Sparring Gear

WCS Approved Sparring Gear…


Head Gear

http://www.combatsports.com/Everlast-SafeMax-Headgear/productinfo/EVHG2/

http://www.combatsports.com/Fairtex-Full-Face-Headgear/productinfo/FFCHG/

Mouth Pieces (DOUBLE Mouth Piece not Single)

http://www.combatsports.com/Mouth-Guards/products/1103/

Gloves

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-IMF-Tech8482-Hook-Loop-Sparring-Gloves/productinfo/TG+3E/

http://www.ringside.com/Ringside-Gel-Shock-Safety-Sparring-Gloves/productinfo/GELRP/

http://www.ringside.com/Ringside-IMF-Tech8482-Sparring-Gloves/productinfo/MFTG+E/

Handwraps

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Classic-Style-Handwraps/productinfo/WRAP+3/

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Semi-Elastic-Handwraps/productinfo/WRAP+2/

Groin Protection

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Kickboxing-Cup/productinfo/CUP+3/

Shin Guards

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Gel-Shock8482-Grappling-Shin-Instep-Guards/productinfo/SIG+6/

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Hook-Loop-MMA-Shin-Guards/productinfo/SIG+2/

Chest and Body Protection

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Sparring-Vest/productinfo/SPVEST/

http://www.combatsports.com/Combat-Sports-Thai-Style-Body-Protector/productinfo/CSISBP/

http://www.combatsports.com/Windy-Body-Protector/productinfo/WBP/

Wing Chun Master

Master Wahnish, D.Ac., L.Ac.

Surrounded by traditional Chinese culture, Dr. John R. Wahnish has dedicated his life to the arts of Chinese medicine, Wing Chun kung fu, healing, and teaching. He is a Doctor of Acupuncture in the state of Rhode Island, a New York State licensed acupuncturist, National Board-Certified Diplomate of acupuncture and Chinese herbology, and certified by Sloan- Kettering Memorial Hospital of New York in the treatment of cancer patients using acupuncture. Dr. Wahnish also holds a Master of Science degree in traditional Chinese medicine. Additionally, he is the founder and executive director of Energetics Healing Center and TCMcentral.com. Along with his private practice, he works in conjunction with several doctors in the New York City area.

Dr. Wahnish is a Master Wing Chun expert, achieving the rank of Sifu (kung fu instructor) with highest honors under Grandmaster Holder, with whom he continues direct tutelage. He is one of two in the world to be awarded Level 15, Senior Level Master Instructor. Sifu Wahnish has been teaching the amazing art of Wing Chun kung fu for near two decades, and is the chief instructor and founder of the Wing Chun Society of New York City. Additionally, Sifu Wahnish teaches self-defense programs, iron palm training, pressure point kung fu, and executive business protection and provides a variety of corporate kung fu and Chinese medicine seminars. Sifu Wahnish has also turned his talents to writing and has a number of successful books to his credit on topics ranging from Chinese medicine to martial arts. Sifu Wahnish has gained the recognition and respect of martial artists and masters around the world with his highly praised book, “The Foundations of Wing Chun Kung Fu Volume 1.”

Master Wahnish has taught Navy Seal, Special Forces and Secret Service experts and is here to teach you the most advance combat martial arts system today!

Personal Teaching Style and Wing Chun Training

Safety & health. Training in a methodical, careful manner that is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Respect & patience. The learning environment is one of cooperation, fun and excitement. There is no ego or competition. Everybody learns at their own pace and supports each other.

Thorough analysis & instruction. Don’t just learn what to do. Learn why. Explanations are comprehensive, and questions are encouraged.

Tied to physiology. Master Wahnish has a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and will explain Wing Chun both as an art and as a science (e.g., angles of your joints, pressure points, etc.)

What is Wing Chun Kung Fu?

Wing Chun is a close range combat martial arts style that is extremely practical. Learn more about by visting our Wing Chun Resource Center!

History of Wing Chun Kung Fu

The History of Wing Chun can be traced back to the Ching dynasty, over 275 years ago. The Manchus, who made up about 10% of the population, ruled the Hans and created many restrictions to keep them dependent on the small ruling class. Through the years, however, the Manchus gradually began to accept the Han culture and to respect the Sil Lum (Shaolin) Temple as a place of worship and sanctuary. Even so, to repress the Hans, the Manchus banned all weapons and martial arts training. Secretly the Hans began organizing rebel groups within the Sil Lum Temple.

Because the classical animal styles of kung fu took 15 to 20 years to master, it was necessary to develop a new style that would enable students to become proficient fighters in a much shorter time span. As the Manchu soldiers were often trained in classical kung fu styles, it was important that this new style be designed to be effective in neutralizing the existing techniques. Five kung fu masters pooled the knowledge of their own respective styles in order to come up with a new, more economical style, utilizing only the most effective methods of combat from each. What these five kung fu masters developed would create an efficient martial artist in only 3 to 5 years.

Before they could teach anyone the new style, a traitor within the temple opened the gates for the Manchu soldiers and the temple was burned to the ground. Only one master, a Sil Lum nun named Ng Mui, escaped. She later passed her knowledge on to a young orphan girl, who she named Yim Wing Chun (Beautiful Springtime) and who shared this knowledge with her husband, Leung Bok Cho. Through the years, the style became known as Wing Chun kung fu.

IP Man II Wing Chun Movie

Ip Man two is out and everyone is loving it! We have the first movie streaming in eleven parts on www.wingchunonline.com. If you are a martial arts fan or a kung fu fanatic I would highly recommend checking out both these movies!

Ip Man (simplified Chinese: 叶问; traditional Chinese: 葉問; pinyin: Yè Wèn) is a 2008 semi-biographical martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and the first person to teach the art openly. One of his students was the widely influential and acclaimed martial artist and filmmaker Bruce Lee. The film focuses on events in Ip’s life that took place in the city of Foshan during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The film was directed by Wilson Yip, and stars Donnie Yen as Ip Man, with martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung. The supporting cast includes Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Lam Ka-Tung, Xing Yu and Hiroyuki Ikeuchi.

The idea of an Ip Man biopic originated in 1998 when Jeffrey Lau and Corey Yuen discussed the idea of making a film based on Bruce Lee’s martial arts master. However, the studio producing the proposed film closed, and the project was abandoned. Producer Raymond Wong decided to develop his own Ip Man film with full consent from Ip’s sons, and had filmmakers head to Foshan to research Ip’s life. Ip Chun, Ip Man’s eldest son, along with martial arts master Leo Au Yeung and several other Wing Chun practitioners served as technical consultants for the film. Principal photography for Ip Man began in March 2008 and ended in August; filming took place in Shanghai, which was used to architecturally recreate Foshan. During filming, conflicts arose between the producers of Ip Man and filmmaker Wong Kar-wai over the film’s working title. Wong, who had been developing his own Ip Man biopic, clashed with the producers after learning that their film would be titled Grandmaster Ip Man (traditional Chinese: 一代宗師葉問), which was too similar to the title of Wong’s film. The producers of Ip Man agreed to change the film title, despite Wong’s film being in development hell.

Ip Man premiered in Beijing on 10 December 2008, and was released theatrically in Hong Kong on 19 December 2008, receiving widespread acclaim from critics and audiences. Prior to the film’s release, Raymond Wong announced that there would be a sequel; a second installment titled Ip Man 2, was released in April 2010. Ip Man grossed over US$21 million worldwide, despite not being released in North America and most of Europe. Following its success, the film was nominated for 12 Hong Kong Film Awards, winning awards for Best Film and Best Action Choreography.

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