Wing Chun Kung Fu Long Distance Learning
Article by Samuel Kwok added on 30 Aug 2012. Last updated on 6 Jan 2013.
Learn Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun from home
Get advice and training from Master Kwok where ever you live
The distance learning program is part of a revolutionary new scheme by Grandmaster Kwok to enable Wing Chun enthusiasts around the world to have a high standard of instruction, regardless of their location. He believes that modern technology can be used to help raise the worldwide standard of traditional Wing Chun, as was envisioned by the late grandmaster Ip Man.
This new online course will cost £30 per month and includes the following:
- A guide personally written by Grandmaster Kwok for how to best structure your training at home.
- Monthly video lessons will be emailed to you which will be approximately 5 minutes in length.
- One-to-one contact availability with Grandmaster Kwok to answer any questions you may have.
- One-to-one webcam sessions with Grandmaster Kwok, at a mutually arranged time.
- The ability to send Grandmaster Kwok your training videos which will be constructively criticised to ensure continued improvement and technique accuracy.
Please note your camcorder must be able to create .avi files and connect to a computer.
If you are unsure how to do all of this, follow the guide for using a free program called VirtualDub with a Free codec called XVid.
Along with this online instruction package, it is highly recommended that the other materials Grandmaster Kwok has released, such as his Mastering Wing Chun book and dvd series, be used. This will mean that Grandmaster Kwok can spend more time on tweaking a students techniques and positions rather than teaching basics that are already available in other materials. Students will be able to make best use of Grandmaster Kwok's personal tuition and guidance in this way, and will progress at a much better pace.
Please note that the individual attention each distance learning applicant will require will mean that Grandmaster Kwok can only accept so many students. Places are therefore limited for this new scheme.
For the serious student, it is also possible to arrange private lessons with Grandmaster Kwok.
Finally, there are several training trips a year organised by Grandmaster Kwok. These holidays contain many hours of training each day, with martial artist from all over the world. Attending is guaranteed to vastly improve your Wing Chun abilities. In order to learn more, please click here.
Testimonials to Sam's teaching
By Jean Laurent,
Practitioner of Wing Chun Ip Man in France by correspondence with Grand Master Samuel Kwok. I am pleased to testify to the effectiveness of courses taught by GM Kwok in this remote program and his interest in his students.
The learning methods are simple, effective and straightforward.
The seminar is always a plus in learning Wing Chun that can improve student-sifus.
There are many in the world practitioner who performs actions without knowing the key to genuine and wing chun are paying huge sums.
A big thank you to GM KWOK that has awakened in me by the methods of learning style ip man!
Jean of France. October 8, 2011
Learning Wing Chun from GM Kwok, has been truly a treat. I have always wanted to learn this style of Kung Fu, but where I live, instruction on the art is really non-existent. So, taking this course has been a treat for me. I haven't truly used it in an actual self defense situation. But, I find myself performing some of the techniques when friends try to punch me while we are playing around. It's funny how they freak out when they can't hit me. They think I'm going to some secret kung-fu class, when there aren't any Kung-fu schools here. Some just think I'm learning from watching movies. I tell them where I'm learning it from but they feel it won't work for them. They need to be in an actual class. I do hope though that one day GM Kwok will open a class here. Thank you GM Kwok, even with the long distance course, I am able to develop a better understanding of this system. I especially like the fact that if I needed to generate some power into one of my blocks I can do so, which usually stops my friends from continuing their attempts to land a punch. I look forward to finishing this course.
Peter John Lujan
Having studied Wing Chun since 1996 under a school in S.A for many years and later continued to study on my own,
I was extremely delighted to find the head of the Association offering Distance Learning.
After signing up and following the material and guidance of Grand Master Kwok I found answers to questions I had always been after.
For example: how to truly control your opponent, how to using the correct energy and to handle people stronger than yourself. Having access to someone who has the insight, wisdom and willing to share all he knows it a true gift. Good Kung Fu is not just asking the right questions but also receiving the right guidance. This is where Sifu Kwok is a true master, he withholds nothing and if you put in the effort he will reward you with answers that work. Being able to ask someone who had truly mastered an art for guidance is priceless.
For this I will always have the greatest respect for Grand Master Samuel Kwok.
A lot of people say that martial arts and distance learning does not work, but I did not have a school where I lived and I really wanted to learn it, so that was my only option and I took it, I researched as many courses as I could and some were better than others and as many of you will know I was with Sifu Phil Bradley learning via his program for some time and as my passion grew I wanted to really get as close as I could to the source of why wing chun is so popular today so I started learning from Grandmaster Kwok, his distance learning course is really easy to follow, you get a study guide which tells you what to look for and where to find it in the DVD and book and also the study guide has an example training program to follow and as you progress through the program you are graded accordingly in the same manor as if you were right there with Grandmaster Kwok doing your test so there is no distinction between you or a local student you all get taught the same thing, you also receive each month a short video to supplement your training and you can arrange a video call with Grandmaster Kwok or call him with any queries and what is really great is that Grandmaster Kwok will go out of his way to help he is a brilliant teacher, as I am writing this I know I am sounding as if I am advertising the course but I have to say I really do love this course its truly amazing.
By Sifu Mark
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