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Posted By : sifugarry
Date: May 18, 2016

Sifu Garry's Blog
My 5th "Roots of Wing Chun" China Trip
Starting in Beijing
Nov 24th 2012
Finally, my head has come back down to Earth! It has taken a while to readjust back to normality, but, I am back.
What an outstanding trip to china, this time. It was our 5th tour and we always say; how can we surpass the last trip. But, to say the least, this was so far the most outstanding and spectacular trip I have had the pleasure of organizing, so far.
This trip was twice as long as the last 4 and we did cover a lot more territory. Nearly 3000km, travelling from Beijing to Hong Kong.
From Beijing we rode the fast train for 750kms, to Zhengzhou (Yellow River and Shaolin Temple). From Zhengzhou, we travelled about 1500 kms South by airplane for around 2.5 hours to Guangzhou. Then, we had the luxury of a chartered Bus, travelling around southern China, finishing in Foshan. For the last leg of our journey, we caught a public Bus from Foshan through Immigration into Hong Kong, where we stayed for 4 days.
Beijing, the ancient city of Peking. All I can say is, “WOW”! Over 5000 years old. How can a culture of people be so intellectually smart and clever? There engineering prowess has to be seen to be believed.
Understanding Feng Sui and 5 Elements of Nature is fundamental to understanding and appreciating how the Ancients designed the engineering fundamentals of Beijing.
When we travelled to the Hutong (ancient, original narrow roads of Beijing), we visited a local residence where the Lady explained the design concepts of her house, following the 5 Elements of Nature principles. We visited the infamous Bell Tower and went to a Tea House where the host demonstrated making and explaining the ritual of tea making.
Atop the Bell/Drum Tower you can see the Forbidden City. There is a straight road, being 7.8 km long, which represents the back bone of a Dragon (Earth Dragon) and to the East there are 3 major lakes, which represents the Water Dragon, protecting the Emperors of China at their place of residence; the Forbidden City.
The Rickshaw ride around the Hutong was superb!
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower is an ancient form of time keeping which was destroyed by wars and rebuilt several times. There is still an original Drum to be seen there.
Our Hotel was a quick walk to Snack Street, which is notorious for their unusual selection of food. From scorpions, worms, centipedes to Tarantulas.
I was courageous enough to eat Scorpions on two occasions. A little bit of alcohol helped, though.
2 other Students were also courageous enough to eat some Scorpion.
Tian an Men Square is 800mts x 500mts, totalling 400,000 mts square. The biggest public square in the World, holding several million people. Opposite Tian an Men Square is the Forbidden City. So Big, so Grand, and very Opulent. Photos would better justify the grandeur of the Forbidden City, instead of words.
The Forbidden City was walking distance from our Hotel complex, so it was a good experience to walk the streets with the general populace, in the morning.
We were also very lucky to see a Kung Fu Live theatre show at the Red Theatre in Beijing, which was extraordinary. It was a story about growing up and the temptations along the  way for a small shaolin monk, with spectacular martial arts performances, during the show.
The markets were also exciting but some items were a bit expensive. I was saving my shopping money for Shenzhen, south China's shopping Mecca.
Visiting the Great Wall was a highlight of our stay in Beijing, We went to the Mutianyu section which has a Cable Car ride to the Wall and a Toboggan ride down the mountain to the little village at the base of the mountain, where we all had a marvellous lunch together. In the middle of nowhere, at this village, there was a subway shop.
Walking along the Great Wall of China was enthralling. We performed some wing chun forms and played some chi sao in our travels.
Beijing was mind boggling. I would suggest to everyone, to visit the Capital of China, Beijing.
On the morning of our departure from Beijing, we will be boarding the Fast Train for a 750 km ride south bound, to Zhengzhou.

Photos will be posted on my Facebook Wall, very soon!


Posted By : Wing Chun - All...
Date: May 18, 2016




Read before you comment, Think before you comment

Wing Chun is really defined by the martial arts that came off of the red boats when the opera ban came into effect in 1855.

Of those that stepped off of the red boats, five men are primarily responsible for Wing Chun’s spread.

