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Guangzhou Wing Chun Classes Now Offered at STQI

admin | 18 December 2015 | STQI Toronto, Wing-Chun | | 0 Comments   

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We are pleased to announce that Ben Ho is joining our downtown Toronto school and will be teaching Wing Chun classes on Wednesday evenings starting January 6th.

What is Wing Chun?

Wing Chun is a style of Kungfu known for its mathematical and chess-like combat efficiency, and is generally characterized by high stances and rapid short hitting. It is believed that the depth of this martial art originated from Ng Mui (a Buddhist nun associated with the Shaolin temple), whose knowledge was then passed to her female disciple Yim Wing Chun.

Part of practice includes a focus on coordinating breath work with spiral movements which accelerates blood flow to help loosen the spine and joints. As the student becomes more flexible and healthy, this very foundation allows for the possibilities of reaching one’s full physical potential and generating explosive power without exerting a great deal of effort. This is achievable and valuable for students of all body types and sizes.

In addition to training to precise and proper technique, Guangzhou Wing Chun also trains to optimize for total efficiency by using timing, angles, sensitivity and overall awareness.

For more information and to watch a video sample of Ben Ho demonstrating wing chun, please click here: http://www.stqitoronto.com/wing-chun-class-in-toronto

Watch a Primer by Your Teacher on Wing Chun

Meet Your Teacher Ben Ho

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Ben Ho was born and raised in Hong Kong and became interested in Martial Arts at an early age. He practiced a variety of styles before committing to the study of Wing Chun after moving to Vancouver, Canada. He was eventually introduced to the Yuen Kay San Guangzhou Wing Chun style and studies under the tutelage of Master Tsui Sui Ming.

Ben was drawn to this specific style of Wing Chun as he found the emphasis on breathing, hip/stance work, and spiral movements (essence of the snake and the crane) to be better suited to his physical conditioning goals and philosophical beliefs.

If you would like to try a free Wing Chun class, please come to our open house on Sunday, January 4th. It is free but registration is required. Please sign up at:

www.stqitoronto.com/openhouse