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Review – Sam Chan’s Wooden Dummy Instructor Course

It is a sad fact that as a fighting art is passed from teacher to student there is always a bit that is lost in the process; the result of this is a distorted representation of the original art. Sifu Sam Chan has seen this happen and he has taken great steps to preserve the traditional teachings of Wing Chun as he was taught them by Grandmasters Ip Chun and Ip Ching, the sons of the late Great Grandmaster Ip Man. In this video Sifu Chan has done an exceptional job in presenting the traditional teaching methods of Wing Chun in a plain and simple format. Read Full Post

Review – Sam Chan’s Chum Kiu Level Lesson Plans

Sifu Chan’s IWCMAA Chum Kiu Level Instructors Course focuses primarily on kicking drills and two handed Chi Sau techniques, although there are plenty of drills for improving your Wing Chun hands techniques as well. Like the Sil Lim Tao Level Instructor Series DVD, the Chum Kiu DVD is filmed on location at Sifu Chan’s Kung Fu School. Geared towards the aspiring instructor, this DVD is packed with drills that can be followed in sequence or mixed together to provide a variety of classroom instruction platforms. Like any other aspect of physical training, having an experienced coach to push you is an important prerequisite to achieving your personal best. Although nothing can replace in-person training, this DVD is a great opportunity for those students training in the distance learning course to see what training is like at Chan’s Kung Fu. Read Full Post

Review – Sam Chan’s Sil Lim Tao Level Lesson Plans

This video, filmed on location at Chan’s Kung Fu School in Michigan, is geared towards aspiring Wing Chun instructors. The IWCMAA Sil Lim Tao Level Instructor Series DVD is packed with drills and practical applications based primarily on hand techniques and the beginning stages of Wing Chun training. Sifu Chan provides a 10-part lesson plan that covers all of the basic skill requirements for the Sil Lim Tao level of training. Sifu Chan’s careful demonstration of these techniques, from a variety of angles, gives the new instructor a solid basis and understanding of this critical Wing Chun form. Distance learners will appreciate the on-location filming, giving them a true sense of training with Sifu Chan. Read Full Post