Leung Yee-Tai
Wong Wah-Bo
Dai Fa Min Kam
Gao Lo Chung
Yik Kam

From these men the first lineages were created:

Leung Yee-Tai + Wong Wah-Bo = Leung Jan
Wong Wah-Bo + Dai Fa Min Kam = Fok Bo-Chuen
Dai Fa Min Kam = Fung Siu-Ching
Gao Lo Chung = Yin Lee-Cheung (son-in-law whose lineage then died out)
Yik Kam = Cho Shun

From those men our parent or ancestor lineages were created:

Leung Jan’s teachings can be broken into three periods:

-Early Foshan teachings = Lo Kwai/Chao Family Wing Chun kuen (for example)
-Later Foshan teachings = Chan Wah-Shun (Chan Family) Wing Chun kuen (for example)
-Gulao Village teachings = Fung Family Kulo Pin Sun Wing Chun kuen

Fok Bo-Chuen + Fung Siu-Ching (later teachings) = Yuen Kay-San Wing Chun kuen

Fung Siu-Ching (early teachings) = Tang, Dong and Lo Family Wing Chun kuen (Weng Chun)

Cho Shun = Cho Gar (Cho Family) Wing Chun kuen

From them Wing Chun evolved into the modern age with several sub-branches and evolutions:

Chan Wah-Shun (Chan Family) Wing Chun kuen spawned (for example):

-Chan Yiu-Min Wing Chun kuen (only Chan Wah-Shun lineage to change from Wing to Weng)
-Lai Hip-Chi Wing Chun kuen (also had other influences)
-Ng Chung-So Wing Chun kuen

Evolutions of Chan Yiu-Min Wing Chun kuen + Lai Hip-Chi Wing Chun kuen (and other elements) = Pan Nam Wing Chun kuen (uses Weng character because of Chan Yiu-Min lineage)

Ng Chung-So Wing Chun kuen + influence of many other Wing Chun identities and his own initiative = Ip Man Wing Chun kuen (Hong Kong Wing Chun) – A system which he constantly evolved for many years

Yuen Kay-San Wing Chun kuen’s slight evolution into Sum Nung Wing Chun kuen (Guangzhou Wing Chun)

Yuen Kay-San’s brother, Yuen Chai-Wan’s immigration to Vietnam and the subsequent creation of Nguyen Te Cong Vinh Xuan quyen (Vietnamese Wing Chun

Decedents of the Tang, Dong and Lo Families gathering at the Dai Duk Lan in Hong Kong and spawning modern Shaolin/Chi Sim/Weng Chun

Several branch evolutions of Cho Gar (Cho Family) Wing Chun kuen exist, one being Yip Kin Wing Chun kuen (Malaysian Wing Chun), which in itself also has a few evolutions

This is but a mere sample of the many branches, systems and lineages of our beautiful and diverse art. There are many, many more (apologies for not covering them all (or least more), but this is an introduction only).

So the next time you feel like saying what you think is, or isn’t Wing Chun, or tote the words "traditional", "authentic", "classical", "original" or "true"… Stop and think, are you qualified to make such a comment?

©2012 Wing Chun – All Lineages

Date: May 18, 2016
"Welcome to Wing Chun Chinwoo Athletic Association school Brasil - blogs / Your best Gate and probably the Home of The Truth About the Information that You Get More Pure and Truth About Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu" Wing Chun e Suas Características Na pratica do Wing Chun não existe meio termo, o praticante deve ser preparado para enfrentar uma situação de combate real, e este preparado para todo tipo de ataque “chutes, socos, cotolevaladas, joelhadas, agarramentos, quedas, torções, defesa contra agressores físicos e armas”. Em suas características podemos destacar: * Simplicidade: ser simples e direto, é descartar malabarismos, floreios e posições vivazes. Tendo em vista não se basear no emprego da força física, permitindo que uma pessoa fisicamente fraca se defenda de um agressor maior. * Economia de movimentos: A melhor defesa pessoal é aquela que pode repelir o maior número de ataques com a menor quantidade de movimentos. * Movimentos simultâneos: Sistema de defesa e ataque juntos, dificultado uma resposta do agressor. * Reflexos: Os movimentos de defesa do derivam de reflexos, não depende exclusivamente da visão, sinta a força do agressor e a devolva na forma de ataque. Princípios: Um dos objetivos é fazer com que o praticante reaja de forma automática: - Se o caminho está livre, SIGA EM FRENTE; - Se o caminho está ocupado, MANTENHA-SE COLADO; - Se o adversário faz força, DEIXE-O PASSAR; - Se o adversário retrocede, SIGA-O MANTENDO-SE COLADO. - Liberte-se da sua própria força; - Liberte-se da força do oponente; - Use a força do oponente contra ele; - Some a sua força à força do oponente.
Posted By : Dana
Date: May 18, 2016


