Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu School


Canton Wing Chun Art

At Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu school, Sifu Miller focuses on teaching Yuen Kay San Wing Chun as taught by Sifu Chun Ming Lee, Sigung Kwok Wan-Ping, and Sijo Sum Nung. The following are taught:

  • Chi Kung: breathing exercises.
  • Basics: similar to Sup Yee Sik or Sup Yee San Sao as taught by Cheung Bo, but modified for modern practicality, and introduction into Sil Lum Tao techniques.
  • Sil Lum Tao: known as little idea. This is where the Wing Chun practitioner learns the building blocks of Wing Chun techniques.
  • Chum Kiu: known as looking for the hand or crossing the bridge. This is where the Wing Chun practitioner learns to connect with the opponent.
  • Muk Yan Jong: known as Jong Sao or wooden dummy. This is where the Wing Chun practitioner learns to apply applicable Sil Lum Tao and Chum Kiu to a wooden dummy, which represents an opponent to practice on.
  • Bil Jee: known as flying fingers.
  • Lok Dim Boon Kwun: known as 6 & 1/2 point pole.
  • Baat Jam Surn Do: known as Wing Chun butterfly knives.
  • Baat Jam Surn Do Jong Do: This is created by Sifu Miller to combine techniques from the wooden dummy form and elsewhere in the Yuen Kay San Wing Chun system, while using the butterfly knives.
  • Chi Sao: known as sticking hands. This is where the Wing Chun practitioner learns to anticipate the opponent's hand movement when in contact, parry, and strike.
  • Chi Gerk: known as sticking feet. This is where the Wing Chun practitioner learns to anticipate the opponent's foot movement when in contact, parry, and strike.

Students

Before becoming a student at Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu, please take advantage of a free lesson offered at Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu to know if Wing Chun Kung Fu is right for you. Please come by the school any day the school is open from Monday to Wednesday, and arrive prior to class starting at 7:30 PM. It is recommended to arive at 7:00 PM to allow you some time to settle down, ask questions, and observe some students practice for your benefit.

  • AgeSifu Miller currently accept students at Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu, located in Fairfax, Virginia. There is no specific age acceptance because it depends on the students capable of learning Wing Chun and demonstrating such knowledge. Adult classes are open, therefore teenagers and adults are welcome. Children classes are currently full, therefore children are generally no longer accepted (current as of March 2018).
  • Cost: There is no contract to join Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu. Tuition rate is billed on a monthly basis. There are also fees to obtain uniform (shoes, shirt, pants). Major credit cards are accepted. For tuition rate and fees, please visit Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu school, because Sifu Miller may adjust the tuition rate and fees based on certain criterias and they are generally not the same from one student to another. Tuition rate and fees are therefore not published nor e-mailed and can only be determined at the school by Sifu Miller.
  • Attendance: New students will be able to attend classes 2 days a week. At Sifu's discretion, students may come up to 5 classes a week.

Sifu Miller offers a gifting package where it consists of 6 lessons (i.e., 6 classes), can start anytime, but they're scheduled after starting (i.e., can't show up on certain class days). If you are interested, please stop by Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu and talk to Sifu Miller to gift someone a chance to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Canton Wing Chun Curriculum

Sifu Miller teaches Yuen Kay San Wing Chun in 4 levels:

  1. Sil Lum Tao
  2. Chum Kiu
  3. Muk Yan Jong
  4. Bil Jee, Lok Dim Boon Kwun, and Baat Jam Surn Do

Basics is prior to the start of 1st level and should take on average 2 to 4 months. Then, there are 4 levels within Canton Wing Chun. In each level, there are 6 required tests, one every 2 months. The student will only be tested on the approval and recommendation of a senior instructor. On average, an individual can reach the 4th level within 3-6 years with dedication and consistent practice sessions and close supervision by Sifu Miller. New students can attend 2 classes per week. Sifu Miller has the discretion to allow certain students to attend more than 2 classes a week based on skill level, experience, and dedication, among other qualifications.

Canton Wing Chun Ranking System

Sifu Miller recognizes that Wing Chun training from the days of Sifu Chun Ming Lee, Sigung Kwok Wan-Ping, and Sijo Sum Nung do not have a ranking system that illustrates a student's knowledge of Yuen Kay San Wing Chun. Therefore, Sifu Miller created a colorful sash system where a student goes through the Basics (white), Sil Lum Tao (yellow of 3 degrees), Sil Lum Tao techniques (green of 3 degrees), Chum Kiu (blue of 3 degrees), Chum Kiu techniques (brown of 3 degrees), Jong Sao (brown/red of 3 degrees), Jong Sao techniques (black), Bil Jee (black/red), Look Dim Boon Kwun (black/red), and Baat Jam Surn Do (black/red). Once a student achieves total essence of the Yuen Kay San Wing Chun, a red sash is rewarded. Currently, there are 14 recognized red sash students by Sifu Miller at Canton Wing Chun Kung Fu school as of March 10, 2018.