The individual training programmes of the AIWTKF® Wing Tsun Kung Fu system
1. The training programmes from 1st to 12th student grade
The 12 student programmes form the foundation on which the advanced technical programmes (technician grades) are designed. The most important components of the student programmes are the first two forms, the Siu Nim Tau (the “little idea of paramount importance”) and the Cham Kiu (“seeking a bridge”). These forms are an ideal means of practising hand and kicking techniques, also in combination with footwork and turns (as they will be needed later in the application), independently and without the need for a training partner.
Each student grade level includes a corresponding teaching programme, which should enable the student to visually recognise conventional, common attacks in order to counter them with fast and effective defence and counter-attack techniques. In all AIWTKF® teaching programmes, emphasis is placed not only on the student being able to execute the individual techniques correctly, but also on understanding the “manner” of execution from the outset. Because only the “understanding” of the corresponding method, coupled with the “ability” of the technique, leads to self-confidence on the part of the user.
2. The teaching programme for 1st and 2nd Technical Grade
After reaching the 12th student grade and learning the 1st section of Chi Sau („sticky/adhesive hands”), 3 further Chi Sau sections and their applications are taught for the 1st and 2nd technical grade.
Above all, Chi Sau training automates tactile reactions of the arms to the various situations that can arise in a real fight. At the same time, Chi Geuk, the tactile reaction training for footwork, is taught within the AIWTKF® from the 9th student grade upwards.
For a better understanding of the Chi Sau and Chi Geuk sections, the individual techniques of each section are then “isolated” and taught as practical applications for various combat situations.
3. The teaching programme for the 3rd Technician Grade
The AIWTKF® teaching programme for the 3rd technician grade relates exclusively to pure attack techniques of the arms, the so-called techniques of the “darting fingers” (Piu Zhi). 5 other Chi Sau sections and their possible applications are taught. The Wing Tsun practitioner learns to have the appropriate counter-attack methodically ready for every action of the opponent.
4. The teaching programme for the 4th Technician Grade
The last weaponless form, the Muk Yan Chong (form on the “wooden dummy”), is at the beginning of the teaching programme for the 4th technician grade.
Based on the “plum blossom” footwork, the wooden doll form combines all 3 previous forms, Siu Nim Tau, Cham Kiu and Piu Zhi. Together with the tripodal dummy (Saam Sing Chong), it is also an ideal training tool for practising the close combat kicks specific to Wing Tsun Kung Fu.
In addition to the wooden dummy form, there are 7 further sections of Chi Sau and their possible applications. The 4th technician grade completes the unarmed programme of the AIWTKF® Wing Tsun Kung Fu system.
5. The 5th Master Grade
In the programme for the 5th master grade, the two Wing Tsun Kung Fu-specific weapons, the long pole and double knife techniques, are completed. After learning the corresponding, weapon-specific preliminary exercises (possible from the 9th student grade), the so-called “6 ½-point long pole form” (Luk Dim Bun Gwan) and the form of the “8 cutting swords” (Baat Zaam Dou) are trained.
As with the unarmed forms and their techniques, Wing Tsun weapon training also focuses on essential elements of meaningful and practical application.
AIWTKF® – Trainer Training
Wing Tsun trainees who wish to assist their school director as a practice leader or trainer, or who wish to run their own Wing Tsun school as an independent school director, require the AIWTKF® trainer training in addition to the training courses listed above.
The AIWTKF® trainer training programme consists of 4 certified training levels.
Basic level 1 > EXERCICE INSTRUCTOR
Level 2 > TRAINER (Level 1)
Level 4 > TRAINER (Level 3)
Example: Teaching content of basic level 1 – EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
* Biology/anatomy (Wing Tsun Kung Fu specific)
* Tradition/customs and philosophy in Wing Tsun Kung Fu
* Class organisation/communication
* Student programmes 1 – 3 (technical structure/teaching content)
* Practical execution of a given teaching objective
(Achieving the teaching objective while demonstrating a sensibly organised teaching structure)
* Organisation of a trial training session
* Free-fighting concept (part 1 and 2)
* Training preparation
* First aid measures for injuries during training
Training levels 2 – 4, the TRAINER training programme (levels 1 – 3), also consist of also consist of an extensive theoretical and practical part.
AIWTKF® complete training programme
By means of a “complete” training contract, a customised and individual training contract is concluded that is tailored to your needs and circumstances and that allows you to achieve individual training stages. A “complete” training contract takes excellent account of your personal wishes and includes the advanced teaching programmes as well as all fees for the individual examinations etc …
Taking personal suitability into account, it is of course also possible to join the AIWTKF® trainer training programme at any point during the “normal” Wing Tsun course.
You can obtain specific information on the individual training options personally from the head of the AIWTKF®, Sifu Klaus Flickinger: Tel. +49 7853 2023015, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org