Innovative Wing Chun is one of the world’s most technically advanced and devastating forms of hand-to-hand combat. It is the original mixed-martial art of China because of its western martial arts influences. Known as the “Mercedes S-Class” of the martial arts world, it delivers abundance without excess and is designed specifically to defeat other martial arts as well as stronger, bigger, and faster opponents. In addition, it is designed to defeat traditional or classical Wing Chun itself.
A world-class self-defense system has to work against any attacker, no matter if the fight is standing up or goes to the ground; armed or unarmed. Armando Sainz’ international fighting system does just that through the influence of scientific, concept based Western Martial Arts along with tested Chen Tai Chi influenced Wing Chun, producing sensitized, yet extraordinarily powerful, accurate energy. This system has also been polished off by keeping reality based self-defense thinking at the forefront and adapting a completely compatible counter-grappling and weapons method of which most Wing Chun practitioners possess little if any knowledge.
There are many traditional or classical Wing Chun practitioners today who believe that their system is fully ready for street self-defense because Wing Chun is so effective at close quarters. However, their lack of aptitude against grapplers and armed assailants reflects a problematic actuality. Most martial arts have this problem of limited development and when taken out of their “comfort zone” they lose their skillful edge. Although traditional Wing Chun’s concepts hold the keys to fully expanding the system, most practice it with little or no regard to further development. They never dream of breaking with tradition or exceeding the methods of their teachers. In spite of this, traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu is known as one of the most effective martial arts in the world. It differs from many of today’s popular systems, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Kung Fu. These systems block first and then attack. Wing Chun emphasizes self-defense, focusing on methods that allow a deflection and an attack in the same movement. The system is based on human biomechanics rather than animal movements, using primarily straight line, fast, direct strikes and sophisticated simultaneous blocking and striking techniques, redirecting the force of an opponent rather than attempting to meet a possibly greater force directly.
The way the system produces efficient fighters in a relatively short amount of time is by sticking to several core concepts and by paying strict attention to positioning. Much training time is spent cultivating sensitivity or contact reflexes. The student practices guarding various zones about the body and deals with whatever happens to be contacted or touched in that zone. This allows for a minimum of technique with a maximum of application, and for the use of an automatic or subconscious response.
Innovative Wing Chun is the updated form of the Wing Chun Kung Fu system. It is not traditional in that it is not limited by the unwritten laws of men who have long since lost sight of what really works on the street. It picks up seamlessly where Wing Chun is deficient; or better said where some teachers are deficient, without discarding any of its concepts, unlocking its most powerful attributes. Armando Sainz’ expanded yet sleek form of Wing Chun gives the practitioner a fully capable martial art that functions in all fighting situations and fighting ranges; standing or on the ground. It is a scientific method designed to work effectively for the individual practitioner without any need for preconceived maneuvers in any given self-defense scenario. This unabridged martial art is a diversified and streamlined self-defense that works in the real world. In addition to being a truely optimized martial arts system, it comes with a detailed curriculum combining the best in personal training with the highest level ingenuity.
The basic curriculum is as follows…
- Siu Nim Tao – Essential techniques with advanced concepts.
- Chum Qiu – Interception, control and explosive power.
- Bil Gee – Dynamic sphere energy with counter grappling maneuvers.
- Muk Jong – The Wooden Dummy; working footwork, positioning and distancing.
- Luk Dim Boon Quan – Dragon Pole; reveals the secrets of range and efficiency in both empty hands and weapons.
- Bart Cham Doh – Butterfly Knives; reveals counter-grappling footwork and completes the maneuvers learned in bil gee.
- Practical Weapons – SKG Concepts® – blunt instruments, edged weapons and firearms.
- Counter Grappling – Effectively dealing with grapplers, wrestlers, MMA types or anyone who wants to grab you.
- East Meets West – Merging western martial arts methods with extensive, esoteric Tai Chi knowledge.
- Reality Based Mentality – Deep understanding of real self-defense, free from sport or traditional thinking.
The bottom line is you will be able to effectively adapt to different situations and be proficient in all fighting ranges and scenarios. You will learn to successfully nullify any attacker with minimal effort within seconds.
Any Wing Chun teachers in NYC? I had some training with a guy named Charles Chi decades ago and would love to get into it again.