The Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy uses these three elements in our Ving Tsun training:

1. We teach the pure Ving Tsun Kung Fu System unchanged as handed down by Yip Man.

2. We use the late-Grandmaster Moy Yat's Ving Tsun Kung Fu method of instruction to pass on the pure Ving Tsun.

3. We are guided by the Moy Tung Kung Fu Family Association and Grandmaster Moy Tung.

Sigung Vyvial's method of teaching Ving Tsun that he passed down to Sifu Bartell, advocates realistic and efficient training, which is one of the most important factors in developing effective applicable kung fu that will work in the “real world” outside of the school.

Forms and chi sau are the Academy’s most important and unique forms of training along with wooden dummy, sau bow and heavy-bag conditioning. However, the kiu sau and san sau training with a live partner is what ties it all together, allowing techniques to be trained with realistic speed, power, and unpredictability.

Kiu sau and san sau training gives the Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy student the use of immediate attacks using chi sau sensitivity and precise technique from the Wooden Dummy and hand forms, as opposed to defensive movements followed by counter-attacks.

What makes us special?

Our Academy is ideal for anyone because our instruction uses natural movements and requires no previous knowledge in martial arts. Every student is taught as an individual with regard to their degree of knowledge, natural ability, personal habits and interests. We personalize instruction by making each student’s progress depend upon their own habits and willingness to succeed. Our students develop a new feeling for their body and the kung fu brings awareness of their inherent strength. Confidence is heightened and a deeper sense of self-awareness is attained through 2-person training. 

Unique in our method.

The Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy is unique in the method that which it teaches. It has numerous innovative training methods which allow the student to handle any of today's styles of martial art and gives effective personal protection. An Academy student does not receive instruction in a handful of self-defense techniques which work in the controlled environment of a classroom but may not work during an unpredictable street confrontation. Instead, the Academy teaches life-enhancing principles of kung fu which can be applied in any number of situations and which have been proven effective for thousands of years, on battlefields, in tournaments, on the streets of Hong Kong and America. Most importantly though, is the positive influence in the lives of countless kung fu students.

While it's typical for other martial arts schools to charge fees for rank promotions, sometimes up to $1500 for a black belt test, there are no belt ranks in our adult program. In contrast to the strict military-style hierarchy and protocol common in other martial arts, students generally interact in a relaxed and informal way. 

Most martial arts are practiced as sports, and students of these arts are required to demonstrate their fighting abilities in competition. Our kung fu, on the other hand, is not a sport, and students are not expected to compete in tournaments but they can train to do so if that is a goal.
Classes are always taught in a small-group setting.
Private and semi-private training is also available to enhance our regular program.
Training takes place in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Students train in groups, but individually.
The abilities of the individual are encouraged and improved upon.

Family Style Kung Fu.

In traditional Yip Man Ving Tsun Kung Fu, the majority of the instruction a new/younger student (known as a sidai, or "younger brother") receives, flows from the Senior Sihings ("older brother" , instructors). For example, in 1957, when the late Great Grandmaster Moy Yat began his training, his Sifu, Yip Man, designated Mak Po Sing to begin Moy Yat's training. Bruce Lee and William Cheung were trained by Wong Shun Leung and Yip Man's own sons, Yip Chun and Yip Ching were trained by Grandmaster Moy Yat.

Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy uses the same traditional approach to teaching. Students receive instruction from and train directly with the Senior Sihings of the Academy. In addition to instruction from the Senior Sihings, Sifu Bartell provides instruction and guidance to new students, as does Sigung Vyvial and Grandmaster Moy Tung.

Health Benefits. 

Ving Tsun Kung Fu is much more than a martial art, it’s a life art, which in the long term can dramatically improve the quality of your life. By taking the step to learn kung fu, you are doing something that shows you really care about yourself and your own well-being. You will be learning to move through life in a relaxed and confident manner and helping overcome the daily obstacles that stand in your way.

Kung Fu was originally developed as a set of exercises to aid Shaolin monks in their health and well-being and incorporates yoga-like fitness exercises, chi gung and breathing exercises just to name a few. The main focus for Shaolin Kung Fu training was the search for enlightenment through meditation and the Shaolin monks needed tough and healthy bodies to enable long periods of meditation without their circulation collapsing and causing major health problems.

While learning Ving Tsun Kung Fu you are learning an extraordinary system of movement and thought, which has been developed over thousands of years to help you lead the longest and healthiest life you can. It is one of the most completed, varied and adaptable forms of staying healthy, fit and agile there is in the world. You will improve your posture, strengthen the internal systems of your body and you will feel better knowing that you are taking an active role in ensuring that you lead a safe happy and healthy life! As a by-product of good Ving Tsun Kung Fu training you will also learn arguably the world’s most effective self-defense system.

The Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy seeks and achieves to help students be clearer about what they want, who they are and where and who they wish to be whilst working on their health and well-being through daily exercise and “kung fu life”. The practice of Ving Tsun Kung Fu provides an excellent balance of mind and body exercise, which helps bring mental and physical relaxation as well as overall physical fitness.

Ving Tsun can be translated as “beautiful springtime”. Which says a great deal about what a Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy student is aiming to achieve in their life.

Fighting Ability
"FIGHTING". Is that all Ving Tsun Kung Fu is about? 

How many practitioners of any martial art have to go out and prove their abilities? Is this really our main goal in training Ving Tsun? 

At the Moy Tung Kung Fu Academy, fighting ability is really just a by-product of good kung fu training. For most people, learning how to fight is the only reason why they begin training in the first place. However, many will eventually come to believe that the fighting aspects become less important and will continue training for various other reasons - personal mastery, health benefits, etc. Many practitioners have found that the VT system is just something that is very interesting and fulfilling to learn. Their fascination by what the principles and concepts are trying to teach fuels their curiosity to further explore the art. For actual fighting ability, a student can stop their training after two solid years. VT is "overkill" when it comes to developing fighting abilities. The science, theories, and the solid training of an advanced VT student are more than enough to come out ahead in an average street fight.

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