My name is Dana Goulston and I live in the Sacramento, CA area. I've been trying to locate my Wing Chun Sifu for several decades. Every few years I browse the internet hoping to find more clues. I suspect my Sifu has removed himself from the Wing Chun world. Here's what I know:

In 1972-1975 I attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA when I was 18-20 years old. There I started studying Wing Chun with Sifu Arthur Chan in an evening class. Sifu Chan was a young graduate student in Engineering at the time and in his  mid-to-late 20's. He was about 5' 4-5", and had a thick Chinese accent. I don't remember the exact year I studied with Sifu Chan or his Chinese name.

Sifu Chan said he studied Wing Chun from Yip Man before coming to the states. He also said he had a brother named Peter Chan (or Chan Pui) in his class. He said he and his brother had grown apart, and that his brother lived in Florida.

My class was the 2nd class (generation) he started ... there were also about 15 students in the "advanced" class, and the same number in my class. I learned the 1st two forms and 1/2 of the 3rd form, Chi Sao, simple sparring, wooden dummy basics, and a few other things (I've gone on to learn Butterfly sword basics on my own). My class uniform was a pair of traditional black silk martial arts pants, a black silk sash, martial arts slippers, and a white T-shirt with a silk-screened design consisting of 2 red flowers each with a  Chinese character underneath (Wing Chun I assumed). I remember the night we made the T-shirts.

I've been to San Francisco and talked to Chris Chan, also a student of Yip Man, but he was not able to help me, and have made numerous phone calls to many WC organizations over the years including a phone call to Chan Pui in Florida. Nobody has heard of my Sifu ... or was able to help me.

If you can help me with any other information or know who I might contact, I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to call or e-mail me. If you were in Sifu Chan's classes at UMass PLEASE PLEASE get in touch with me.


Mr. Dana Goulston
Folsom, CA USA
916 996-6672


Posted By : wingchunlee
Date: May 18, 2016

Juin 8eme - 11eme inclu.

Camp Gites, 24700, Menesplet.

Vous êtes conviés à venir participer à notre camp d’entrainement martial de 4 jours dans le sud de la France, entourés par des personnes partageant la même passion, dans un environnement calme, sûr, et très agréable. Nous porterons l’accent sur tous les  aspects du Ip Man Ving Tsun Gong Fu traditionnel. A savoir :Chi sau (mains collantes, exercices et applications au combat), formes, armes et mannequin de bois. En outre, un tournoi sparring sera organisé. Toutes les catégories de personnes trouveront un intérêt à ce camp y compris les enfants, uniquement le Week-end.


Le thème de notre premier camp est :  "Enter The Dragon" en  référence à l’année 2012 qui est l’année du dragon en Chine. Comme tout premier essai , ce camp comportera des imperfections que nous nous efforcerons de modifier dans les prochaines formules. Il est    ouvert à tous les styles et à tous les niveaux, même débutants ou non pratiquants dotés d’une réelle envie d’apprendre. Pas de politique , que du Kung-Fu.



Il s’agit bien d’un camp d’entraînement, le tournoi ouvert ne viendra qu’en complément et n’est pas le but premier de cette réunion. Cependant il peut amener beaucoup à chacun. Mondialement connu, le Grand Maître Samuel Kwok AKA  "l’évangéliste du Ving Tsun" ,vient nous   présenter le Ip Man Ving Tsun Gong Fu traditionnel pendant ces 4 journées. Pour coller à notre thème "Enter The Dragon" il y aura donc, un tournoi avec des combats quotidiens. Deux catégories seront représentées : amateurs et professionnels. Il sera question de semi-contact.. pour le bien de tous. Tous les participants, qu’importe leur niveau, peuvent participer et espérer atteindre la finale qui se déroulera la dernière     journée … et donc prétendre à la victoire.

Le séminaire se déroulera au "Camp Gites", un camping situé près de Ménèsplet en Dordogne (département 24).

Ce site, loué exclusivement pour notre programme de 4 jours, offrira à tous les artistes martiaux présents, la chance de s’entrainer dans un environnement calme et serein, propice à la pratique, en Aquitaine dans le sud de la France.

