FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you wanted and needed to know about training at SIM-VTK
Our Core Modules of Training are
- All 7 forms of Ip Man Vingtsun. Sil Lim Tao, Chum Kil, Biu Jee, Mok Yan Jong, Lok Dim Bun Gwun, Bart Cham Dao, Chark Yiu with Sum Fatt and Fa-Lik methodologies
- Kung Lik(Traditional Chinese Kung Fu Strength training) using Sam Bai Futt(the way Ip Man did it) and Tun Gwun(building power with the 9 Foot Pole)
- Speed, Agility and Reflexes
- Combat Conditioning and Stamina Training
- Realistic Self Defence and Contact Sparring
- Psychological Training and Traditional Chinese Kungfu Culture e.g When to walk away, When to Make a Stand, Legal Implications and Martial Virtue
Well, generally fighting out of class will get you expelled immediately unless it was done in the spirit of self defence, and even in that, we will teach you to control the extent in which you inflict damage on another person, to the extent of the attack. However we do live in a violent unpredictable world, and mastering effective self defence, to be strong for ourselves, our families, children, loved ones is no longer an option. We will train you to make a defensive stand when stepping back is no longer a choice you can make, and how to identify situations where you can walk away without conflict
We train students from an average age group of 6-80. We did not accept students below 13 unless we ascertain on a case to case basis. As we progress in life, we become more tense due to stress, lose flexibility and have less time to exercise. Part of wingchun training is to train the reflexes, to engage the mind, and also to loosen up the ligaments, tendons and muscles so you can regain flexibility.
For those who need time to catch up, we teach Sil Lim Tao to enhance deep breathing and slow movements concentrating on the "Yi", intention to power the body over tense muscular tension. We also have catered programs for people who would like to lose weight and get fit
Wing Chun was actually created by a Nun and then passed on to Yim Wing Chun- a lady who needed to defend herself. The truth is that women tend to not want to do martial arts as much as men, but actually they might need it more than men in the realm of self defence. Statistics show that when women are attacked it is normally quite violent and not like male fights where its commonly about the ego, women tend to need simple and sometimes lethal self defence techniques to survive the attack against a stronger bigger opponent. Our training is catered for these purposes, and using traditional kung fu principles of striking with the whole body, relaxation to give weight to the strike and also proper body structure we will teach you the art of ving tsun self defence
Yes send me a text formally at 96957884 telling me who you are, your background, and I will arrange a slot for you to come by. We have only 1 slot/week a month to "view" our classes. Do not send me a SMS and not turn up, its about integrity and martial arts is not for the mere curious.
The best times to ask questions are before class or after. I do not interrupt class to talk. We forbid any video taping or recording (secretly or openly) of our classes, it is considered rude and unethical in martial arts. These are simple privacy issues and martial culture.
If you do come and do sit on the bench, so you will not interrupt training or be hurt by standing or sitting on the training ground.
Our trainings are conducted in sessions of 1.5- 2 hrs consisting of warm ups, techniques, drills and forms. Depending on the ability of the class, we may do combat training consisting calisthenics, short runs and skipping and various boxing and muay thai exercises that train reflexes and hand eye coordination during the class or at the end of the class. We also used improvised weapons to teach self defence e.g a padded stick, ropes, keys
We have the same grading system that is recognised by the VTAA in Hongkong. Empty hand forms of Sil Lim Tao, Chum Kil, Bil Jee, The Wooden Dummy Forms, and Weapons forms of Lok Dim Bun Gwun and Bart Cham Dao. Chi Sao is a training method we use to hone the skills learnt in the forms.
Under the Traditional Ip Man Ving Tsun System the Forms include
- Sil Lim Tao
- Chum Kil
- Bil Jee
- Mok Yang Jong
- Lok Dim Bun Gwun
- Bart Cham Dao
- Ratten Rings
- Candles Training
- Bundled Chopsticks training
- Tactical Self Defence
- Healing Qigong
Sparring is optional and is done with protective gear- a combination of hand wraps, mouth guards, head guards, body pads, groin guards, shin guards and gloves. Equiprment is personal and will require one to purchase their own for hygiene reason. Not everyone gets to spar and we monitor the students for aggression and health and psychological signs that they are not suitable for this module of training.
Come in loose clothing, covered shoes, bring your own water and a small bag for your personal belongings.
Every Sat, 9am and 5pm Ghim Moh Link Blk 24@theRoof. 5 mins away from Bouna Vista MRT
Training is sheltered but we prefer to train outdoors because its better for breathing and perspiration. I have never met a muay thai champion, boxer, soldier, warrior who was trained in an indoors air-con environment. Training in proper terrain simulates actual self defence conditions.
Ip Man Ving Tsun kuen and Self Defence beginners class are ongoing so you can begin by just coming down and start training immediately.
Fees are $100 for 4 lessons at either time slot of 9am and 5pm. Fees are paid in CASH at the BEGINNING of the month. Students are to make sure they can make the commitment they sign up for, there is no rebate for lessons not used up.
For those months with 5 weekends- we will train for 4 and take 1 week off to be with family and loved ones. Only when we train less than 4 sessions a month do we prorate the fees.
I teach Private Training to selective students. Fees are at $200 per hour, $180 per person if there is more than 1 pax. Booking for 3 lessons in Advanced.