Henry Lyne (henrylyne) wrote,
Henry Lyne

Lo Man Kam Seminar

I spent last saturday and sunday in Las Vegas being trained in Wing Chun and self-defense by the illustrious Sifu Lo Man Kam, with help from his son Gorden. It was really educational, and fun too.

We spent quite a bit of time working on a few things; Wing Chun's first form(Sil Lim Tao), hammer fist striking, kwan sao with saat sao, a guided chi sao drill and the jum sao punch drill. On top of that we practiced some combinations involving strikes to the neck followed by choke-holds or other debilitating attacks. It was a combination of learning Wing Chun basics in detail, with specific attack combinations.

Sifu Lo used many amusing anecdotes and metaphors to explain his approach, and this really helped me understand how to train and learn more. I don't remember what pickpockets, thai transvestites and marriage have to do with self-defense, but I do think I learnt the underlyiing lessons.

The seminar was hosted by Bradley Temple at his school and him and his students were very welcoming. I hope I get a chance to visit the school again.
Tags: kung fu, wing chun

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