Sifu Jim Hagadone
When we struggle against what is we experience life like rowing a boat laboring against the tide and wind . When we can be fully present and flow with the way of things life is more like a sailboat harnessing the natural momentum of the wind. At it's core Wing Chun is a martial art . The principles, techniques and training were developed for real world application. So it is trained with an awareness of the combat/self-defense realism balanced with conscientious mindfulness for the safety of our training partners and ourselves.
To learn a martial art books, magazines and videos are great supplements but not substitutes for a qualified instructor. For the most effective learning method a student must be able to feel techniques applied directly from senior students and the Si-Fu, then they will have direct experiential knowledge. No amount of reading about the taste of chocolate can convey the experience of the taste, so we strive to provide a focused friendly environment for any who are interested to experience Wing Chun for themselves. If you can walk and have decided to try Wing Chun you already have the raw materials to learn the art. You already move your arms and legs the rest is simply regular sustained practice and learning to be patient with yourself.
I hope to see you on the mat,