Newsletter, Photos, Open House and WingTsun-ChiKung
All members of Wing Tsun Kung Fu Vancouver can sign in at the online 'members only' area and download the Newsletter for March.
The next Open House has been scheduled for Monday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 25th (7-10pm). The special Open House web site with extensive FAQ can be found at www.FreeSelfDefenseClasses.com.
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Our online Photo Album has been updated.
How important is Self-Defense today? Can a healthy confidence and self-control be a center part? Read the interesting Vancouver Sun article: "Why is everyone so darn angry?"
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Books, Blogs and Newsletters
I received another shipment of softcover books "The Reality of Self-Defense". Copies are available for sale during group class, private lessons or at the upcoming Seminar Weekend. Find many readers opinions and reviews at www.selfdefensebookreviews.com.
I am confident that the special hardcover edition will arrive very soon. Thanks for your patience.
I have just started our online Photo Album. Many pictures will follow over the next weeks.
Find a nutrition video at Steve's blog at www.stevemcminn.com.
Our Vancouver students have access to a online 'members only' area. Besides links to many video clips, find ton's of previous newsletters for download also featuring articles about footwork, phases of a fight, Wing Tsun punching methods and more.
Welcome back Adrian, who just rejoined our classes after returning from 2 years in Europe.
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Wing Tsun Kung Fu Seminar Weekend on Vancouver Island
Part 1 - Saturday, March 31st 2007, 2-6pm in Langford
Part 2 - Sunday, April 1st 2007, 9am-1pm in Victoria
The two-day weekend seminar will run under the topic "The Complete Core Concepts of Wing Tsun Kung Fu.” Realize the blueprint behind the first four Wing Tsun forms. Why are the forms in the order they have been passed down through the generations? It's a great opportunity to learn to think differently about the continuous learning process in Wing Tsun. Find all the information on our special web site at: http://realisticselfdefense.tripod.com/wingtsunkungfu_weekend.html
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