Le site principal, d’à peu près 2 hectares, est   aménagé en 29 emplacements pour caravanes ou camping-cars. 10 emplacements sont goudronnés, les autres sont engazonnés. Plusieurs  emplacements sont ombragés grâce aux arbres et séparés par des haies pour plus d’intimité. Tous ces emplacements sont équipés de branchements  électriques et sont éclairés la nuit pour votre  sécurité.


Un autre espace de 4 hectares est à notre  disposition . Plus boisé, Un ruisseau le traverse pour pouvoir pêcher pendant les périodes de repos. Ce site idyllique est parfaitement adapté à notre camp. Toutes les commodités sont, bien entendu, à votre disposition (WC, douches, laverie, table à    repasser), Ainsi qu’un point d’évacuation   type "Elsan".

Dans l’éventualité d’une météo non favorable, très peu probable en Juin, une salle de billards et baby-foots est à notre disposition, ainsi   qu’une bibliothèque et sans oublier, bien sur..LE BAR ! Les différents prix et trophées seront    remis dans ces locaux le dernier jour.

Pour la pratique du Ving Tsun  et l’entraînement aux armes, nous disposerons d’un ou deux mannequins de bois, de bâtons longs(8 pieds), et de couteaux papillons. Seront aussi disponibles des bâtons d’escrima et des bâtons simples. Nous invitons cependant les participants à se munir de leurs propres armes s’ils veulent profiter d’un entraînement croisé. Nous encourageons spécialement les participants à profiter de l’expérience de chacun et  de la richesse due à la diversité des styles martiaux  représentés dans ce camp.

En plus de notre entraînement, nous disposerons d’un espace "conditionnement" avec des sacs muraux, sacs de frappes, tables pour paume de fer, assouplissements des jambes, poteaux scellés de diverses hauteurs, des fûts d’eau, de sable et de graviers. Pour la pratique du Qi gong dur, tous les éléments naturels seront à notre disposition !( arbres, pierres…).En outre, diverses planches, tuiles etc..seront sur place pour des séances de casses.

Pour ceux qui n’ont jamais pratiqué la casse ou qui veulent apprendre à suivre  correctement une séance de conditionnement, nous vous invitons à profiter de  cette opportunité. Une émulation peut se créer autour de ce site et un concours peut donc se profiler..qui sait ?

Un entrainement physique assidu  est essentiel dans tous les arts martiaux, cependant, dans notre camp nous voulons vous donner l’opportunité d’explorer le côté  "interne" grâce à notre auvent de méditation. Dans ce lieu de calme, vous pourrez apprendre à respirer correctement et pratiquer certaines techniques de méditations.

Des séances de Qi Gong quotidiennes, qui réveilleront votre corps votre esprit et votre âme, vous seront proposées pour bien vous préparer à l’entrainement du jour. Ces séances ne sont pas obligatoires, mais elles peuvent être très bonnes pour la santé de tous les pratiquants. Cet art ancien aide à développer un état de conscience élevé, la puissance interne ainsi que le bien être.

Nous encourageons tous les participants à pratiquer entre eux, pendant notre camp de 4 jours. L’échange des connaissances et compétences entre artistes martiaux est très important. Ces échanges, par l’entrainement, entre pratiquants de divers courants    martiaux ne peuvent qu’améliorer notre compréhension et nos compétences. Progresser quotidiennement tout au long de sa vie, devenir plus  compétent aujourd’hui qu’hier..c’est un processus qui ne se fini jamais..

Tournoi "sparring" Ouvert.

Le tournoi sparring ouvert sera divisé en deux catégories : Amateurs et  professionnels. Les combattants professionnels sont ceux qui ont déjà participés à un ou plusieurs    assauts organisés (compétitions) dans n’importe quel style. Les combattants amateurs sont des personnes qui n’ont jamais participés à un assaut en dehors de leur club, dojo ou kwoon. Il y aura aussi une compétition organisée pour les enfants (entre 8 et 15 ans) le 9ème et 10ème jour (samedi et dimanche).

Des prix et trophées récompenseront les gagnants et finalistes et seront décernés le dernier jour du camp.

Les assauts seront des assauts semi-contact, un   système de points départagera les protagonistes. Les combats se dérouleront en 3 reprises de 1 minute. Au bout de ces 3 reprises un vainqueur sera déclaré après décompte des points. Tous les participants   doivent se munir de leur équipement de protection, gants(ou MMa ou sous-gants) casque , protège dents (ou casque fermé) et protections de corps si besoin est.

