How Do I Learn If I Have No Partner?
Ever thought of starting your own training group???
Every week I write blogs, all with the intention of trying to help someone with their Wing Chun training either physically or mentally, either by showing them actual training moves/techniques which they can apply, or, by focusing the mind in a different direction so as to hopefully put a new light on what they are working on at the moment.
These blogs are read by many, many people, both students and teachers, and are shared and shared (which is wonderful of course), this particular blog however I am writing purely for our members or of course those wishing to become future members, of which you are all very welcome to do so.
One of the biggest issues faced with training online is always going to be partner training, or more to the point, finding one.
Do not be put off by this though, look at it this way, before you can partner, you need to know what you are doing yourself, how to stand, how to punch, what the blocking positions are and so on, most of this you will do on your own, before you even start look for partners (that way you may feel more confident with what you are doing).
Obviously the best and fastest way to learn, is to have a class environment for all your hands on training and to use us to support your furthering knowledge, teaching you your forms, positions, hand techniques, footwork, principles and so on.
WingChun.Online is designed to teach you the whole Wing Chun system, step by step, stage by stage, and in order (with more videos added all the time), and by doing this, it will take a person from beginner all the way to the most advanced.
You should also consider this, even if you go to a class twice each week, and each class is two hours long, you are still away from your training for six days and twenty hours every week!
They say practice makes perfect, but this is not quite right:
‘Practice makes permanent, it is only perfect practice that makes perfect’
There is every chance that you can mishear or misunderstand something in class and then drill it completely wrong until the next time this topic is raised again (which could be months!), and it is a lot harder to undo mistakes once they are ingrained.
So if a person ‘CAN’ join a school then great, as Wingchun.Online will help you to better understand what is being taught in class, provided that you and your teacher are open-minded and not blinkered to a different point of view.
Remember, the most important thing when it comes to YOUR training is that you understand what you are training.
So ask questions, ALWAYS.
Do not just DO because your where asked to do, or told to do.
Therefore, training with us as well as at class would only help you to see things from both angles to get a better understanding overall.
What you get from us you could question with them, and vice versa.
You don’t have to take just one persons word for it.
As Bruce Lee said:
“Learn from everyone. Take on board what is useful and discard that which is not”
But getting back to the reason for this blog:
How Do I Learn If I Have No Partner?
What do you do if you have no access to a school, try to get a few friends, work colleagues or just like minded people found through advertising (such as posters at work, in gyms, stores, on campus’s, or even through Facebook, Meetup.com, Gum-tree, Twitter etc.) to see if they may be interested joining you on this plan and therefore you can all begin your training around the same time.
These people would then need to join WingChun.Online separately so as to do their own home studies but then all come together whenever possible, to practice the partner side of your studies.
In essence you would
CREATE YOUR OWN SCHOOL!
As I say, by way of like-minded people just training together, allowing ME to be the teacher, with you being the coach, calling for partner changes, arranging the next meeting and deciding on what videos to watch and study before the next session.
To help you advertise for training partners and to grow your group, we have a generic poster for you to download and simply enter your name and your contact number, then wait and see what comes back.
You don’t need a fancy building or have to deal with renting a place, use your garage, some ones backyard, a rooftop or a local park, anywhere to get you started, then who knows where it may lead?
Oh and remember, these meetings do not have to be every week, fortnightly or even monthly will do to start with, and it’s ok to travel, personally,
I live one hundred and fifty miles from my own school!
To download your free poster, simply login to wingchun.online, click HELP on the top menu, then click Download on the TRAINING GROUP POSTER.
Best of luck finding your group and please do let me know how you are getting on, remember we’re here to help.