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Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:31 PM


I am currently offering classes in Wing Chun Kung-Fu in Midtown Manhattan. Because of the private/semi-private training environment and limited space, enrollment is extremely limited. In addition, because of the seriousness of the training, anyone inquiring must be over 18 years old to apply, SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS. Everyone will be carefully screened through an initial interview and then placed in a six-month probationary training period before being accepted. I am looking for serious, non-egotistical, dedicated individuals who are willing to devote themselves and put in 100% effort in their training.

I have been studying Wing Chun under Sifu Michael Militano for over 20 years, training under him consistently since March 1993.

Class schedule is as follows:
Monday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sunday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

There are no contracts to sign, classes are $150 a month

Anyone interested can contact me using the e-mail address above to schedule an appointment to try your first class or if you need more information. Responding with an intelligent, honest and caring reply takes time and energy. We don't like to waste either. Before clicking on the link above, please ask yourself (and answer honestly) whether you are planning to ask a question that you can answer yourself. If you are, then we will do the same and delete your e-mail.

However, e-mail containing serious, intelligent inquiry will be answered.

Please read the following steps if your are interested in learning and to schedule an appointment:

1 - Contact me to inquire about classes via e-mail.
2 - Potential students must wait for a reply e-mail from me with a 2 page application/assessment questionnaire attachment that they must fill in full and return.
3 - Once I have received the e-mail back with the application, a phone interview will be scheduled
4 - After the interview, each prospective student must wait for an invite and then I will give location of the training facility, plus a date and time for them to try their free trial class within the week
4 - Each potential student must keep their appointment or contact me if they need to reschedule, If he/she does not show up and does not contact me to let me know that they cannot make it or are running late, they will NOT be given a second appointment.
5-Trial students must bring comfortable workout/training clothes so that he or she can participate. I would prefer new students to participate in the class and I want to make sure that the atmosphere matches what the applicant's expectations are.

My Wing Chun classes is quite different from the typical martial arts school. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the students train in a semi-private environment and the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity. Because enrollment is limited, potential students must complete an application/assessment form that they receive from me, wait for an invite and demonstrate their diligence during their first six months probationary training period before being finally accepted. GOOD ATTENDANCE, DILIGENT EFFORT, and PROPER ATTITUDE are required to become accepted and remain a student.

Joining requires commitment. If you want to train, you pay upfront. We don't sign contracts. You're either in or out. My resources are limited and the spirit and attitude of my classes will remain as it is, hence not everyone will fit in and not everyone will be accepted. Eligibility for long--term training will be decided through conversation and assessment. Those who are accepted will be thrown into the fire, to suffer, to grow, and become stronger mentally and physically, to change for the better.

Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese form of martial arts that was designed strictly for self-defense. It is the only martial art created and made famous by a woman. Ng Mui, the Shaolin nun who developed the system, realized that most of the techniques in Shaolin Kung Fu were useless for a small woman to use against a larger, stronger man. She also realized that a woman could not match a man's stamina in a long fight. With this in mind, she synthesized all of the martial arts she learned at the Shaolin Temple, discarding all flashy, flamboyant, wasted movement, into a very simple and direct fighting style that enabled a smaller, weaker person to defeat a larger, stronger person within a few seconds.

Wing Chun first came to universal recognition with films such as Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon", as well as Sammo Hung's "Warriors Two" and "Prodigal Son". More recently, "IP Man" and "IP Man 2" starring Asian action star Donnie Yen, has sparked even more curiosity about this amazing fighting art.

Wing Chun can be described in two words: simple and economical. The movements are fast and extremely efficient, utilizing subtle shifts, and body structure to develop power and speed. Kicks are usually low, swift, and can be used simultaneous with the hand techniques. Instead of blocking a strike by knocking it out of the way with muscular strength, attacks are redirected, using the least amount of motion and strength. Rather than pulling back or "winding up" to strike, attacks are quick and direct, and power is generated over short distances. Alternatively, while other systems block first and then attack, a Wing Chun student will train themselves to block and attack simultaneously. Contact is maintained with the opponent at all times, as the Wing Chun student is trained to be very comfortable in close range fighting.

Due to the simplicity of Wing Chun, it can be used effectively by beginning students. At its most advanced, this simplicity is also what makes Wing Chun such a devastatingly efficient self defense system.

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