MERCI DE NOTER :Ce tournoi est hébergé par Ip Man Wing Chun France dans le but de promouvoir notre art (Traditionnelle Ip Man Ving Tsun Gong Fu) sur le territoire    français. Ce tournoi interdisciplinaire est une main tendue fraternelle envers tous les  artistes martiaux, quel que soit leur style, leur lignée ou leur art. Nous gardons l’espoir de faire participer un grand nombre de talents , dans la diversité, pour que chacun  puisse bénéficier de leur expérience et de leurs compétences propres pendant leur    séjour.


Merci de garder à l’esprit qu’en venant participer à ce camp d’entrainement, vous   représentez votre école, votre club, votre maître. Aucun comportement douteux et  allant à l’encontre du bon fonctionnement de ce camp ne saurait-être toléré. Nous nous réservons le droit d’expulser toute personne dont le comportement pourrait nuire à la bonne humeur  et au bon déroulement de ce camp.

S’il vous plait venir et représenter vos écoles, clubs ou maitre, mais laisser toutes egos ou l’attitude chez vous. Nous ne besoin pas de voir des participants stupéfait ou notre camp ruine par le comportement con. ça va pas être tolérais et vous  allez être   demander de partir.

Pour les enfants.

Nous pourrons  nous occuper des enfants uniquement pendant les classes,   entrainements ou pendant le tournoi. Nous demandons  donc aux parents d’être sur le site quand leurs enfants y sont.

L’âge minimum requis pour participer est de 8 ans, mais les enfants plus jeunes sont les bienvenus s’ils sont accompagnés d’un adulte ne participant pas aux  entraînements.

Le tournoi enfants se déroulera le samedi et le dimanche . L’annonce du vainqueur et la remise des prix est prévue pour le dimanche après-midi.

Il y aura donc des classes de Ving Tsun, d’endurance et de casse pour les enfants. Des démonstrations de formes, armes et techniques seront présentées par des  artistes martiaux.

Des attractions seront à disposition : châteaux gonflables , et toboggan d’eau pour que les enfants se détendent..

Un stand tir à l’arc sera présent..enfants et adultes sont concernés !

Merci pour votre soutien ! Ce camp est l’occasion de rencontrer un des Grand-Maîtres de Ving Tsun Gong Fu, connu dans le monde entier.

Merci de nous retourner votre fiche d’inscription dans les meilleurs délais..en tout état de cause au plus tard le 30 Avril 2012.

Les repas proposés sur place ne sont pas obligatoires, vous pouvez être   entièrement auto-suffisants.

Aucune réservation n’est nécessaire pour les repas..ils se commandent et se paient sur place.

Nous vous souhaitons "Gung Hay fat Choy" (bonne année Chinoise) et espérons vous rencontrer sur le camp !


Ip Man Wing Chun France.


Sifu Lee Coleman.



Agenda du camp d’entrainement.


Jeudi soir:

Accueil et entrainement/Discutions.

Vendredi :

Qi Gong :de 7h à 8h

Suivi d’accueil et entrainement ouvert/Discutions

Inscriptions au tournoi.


Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel , principes de bases et leurs applications-Avec GM Kwok de 14h à 16h.

"Enter the dragon" BBQ Banquet (costumes/uniformes en option) à 19h, ça commence !

Samedi :

Qi Gong de 7h à 8h

Sparring :premiers éliminatoires de 9h à 11h.

Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel, les formes avec GM Kwok de 11h à 13h.


Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel, Chi Sao avec GM Kwok de 15h à 17h.

Sparring adultes : éliminatoires de 19h à 21h.

Dimanche :

Qi Gong de 7hà 8h.

Sparring enfants : finales de 9h à 11h.

Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel, travail aux armes avec GM Kwok de 11h à 13h.


Remise des trophées et prix vainqueur et finalistes enfants de 14h à 15h.

Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel, mannequin de bois avec GM Kwok de 15h à 17h.

Sparring adultes :demi-finales de 19h à 21h.

Lundi :

Qi Gong de 7h à 8h.

Sparring adultes : Finale de 9h à 11h.

Ip Man Ving Tsun traditionnel , applications au combat avec GM Kwok de 11h à 13h.


Remise des trophées et prix vainqueur et finalistes adultes de 14 à 15h.

Remises de diplômes, remerciements et au revoir.


Nous espérons que vous allez profiter au maximum de notre camp et de ses diverses activités. Nous voulons mettre en place un camp annuel. Ce projet ne sera possible qu’avec votre soutient.


 Merci de réserver vos places le plus tôt possible, pour faire de ce camp un évènement réussi et mémorable.

Tout temps libre, en dehors des entraînements organisés, peut-être utilisé pour   pratiquer ensembles et pour partager vos compétences et connaissances  avec les autres artistes martiaux d’autres courants..


En espérant que vous trouverez dans ce camp tout ce que vous venez y chercher, que vous soyez débutants ou experts.


Montpon-Ménestérol et Menesplet (5 minutes plus loin) sont situés sur la RN 89 à    mi-distance entre Périgueux et Libourne. Département de la Dordogne (24), région Aquitaine. C’est donc la ville la plus proche du camp avec tous les aménagements nécessaires.

Il y a une gare à Montpon pour les arrivées en train. Nous pourrons vous y récupérer ou bien il y a éventuellement des taxis..


Les aéroports de Bordeaux et Bergerac ne sont pas trop loin du camp. Une navette en mini-Van sera mise en place depuis ces deux aéroports du jeudi 7 Juin au mardi 12 juin inclus.

Par la route le site est facile à trouver et bien indiqué de la RN 89 à Menesplet.


Par le biais de ce camp, nous allons essayer de répondre à toutes vos demandes au niveau des infrastructures. Il  y a donc plusieurs options disponibles .

Vous êtes bien sur encouragés à emmener vos tentes, caravanes et camping-cars. La météo est normalement clémente en juin et les températures sont douces. Il y   aura cependant des tentes à louer sur place pour ceux n’ayant pas leur propre      équipement.

L’emplacement est compris dans le prix du camp.

Il y aura sur place une grande tente commune divisée en deux (hommes et  femmes). Cette formule sera , bien entendu, moins chère.

Sur place quelques chambres d’hôtes sont à louer, mais leur nombre est limité.    Pensez donc à réserver tôt cette formule pour ne pas être déçus. Ces chambres   d’hôtes comprennent 5 places chacune..en partageant, c’est un bon moyen de  réduire les frais.

Nous avons aussi beaucoup d’amis ayant des propriétés à louer dans la région. Elles sont toutes très confortables et peuvent être partagées à plusieurs. Cette formule va aussi avoir du succès, aussi pour éviter toute déception, pensez à réserver tôt.

Si certains stagiaires désirent venir avant le début du camp et rester plus tard, ils sont bien entendu les bienvenus..Notre belle région mérite, en effet, de prendre tout son temps pour la visiter. Les infrastructures du camping sont disponibles aux tarifs     normaux hors camp. Merci de nous informer de vos besoins.

Nous attendons avec impatience de vous accueillir.

Le camping Camp Gites est situé à la limite de Menesplet une petite ville du département de la Dordogne, située à peu de chose près à mi-distance entre Bordeaux et Périgueux sur la RN 89.

Adresse :Camp Gites, Les Loges, 24700 Menesplet, France, 3Km Sud de Menesplet sur la RN 89.      Tel : 05 53 81 84 39

Montpon-Ménestérol est la ville la plus proche, distante d’à peine 3km du camp. Le code postale de ces deux villes est le même, à savoir : 24700.

Depuis Montpon, prenez direction Bordeaux sur la RN 89,en sortant vous allez croiser un             rond-point..il y a les pompiers à gauche et le supermarché Lidl à droite. Continuez tout droit sur 3 Km environ, passez  l’hôtel Nature se trouvant à droite et le supermarché Netto à gauche. Au prochain carrefour, Menesplet est sur votre droite ensuite prenez le virage à gauche et serrez à droite. Camp Gites est indiqué à partir de là..il vous reste à parcourir 2 kms sur cette route et vous y êtes.

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Posted By : wingchunlee
Date: May 18, 2016

June 8th untill the 11th inclusive

2012, First seminar in France for Ip Man Wing Chun France, with Grandmaster Samuel Kwok.

Come and participate in our 4 day Martial Art Training Camp in the South of France, surrounded by like minded people in a relaxed, calm, secure and friendly environment. With emphasis on training all aspects of Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu, including “Chi Sao” (Sticking Hands both  exercise and fighting applications), forms and fighting applications, weapons, wooden dummy and an open sparring tournament, this training camp offers something for everybody including the kids at the weekend.


That’s right, for our first ever training camp we are using an “Enter The Dragon” theme in recognition of 2012 being the   Chinese year of the Dragon, this camp is not too be missed, is open to all comers, all levels, all styles, no politics, just Kung Fu.

This is a “Training Camp” not just an open tournament, world renowned Grandmaster Samuel Kwok AKA “the Wing Chun Evangelist” will be teaching and demonstrating Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu over the 4 days. Following the “Enter the Dragon” theme there will also be an open sparring tournament with bouts taking place daily, semi-contact with amateur and pro categories so that participants at all levels will be able to compete with the  final rounds and overall winner being declared on the last day of the camp.

The seminar is taking place at Camp Gites, a caravan and camping park  near Menesplet in the Dordogne (department 24).

Exclusively hired for our 4 day programme, Camp Gites offers all martial artists the chance to train in a relaxing and serine environment in the beautiful Aquitaine region of the South of France.

The main site is around 2 hectares with the  facility for 29 pitches (caravan or motor-home) 10 pitches are hard-standing whilst the  remainder are grassed; many are surrounded by hedging and trees to provide shade, seclusion and  privacy.

All pitches have electric hook-up points and are lit at night for security.

A further park area of four hectares contains more trees and a grassy creek with stream for fishing, idyllic and perfect for our training camp.

There is a good quality toilet block with showers and a pleasant laundry room which contains washing machines and ironing facilities. An “Elsan” disposal point is also on site!

In case of bad weather (highly unlikely in June) there is a function room, with billiard and football table, library PLUS THE BAR is also located here ! Prizes and trophies will be awarded here on the final day.

For Wing Chun and weapons training there will be a wooden dummy or two on site, 6 and a half point poles and butterfly knives. There will also be  Escrima sticks and basic staffs, however guests are invited to bring their own weapons if interested in cross training, which we would  strongly recommend due to the diversity of styles and experience of some Martial Artists attending the event.

In addition to the programmed training there will be a “Conditioning area” with wall bags, kick bags, iron palm, leg stretch, sunken posts, sand, water and gravel drums, boards/tiles for hard Qigong breaking, stones and plenty of trees for hard Qigong.

If you have never tried your hand at breaking or would simply like to find out more about conditioning your body correctly we invite you to make full use of these facilities,  who knows, if everyone is feeling competitive, we may get one or two practitioners testing their skills against one another.

Training the body externally is essential in all martial arts, during our seminar we would like to offer participants the opportunity to explore their “internal” selves in our “Meditation Marquee” where correct breathing and meditation techniques can be learnt and practised during your stay.

Daily morning Qigong sessions to awaken body, mind and soul will set you up for the days training, this is by no means compulsory but will be very beneficial for all martial artists attending camp interested in learning this ancient art developing higher realms of awareness, internal strength and well being.

We encourage all participants to train with one another during the 4 day event, the exchange of knowledge and skills amongst Martial Artists is something that should be promoted, by training with and learning from one another we can improve our own skills and understanding, remember :        “Advance daily throughout your life, becoming more skillful today than yesterday“. This is a never ending process..

Open Sparring Tournament

The open sparring  tournament will be divided into two main categories, namely amateur and professional. Professional fighters are those who compete or have competed in any organised bouts, regardless of style. Amateurs are simply anyone participating who has never sparred outside of their own club, Dojo or Kwoon. In addition there will be bouts for children (aged between 8 and 15 years) held on the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday). There are cash prizes and trophies for the winners and runner ups of each category, being awarded on the last day of the camp.

The sparring will be Semi-Contact only, winners being decided by a points system, 3 x 1 minute rounds with the victor being the individual with the most points at the end of the bout. Anyone wishing to participate is required to bring their own protective equipment namely, gloves (or open mitts), headgear, gum shield (unless wearing full faced helmet) and body protector if required.

PLEASE NOTE: This tournament is being hosted by Ip Man Wing Chun France to raise the French public awareness of the ever growing interest in Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu, we eagerly extend the hand of friendship to all Martial  Artists regardless of style, lineage or art practised in the hope that we can attract a wide range of   talented individuals willing to share their experiences and exchange skills with others during their stay.


Please come and represent your school, club or Master, just don’t bring any Ego’s or attitude. We do not want to see people attending  being upset or our event being ruined by unwelcome behaviour. This will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.

For the Kids

We cannot offer to look after children that attend this event other than when they are participating in a class so we must ask that parents be on site at all times.

The minimum age of children permitted to participate is 8 years old, however younger children are of course welcome if accompanied by a parent/guardian who are not going to be taking part in any training.

The children’s sparring rounds will take place on Saturday and Sunday with the winner being declared and the prize giving taking place Sunday afternoon.

There will be children’s Wing Chun classes, endurance and breaking games plus several demonstrations and displays of forms, weapons and techniques by Martial Artists attending the event.

We will be organising a few other attractions like face painting, bouncy castle,    and water slide to keep the younger ones happy when they have had enough of learning and are currently in the process of organising some archery for the adults.

Please show your support by returning your booking form as quickly as possible and no later than the 30th of April to participate in this not to be missed event.

Anyone wishing to extend their stay either before or after the dates of the camp to make the most of your stay in this beautiful area of France can be accommodated just let us know what you need and we will  be happy to make the necessary       arrangements on your behalf.

You are not obliged to partake in any of the meals available, you can choose to be entirely self sufficient, meals do not have to be reserved you can pay on site for any meal you require on the day, breakfast, lunch and evening meals are available

We wish you all “Gung Hay Fat Choy” (Happy New Year) and hope to see you at the camp.

Ip Man Wing Chun France

Sifu Lee Coleman.

Training Camp Agenda

Thursday Evening

Early Arrivals and Open Cross Training/discussions


Qigong 7-8,00am

Arrivals and Open Cross Training/discussions

Tournament inscriptions.


Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun, Basic Principles and Applications—With GM Samuel Kwok 2-4pm

“Enter the Dragon” BBQ Banquet (costume/uniform optional) 7pm onwards


Qigong 7-8,00am

Kids Preliminary Sparring Rounds 9-11am

Traditional IP Man Wing Chun, Wing Chun Forms—with GM Samuel Kwok 11,00 –1pm


Traditional IP Man Wing Chun, Chi Sao with GM Samuel Kwok 3-5pm

Adult Preliminary Sparring Rounds 7-9pm


Qigong 7-8,00am

Kids Final Sparring Rounds 9-11am

Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun , Wing Chun Weapons with GM Samuel Kwok 11-1pm


Kids Winners, Prize-giving and trophy presentation 2-3pm

Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun, Wooden Dummy with GM Samuel Kwok 3-5pm

Adults Semi Final Sparring Rounds 7-9pm

Monday Morning

Qigong 7-8,00am

Adults Final Sparring rounds 9-11am

Traditional Ip Man Wing Chun, Fighting Applications with GM Samuel Kwok 11-1pm


Adult Winners- Prize giving and trophy presentation 2-3pm

Certificates, Farewells and Thank you.

We hope you will all enjoy our camp and make the most of the facilities available, we would like to make this an annual event and can only do so with your support.

Please reserve your place today and help us to make this camp an event to remember.

Any spare time outside of scheduled training can be used to practice, share skills and knowledge with other Martial Artists attending or use the other facilities at the camp, we hope to create an ideal training environment with something for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

How to get there

Montpon-Menesterol and Menesplet (5 minutes down the road) are located on the RN89 around half way between Perigueux and Libourne in the Dordogne department,    Aquitaine region of France. This is the nearest town to the camp site and has all     necessary amenities.

There is a railway station in Montpon for anyone wishing to arrivie by train, we can  arrange collection from the station or there are taxi services.


Both Bergerac and Bordeaux airports are within easy reach, we will be operating a minibus shuttle service to and from both airports from Thursday 7th June until     Tuesday the 12th of June inclusive)

By Car, the site is easy to find as it is well sign posted from Menesplet.


Our training camp is just that, a camp, however we have to try and cater for everyone so there are several options for accommodation.

You are of course encouraged to bring your own tent, our weather is usually always good in June so it’s not likely to be wet and it will almost certainly be warm. Tents can also be hired if it is too difficult or indeed unpractical to bring one with you.

As you can see there are also pitches included for caravans and/or motor homes for those who are used to camping.

We are erecting a large marquee to use as a dormitory, (divided for male and female) this offers our most cost  effective option.

There are a number of chambre d’hotes (apartments) on site available but these are limited so book early to avoid disappointment, these can be shared to accommodate up to 5 people to keep costs down.

We have friends with properties nearby that are also available to rent, the houses are extremely comfortable and can be shared by several people, again this is going to be popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you wish to extend your stay to take the opportunity to visit more of France you are most welcome, if you arrive early or want to leave a few days later all of Camp Gites facilities are available at their standard rates, just let us know what you need.
We look forward to welcoming you to our event.
Please download a copy of this document and booking form for this event here :

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